Hockey

  • Hockey India Secretary General hits back at SAI Director General 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned. HI High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans had recently written a letter to Sports...
  • We are aiming for a victorious start in Asian Games: Ritu Rani Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the Asian Games round the corner, the Indian women's hockey team is aiming for a winning start its campaign in the 17th edition of the continental event to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. Indian women's hockey team captain Ritu Rani is...
  • Roelant Oltmans to conduct clinic for hockey coaches 2 days ago

    New Delhi: To keep coaches up-to-date and in line with the latest information and developments in international hockey, the Indian team's high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, will conduct a one-day high performance coaching clinic with around 30 coaches at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak on Aug 27. The clinic will...
  • Oltmans writes to SAI on 'dangerous' condition of turfs at NIS 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Barely a month left for the Asian Games, Hockey India High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has written to the Sports Authority of India about the artificial turfs at NIS Patiala being in a "dangerous" condition and will effect the preparation of the women's team for the mega event...
  • Cash crunch hits Pakistan hockey's Asiad preparations 5 days ago

    Karachi: A severe cash crunch has struck Pakistan hockey team's preparations for the Asian Games. The record eight-time champions hopes of defending their title is in jeopardy as the team's Europe tour to prepare for the Incheon Asian Games, Sep 19-Oct, now looks doubtful. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had requested the...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold 6 days ago

    India hockey chief coach Terry Walsh expressed the hope that the team would end its 16-year-long wait for the Asian Games gold in Incheon. ...
  • Sardar Singh leads Indian hockey team's ice bucket challenge 6 days ago

    Indian captain Sardar Singh takes the Ice bucket challenge and is followed by his team members. ...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India hockey captain Sardar Singh and chief coach Terry Walsh Thursday expressed the hope that the team would end its 16-year-long wait for the Asian Games gold at the South Korean city of Incheon next month. The India team has been clubbed in Pool B with Pakistan, Sri Lanka,...
  • CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge 1 week ago

    The CNN-IBN's sports editor went on to nominate ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxer Mary Kom and the India men's hockey team to take the ALS challenge. ...
  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It's been 16 long years that Indian men's hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but their chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side have a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon,...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Narinder Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra on Tuesday filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson. The national junior women's hockey camp that was slated to start in Bhopal today...
  • I too deserve Bharat Ratna, hope to get it in lifetime: Balbir Singh Sr August 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: With Major Dhyan Chand's name finally being nominated for the Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr feels going by his achievements he too deserves the country's highest civilian award and hopes to get the recognition in his lifetime. Balbir, 90 and a three-time Olympic gold medallist, looks back...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • Dhyan Chand in the fray again for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    The Home Ministry has forwarded his name to the Prime Minister's Office for consideration for the country's highest civilian honour. ...
  • Milkha Singh happy with Dhyan Chand's nomination for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    Legendary athlete Milkha Singh today expressed his delight at Home Ministry recommending the name of hockey great late Major Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country. Speaking from Chandigarh, the 'Flying Sikh' said Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson from India to have...
  • Sports Ministry, MHA recommend Dhyan Chand's name for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding one more name to the recommendations for the Bharat Ratna, the Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Dhyan Chand's name for the honour. Sources in the Prime Minister's Office say that suggestions for various names have come in while the final decision is yet to be taken. Minister...
  • India beat Bangladesh 5-1 to win hockey Test series August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Men's Hockey team continued their rampaging run as they thrashed Bangladesh 5-1 in their second match to clinch the three-match Test series played at Dhaka on Friday. This victory brings with itself the series-win against Bangladesh and India now expects a clean sweep by winning the third...
  • India edge out Bangladesh 2-1 in hockey series opener August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding their fine form after bagging a silver in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Indian men's hockey team edged out Bangladesh 2-1 in the opening Test of the three-match series that started on Wednesday in Dhaka as part of the Asian Games tune-up. Bangladesh drew first...
  • We can be proud of our silver medal winning effort: Sardar Singh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India might have failed to break their Commonwealth Games title jinx for the second consecutive time but captain Sardar Singh has a lot of positives to take from the event and said the silver medal was a "well- deserved" achievement for the past masters of the game. Sardar said...
  • CWG 2014: No silver lining, only silver medal for hockey men August 5, 2014

    However, the team, coached by Terry Walsh, showed a lot of improvement despite going down twice to gold medallists Australia. ...
  • Indian hockey mentally stronger now, says goalkeeper Sreejesh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India's quest for a maiden Commonwealth Games title remained unfulfilled after losing to Australia in the final but goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels they have become mentally more stronger now and have shown great improvement in the just-concluded quadrennial event. India lost 0-4 to world champions Australia in the...
  • The bride wore stainless steel: Michigan couple gets married in hockey rink where they first met in seventh grade! August 5, 2014

    Muskegon, Mich.: The bride wore white - and stainless steel. Ben and Courtney Sikkenga were married Saturday at a western Michigan ice rink where they first met in seventh grade. Ben is a 23-year-old lifelong hockey player. Twenty-four-year-old Courtney is his biggest fan. The Muskegon Chronicle says groomsmen and bridesmaids got dressed...
  • Indian men's hockey team to tour Bangladesh August 4, 2014

    Fresh from a Commonwealth Games silver medal in Glasgow, the Indian men's hockey team is now eyeing the Asian Games and will tour Bangladesh for a three-match series starting August 6 to tune-up for the challenge in Incheon, South Korea. The series is expected to provide international exposure to the young...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler Kashyap wins gold; Indian men settle for silver in hockey August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India's campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a historic gold in the men's singles badminton on Sunday, as the country earned a fifth-place finish with 64 medals, including 15 yellow metals. The quest for a CWG hockey gold...
  • CWG 2014: India men's hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Reminiscent of the 2010 Games' final, India again lost to Australia in men's hockey final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games -- but this time the margin was halved to 0-4 -- and settled for the silver medal at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday. India were impressive in their...
  • As it happened: Day 11 and closing ceremony, CWG 2014 August 4, 2014

    (Scroll down to bottom of the page for Live Blog.) Day 10 roundup: Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa etched their name in Indian squash history by winning the country's first Commonwealth Games medal - a gold - from the discipline, while boxers, powerlifters and shuttlers, and a triple jumper picked up...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 3-2 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 3-2 in the hockey semi-finals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...