Hockey

  • CWG 2014: Indian hockey women eye win against Canada in opener 18 hours 56 minutes ago

    Glasgow: With eyes firmly set on a podium finish, Indian women's hockey team would look to make a positive start against a lowly Canada in its opening pool match of the Commonwealth Games, here on Thursday. Going by their present form, the Indian eves have a fair chance of progressing to...
  • Sardar Singh doesn't fear facing Australia again in CWG final Yesterday

    Glasgow: They might have been hammered 0-8 by Australia in the final of 2010 Commonwealth Games, but Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh said he doesn't fear facing the mighty 'Kookaburras' again in the summit clash of the upcoming edition of the quadrennial event in Glasgow. Reacting to legendary Australian...
  • Indian hockey coaches eye decent outings in Commonwealth Games 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh says their first target is to make the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games while Neil Hawgood, the person entrusted with the task of getting the best out of the women's outfit, also expresses confidence of a decent finish. "The first objective is...
  • CWG 2014: Indian goalkeepers keep faith in their defence line 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Savita have full faith in the defence line of the respective men's and women's hockey teams at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The men's and women's teams have worked hard on their defensive skills for the Games. Sreejesh, who has 100 international caps, showcased brilliant goalkeeping during...
  • India need to overcome 'away' challenges in Glasgow CWG: Jamie Dwyer 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As in cricket, India are a formidable hockey side in their own den but if the erstwhile giants of the game want to play in their second consecutive Commonwealth Games final they will need to overcome challenges away from home, feels Australian legend Jamie Dwyer. Dwyer would loved to...
  • CWG 2014: Mujtaba looking to support Sardar in midfield 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Making his comeback to the Indian hockey team, Danish Mujtaba wants to support captain and playmaker Sardar Singh in the midfield to better the team's chances at the Commonwealth Games. "With my comeback to the team, my focus will be to support Sardar in midfield and in the process, give...
  • Ritusha Arya will deliver at CWG women's hockey, says Rani 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Seasoned player Rani said young teammate Ritusha Arya will be a weapon when the Indian women's hockey team begins their campaign at the Commonwealth Games which starts July 24. Ritusha has been in prime form lately as she returned from the tour of Malaysia, which India won 6-0, as the...
  • Want to stand up to Sreejesh's expectation in CWG: Sardar Singh 5 days ago

    Glasgow: India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P R Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said they are determined to stand up to the expectations of the lanky goalkeeper in the quadrennial event. Since making his international debut in 2004,...
  • Indian women's hockey team ready to deliver at CWG: Coach Neil Hawgood 6 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian women hockey team's chief coach Neil Hawgood has said that his squad are ready to deliver big results at the Commonwealth Games to be held from July 24 to Aug 2. "While the team is young, but the kind of play that they showed on the recent Malaysian tour...
  • High performance programme of Hockey India set to start next month 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The ambitious High Performance Programme of Hockey India (HI) is all set to go live from next month with the launch of its website, a one of a kind interactive platform for coaches and players of the country. The website will be launched in three-phased manner with the basic...
  • Chandi will add teeth to India's attack at CWG: Terry Walsh 1 week ago

    Glasgow: India hockey coach Terry Walsh feels Gurwinder Singh Chandi's re-induction into the team after more then a year in wilderness will add quite a bit of zing to the side's attack in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The forward line-up of the Indian team have S V Sunil (137 caps), Gurwinder...
  • Indian men's hockey team departs to Glasgow for CWG 2014 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team led by midfielder Sardar Singh left for Glasgow on Sunday morning for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held from July 23 to August 3. The Indian team will play its opening game against Wales on July 25, followed by matches against hosts Scotland,...
  • Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh aims for improvement in CWG 2014 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a disappointing World Cup campaign, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is not expecting anything miraculous from his wards in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and has set 'improvement' as the main objective in the quadrennial event. India finished a lowly ninth in the recent World Cup...
  • Indian women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood eyes top-four finish in CWG July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: He guided India to a historic bronze medal in the junior women's hockey World Cup in 2013, and a year later Neil Hawgood is now eyeing an encore if not better with the senior team in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, beginning July 23. The Indian eves could not have...
  • Chandi returns to India's Sardar-led CWG men's hockey squad July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India may have finished a poor ninth at the World Cup, but Hockey India continued to repose faith in Sardar Singh, retaining him as captain of the national men's team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad at the July...
  • Foreign coaches not helping Indian hockey: Dhanraj Pillay July 2, 2014

