HOCKEY INDIA LEAGUE

  • Is cricket no longer the sought-after sport for advertisers in India? 3 days ago

    Cricket is not just a sport but almost a religion for India, home to over a billion people. The gentleman's game has captured the imagination of millions of fans and ruled over their hearts for ages. However, the sport seems to be gradually losing its sheen to other sports that...
  • Ranchi Rays skipper Ashley Jackson named best player of HIL 2015 February 23, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors set up a title clash with Ranchi Rays February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Jaypee Punjab Warriors outclassed defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the second semi-final of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday to set up a title clash with Ranchi Rays. Sandeep Singh (third minute) and Augustin Mazzilli (35th) minute scored for Warriors,...
  • Ranchi Rays beat UP Wizards to reach HIL final February 21, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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: Punjab Warriors sign off in style, beat Dabang Mumbai 3-2 February 19, 2015

    Mohali: Their semi-final berth already secured, Punjab Warriors signed off their league engagements on a resounding note, beating bottom-placed Dabang Mumbai 3-2 on Thursday to finish on top of the round robin stage of the third Hockey India League. By virtue of this win Punjab Warriors finished on top with 35...
  • Delhi Waveriders, UP Wizards draw 3-3 in thrilling HIL clash February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing their last game of the Hockey India League (HIL) pool phase, both Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards came out with brilliant performances to provide a thrilling and entertaining 3-3 draw to the fans at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday. Though the match was an...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors to meet Dabang Mumbai in the last league match February 18, 2015

    Mohali: Having already booked a berth in the semifinals, Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be looking to sign off the league stage with a win against the bottom-placed Dabang Mumbai, who would be playing for pride in their last league match of the Hero Hockey India League on thursday. The two teams...
  • Delhi Waveriders, Uttar Pradesh Wizards clash in HIL match February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The last time they squared off, it ended in a hard-fought draw but Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards will be keen to fetch an outright win when they meet again in the Hero Hockey India League here tomorrow. Having played against each other on the very second day...
  • 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...
  • Hockey India League announces prize money for third edition February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Champions of the third Hockey India League will take home a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore alongwith the glittering trophy, while the runners-up will be richer by Rs 1.25 crore, HIL announced on Monday. Besides the top two teams in the tournament, the side finishing third will be awarded...
  • Kalinga Lancers beat Delhi Waveriders to clinch fifth HIL spot February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: India's opening match in the cricket World Cup against Pakistan kept sports fans glued to television screens and away from the stadium but that did not deter Kalinga Lancers from snatching a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL) on Sunday. With the Waveriders...
  • HIL: Dabang Mumbai's loss ensures Waveriders' entry into semis February 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Dabang Mumbai were knocked out of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) semis race, losing 2-3 to Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Major Dhyan Chand College stadium on Sunday. The result not only helped Wizards to move to top of the pool standings, but also ensured Delhi Waveriders' entry into...
  • 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...
  • Dabang Mumbai eye win against UP wizards in HIL February 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Bottom-placed Dabang Mumbai gear up to clash against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Sunday. Currently sitting third in the standings with 25 points, UP defeated Mumbai 5-1 when they last met at the latter's home turf. While the Wizards...
  • Waveriders host Lancers in Hockey India League February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Riding high on their win against Dabang Mumbai, Kalinga Lancers are all set to clash with hosts Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League here on . In the previous clash between the two teams, defending Champions Delhi Waveriders had made a brilliant comeback to hold Lancers to a...
  • Gurjinder Singh brace takes Kalinga Lancers home February 13, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Gurjinder Singh struck twice through penalty corner to give Kalinga Lancers a 2-1 win over Dabang Mumbai in the battle of bottom-placed teams in the Hockey India League on Friday. Gurjinder scored in the 11th and 20th minute, helping Lancers to their second win in nine games. He also scored...
  • HIL: Delhi Waveriders look to push for semis berth February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders will aim at securing for themselves a semi-final berth when they face joint-leaders Ranchi Rays in a Hero Hockey India League (HIL) encounter at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. The fourth placed Waveriders have 17 points from seven matches and are eight...
  • Delhi Waveriders hold Kalinga Lancers to a 2-2 draw February 12, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Delhi Waveriders rallied after conceding two goals to play out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Kalinga Lancers in their first leg clash of the Hero Hockey India League on Thursday. Kalinga Lancers were 2-0 up with goals from Lucas Vila (3rd minute) and Vikas Sharma (20th) but Delhi Waveriders made...
  • HIL: Kalinga Lancers hope to finish home campaign with win February 12, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Strugglers Kalinga Lancers will hope to end their home campaign in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) with a win when they face Dabang Mumbai at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. Kalinga will also look to avenge their 1-2 away defeat against Mumbai, who will aim at giving themselves...
  • HIL: Dabang Mumbai coach suspended for one match February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The disciplinary committee of the Hockey India League (HIL) Thursday suspended Dabang Mumbai head coach Valentin Altenburg for "inappropriately disputing the decisions made by officials" during a match between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh Wizards in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The disciplinary committee met yesterday (Wednesday) to discuss the incident where...
  • UP thrash Mumbai to take one step closer to semis February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh Wizards trounced Dabang Mumbai 5-1 to take a firm step towards the semifinals of the Hero Hockey India League at the Mahindra Stadium on Wednesday. Dutch midfielder Bob de Voogd scored two brilliant reverse-hit field goals in quick succession (42nd and 45th minutes) for the winners, who rode...
  • HIL: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders take on Kalinga Lancers February 11, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders take on bottom-placed Kalinga Lancers in their first leg match of the Hero Hockey India League at Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday. Delhi Waveriders have collected 15 points from two wins, two losses and two draws and they would look to register another victory to improve...
  • UP Wizards face Dabang Mumbai in HIL February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Dabang Mumbai are set to clash with Uttar Pradesh Wizards on their home ground in the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Wednesday. While Mumbai will play to claim their second win of 2015, post a convincing victory over Kalinga Lancers in their last outing, UP will look at...
  • HIL: Dabang Mumbai have tough task against UP Wizards February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: After ending their victory drought on Sunday, Dabang Mumbai have a formidable task on hand when they take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their Hockey India League first leg clash at the Mahindra Stadium on Wednesday. The 2-1 win over cellar outfit Kalinga Lancers two days ago, after three losses...
  • 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...
  • HIL: Sandeep Singh scores thrice as Punjab Warriors drub Delhi Waveriders 7-0 February 7, 2015

    Mohali: Drag flicker Sandeep Singh struck thrice as title contender Jaypee Punjab Warriors blanked Delhi Waveriders 7-0 in a Hockey India League match on Saturday. In the first quarter of the match, table-toppers Punjab Warriors kept the visitors busy with their continuous attacks, enjoying more ball possession. In the 10th minute, Punjab...
  • HIL: Struggling teams Mumbai, Kalinga to fight for staying afloat February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Winless Dabang Mumbai and struggling Kalinga Lancers cross swords here on Sunday in a Hockey India League match that would determine to a large extent which of them stays afloat to progress further in the event. Mumbai, coached by German Valentin Altenburg, have failed to live up to their promise...