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  • Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson named best player of HIL 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson, who led his team to the Hockey India League (HIL) title, was also named player of the tournament, while Dabang Mumbai's young drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh was declared most promising player. Rays defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-2 via penalty shootout in the final at the...
  • Ranchi Rays win Hockey India League 2015 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Debutants Ranchi Rays produced an inspired performance and twice came back from a goal down to beat favourites Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the shoot-out and emerge champions of the third Hero Hockey India League at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday. India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni...
  • Ranchi Rays beat UP Wizards to reach HIL final 6 days ago

    New DelhiL: Ranchi Rays beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 9-8 via penalty shootouts, which reached sudden death, to enter the final of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. Wizards' V.R. Raghunath (39th minute) and Rays' Ashley Jackson (42nd) scored but both teams refused to...
  • Delhi Waveriders play Punjab Warriors, Ranchi Rays take on UP Wizards in HIL semi-finals 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After four weeks of non-stop action, the 3rd Hockey India League will reach its crescendo with debutants Ranchi Rays and UP Wizards locking horns in the first semi-final while defending champions Delhi Waveriders take on Punjab Warriors in the second match on Saturday. Punjab Warriors emerged as the team...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rays upset Punjab Warriors 3-2, go on top February 17, 2015

    Mohali: Captain Ashley Jackson scored a brilliant hat-trick, including two stunning goals in the dying moments, as Ranchi Rays recorded an upset 3-2 win over Punjab Warriors in a thrilling match of the Hero Hockey India League on Tuesday. With the win on Tuesday, Ranchi, who snatched the game from the...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors to strive for revenge against Ranchi Rays February 16, 2015

    Sitting at third position in the Hero Hockey India League table, Punjab Warriors will look to avenge their defeat to second placed Ranchi Rays when the two teams face each in Tuesday's clash at International Hockey Stadium here. In their previous tie in Ranchi, the Rays outplayed the Warriors 2-1. Come...
  • Delhi Waveriders beat Ranchi Rays 2-0 in HIL February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders came out strongly to earn a comprehensive 2-0 win over Ranchi Rays in a Hero Hockey India League (HIL) encounter at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. Two field goals from Lloyd Norris-Jones (26th minute) and Akashdeep Singh (53rd) sealed the deal for...
  • Punjab Warriors face Ranchi Rays in HIL February 9, 2015

    Ranchi: Jaypee Punjab Warriors, who have already booked their semi-final berth, will face Ranchi Rays in the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Tuesday. The match will be a contest between the top two teams of the league so far. Warriors lead the table with 28 points whereas Rays are second...
  • HIL 2015: Ranchi Rays edge past Uttar Pradesh Wizards 1-0 February 8, 2015

    Ranchi: Captain Ashley Jackson struck the winner to help Ranchi Rays beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards by a solitary goal in a Hockey India League match on Sunday. Englishman Jackson scored in the 18th minute from a penalty corner to seal the win for the home side and maintain their second spot...
  • Ashley Jackson's hat-trick gives Ranchi Rays 4-0 win over Kalinga Lancers February 6, 2015

    Ranchi: Skipper Ashley Jackson led from the front scoring a hat-trick as Ranchi Rays spanked Kalinga Lancers 4-0 in a league match of the third Hockey India League on Friday. Jackson converted three penalty corners with precision in while Nick Wilson scored a field goal to record the resounding win for...
  • Ranchi Rays eye revenge against Kalinga Lancers in HIL February 5, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays are raring to take on Kalinga Lancers at home in the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium on Friday. The Rays will look to exact revenge after losing the tournament opener in Bhubaneswar to the Lancers 3-6. All eyes will be...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rays defeat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2-0 February 3, 2015

    Lucknow: Hosts Uttar Pradesh Wizards suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Ranchi Rays in the Hockey India League (HIL) on Tuesday. Wizards would have lost by more goals but for the goal-keeping skills of PR Sreejesh. The two teams played aggressively from the beginning and Rays got the first penalty...
  • Gritty Ranchi Rays hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in HIL January 28, 2015

    Ranchi: Continuing their gritty performances, Ranchi Rays came from two goals down to hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Wednesday. Daniel Beale (16th) and skipper Ashley Jackson scored for the hosts, before Glenn Turner (12th) and Santa Singh (15th) put...
  • Confident Ranchi Rays aim to post win against Dabang Mumbai January 27, 2015

    Ranchi: High on confidence after holding the defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw in their last encounter, Ranchi Rays will look to go for an outright win when they take on Dabang Mumbai in their Hockey India League match, on Thursday. A win here will help the Rays (7...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rays rally to hold Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw January 26, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays came from two goals behind to hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Monday. Waveriders took the 2-0 lead through Akashdeep Singh (third minute) and Danish Mujtaba (27th) before the hosts got their goals from Australian...
  • HIL: Confident Ranchi Rays set to host Delhi Waveriders January 25, 2015

