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  • New owners take over Hockey India League's Mumbai franchise 5 days ago

    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...
  • Foreign coaches not helping Indian hockey: Dhanraj Pillay July 2, 2014

    Rajkot: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay on Wednesday said that he was opposed to the import of foreign coaches in India as it was not helping the players. "The standard of Indian hockey is going down because of the foreign coaches as they are unaware of the strength and the weakness...
  • As it happened: Delhi Waveriders vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Hockey India League final February 23, 2014

    Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals. The Waveriders rode on Yuvraj Walmiki's lone goal to beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semi-final on Saturday, before dragflicker...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors out to end Ranchi Rhinos' title defence in semis February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Bolstered by a strong showing in the league stages, table-toppers Punjab Warriors would look to continue their winning streak against defending champions Ranchi Rhinos when the two sides meet in the second semi-final of the Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. Punjab Warriors had a dream campaign in the HIL...
  • Talented Indian Hockey team needs good game plan: Jamie Dwyer February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary Australian forward Jamie Dwyer feels that Indian Hockey team has naturally talented players who just need good game plan to be among the top teams of the world. "The Indian team has very naturally talented players and among them Rupinder Pal Singh has impressed me the most....
  • Waveriders favourites against Wizards in 1st semifinal of HIL February 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Going by form as well as reputation, Delhi Waveriders would start overwhelming favourites against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first semifinal of the second Hockey India League (HIL) on Saturday. The Waveriders, who lost to title holders Ranchi Rhinos in the summit clash last year at the Astro turf Hockey...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 to consolidate their position in HIL February 16, 2014

    Mohali: Punjab Warriors defeated defending champions Ranchi Rhinos 4-2 in their penultimate league match to consolidate their second position in the Hockey India League on Sunday. SV Sunil opened the scoring for Warriors in the 17th minute of the match with a field strike that beat Rhinos goalie Sushant Tirkey...
  • HIL: Mumbai Magicians open account with 3-2 win February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Magicians broke their winless streak by defeating Kalinga Lancers 3-2 in the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here on Sunday. It was the Magicians' maiden win this season and it came after eight matches and after 12 games in the...
  • HIL: Rajpal strikes twice as Delhi Waveriders beat Mumbai Magicians February 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Rajpal Singh's double strike helped Delhi Waveriders thrash Mumbai Magicians 5-3 in the second edition of the Hockey India League at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here on Saturday. The table-toppers, Delhi Waveriders, took the lead in the third minute with striker Yuvraj Walmiki, who deflected the ball at the...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors defeat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 2-1 February 15, 2014

    Mohali: Local favourites Jaypee Punjab Warriors dished out a commendable performance to register a 2-1 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a hard-fought match of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Saturday. Playing attacking hockey under nearly freezing weather conditions, Punjab skipper Jamie Dwyer gave an early lead to his...
  • Peillat's twin strike help Lancers stun Rhinos 4-1 in HIL February 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Gonzalo Peillat scored a double to guide debutants Kalinga Lancers to a stunning 4-1 victory over title holders Ranchi Rhinos in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), here today. They might be out of the semi-final race, but the Lancers gave the defending...
  • HIL: Kalinga Lancers look to upset UP Wizards February 12, 2014

    Bhubneswar: Debutants Kalinga Lancers would be desperate to score a sweet revenge over the Uttar Pradesh Wizards and give their home fans something to cheer about in a return leg match of the Hockey India League 2014 between the two sides, here on Thursday. The Lancers had lost 1-3 to Wizards...
  • Delhi Waveriders eying revenge against Ranchi Rhinos in Hockey India League February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitting pretty atop the leaderboard in the Hero Hockey India League 2014, last year's runners-up Delhi Waveriders would be desperately hunting for a win against title holders Ranchi Rhinos on Wednesday to avenge their defeat at the hands of the same opponents in their last match. A win on...
  • Delhi Waveriders beat Mumbai Magicians 2-1 to extend lead in HIL February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders bagged five points from their 2-1 win over Mumbai Magicians at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Thursday to extend their lead on top of the Hockey India League (HIL) standings. The Waveriders now sit pretty on top of the standings with 24 points from...
  • Ranchi Rhinos to clash against Kalinga Lancers on home ground February 6, 2014

    Ranchi: Hockey India League (HIL) defending champions Ranchi Rhinos take on debutants Kalinga Lancers on their home turf here on Friday. After a tough draw with Mumbai Magicians on Tuesday, the Rhinos are practising with a fresh approach and new strategies. They have played three out of their four matches on...
  • Sreejesh's best yet to come, says Australia's Bazeley February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Australia's World Cup winning hockey goalkeeper George Bazeley feels Indian custodian PR Sreejesh's best is yet to come since goalkeepers are late bloomers. The 30-year-old Bazeley, who plays for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League (HIL), is impressed with the standard of Indian goalkeepers and also picked...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos held to a 1-1 draw by Mumbai Magicians February 4, 2014

