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  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Indian hockey team surprised me with Azlan Shah bronze: Paul van Ass April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw...
  • India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup April 13, 2015

    Hawke's Bay: Pushed to wall by two consecutive losses, the Indian women's hockey team would seek revival but it would be easier said than done when they take on Australia in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Tuesday. Having concluded both the previous matches with a loss, the last pool match is...
  • Hockey: Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for India April 13, 2015

    Ipoh: India's PR Sreejesh is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, but the lanky Kerala lad feels that the absence of an experienced back up custodian is a major cause of worry for the team going into next year's Rio Olympics. A day after proving...
  • Prime Minister congratulates hockey team for winning bronze April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning a bronze in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia. "In the midst of meetings with German CEOs, got the news about the Bronze in...
  • New Zealand stop Australia juggernaut to win 2nd Azlan Shah title April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: A gritty New Zealand surprised world champions Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in a keenly-contested summit clash to claim their second Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on Sunday. Goalkeeper Devon Manchester starred for the Black Sticks under the woodwork to secure the hard-earned win in the shoot-out against defending...
  • Hockey: We learnt lessons in Azlan Shah Cup, says Paul van Ass April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: For Paul van Ass, the third-place finish in his maiden assignment as India's new hockey chief coach was undoubtedly a creditable performance and the Dutchman said that he has managed to achieve his target in the tournament by learning "six beautiful lessons". From the very beginning, Van Ass said that...
  • Hockey: India claim Sultan Azlan Shah bronze beating South Korea on penalties April 12, 2015

    India continued their dominance over South Korea and claimed a podium finish at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia with a 4-1 win on penalties in the bronze-medal playoff. After the regulation period ended in a 2-2 draw identical to the result of the league phase encounter between the two,...
  • Hockey midfielder Dharamvir Singh reaches 100-international cap milestone April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh has achieved the distinction of playing his 100th international hockey match for his country. He achieved the milestone during India's 4-2 win against Australia in a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup league match on Saturday, a Hockey India (HI) release said on Sunday. The win helped India finish...
  • As it happened: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, India vs South Korea, bronze medal playoff April 12, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off...
  • Indian women lose 2-4 to US in Hawke's Bay Cup hockey April 12, 2015

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team suffered its second consecutive loss, going down 2-4 against the US in the eight-nation Hawke's Bay Cup at the Hastings Sports Park here on Sunday. Anuradha Thokchom's brace (sixth, 44th minutes) failed to lift the Indian team as the US responded with goals from Jill...
  • New Zealand draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: New Zealand today eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match. A draw was enough for the Black Sticks to qualify for...
  • The win showed we can play hockey, says Indian coach Paul van Ass April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: The 4-2 win over world champions Australia in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was India's new chief coach Paul van Ass' first big win since taking over the charge a month back and he said today's result showed the world that the Sardar Singh-led side "can play hockey". Van Ass...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India qualify to play bronze medal match after winning 4-2 against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. Already out of title race,...