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OTTAWA -- Canadian athletes keep racking up medals at the Sochi Olympics, and now more money is coming their way to keep them on the podium. Cheap Swingman Hornets Jerseys . Finance Minister Jim Flahertys latest budget -- released Tuesday while many Canadians were likely more interested on the Winter Games -- includes a $23-million annual boost in sports funding, starting next year. Of that, $11 million will be set aside for winter sports through Own the Podium, a not-for-profit group created to boost Canadas Olympic performances. The goal of Own the Podium is to prioritize funding on the Olympic and Paralympic sports in which Canada has the best shot at winning medals. It was born from the countrys crushing disappointment at failing to win gold medals on home turf at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and then again at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Canada went on to win a record 14 gold medals at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and a total of 18 medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Canadian Olympic Committees goal for the Sochi Games is to improve on Vancouvers medal haul and finish at the top of the table for overall medals. So far, Canada has four more medals than at this point at the 2010 Games. On Tuesday, Canada trailed only Norway in the standings. Freestyle skier Dara Howell won Canadas fourth gold of the Sochi Games in the womens slopestyle event, while her teammate Kim Lamarre won the bronze. That brought Canadas medal count to nine -- four gold, three silver and two bronze. Only Norway, with 11 medals, has won more medals in Sochi. The rest of the $23 million in Flahertys budget will be divvied up between team sports, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Special Olympics Canada. In addition to that money, Special Olympics Canada is getting another $10.8-million spread over four years. "All Canadians are cheering on our Canadian athletes and coaches and celebrating their outstanding accomplishments at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia," the budget says. Also included in the budget is a measure aimed at retirement savings for amateur athletes. The measure would allow any income amateur athletes contributes to a trust to count as earned income for the purpose of determining their annual RRSP limit. Right now, any income contributed to an amateur athlete trust doesnt count as earned income, which limits the amount they can contribute to an RRSP. Frank Kaminsky Jersey . Peko, a fourth-round pick in 2006, started all 16 games and a playoff loss to San Diego last season. He was second on the line with 72 tackles and had a career-high three sacks. Dell Curry Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season.Andy Murray insisted he never targeted the world No 1 spot this year after claiming victory in the Shanghai Masters. Murray defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 6-1 to claim his second title in China on consecutive Sundays. Highlights of Roberto Bautista Agut v Andy Murray in the final of the Shanghai Masters. When asked if he aims to overhaul Novak Djokovic as the best mens tennis player in the world, Murray said it would be difficult to surpass the Serb this season, although it could yet become a priority in 2017. My goal wasnt to finish No 1 at the end of this year but obviously the last few months I have played really well, Murray told Sky Sports. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. But at the start of the year, Novak won Doha, the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, the French Open, Madrid and the finals in Rome.So it wasnt a goal of mine to be No 1 this year but obviously the early part of next year, there is an opportunity.As for the match itself, Murray admitted he was pleased with how he had reacted after coming under pressure from his opponent at the end of the first set. Andy Murray edged Roberto Bautista Agut in this amazing rally in the final of the Shanghai Masters Probably how I regrouped after a wobble at the end of the first set [was most pleasing], he added. Glen Rice Jersey. .I probably shouldnt have lost my serve at 5-4 and he won his next service game really quickly. Murray on match point But I recovered well from that and hit three aces in the next game before a really solid tie-break.In the second set I played well and started to take more risks…and was able to be a bit more aggressive. Also See: Murray claims Shanghai title Djokovic stunned in Shanghai WATCH: Raging Djokovic Tennis on Sky ' ' '