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  • Hockey: India name 24-member squad for Japan series 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday announced a 24-strong team for the men's hockey series against Japan in Bhubaneswar from May 3 to 9. The Preparatory Camp for the series, which started on April 22 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, ended on Thursday. The team will leave for Bhubaneswar May...
  • Is cricket no longer the sought-after sport for advertisers in India? April 16, 2015

    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...
  • Pakistan Hockey Federation turns down Hockey India's offer April 6, 2015

    Karachi: The cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation has turned down Hockey India's offer for financial aid after it evoked strong reactions from a cabinet minister and former players. "We cannot accept this offer from Hockey India despite their polite gesture as this is purely an internal matter of the Pakistan Hockey Federation,"...
  • Government should take note of Pakistan hockey crisis after HI offer: PHF April 5, 2015

    Karachi: The cash strapped PHF is hoping that after the offer by Hockey India to help Pakistan come out of its financial crisis, the country's government will finally come out of its slumber and release the much-needed funds for the national game. HI had said that it was concerned with news...
  • India to Pakistan: We can bail out hockey in Pakistan if you want April 4, 2015

    In a heart-warming move, Hockey India (HI) has written to Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) offering help to the cash-strapped body across the border. HI is willing to facilitate Pakistan's participation in the World League Round 3 in Belgium, which is also an Olympic qualification tournament. The PHF was forced to suspend...
  • Balbir Singh Sr. conferred Lifetime Achievement Award March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday. The action-packed ceremony culminated with the 90-year-old receiving the trophy for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with a...
  • 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...
  • Former hockey champion now a street vendor March 1, 2015

    A special report on how DV Shakunthala, the winner of junior hockey women's title is now struggling to make a living. ...
  • 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...
  • Indian hockey team to tour Australia in next 3 years February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) and Hockey Australia on Saturday signed a strategic bilateral agreement that will see India men's hockey team tour Down Under every year for the next three years, i.e. from 2016 to 2018, a move that is expected to give a fillip to the sport back...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...