    Ranchi: Post their electrifying win over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays look to be finding their form as they take on Delhi Waveriders in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Monday. The Sardar Singh-led Waveriders, who held Uttar Pradesh Wizards on their home turf in Lucknow,...
  • HIL: Great to earn first win, says Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson January 25, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson said Sunday that it was great to get a win under their belt after they lost the Hockey India League opener. The Rays lost the opening match of the tournament 3-6 to Kalinga Lancers in Bhubaneswar Thursday but came back strongly to defeat Dabang Mumbai...
  • HIL: Barry Middleton's brace for Ranchi Rays sinks Dabang Mumbai January 24, 2015

    Mumbai: England's Barry Middleton scored twice in the third quarter, to pilot Ranchi Rays to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dabang Mumbai in the Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium here on Saturday. Mumbai took the lead through their Belgian forward Tom Boon in the 8th minute of the...
  • Kalinga Lancers win HIL opener in goal-fest January 22, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: It was quite a positive and dominant start for the Kalinga Lancers who got off defeating debutants Ranchi Rays 6-3 in a goal-fest opening match of the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here Thursday. For a team which finished last in 2014, the...
  • Dhoni wishes his hockey team ahead of HIL January 21, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may well be playing the tri-series Down Under, but he hasn't forgotten to wish his team, Ranchi Rays, ahead of the Hockey India League (HIL), which begins here on Thursday. Rays' captain and penalty corner specialist Ashley Jackson said on Wednesday that though he...
  • HIL set to start with Kalinga Lancers taking on Ranchi Rays January 21, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: The third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) is all set to begin at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday when home team Kalinga Lancers take on debutant Ranchi Rays. It will be interesting to see which team bags the first points to take an early lead in the...
  • HIL: Ashley Jackson to lead Ranchi Rays, Harendra Singh named head coach January 15, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays on Thursday named Englishman Ashley Jackson as their captain and former India coach Harendra Singh as their coach for the Hockey India League starting January 22. Jackson was part of the England squad that won bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games last year. Ranchi Rays also announced the coaching...
  • Strong defence line is key to our success: Virender Lakra January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Ranchi Rays defender Virender Lakra says having a strong defence will hold the key to the team's fortunes in the upcoming Hero Hockey India League (HIL). The 24-year-old Jharkhand fullback, who received a few Man-of-the-Match awards last season, will be playing his third HIL. This year, Lakra will be supported...
  • Mandeep Singh gears up for Hockey India League January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Hero Hockey India League just around the corner, Ranchi Rays star player Mandeep Singh on Wednesday said that he's gearing up for yet another strong show in the tournament. With all eyes on him in since the first edition, Mandeep is keen to continue his dream run...
  • Watch: Modi supporter dancing outside the BJP office in Ranchi December 23, 2014

    As BJP all the to form the government in Jharkhand, supporters celebrate the victory outside the party office in Ranchi. ...
  • PM Modi's appeal to Jharkhand voters for giving decisive mandate to BJP December 9, 2014

    Dhanbad: Flaying the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it has run out of issues and asked the people of Jharkhand to give a decisive mandate in favour of the BJP to ensure state's speedy development. Seeking a stable government with full majority in Jharkhand, Modi asked people not...
  • Jharkhand polls: BJP aims to win 50-plus seats, says Ananth Kumar December 8, 2014

    Ranchi: Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "good governance" and "development-driven approach" will help BJP win 50-plus seats in the 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly, for which elections are going on. "BJP's aim is to win 50-plus seats in Jharkhand and it will get it following Prime...
  • Stage set for third phase polling on 17 seats in Jharkhand December 8, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling will be held on Tuesday in 17 seats in Jharkhand in the third leg of the five-phase Assembly election where voters will decide the fate of 289 candidates, including former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi, ex-Speaker CP Singh and three ministers. Voting will begin at 7 AM on Tuesday...
  • Voting begins for 13 seats in Naxal hotbed Jharkhand, 10 MLAs in the fray November 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven on Tuesday morning amid tight security. An electorate of 33,61,938, of whom 15,77,090 are female voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose among 199 candidates, including 18 women. All 13 seats...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: We expect better infrastructure in Ranchi, say IIM students November 20, 2014

    Ranchi: Ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, CNN-IBN spoke to some IIM students who voiced the need for a change and talked about the problems prevalent in Ranchi. An IIM Ranchi student lamented the lack of infrastructure in the Jharkhand capital. "When I came to Ranchi, the infrastructure was not like...