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  • Nation celebrates hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand's 109th birthday August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as the National Sports Day, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the best way to honour the hockey wizard's memory is to inculcate the qualities he displayed on the field. "August 29 marks...
  • PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. "Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay August 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan awarded Ashok Chakra on 68th Independence Day August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conferred the Ashok Chakra and various gallantry awards on defence personnel for their exceptional bravery. Major Varadarajan (posthumous) of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed in antiterror operations in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Spanish striker Villa vows to add to legacy in New York August 1, 2014

    New York: For Spanish striker David Villa, the chance to start afresh in Major League Soccer with New York City at Yankee Stadium proved irresistible in his quest to add to his legacy. Villa, Spain's alltime top scorer, last month became the first player signed by New York City FC, coowned...
  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on twoyear contract July 24, 2014

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a twoyear contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of exBarcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • David Beckham hints at possible comeback June 3, 2014

    London: David Beckham says he might come out of retirement and play soccer again. The former England captain, who retired last year after a final stint at Paris SaintGermain, said in a BBC documentary he had "a tough time" after hanging up his cleats and is tempted to come out...
  • Beckham in Miami to pursue soccer stadium deal May 8, 2014

    Miami: Retired English soccer captain David Beckham lobbied Miami lawmakers on Wednesday to approve his proposed 25,000seat soccer stadium on the city's prized bayfront real estate. Beckham, wearing a tailored dark suit, went doortodoor in MiamiDade lawmakers' offices in downtown Miami throughout the morning and afternoon, meeting with commissioners and posing...
  • J&K: Shopian encounter ends, 2 Army personnel, 3 terrorists killed April 26, 2014

    Srinagar: A Major and an army jawan were killed in the encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Three terrorists were also killed in the encounter. "The gunfire stopped at 9.15 am. We believe all the militants have been killed," a senior police official said. He said at least two...
  • J&K: Army Major killed, two jawans injured in Shopian encounter April 26, 2014

    An Army Major has been killed along with two terrorists in the encounter which has been going on for more than 16 hours in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans have also been injured in an ongoing encounter and one of them is in a critical condition. The...
  • Rajasthan register first win in national hockey March 9, 2014

    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 and...
  • Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at Chelsea February 8, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at the club but believes the defender could be persuaded to move to Major League Soccer. The contract of the England national team left back expires at the end of the season, and there has been speculation he might want to...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Another Air exChief, Fali Major, named in probe February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam took a new turn as the name of another former Air Chief Fali Major cropped up during investigations. Finmeccanica lawyers mentioned him in an Italian court saying he had reportedly accepted the company's hospitality while on a trip to Italy in 2007. Major...
  • Chopper deal: After SP Tyagi, former IAF chief Fali Homi Major in the dock February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a case that is bound to bring the Indian Air Force back in the news for wrong reasons yet again, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has been named in the infamous, AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam even as the allegations against former IAF chief...
  • As it happened: India vs Germany, Hockey World League January 17, 2014

    Out of title race after a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia, hosts India would be hoping for a miracle when they take on Olympic champions Germany in the fiftheighth place playoff game of the Hockey World League Final on Friday. Going into the clash, the Indians can take heart...
  • Hockey World League: India hold Germany to 33 draw, face Aus in QF January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India looked hurt and it showed in the way they reacted after two consecutive defeats to almost beat Olympic Champions Germany before conceding a late goal that allowed the Germans to draw the match at 33 in the last game of the pool phase at the Hockey World...
  • Argentina record second straight win, Dutch beat Australia at Hockey World League Final January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Argentina continued their giantkilling spree and scored a 32 comefrombehind win over Belgium, while the Netherlands beat Australia by a solitary goal to register their first victory at the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the opening match of the day,...
  • Hockey World League: Toothless India go down 02 to England January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India began 2014 on a rusty note, looking out of sync and a distant second on a chilly Friday night against a superior England outfit that beat the hosts 20 in a Pool A encounter of the Hockey World League final here at the Major Dhyan Chand National...
  • Argentina aim to reach final of HWL: Agustin Corradini January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Argentina have fixed their sights on reaching the summit clash of the Hockey World League Final to be played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from January 10 to 18, said assistant coach Agustin Corradini. "We are focusing on reaching the finals of this tournament. Teams like Netherlands, Belgium,...
  • India aim to win Hockey World League Finals opener against England: Raghunath January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India aim to win their Hockey World League Finals opener Jan 10 against England, said defender VR Raghunath on Tuesday. Speaking to the press post their practice session under coach Terry Walsh at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Raghunath said Walsh is working on the team's game. "This tournament...
  • Australia aim to win Hockey World League final January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Australia aim to win the Hockey World League Final to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Jan 1018. "I am expecting the team to stay till the end and win the title. Germany is the strongest contender but our first match against Belgium is very...
  • Dempsey returns to Fulham on twomonth loan deal December 25, 2013

    London: United States forward Clint Dempsey is rejoining Fulham on loan for two months from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, the struggling Premier League club said on its website on Tuesday. The 30yearold, who can play as a deeplying striker or in midfield, returns to Craven Cottage having previously joined the...
  • Germany beat France 52 to win sixth Junior Men's Hockey World Cup title December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Niklas Wellen slammed a brilliant hattrick to guide defending champions Germany to their record sixth world title, beating unheralded France 52 in the summit clash of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand on Sunday. It was a befitting end to the tournament...
  • Netherlands win bronze in Junior Hockey World Cup December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Netherlands spanked Malaysia 72 to bag the bronze medal in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Sunday. Last edition's silver medallists, Netherlands dished out a clinical performance to rout Malaysia in a lopsided thirdfourth place classification match. The Netherlands made the...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Junior Hockey World Cup December 14, 2013

    India locked horns with archrivals Pakistan for the 9th10th place playoff at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. Both India and Pakistan failed to qualify for the quarterfinals from their respective groups. India beat Argentina 42 in the earlier playoff game and Pakistan got the better of South Africa 40...
  • Junior Hockey WC: France vs Malaysia, Netherlands vs Germany in semis December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: France will face Malaysia, while The Netherlands will lock horns against defending champions Germany in the semifinals of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Thursday. JeanLaurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 54 in a nailbiting quarterfinal match,...
  • Belgium confident of taking on France in Junior Hockey World Cup December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Belgium seem ready to take on France in the Hockey Junior World Cup quarterfinal to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Thursday. Belgium are full of confidence after defeating defending champions Germany in the league phase earlier. "The entry into the quarterfinals has motivated the team's...
  • Dejected India exit junior hockey World Cup after draw with Korea December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Needing a win to reach the quarterfinals in the last game of the pool phase on Tuesday, India squandered a 31 lead to concede late goals that earned Korea a 33 draw, which enabled them to progress to the knockout stage of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Germany join Belgium in quarters, Pakistan out December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Germany made a statement why they are the defending World Champions by decimating minnows Egypt 60 in a Pool A clash to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday. Pakistan, on the other hand, failed to qualify...
  • Malaysia finish on top of Pool D, NZ 2nd in Junior Men's Hockey WC December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An impressive Malaysia scored two goals on either side of the break to shut the door on England with a 42 win in their last league encounter at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Monday. The win also enabled Malaysians to...