SARDAR SINGH

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HIL: Punjab Warriors look to keep winning momentum going February 6, 2015

    Mohali: Table toppers Jaypee Punjab Warriors will look to maintain their winning momentum when they take on defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the Hero Hockey India League encounter here on Saturday. Punjab Warriors have four wins from six matches, while the Waveriders have posted just two victories in five games and...
  • HIL: Sardar Singh suspended for 'inappropriate physical' contact January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh was Saturday handed a one-match suspension for "inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player" during a Hockey India League (HIL) match. HIL's disciplinary committee met Saturay morning to discuss Sardar's conduct in Friday's match against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium...
  • Delhi Waveriders host Dabang Mumbai in HIL January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi Waveriders will be at odds with Dabang Mumbai when they take on each other in the ongoing Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday. Both the teams have not registered a win yet and lie at the bottom of the...
  • This Padma Bhusan award is dedicated to my students: Satpal Singh January 25, 2015

    India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh was on Sunday ecstatic after he was named for Padma Bhusan award as he dedicated the award to "all his students" without whom it wouldn't have been possible for him to get country's third highest civilian award. "I am extremely happy and deeply honoured...
  • Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified. "I wouldn't worry about the coaches -- they come and go....
  • Pakistani players should play in HIL: Sardar Singh, Ajit Pal January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Current Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh and former skipper Ajit Pal Singh on Monday said that Pakistani players should be allowed to play in Hockey India League (HIL). The duo, however, added that the decision to allow the Pakistan players is an administrative issue and HIL officials should follow...
  • Delhi Waveriders aim to retain HIL title: Sardar Singh January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh on Monday said that they are aiming to retain the Hockey India League (HIL) title they won last year. "This is my third outing with the HIL and I am keenly waiting for it to begin. With just a few days more than a...
  • Sardar Singh eyes HIL title for the 2nd consecutive time January 5, 2015

    Playing for Delhi Waveriders for the third time in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL), captain Sardar Singh is looking to guide his team to the second consecutive title in the League, commencing from January 22. The 28-year-old Sardar has captained Delhi Waveriders in the preceding seasons of HIL as well,...
  • I want to make Indian hockey more enjoyable in 2015: Sardar Singh January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of his new year resolution, Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, who led the team to an Asian Games gold medal after a gap of 16 years and a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games this year, has vowed to make the national sport more enjoyable to...
  • Yearender: A year of development for Indian hockey December 26, 2014

    Indian men's hockey took giant strides towards reclaiming its long-lost numero uno position with an Asian Games gold, after a 16-year drought, and several memorable victories, but the momentum was marred by an untimely and poorly handled resignation of chief coach Terry Walsh. There was a gloomy start to the year...
  • We had a good chance in Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh December 18, 2014

    Captain of the Indian hockey team, Sardar Singh feels that India had a good chance of winning the Champions Trophy but their aim was to acquire Olympic qualification and win an Asiad gold. ...
  • Champions Trophy: India fail to win bronze, lose 2-1 to Australia December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's wait for their second FIH Men's Champions Trophy medal extended further here on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Australia in the bronze-medal playoff to finish fourth in the final team standings. Australia played a controlled game, but India were themselves to be blamed as their forwards, especially...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Champions Trophy, bronze playoff December 14, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page In a heartbreak for Indian fans, Sardar Singh & Co. lost to Pakistan on Saturday. India will play Australia in a bronze-medal playoff after the defending champions lost the first semi-final to Germany 2-3. Interestingly the two bottom-ranked teams from the pool...
  • Champions Trophy: Pakistan celebrate India win with obscene gestures, escape action December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan may have won the semi-final against India, but they surely have not won Indian hearts as they celebrated their win in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Saturday with obscene gestures, including finger salutes, directed towards Indian players and the fans. All Pakistan players took their shirts off...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Pakistan break Indian hearts with a 4-3 semi-final win December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A hugely anticipated day ended in a heartbreak for Indian fans here as Pakistan knocked India out of the title race at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Saturday with a 4-3 win. India will now play Australia in a bronze-medal playoff after the defending champions lost the first semi-final...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy Semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar hasn't seen anything as big as this - India vs Pakistan in one of the elite international hockey tournaments - FIH Men's Champions Trophy. PREVIEW: India have never been in a Champions Trophy final, and a win on Saturday will not only assure them a second medal in the tournament's...
  • India vs Pakistan: Sparks set to fly in Champions Trophy semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar is a little surprised. There's unusual buzz in the Odisha capital for the past week - something the city has never witnessed. Queues outside a sports stadium is not routine at a place that sees long lines only for entry into its ancient temples. It certainly has been out...
  • India in Champions Trophy hockey semi-final after beating Netherlands December 12, 2014

    India defeated Netherlands 3-2 in the quarter-final to set up the semi-final clash with arch rivals Pakistan. ...
  • Champions Trophy Tour Diary, Day 3: India in semis, what else to ask for December 12, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament) Bhubaneswar: An out-and-out working day in Bhubaneswar with four quarter-finals lined up, so not much to savour in terms of city tours. Work took centre stage, and quite rightly so. It was a lazy morning to start...
  • Hockey: India down Belgium to set up Pakistan semifinal in Champions Trophy December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Breathtaking hockey at the Kalinga Stadium followed ecstatic scenes on and off the pitch as India came from behind to beat world No. 4 Belgium in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday to set up a date with arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-finals. It was Indian resilience that came...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: India hope to savour Belgian cuisine in the quarters December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium should not count as unexpected, it will be an achievement for India on current form. The absence of Terry Walsh showing in the two defeats against Germany and...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Slippery Bhubaneswar turf a concern ahead of quarters December 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Quality of hockey apart, the turf here at the Kalinga Stadium has been bit of a worry for teams ahead of the knockout stage that begins with the quarter-finals on Thursday. Players slipping, especially while attempting a slap push or a pass on the run, has been a common sight...
  • Coaches unhappy with eight-team format in Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    The new format of the men's Champions Trophy hockey competed by eight countries on Wednesday came in for criticism from the coaches of the participating teams who all feel that the current system was "unfair" and want to return to the old six-team format. Till 2010, six best teams of the...
  • Champions Trophy: Nobody expected us to win against Holland, says Oltmans December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: His native country ended up on the losing side on Tuesday, but India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was a relieved man after the hosts stunned the Netherlands 3-2 in a Pool B match of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here. He said what went in India's favour was...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: India upset Netherlands to set up Belgium quarter-final December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A resurgent India on Tuesday surprised London Olympics silver medallists Netherlands to register their first win of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy here and set up a quarter-final date with Belgium. After the first 30 minutes failed to produce a goal, the next 30 threw up as many as five...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: the complete quarter-final line-up December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The FIH Men's Champions Trophy being played here will see India take on the red army of Belgium in the quarter-finals that were decided on Tuesday after the pool stage came to a close with the hosts registering their first win of the tournament - 3-2 against the Netherlands. The...