Hockey

  • Asian Games: Indian women beat Thailand 3-0 in hockey opener 13 minutes ago

    Incheon: India's women hockey started their Asian Games campaign with a 3-0 win over Thailand at Soenhak Hockey Stadium on Monday. Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya and vice-captain Deepika converted a penalty corner each to ensure a winning start to India's campaign. Opening the first half with great attack coming in from both...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Oman India's last chance to improve goal-difference 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    India have had a good record previously against Oman and I think they will do so again in their second consecutive meeting against the world hockey minnows after a not-so-impressive win against Sri Lanka in the campaign opener. After Sunday's game against Sri Lanka, India need to do some hard thinking...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women take on Thailand in hockey opener 8 hours 52 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team aims to start the 17th Asian Games campaign on a winning note when it takes on Thailand in a pool A match at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here on Monday. In the previous edition of Asian Games, Indian women had defeated Thailand 13-0 and the...
  • When will Indian hockey learn to be ruthless? asks Michael Nobbs 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    I must admit I had such high hopes for a really good start to the tournament and a good solid win for India against Sri Lanka. That was not to be. Sri Lanka have just played their second match in two days and had been thoroughly beaten by Pakistan 14-0....
  • As it happened: Asian Games Day 2 23 hours 41 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) INDIA RESULTS SO FAR ON DAY 2: SHOOTING: India win bronze medal in 10m Air Pistol Team event. SHOOTING: Jitu Rai finishes 5th in the Men's 10m Air Pistol Final. SHOOTING: India finish 6th in Men's Trap Team Final. ROWING: Swarn Singh finishes 2nd...
  • Asian Games hockey: India in for some shooting practice against Sri Lanka 2 days ago

    The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, will host India's first game in the men's hockey competition on Sunday, and against minnows Sri Lanka, India should be in for some shooting practice 1:30 pm IST onwards. Sri Lanka, ranked 40th in the World against India's 9th, will...
  • Asian Games hockey: Sardar and Co eye big win over Sri Lanka in opener 2 days ago

    Incheon: Eyes firmly set on the gold medal, which has eluded them for the past 16 years, the Indian men's hockey team would look to open its Asian Games campaign with a big win against minnows Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Sunday. After...
  • Indian hockey forwards ready for Lanka challenge, says Gurwinder Singh 3 days ago

    Incheon: Indian hockey team striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi said the forward line has worked hard to iron out their flaws and be more clinical in front of goal, before facing Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 2014 Asian Games on Sunday. "The forward line has work hard in all...
  • This time Indian hockey ready for Asian Games glory: Michael Nobbs 3 days ago

    The Incheon Asian Games signifies a very important step in Indian hockey's revival, especially since it offers a chance for direct qualification to the next Olympic Games in Rio. To qualify seems a simple process: just win the Asian Games gold. And though India's track record here is rather poor,...
  • Big honour to lead India in Asiad opening ceremony: Sardar Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The honour to carry India's flag in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games couldn't have come at a better time for hockey team skipper Sardar Singh, who feels it will not only spur him but the entire squad to break their 16-year gold jinx in the continental...
  • Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening 4 days ago

    Incheon: Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour. "The flag bearer will be Sardar Singh, captain of the men's hockey team. Actually all the people...
  • Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team keen to rectify CWG mistakes 4 days ago

    Incheon: With just a day remaining for the opening of the 17th Asian Games, the Indian women's hockey team is busy making last-minute preparations and keen to avoid past mistakes, eyeing a winning start to their campaign. The team is going through a steady dose of practice matches and tune-up sessions...
  • Asian Games hockey: Change in format a challenge for India, Pakistan 4 days ago

    Incheon: Coaches and tacticians will be put to the test in Incheon from Saturday when the field hockey competition commences at the Asian Games under a new format introduced in a bid to make the game faster. Four 15-minute quarters will replace the previous format of two 35-minute halves, bringing coaches...
  • Hockey India not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that Hockey India will not send any of their officials as a delegate at the expense of Indian Olympic Association at the Asian Games even while he slammed the sports ministry for "interference" on the issue. "We have been asked...
  • Asian Games: Pakistan determined to defend hockey gold 5 days ago

