Hockey

  • Indian men's hockey coach Terry Walsh targets top 8 finish in WC 21-04-2014 06:30 PM

    With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is realistic about his ward's chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus". Fresh from a...
  • Harendra Singh appointed junior hockey team's coach 21-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Monday appointed Harendra Singh as the coach of the junior men's team keeping in mind the 2016 Junior World Cup to be held in India. Harendra will join the training camp on April 25. "The appointment of Harendra Singh is in line with our efforts...
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match 19-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • India women draw 2-2 with Ireland, pocket hockey series 2-0 19-04-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 and 2-1 in the first two Tests of the tour, organised as...
  • Hockey: India men lose 2-4 to Netherlands in European Tour 18-04-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: India fought hard before slumping to its second defeat of the European tour, losing 2-4 to The Netherlands at The Hague. The Netherlands started the game on an attacking mode on Thursday, as Mirco Pruyser successfully sliced in a goal as early as in the ninth minute of...
  • India hockey women beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series 18-04-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team continued their impressive show and defeated Ireland 2-1 in a keenly-contested second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 in the first Test of the tour, orgainsed as part of the...
  • Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pakistan hockey team 17-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Karachi: In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior teams' coach. Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands in June - a humiliating first for the four-time...
  • Hockey: India men lose to Belgium on Europe tour 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian senior men's hockey fought hard before going down 1-2 to Belgium to succumb to their first defeat in the ongoing European tour at Naarden in The Netherlands. India had earlier hammered Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game at Oegstgeest, before...
  • India women defeat Ireland 3-1 in first hockey Test 16-04-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team registered a come-from-behind victory by getting the better of Ireland 3-1 in their first Test match played at Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday. This tour is a preparations for the Champions Challenge 1, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from April 27 to May...
  • India play 3-3 draw against Dutch club on pre-World Cup tour 15-04-2014 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian team put up a tough fight in second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they played out a 3-3 draw against Dutch side HGC Hockey Club at The Netherlands. The tour is in preparation for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held...
  • Hilary Duff reunited with estranged husband Mike Comrie? 13-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress and singer-songwriter Hilary Duff and her estranged husband Mike Comrie showed up as a couple on the first day of the Coachella Music Festival, sparking off reconciliation rumours. Looking happy and often seen holding hands, the couple Friday didn't show any signs whatever of troubles that led...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour 12-04-2014 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The...
  • Tough for Sandeep Singh to make World Cup cut: Sardar Singh 09-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh and Sandeep Singh are best of friends on and off the field but the current Indian captain said it will be a tall order for the out-of-favour drag-flicker to make it to the World Cup-bound squad. Sardar said it was heartening to witness healthy competition for...
  • Bilateral hockey series with Pakistan unlikely this year 08-04-2014 07:24 PM

    Pakistan might be keen to revive the bilateral hockey series against India this year but Hockey India is not too optimistic about a 2014 date and feels 2015 would be ideal to renew the event between the two neighbouring nations. Top officials of Pakistan Hockey Federation had recently announced separate...
  • Indian hockey team set to leave for Europe tour 08-04-2014 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: Gearing up to present a strong challenge at the upcoming World Cup, the Indian hockey team will head for a tour of Europe on Wednesday to play five build-up games - including two each against World Cup hosts The Netherlands. The team will also play two matches against...
  • India's Hockey World Cup team may be different from Europe tour squad: Walsh 07-04-2014 08:08 PM

    India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh said the team composition for next month's World Cup may not be the same as the squad accompanying him for the preparatory tour to Europe beginning on Wednesday. A 21-member Indian team will take part in the five build-up games in The Hague, Netherlands...
  • Hockey: Gurbaj, Mujtaba return; Sandeep ignored for European tour 04-04-2014 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Experienced Gurbaj Singh and Danish Mujtaba on Friday made a comeback to India's 21-member men's hockey team for this month's preparatory tour to Europe ahead of the FIH World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. Gurbaj, one of three senior...
  • Self-belief will be key to India's success in Hockey World Cup: Terry Walsh 03-04-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: Self belief will be key to India's success in the Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15, chief coach Terry Walsh said on Thursday. India's chief coach Walsh expressed satisfaction about his wards preparations for the World Cup and...
  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 29-03-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: The new hockey rules announced by the international sport governing body, FIH, will be introduced in India for its domestic competition from June 1 this year, Hockey India (HI) said on Saturday. HI implemented the new FIH tournament rules featuring four quarters of 15 minutes, in all domestic...
  • Jude Felix is new coach of senior men Hockey Team: Hockey India 26-03-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Jude Felix has been appointed as coach of the senior men's national hockey team and the Olympian will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh, Hockey India (HI) said on Wednesday. Felix will join the training camp of the senior men hockey team tomorrow at Major...
  • Can't blame us for hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu's case, says IOA 24-03-2014 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association on Monday said it would write to 2014 Commonwealth Games organisers and the British High Commission here to furnish the reasons for refusal of accreditation to hockey player Harbir Singh Sandhu but insisted it cannot be blamed for the incident. IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta...
  • Madhya Pradesh to face Haryana in women's national hockey final today 23-03-2014 12:29 AM

    Haryana defeated Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy overcame Hockey Odisha to enter the finals of the fourth Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) to be played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground in Mysore on Sunday. In the first semi-final played on Saturday, defending champions Haryana easily...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in...
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from September 1 20-03-2014 06:31 PM

    Lausanne: The international hockey federation (FIH) on Thursday introduced major changes to the structure of the sport including reducing the 70-minute game to 60 minutes comprising four 15-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves. The changes will come into effect from September 1. After the first and third quarters there...
  • Targeting top-8 finish in Hockey World Cup, says coach Terry Walsh 13-03-2014 10:38 PM

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh feels that a top-eight finish in the FIH World Cup is a "realistic goal" and any improvement beyond that will be a "bonus" for the team. "Our first target is to set realistic goals for the World Cup and it is...
  • Hockey India bans 21 players on disciplinary grounds 13-03-2014 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday slapped bans ranging from three to six months on 21 players for breaching the code of conduct and bringing disrepute to the sport. Besides imposing the bans on the players, the HI disciplinary committee also banned North Central Railways women's team manager Pushpa...
  • Fourth senior women's hockey championship begins today 13-03-2014 12:12 AM

    Thirty-two teams will be participating in the 4th Senior Women's Hockey Championship, which will be held here from Thursday. "A total of 32 teams representing different states and nearly 650 hockey players will take part in the championship to be played at Aishbagh stadium and Major Dhyan Chand stadium," Madhya...
  • Rajasthan register first win in national hockey 09-03-2014 12:09 AM

    Rajasthan beat Gujarat 3-2 in a Group A clash to record their first win in the fourth Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2014 being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday. Both teams gave a tough fight to each other in the first half...
  • Obama to deliver beer to Canada PM, after losing hockey bet 08-03-2014 12:13 PM

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh...
  • Sandeep Singh among 33 probables for 2014 Hockey World Cup 04-03-2014 02:52 PM

    New Delhi: Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and defender Gurbaj Singh were amongst the 33 core probables announced by Hockey India (HI) on Friday for the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31. Both Sandeep and Gurbaj have remained out-of-favour since India's disastrous Olympics outing...