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  • Mathias Arhens named Indian women's hockey team coach 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: German Mathias Ahrens has been appointed the new chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team. The team was without a coach since the departure of Neil Hawgood of Australia in November 2014. Hockey India (HI) had appointed Anthony Thornton in January but the New Zealander failed to turn...
  • Hockey: India should press on the goals against Japan in 3rd Test 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: Following Tuesday's win over Japan, the Indian hockey team will be high on confidence when they take on the east Asian country in the third match of the four-game bilateral Tests at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. India have their strategies in place to counter Japan's style of play and...
  • India beat Japan 2-0 in second hockey Test 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: A confident India outfit pulled off a 2-0 win over Japan in the second match of the four Test series on Tuesday. The Indians surged into the lead through a 27th minute strike from SK Uthappa before Dharamvir Singh doubled the lead in the 48th minute. The match had an interesting...
  • Hockey: India, Japan gear-up for 2nd match of Test Series 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: After a high-intense drawn match against Japan, India will now step-on the field with a single goal of wining their second match to put a strong hold in the four-Test Series here on Tuesday. India displayed rusty defence Sunday during their 1-1 draw against Japan to begin its four-match Test...
  • 'Rusty' India play 1-1 draw with Japan in first hockey Test 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Displaying rusty defence, Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Japan to begin its four-match Test series on a disappointing note, on Sunday. For India drag-flicker V R Raghunath converted a penalty corner in the 44th minute to get even with their opponents after Japan drew first...
  • Hockey: Kothajit Singh makes 100th international appearance against Japan 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Indian defender Kothajit Singh marked his 100th international appearance as the men's hockey team took on Japan in the four-match Test series starting on Sunday. Kothajit made his debut in the year 2012 and is regarded as a crucial player in the defence line within the team. The 22-year-old player from...
  • India start Hockey World League preparation with Japan series 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: With the FIH Hockey World League semi-final (Men) 2015 around the corner, India's preparation for the tournament will start with the first Test of the four-match series against Japan at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. India would be looking to keep up their momentum after having finished third at the...
  • Hockey: Japan test awaits India in Bhubaneswar 5 days ago

    India will face Japan in the men's hockey series from May 3 to 9. The series will be in preparation of the FIH Hockey World League semi-final scheduled in June this year. ...
  • Australian hockey great Russell Ford retires 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Olympian Russell Ford on Thursday announced his retirement from international hockey after 158 appearances for Australia in a decade-long career. The Olympic bronze medallist, 31, scored 72 times for Australia, including against the Netherlands in Australia's 2-1 victory in the Champions Trophy final on home turf here in 2012. Since making...
  • Hockey: India name 24-member squad for Japan series 6 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...
  • Eye on Olympics but focus on 2015, says India hockey coach 1 week ago

    "We want to improve on our finishing but can't take Japan lightly," says Paul van Ass. ...
  • Finishing, earning PCs prime focus against Japan: Sardar Singh 1 week ago

    India host Japan for a three-Test hockey series from May 2 in run-up to the World League in Belgium later this year. ...
  • India will go for a medal at Rio Olympics: hockey star Manpreet Singh April 28, 2015

    New Delhi: With all the problems that have been plaguing Indian hockey for the past few decades, new India coach Paul van Ass has a lot on his plate; but after a medal-winning (bronze medal-winning start to his stint at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup), the Dutchman seems to have garnered...
  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh April 26, 2015

    Known as one of the best hockey goal-keepers in the world, Sreejesh Ravindran has come up the ranks like a mountaineer trying to seize the summit of a mountain. The young goal-keeper has often come to the rescue of the Indian team and was behind the team's success in...
  • Indian hockey team starts training for Japan series April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team today began the preparation for the upcoming Test series against Japan but coach Paul van Ass has FIH Hockey World League semi-final in mind as the players fine-tuned their skills in a practice session. The India-Japan Test Series is scheduled from 03 to 09 May 2015...
  • Hockey: Drew positives from Hawke's Bay Cup, says Ritu Rani April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian women's team captain Ritu Rani on Tuesday said that her squad drew a lot of positives from the recently concluded Hawke's Bay Cup and are already looking forward to the Hockey World League Semi-final slated in June. India finished seventh out of eight teams in Hastings, New Zealand....
  • Hockey India announces 25 probables for India-Japan series April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Sunday announced a list of 25 probables for the upcoming India-Japan series, to be played in Bhubaneswar from May 3 to 9, which will be in preparation for the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final (men), scheduled in June. The preparatory camp for the upcoming series will...
  • Indian women finish seventh in Hawke's Bay Cup hockey April 19, 2015

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team defeated Japan 3-2 in the seventh-eighth position classification match to secure the seventh spot in the Hawke's Bay Cup tournament on Sunday. It was the team's second consecutive win against Japan, after beating them in a bronze medal match at the 17th Asian Games last...
  • Hockey: India women go down 0-3 to US in Hawke's Bay Cup April 18, 2015

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team were once again drubbed by the US, losing 0-3 in the 5-8 position classification match of the Hawke's Bay Cup on Saturday. The US capitalised on their opportunities to bag a second win over India in the tournament, having beaten the Asian side 4-2 earlier...
  • Supporting a smaller sport is always good: Gautam Gambhir April 18, 2015

    Not able to represent the country due to lack of funds is one of the worst things that can happen to any sportsmen, says Gambhir after donating funds to Indian ice hockey team. ...
  • Czechoslovakia hockey great Jaroslav Holik dies at 72 April 17, 2015

    Prague: Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72. The Czech ice hockey federation said on Friday that Holik, the father of NHL player Bobby Holik, died after battling an unspecified, long-term illness. Holik scored...
  • The success story called #SupportIceHockey: all you want to know April 17, 2015

    In a country like India, where cricket rules every sports roster, the success of #SupportIceHockey drive has been a heart-warming success story. The Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI), a few weeks back, came up with an idea of crowd-funding via social media so that the Indian ice hockey team, consisting...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India women lose 1-4 to New Zealand April 16, 2015

    Hastings: The New Zealand women's hockey team thrashed India 4-1 in the Hawke's Bay Cup quarter-final at the Hastings Sports Park on Thursday. It was India who drew first blood as they successfully converted a penalty corner but the 'Black Sticks' struck back as they went on to score four goals. Six...
  • 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...
  • Indian Ice Hockey team all set to compete in Kuwait April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian ice hockey team is finally on its way to Kuwait for the Challenge Cup Division 1, after a wave of supporters came forward to crowd-fund their campaign. The Division I event, that will be held from April 18-24, will have six teams including hosts Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore,...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India hockey women confident against New Zealand April 15, 2015

    Hastings: Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women's hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Thursday. India started a on poor note, losing to China and the US. But they came back well to...
  • India's men hockey coach wants to rope in a psychologist April 15, 2015

    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...
  • Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 4 lakh to cash-strapped ice hockey team April 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday donated Rs.4 lakh to help the cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team in their quest for participation in the 2015 Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuwait. The ice hockey team is faced with a financial crisis going into the tournament and has...
  • India women hold mighty Australia to a goalless draw in Hawke's Bay Cup April 14, 2015

    Hastings: After two consecutive defeats, India women's hockey team put up a much-improved show to hold world No. 2 Australia to a goalless draw in their third match of the Hawke's Bay Cup, on Monday. By virtue of this result, the Indian eves opened their account in the points table of...
  • Sreejesh, Nikkin Thimmaiah have raised their levels: Sardar Singh April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh has said that forward Nikkin Thimmaiah and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh raised their game-levels which led to their bronze medal winning performance at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. India did not start well at the invitational tournament in Ipoh...