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  • India's men hockey coach wants to rope in a psychologist 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co. In the recently-concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, India conceded...
  • Indian hockey team surprised me with Azlan Shah bronze: Paul van Ass 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw...
  • Hockey: We learnt lessons in Azlan Shah Cup, says Paul van Ass 6 days ago

    Ipoh: For Paul van Ass, the third-place finish in his maiden assignment as India's new hockey chief coach was undoubtedly a creditable performance and the Dutchman said that he has managed to achieve his target in the tournament by learning "six beautiful lessons". From the very beginning, Van Ass said that...
  • The win showed we can play hockey, says Indian coach Paul van Ass 1 week ago

    Ipoh: The 4-2 win over world champions Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was India's new chief coach Paul van Ass' first big win since taking over the charge a month back and he said today's result showed the world that the Sardar Singh-led side "can play hockey". Van Ass...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India qualify to play bronze medal match after winning 4-2 against Australia 1 week ago

    Ipoh: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. Already out of title race,...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 1 week ago

    Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only new...
  • Azlan Shah: Indian coach gives special attention to PCs ahead of tie against Aus April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Aware that India will not get too many scoring chances against world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday, chief coach Paul van Ass, on Friday emphasized on the penalty corner conversion drills during the team's short practice session. Penalty corner is considered as India's strong point...
  • Against Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup April 10, 2015

    Ipoh: Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday. The Azlan Shah Cup was not only...
  • India's weak defence a worry for Indian hockey coach April 9, 2015

    Ipoh: The fragile backline has been Indian men's hockey team's perennial problem and new chief coach Paul van Ass today admitted that the defence continues to be his major concern. Out of title reckoning, India had to toil hard on Thursday to register a 5-3 win against a lowly Canada, their...
  • We gave it away again, says India hockey coach Paul van Ass April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: A lackluster India on Wednesday suffered their second consecutive defeat to crash out of the title race of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and chief coach Paul Van Ass expressed his unhappiness over the performance of his players, saying that for the second day on the trot they...
  • Azlan Shah: Forwardline needs to be more responsible, says Sardar Singh April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: Missed chances were the order of the day for India in its opening two games of the ongoing 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and national captain Sardar Singh minced no words when he said that the team's forwardline will have to play more responsibly to give themselves...
  • Azlan Shah Hockey: India look to bounce back against Malaysia April 7, 2015

    Ipoh: Still winless after two outings, a demoralised India would be desperate to get their Azlan Shah Cup hockey campaign back on track with a positive result against a spirited Malaysia in their third league match, on Wednesday. Under new chief coach Paul van Ass, India are still searching for their...
  • We must reduce our mistakes, says Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: After India suffered a 1-2 loss at the hands of New Zealand in their second match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, team's new chief coach Paul van Ass said that despite being the better side on turf for the second consecutive day, results continued to elude his...
  • Satisfied with performance but not with result, says India's hockey coach April 5, 2015

    Ipoh: The hard-fought 2-2 draw against Korea in the Azlan Shah Cup was Paul van Ass' first international game as India's chief coach and the Dutchman said he was "satisfied" with the way his wards played on Sunday, although he regrets not finishing as winners. India took the lead through Nikkin...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah will kickstart our preparation for Rio 2016: India's hockey coach April 4, 2015

    Ipoh: Indian hockey team's newly appointed chief coach Paul van Ass wants to start his team's preparation for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in right earnest with a good show in the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. "Every chance that you get to play against international opponents, you...
  • Hockey: India begin hunt for another Sultan Azlan Shah title April 4, 2015

    With the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commencing on Sunday in Malaysia, the Indian men's hockey team is all geared up to put their best foot forward in the opening clash against South Korea. The two teams last met in the semi-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,...
  • New hockey chief coach Paul van Ass optimistic of strong beginning April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Newly appointed Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass is hopeful of a "good start" as the team leaves for the six-nation 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12. The tournament that will see Asian Games gold medallists India taking on...
  • Expect a good start to my India stint: hockey coach Paul van Ass April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In his maiden assignment as chief coach, Dutchman Paul van Ass expects his wards to give a "good start" to his stint in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup and has said the Sardar Singh-led Indian men's hockey team has the capability of taking on new challenges. For Van Ass,...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Sardar Singh charged up to face Australia in hockey meet March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Monday said the team is looking forward to meeting world champions Australia in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12. India had a fruitful 2014 when they won the the Asian Games...
  • Need to work more on patience level of players, says Paul Van Ass March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul Van Ass today said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men. Van Ass said although the patience...
  • Mandeep Singh recalled, Gurjinder Singh dropped from Indian hockey team March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men's hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12. Among the surprising omissions, defender-penalty corner specialist Gurjinder Singh and...
  • Focus on winning Olympic medal for Indian hockey: Paul van Ass March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India has always been a difficult place to work for any foreign coach because of its culture and bureaucratic hurdles, but the new chief coach of the men's hockey team Paul van Ass on Wednesday said he has no other option but to adjust to the system. "It's different...
  • India's new hockey coach Paul van Ass takes charge March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Van Ass officially joined his new job on Sunday but the 54-year-old Dutchman...
  • Indian coach best option for team: Dhanraj Pillay March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Unhappy that a Dutch has been made the new chief coach for the men's national team, legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay said an Indian would have been the best option for the post. In association with Hockey India (HI), the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has named that Paul...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Paul van Ass who named Indian men's hockey coach February 8, 2015

    Former Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was named as the new head coach of India's men's hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha February 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Delhi elections, Indian Hockey men's new coach Paul van Ass, AIB roast and AAP funding row. He also talks to BJP's chief ministerial candidate 'Kiran Bedi'. ...
  • Paul van Ass named Indian men's hockey coach January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named the new coach of the Indian men's hockey team while New Zealand's Anthony Thornton was made the coach of the women's hockey team. The names were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports Ajit...
  • CIA tortured alQaeda suspects 'until the point of death': Report September 8, 2014

    London: The CIA tortured alQaeda suspects "until the point of death" by drowning them in waterfilled baths, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on Monday, ahead of the publication of a US Senate report on interrogation techniques. The paper quoted one security source as saying the torture of at least two suspects, including...
  • Married woman gangraped in moving car October 26, 2013

    A 25yearold married woman from Delhi was allegedly gangraped in a moving car by four youths, including two sons of her landlord, in Sahibabad area in Ghaziabad. The incident took place late on Friday night, the police said. After sexually assaulting her, the four accused abandoned the woman at a secluded...
  • 'Kick Ass 2' review: It's a watchable fare despite a predictable story August 24, 2013

    Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Clark Duke, Morris Chestnut Director: Jeff Wadlow Rating: 2.5 out of 5 The concept of the comic book-inspired 'Kick Ass' germinated from the idea of average Americans without any special powers dressed up as superheroes to fight street crime. A fantasy which most US...