    Incheon: Muhammad Imran doesn't consider a lack of international competition recently to be any barrier to his Pakistan field hockey team's Asian Games title defence. "We've trained with the aim of winning the gold medal again," the 34-year-old Pakistan captain told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We may not have played...
  • Asian Games hockey: Nothing less than gold should be acceptable to India 5 days ago

    An Asian Games gold in hockey is worth its weight because with it comes an automatic qualification for the Olympics, and that's a burden India will want off its shoulder at Incheon before shifting focus to Rio 2016. The days of India's dominance in world hockey have long been over, and...
  • Asian Games: Sreejesh finds new four-quarter hockey format advantageous 6 days ago

    Incheon: The new format of hockey will add a lot of zing to the sport as players will be able to re-energise themselves during the break between the quarters which will be an advantage for teams, including India, goalkeeper and vice-captain PR Sreejesh said on Tuesday. The Asian Games will be...
  • United Singhs thrash Yo Yo Tigers in World Kabaddi League 6 days ago

    Bhatinda: The United Singhs thrashed Yo Yo Tigers 67-35 in the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) at Rajindra College Hockey Stadium on Monday. The 32-point margin of defeat for the Tigers is the highest in the league. The opening quarter witnessed the United Singhs make five successful raids while skipper Sandeep Singh...
  • SAI misplaces hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr's priceless possessions 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has claimed that Sports Authority of India has misplaced his priceless memoribilia, which inculdes his Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures he had donated to SAI in 1985. The tripple Olympic gold medallist said that he had donated his collection to A S Talwar, the...
  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? 1 week ago

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pull-out, wear the look of damage control for...
  • New owners take over Hockey India League's Mumbai franchise September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the troubled Hockey India League, their Mumbai franchise, which was abandoned by the Dabur group recently, has now been taken up by DoIT Sports Management, making it the sixth team in the event to be held in January-February. "Hockey India League today announced that the...
  • Hockey India League unveils Pune franchise September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) early next year will see the addition of the Pune franchise which was bought by Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. owner Anibran Sarkar on Friday. "We welcome Deccan Water Treatment as the new franchise for next season's HIL. These are exciting...
  • India begin preparation for Sultan of Johor Cup title defence September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia, a preparatory camp for the India junior men's core probables will commence on Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru is scheduled to be held from October...
  • Indian hockey team departs for Asian Games 2014 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team departed for South Korea on Thursday to participate in the Incheon Asian Games from September 19 to October 4. The 16member team will be led by captain Sardar Singh with goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh as his deputy. They will open their group phase campaign against...
  • Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quits September 11, 2014

    In a move that will shake the roots of promising Hockey India League (HIL), it's franchise Ranchi Rhinos has decided to quit and will no longer be functional. Rhinos, who had a fabulous track record in two seasons of HIL, haven't yet made reasons of their decision official but a team...
  • We have 'self belief' to break Asian Games jinx: Terry Walsh September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to break the 16yearold Asian Games 'gold' jinx, Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh said that the current lot of players have the "self belief" to come up trumps in the upcoming quadrennial event in Incheon, South Korea. Walsh said unlike the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Sardar...
  • Hockey India slams Govt for cutting down on support staff September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday described the government's decision to exclude their four key support staff, including a coach, from the Asian Gamesbound contingent as "distraction", leaving their High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans in a state of "shock". India's national game also had to face the brunt of the government's...
  • Indian hockey team has an edge in Asian Games: Shakeel Abbasi September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan's star striker Shakeel Abbasi feels the Indian hockey team will enjoy an upper hand in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games due to its continous international exposure which is lacking in their case. "India have played World Cup, Glasgow CWG apart from exposure tours while we could not qualify...