    Ranchi: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos and Mumbai Magicians played out a 1-1 draw at the Birsa Munda Astroturf Stadium in the Hockey India League, here on Wednesday. Reid Ross Justin drew the first blood for Rhinos with a blistering strike off a penalty corner in the 57th minute, while the Mumbai...
  • HIL: Waveriders, Wizards square off in a battle of supremacy February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A thrilling contest is on the cards when Delhi Waveriders take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a round robin league match of the Hockey India League 2014 here on Wednesday with both the team eyeing a win to jump to the top of the standings. The match also gives...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rhinos beat UP Wizards 2-1 February 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos eked out a close 2-1 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards to consolidate their position in the points table of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Dhyan Chand Stadium, here on Saturday. The Rhinos were, by far, the better side on display as they dominated the...
  • Delhi Waveriders thrash Kalinga Lancers 5-0 in HIL January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders showed no mercy on the Kalinga Lancers as they inflicted a humiliating 5-0 defeat on the Odisha-based side in match seven of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), here on Thursday. For Waveriders, drag-flicker Rupinderpal Singh scored twice (13th and 29th minute) while Matt Gohdes (21st), Danish...
  • Terry Walsh refuses to comment on conflict of interest - is he guilty? January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The simmering conflict-of-interest issue surrounding India coach Terry Walsh again cropped up at a Hockey India League (HIL) press conference on Wednesday; and when confronted on the issue by mediapersons, Walsh ducked under the question refusing to reply. Hockey India recently appointed Walsh to replace Michael Nobbs as the...
  • HIL: Delhi Waveriders take on debutants Kalinga Lancers at home January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Last year's runners-up Delhi Waveriders would be keen to put behind their narrow defeat in the last game and subdue debutants Kalinga Lancers in their opening home game of the Hockey India League 2014 at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here on Thursday. Delhi conceded a late goal against...
  • Hockey India answerable for Oltmans and Walsh's conflict of interest January 27, 2014

    Hockey India's (HI) High Performance Director and men's team chief coach are enjoying a paid holiday from their job with Sports Authority India (SAI), and the employers have happily signed on the leave application, fully aware that it comes at the cost of compromising the best interest of Indian hockey....
  • Is Indian hockey falling prey to the club-vs-country virus? January 24, 2014

    A 'Catch 22' situation is emerging in Indian hockey. The influx of money is what the sport yearned for, for years, and now when it has arrived, the cost could be a disease called 'Club vs Country'. The phrase is not new for Indian sport. Cricket has often found itself embroiled...
  • Star India to invest over Rs 1500 crore in hockey January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: STAR India, the country's leading sports network Star Sports, on Thursday committed to invest in excess of Rs. 1500 crore in hockey over the next eight years in order to promote the game. Nitin Kukreja, Head of Sports Business, STAR India, said, "Our aim is to transform the sporting landscape...
  • Oltmans, Walsh won't get salary from SAI during HIL: Batra January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The impasse between SAI and Hockey India over Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh's participation as coaches in the upcoming HIL is finally over after HI secretary general Narinder Batra on Thursday said that the duo will not get paid by the government body during the one-month period of...
  • Cedric D'Souza is new coach of Delhi Waveriders December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former national hockey coach Cedric D'Souza has been roped in by Delhi Waveriders as their new coach for the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) scheduled to begin next month. Introducing the new coach, Ajit Pal Singh, former captain of the Indian Hockey Team and Chief Advisor,...
  • Closed-bid auction for Hockey India League on Friday November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 150 players from 14 countries, including 95 Indians, will go under the hammer when the Hockey India League's Closed Bid 2013 takes place on Friday, nearly two months ahead of the second season of the HIL. Hockey India Secretary General and Hero Hockey India League Chairman Narinder...
  • Hockey India League appoints Bjorn Isberg as Tournament Director October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India League (HIL) has appointed Bjorn Isberg as Tournament Director for the second season of the six-team franchise-based event to be held from January 23 to February 23. Hockey India Secretary General and HIL chairman Narinder Batra said the appointment of Isberg is a key step towards ensuring...
  • Four foreigners show interest in coaching Hockey India League teams October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Four foreign coaches, including India's newly-appointed chief coach Terence Walsh, have showed interest in taking up coaching roles in the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting January 23 next year. The other three coaches include India's first foreign coach Gerhard Rach, Ezequiel Paulon and Jacques...