    Rajkot: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay on Wednesday said that he was opposed to the import of foreign coaches in India as it was not helping the players. "The standard of Indian hockey is going down because of the foreign coaches as they are unaware of the strength and the weakness...
  • Ritu Rani to lead 16-member women's hockey team in CWG July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced their Senior Women Hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place at Glasgow from July 23 to August 3. Defender Deepika (126 caps) will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad. During the selection...
  • Australian hockey great Liam de Young retires June 27, 2014

    One of the most decorated players in Australian hockey, Liam de Young announced his retirement on Friday after 312 international appearances. The Brisbane-born, one of only four men to play more than 300 games for Australia, hung up his stick as an Olympic champion and a three-time Olympic medallist, double World...
  • India ninth in latest world hockey rankings June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men's teams in the recently-released FIH World Hockey Rankings. The Indians, with 1458 rating points, occupy the ninth spot by virtue of their disappointing ninth place finish in the World Cup held at The Hague, Netherlands earlier...
  • Hockey: India women wipe out Malaysia 5-2 to claim series June 17, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Indian women's hockey team completed a memorable tour of Malaysia, handing the hosts a 6-0 series whitewash after notching up a 5-2 win in the last match. The series against Malaysia was part of the team's groundwork for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July...
  • Australia thump Netherlands to win Hockey World Cup June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Australia retained the men's hockey World Cup title by outplaying Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands 6-1 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium here on Sunday. Chris Cirielo's three penalty corner conversions was the feature of the contest that saw Australia retain the trophy they had won in New...
  • Hockey will be a four-quarter game from Asian Games: FIH chief June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Hockey's transformation from a 70-minute game divided into two halves, to four quarters with a total playing time of 60 minutes will start with the the Asian Games in September. Leandro Negre, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), said today that the FIH was excited at the new...
  • Hockey: India women register fourth straight win over Malaysia June 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Indian women's hockey team continued its winning run on the Malaysian tour as it thrashed the hosts 3-0 here on Saturday, for the fourth straight time in a row in the six-match series. This tour is a build-up to the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Under pressure following three defeats,...
  • Netherlands beat Australia to win seventh women's hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic gold medallists Netherlands defeated Australia 2-0 in the title showdown to clinch the women's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Saturday. This was the fourth time these two nations met in the women's World Cup title encounter, and the Netherlands have won three of them....
  • India combining Asian and European style hockey: Terry Walsh June 14, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands) A dismal ninth-place finish in the World Cup not withstanding, Indian coach Terry Walsh chose to see the brighter side and said that the team is trying to mix the Asian and European styles of hockey that can be troublesome for the rivals. "We've been mixing a...
  • India beat South Korea 3-0, finish ninth in hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    Akashdeep Singh scored two goals as India posted a comfortable 3-0 win over Asian champions South Korea to finish a lowly ninth in the men's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium on Saturday. With this win in the ninth-10th place play-off match, India had managed to avenge upon their 3-4...
  • Hockey World Cup: Aussies outplay Argentina, set up final with Holland June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia set up the men's hockey World Cup title encounter with Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands. Australia outplayed Argentina 5-1 in the semi-final at the Kyocera Stadium here today, to earn a title encounter with Netherlands, who defeated England 1-0. Australia have won the World Cup twice...
  • Hockey: Playing for pride, India seek revenge against South Korea June 13, 2014

    The Hague: Dejected at failing to improve upon their eight-place finish of the last edition, India have a lot at stake in the ninth-position playoff against South Korea in the men's hockey World Cup here. India not only seek revenge for their 3-4 loss against Korea in the 2013 Asia Cup...
  • India should assert their right in world hockey: Jan Bovelander June 12, 2014

    The Hague (netherlands):Indian hockey seems a work in progress, feels Dutch legend Floris Jan Bovelander who wants the erstwhile champions of the game to re-assert their right among the new elite nations. "There is change evident in the Indian team, they were unlucky to lose a couple of games to late...
  • Hockey India to review India's shoddy World Cup show June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday constituted a strong 11-member committee to evaluate India's pathetic performance in the ongoing World Cup at The Hague, Netherlands. India finished fifth in the six-team preliminary Group A, winning just one match and drawing one from their five outings. The fifth-place finish meant India will...