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  • Hockey: We will play to our strengths, says Namita Toppo 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian women hockey midfielder Namita Toppo on Wednesday said the team will look to play to its strengths in the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, USA and New Zealand...
  • Royal Wahingdoh beat East Bengal 1-0 in I-League Yesterday

    Shillong: A solitary strike from midfielder Godwin Franco in the 30th minute of the game, sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for hosts Royal Wahingdoh against East Bengal in an I-League football match here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. After the opening few minutes of the match where the home team...
  • South Korea are tough opponents, says PR Sreejesh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team vice-captain PR Sreejesh on Tuesday said their first opponent in the forthcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup South Korea will be a hard nut to crack even if they have had the ascendancy in recent matches against their Asian rivals. India defeated South Korea in the...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian hockey team in Hawke's Bay Cup Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced an 18-member national women's team led by Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. Captain and centre-half Ritu Rani will be supported by vice-captain Deepika. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia,...
  • Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Satpal - who has coached two-time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar - was honoured on Monday with the country's prestigious Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Apart from Satpal, national hockey team captain...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Sardar Singh charged up to face Australia in hockey meet 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Monday said the team is looking forward to meeting world champions Australia in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12. India had a fruitful 2014 when they won the the Asian Games...
  • Balbir Singh Sr. conferred Lifetime Achievement Award 4 days ago

    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...
  • Need to work more on patience level of players, says Paul Van Ass 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul Van Ass today said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men. Van Ass said although the patience...
  • Asian Games snub motivated my comeback: Mandeep Singh 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After being recalled to the Indian hockey team, young striker Mandeep Singh on Thursday said he was motivated to return to the national team after being dropped from the Asian Games squad. Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday included Mandeep in the 18-member squad for the 24th...
  • Mandeep Singh recalled, Gurjinder Singh dropped from Indian hockey team 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass on Wednesday recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men's hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12. Among the surprising omissions, defender-penalty corner specialist Gurjinder Singh and...
  • Focus on winning Olympic medal for Indian hockey: Paul van Ass March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India has always been a difficult place to work for any foreign coach because of its culture and bureaucratic hurdles, but the new chief coach of the men's hockey team Paul van Ass on Wednesday said he has no other option but to adjust to the system. "It's different...
  • Hockey India Annual Awards on March 28 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Hockey India's (HI) first ever Annual Awards will take place on March 28. The awards are an effort towards recognising the hard work put in by hockey players, coaches, support staff and administrators both nationally and internationally. At the ceremony, HI will felicitate teams and individuals because of their...
  • India's new hockey coach Paul van Ass takes charge March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Van Ass officially joined his new job on Sunday but the 54-year-old Dutchman...
  • India beat Poland 3-1 to lift Women's Hockey World League Round 2 title March 15, 2015

    Putting up a dominating show, India scored in three of the four quarters to outplay Poland 3-1 in the final and clinch the FIH World Hockey League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chan stadium, here today. Vandana Kataria (15th minute) had put India ahead by scoring a field goal in the...
  • Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Forty years back on March 15, 1975, the Indian men's hockey team accomplished a historic feat by beating Pakistan 2-1 in the World Cup final to earn the title of champions. Remembering the occasion and achievement, Hockey India (HI) congratulated the team. Led by captain Ajit Pal Singh, the...
  • India thrash Thailand 5-0 in semis, to face Poland in Women's Hockey World League R2 final March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Hosts India continued their winning spree and thrashed Thailand 5-0 to storm into the final of the FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. India, who had earlier defeated Thailand 6-0 in the pool stages, opened their account in the...
  • India start favourites against Thailand in Hockey World League Round 2 semis March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In-form India would start as overwhelming favourites and would be eyeing yet another big win when they take on Thailand in the semifinal of the Hro FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2, on Saturday. Barring the 2-0 win over Poland, the Indian eves are on a goal-scoring spree...
  • India thrash Singapore 10-0, sail into semis of Women's Hockey World League March 13, 2015

    Vandana Katariya scored four goals, including a hat-trick as India continued their impressive run and spanked lowly Singapore 10-0 to storm into the semifinal of the FIH Women's World League Round 2 on Thursday. Vandana (17th minute, 48th, 56th, 57th) scored four field goals, while Poonam Rani (4th), Navjot Kaur (6th),...
  • India blank Thailand 6-0 to top Pool A in World Hockey League March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian thrashed Thailand 6-0 to top Pool A and enter the quarter-finals of Women's Hockey World League Round 2 on Tuesday. Jaspreet Kaur (38 min, 60 min) and Rani Rani (40, 60) scored two goals each for the home team while the remaining came from the sticks of Amandeep...
  • Hockey: Malaysia top Pool A, Kazakhstan finish second March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Malaysia spanked Singapore 5-0 to maintain a clean slate and top Pool B while Kazakhstan eked out a 3-2 win over Russia to finish second in the group at the Hero FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2, on Tuesday. With an all-win record, Malaysia finished their pool engagements...
  • 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...
  • Indian women beat Poland 2-0 in FIH World Hockey League Round 2 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team notched up their second consecutive win in the FIH World League Round 2 with a 2-0 victory over Poland at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday. Vandana Katariya and Poonam Rani scored a goal each for India in their second league match. The...
  • Thailand win 3-1 against Ghana in Women's HWL Round 2 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Thailand defeated Ghana 3-1 in a Pool A match to script their first victory of the FIH Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday. For Thailand Chantree Yungyuen opened the scoring in the 14th minute by converting a penalty corner...
  • Malaysia beat Russia 3-0 in Women's HWL Round 2 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Malaysia defeated Russia 3-0 to register their second consecutive victory at the Hero FIH Women's World League Round 2 here today. Malaysia scored all their goals after halftime as both the teams matched each other in the opening 30 minutes of the Pool B game. After a barren first half,...
  • Kazakhstan beat Singapore 4-0 in women's hockey March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Kazakhstan convincingly beat Singapore 4-0 to open their account in the Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday. Kazakhstan had no problem in beating the Singapore defence by regularly penetrating the D. Their efforts bore result in only the second...
  • Indian women maul Ghana 13-0 in FIH Hockey World League Round 2 March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Vandana Katariya scored four goals as India mauled a hapless Ghana 13-0 to begin their campaign in the FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 in style at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. Besides Vandana's four strikes, Jaspreet Kaur and Rani struck twice each while Deep...
  • Hockey World League: Russia clinch 7-0 win over Singapore March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Russia clinched a convincing 7-0 win over Singapore on the opening day of the Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the first quarter, Russia outplayed Singapore with their spirited performance and attacking moves. Nine minutes into the game, Russia...
  • Malaysia beat Kazakhstan in Hockey World League March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Commencing the Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) on a winning note, Malaysia completed an outstanding 8-0 win against Kazakhstan in the inaugural match at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday. An energetic first quarter saw both Malaysia and Kazakhstan in attacking mode. Captain Siti Ruhani did...
  • 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...