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  • Hockey Champions Trophy online ticket sales begins 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced the commencement of online ticket sales for the much-awaited Hero Hockey Champions Trophy to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. Speaking about the development, HI president Narinder Batra said: "Within a year this is the third international...
  • Hockey: India beat Great Britain 2-1 to retain the Sultan of Johor Cup title Yesterday

    Harmanpreet Singh converted two penalty corners to help India sucessfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 hockey title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in a keenly-contested final on Sunday. Harmanpreet (45th and 90 minutes) slammed home two set pieces at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium to take his goals tally...
  • India hammer Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of Johor Cup 2 days ago

    Johor Bahru: Harmanpreet Singh came up with his second hat-trick of the tournament as defending champions India hammered Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament on Saturday. With their fourth win from five matches, the junior Indian team has booked a place in...
  • Johor Cup Hockey: Buoyant India ready for Australian challenge 3 days ago

    Johor Bahru: High on confidence after winning two consecutive matches, the Indian under-21 men's hockey team will face Australia in their fifth and final league match of the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Saturday. India have shown an impressive run of form, winning three...
  • Goalkeeper Sreejesh targets Olympics hockey gold after Asiad triumph 4 days ago

    India defeated Pakistan 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out to clinch the men's hockey gold at the Asian Games in Incheon. ...
  • India beat Malaysia 4-2 in Sultan of Johor Cup 4 days ago

    The Indian men's Under-21 hockey team defeated hosts Malaysia 4-2 in their fourth pool match of the fourth at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Defending champions India rode on drag-flick specialist Harmanpreet Singh's hat-trick and Varun Kumar's penalty stroke conversion to register their third victory in four matches and put...
  • Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar Singh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming the Asian Games gold as the best moment of his playing career, the Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the yellow metal at Incheon was a culmination of two years of hard work, plan and strategy. "After we finished last in the 2012 Olympics, we...
  • India thrash Pakistan 6-0 in Sultan of Johor Cup 5 days ago

    Defending champions India bounced back in style from their loss to Great Britain with a 6-0 thrashing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their third match of the Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Stadium in Malaysia on Wednesday. The two teams played traditional hockey in the first 15 minutes...
  • Hockey: India lose to Britain 0-2 at Sultan of Johor Cup 1 week ago

    Johor Bahru: Indian U-21 hockey team lost 0-2 to Britain in its second match of the Sultan of Johor Cup at the Johor Bahru Stadium here on Monday. Having blanked Pakistan 5-0 in the first match on Sunday, Britain played a good tactical game to take all three points and are...
  • Narinder Batra unopposed elected Hockey India president 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Narinder Batra was on Monday unopposed elected the president of Hockey India while Mushtaque Ahmad was elected secretary general as the national hockey federation elected its new office-bearers for a four-year term on Monday. Rajinder Singh from Hockey Jammu and Kashmir was unanimously elected treasurer and outgoing president Mariamma...
  • Hockey: India beat New Zealand to begin Johor Cup title defence October 12, 2014

    Malaysia: Parvinder Singh and Varun Kumar scored a goal each as defending champions India opened their campaign in the Sultan of Johor Cup with a 2-1 win over New Zealand at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday. In a hard fought match, India took an early lead through Parvinder's field goal...
  • Hockey: Defending champions India face New Zealand test in Johor Cup October 11, 2014

    Johor Bahru: Defending champions India face New Zealand in their Sultan of Johor Cup opener to be played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The team comprising a bunch of fresh faces go into the U-21 tournament as a confident lot. With players like captain Harjeet Singh, his deputy...
  • Enraged Pakistan opened fire after Asian Games hockey loss, say BSF sources October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the light of relentless ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the International Border, BSF sources have said that Pakistani forces started firing soon after India defeated Pakistan to win gold in Asian Games on October 2. BSF sources have also informed that deployment on the Pakistan...
  • Rajat Sharma to continue as HIL Advisory Board member October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday announced that India TV chairman Rajat Sharma will continue as an Advisory Board member of the Hockey India League (HIL) for the next two years. Coming on board in the first edition of the league in 2013, Sharma has provided proactive recommendations for the...
  • Asiad gold to motivate India hockey juniors in Sultan of Johor Cup October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The senior team's gold at the just-concluded Asian Games after a hiatus of 16 years will inspire the Indian juniors team to defend its Sultan of Johor Cup title to begin in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on October 12, said junior men's side captain Harjeet Singh. A spirited India outclassed...
  • Asiad gold will have telling impact on Indian hockey: Terry Walsh October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Asian Games gold medal after a hiatus of 16 years will have a "telling impact" on Indian hockey, feels chief coach Terry Walsh, insisting that "sustainability" would be the key to produce "continued excellence". A spirited India outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wrecking shoot-out to regain the...
  • Hero's welcome for Indian hockey stars October 6, 2014

    We are at number one now. Hopefully we will get better by Rio Olympics, says P R Sreejesh. ...
  • Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India's gold medal in the just-concluded Asian Games after a 16-year hiatus has proved that hockey is "still alive and kicking" in the country which has a rich history in the sport, feels High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans. A spirited India outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wrecking shoot-out...
  • Asian Games hockey: P R Sreejesh receives warm welcome October 5, 2014

    Kochi: National hockey team vice-captain P R Sreejesh, the hero of India's triumph in the Asian Games final against Pakistan, was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport this afternoon. His parents, wife and daughter, besides MLAs Hibi Eden and Anwar Sadat and Kerala Hockey association members were among those...
  • Asiad champion Indian hockey team returns home October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Incheon Asian games gold medal winning Indian men's hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India, fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi on Sunday. The Sardar Singh-led team landed at the airport at 1 am and were received by...
  • India emerge with reduced medals tally from Asian Games October 5, 2014

    Incheon: The medal count went down but Indian sports still had lots to celebrate with the men's hockey team coming good after a long time to strike gold even as the legend of M C Mary Kom got bigger in a mixed Asian Games campaign for the country's athletes here. Pistol...
  • Asian Games hockey: 'Indian womens deserved a better colour of medal', says coach October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team have returned with a creditable bronze from the 17th Asian Games but the team's chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his wards deserved a better "colour of the medal" going by their performance in the continental extravaganza. The Australian said had it not been for a...
  • Indian hockey must not get caught in the euphoria, there's work ahead October 4, 2014

    Now that the game has been won and the celebrations finished, what next? While winning gold at the Asian Games has brought India a ticket to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, it's important to not think India is back and gold medals will adorn the mantle pieces and all...
  • Narinder Batra seeks Sports Minister's support after Asian Games high October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Friday wrote to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, requesting more support for the game to build on the success of the Incheon Asian Games. Batra has approached Sonowal after claiming step "motherly treatment" from the ministry's nodal agency, the Sports Authority of India...
  • Asian Games Hockey: I did not let emotions dominate me against Pakistan, says Sreejesh October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Still revelling in India's triumph against Pakistan in the Asian Games hockey final, "The Wall of Indian Hockey" goalkeeper PR Sreejesh said that he had entered the field with an intuition to win but keeping his emotions under check was the key to a great performance. "When I entered...
  • Indian women's hockey team returns home with Asiad bronze October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team arrived on Friday to a grand welcome after bagging the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon. India beat Japan to finish third in the quadrennial event. Speaking on the performance, captain Ritu Rani said: "The entire team is ecstatic by this win. When...
  • Asian Games Hockey: This is a team victory, says Sreejesh October 3, 2014

    In the much awaited hockey final, goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was the show stopper making two brilliant saves in the shoot-outs to give India a 4-2 win via penalties against arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of India's medal winners October 3, 2014

    India completed its engagements at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Friday with a double gold in Kabaddi, where both the men and women teams overcame Iran to clinch gold. India ended the Games with a total of 57 medals, including 11 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze, which is...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle. ...
  • Asiad hockey gold extra special, Olympics next target: Sports Minister October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Indian men's hockey team for winning a 'historic' gold at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the government will provide every possible help to hockey for 2016 Rio Olympics. India beat archrivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nervy shootout to regain the...