World Series

  • Shiva Thapa gets US visa for World Series Boxing debut 10-01-2014 11:05 PM

    New Delhi: Young boxer Shiva Thapa is set for his first bout in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with team USA Knockouts after he was granted American visa to reach Miami in time for the Jan 17 tie against Ukraine Otamans. Sumit Sangwan, however, is yet to get his...
  • World Series of Boxing: Thapa, Sangwan head to America 01-01-2014 10:24 PM

    In a major boost for Indian boxing, two young pugilists Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan are headed to Miami after being picked by the American franchise for the World Series of Boxing. ...
  • Karthikeyan remains in Auto GP title hunt after thrilling win 05-10-2013 06:57 PM

    Brno (Czech Republic): A sensational start from third place on the grid set the foundation for Narain Karthikeyan's brilliant victory in race one of the Auto GP World Series season finale at the Brno circuit on Saturday. Having endured a difficult qualifying session on Saturday after an untimely red flag...
  • HI allows WSH players to be part of Hockey India League 26-08-2013 09:20 AM

    Indian players who played the rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) organised by the Indian Hockey Federation have been granted amnesty to be brought into the players' auction for the second season of the Hockey India League (HIL) - India's official franchise-based domestic competition, Hindustan Times reported on Monday. Hockey India...
  • Narain Karthikeyan zooms to third win in Auto GP 17-08-2013 10:44 PM

    Nurburgring, Germany: India's Narain Karthikeyan secured his third victory at round six of the Auto GP World Series at the Nurburgring Circuit here on Saturday. Having secured his third consecutive pole on Friday, Narain managed to capitalise on his advantage at the start, but faced stiff opposition from Italian GP2...
  • Algeria replace India in World Series of Boxing 09-11-2012 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: India's loss has turned out to be Africa's gain in the World Series of Boxing as Algeria Desert Hawks have replaced Mumbai Fighters in the semi-professional league's second season starting later this month. "World Series of Boxing (WSB) is delighted to announce its presence on yet another continent...
  • 2011 throws up new boxing stars as Olympics beckon 29-12-2011 10:07 PM

    A record number of them booked Olympic berths in the very first qualifying event as Indian boxers rounded off yet another superb year, holding out promise for more than one medal at the world's biggest sporting extravaganza next year. The year did not feature many big events but wherever they...
  • HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage in hockey in 2011 29-12-2011 10:00 PM

    Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change as the prolonged struggle for power between two warring federations once again took centre-stage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a never-ending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution...
  • 'Stay away from WSH or face 5-year bans' 26-12-2011 07:10 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday threatened to impose five-year bans on players who opt to play in the unsanctioned tournaments such as the much-hyped World Series Hockey (WSH), planned in India. The decision was taken at PHF's General Council meeting, where it also decided that the federation...
  • World XI beat India XI in WSH exhibition match 20-12-2011 10:28 PM

    Chandigarh: World XI thrashed India XI 7-2 in an exhibition match of the upcoming World Series Hockey here on Tuesday. As the Indians lacked finishing touch and displayed relatively poor defence, World XI outclassed the hosts in the last two quarters after sharing honours in the first two quarters. Both...
  • Brasa happy with postponement of WSH 13-12-2011 10:33 PM

    Chennai: Former India coach Joseph Brasa on Tuesday expressed happiness that the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) has shown character in understanding the problems faced by the players and decided to postpone the multi-million dollar World Series Hockey to February 29. "I am happy that the IHF has understood the problems...
  • Controversial World Series Hockey postponed 12-12-2011 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Mired in controversies since its very inception, the multi-crore World Series Hockey was on Monday postponed until after the Olympic Qualifiers to be held here in February next year. The event, a joint initiative of Nimbus and the de-recognised Indian Hockey Federation, was to start on December 17...
  • Top Pak players set to join World Series Hockey 09-12-2011 09:59 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is in crisis as eight players have reportedly signed contracts with the unofficial World Series Hockey league in India. Former captain Zeeshan Ashraf and Adnan Maqsood have left for India and former captain Rehan Butt, Shakeel Abbasi and Waseem Ahmed have also joined the league....
  • HC reserves judgement on PIL against Hockey India 07-12-2011 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a PIL filed by Joachim Caravalho, a former player and coach, alleging that Hockey India (HI) was threatening players against taking part in World Series Hockey (WSH), a joint initiative of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Nimbus Sport....
  • WSH gets National Stadium, Olympic camps shifted 02-12-2011 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The national hockey camp for the Olympic qualifiers will not be held in the capital as the government has allotted the Dhyan Chand National Stadium here to the World Series Hockey (WSH). Announcing this on Friday, Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra said he has received an...
  • WSH will succeed despite FIH threat: Delhi coach 02-12-2011 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: Players being warned by the FIH to stay from the World Series Hockey is a "serious issue," says the event's Delhi franchise's coach Roelant Oltmans, but he is hopeful that the deadlock will be sorted out soon. "The FIH warning is a serious issue at the moment. Not...
  • 'WSH will go ahead without interruption' 01-12-2011 10:36 PM

    Yannick colaco, the WSH COO, says none of the signed players has pulled out of the cash-rich event. ...
  • Joaquim Carvalho slams Hockey India 01-12-2011 10:31 PM

    The former India coach says HI is pressuring the youngsters to withdraw their names from World Series Hockey. ...
  • Impasse over World Series Hockey continues 01-12-2011 10:20 PM

    Twelve players are said to have pulled out from the cash-rich event, starting December 17. ...
  • Mumbai Warriors is the new WSH team 01-12-2011 08:00 PM

    Mumbai: World Series Hockey on Thursday unveiled Mumbai Warriors as the new franchise of the troubled league even as 12 star Indian players have reportedly decided to skip the tournament in favour of a national camp for Olympic qualifiers. WSH announced that the team will be skippered by local player...
  • No player has withdrawn from WSH, says Nimbus 01-12-2011 07:48 PM

    Mumbai: World Series Hockey (WSH) organisers, Nimbus, on Thursday claimed that three out of 12 India players, who decided to skip the upcoming mega-event in order to take part in the national camp for Olympic qualifiers, had called up to reconfirm their commitment to the tournament. "I can confirm that...
  • Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH 01-12-2011 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: In what has come as another serious blow to the World Series Hockey (WSH), six additional Indian players have confirmed their unavailability for the inaugural edition of the eight-city event. A day after six other Indian hockey players pulled out of the event, drag-flick specialists Rupinder Pal Singh...
  • WSH: Indian striker Rajpal in Delhi Wizards 30-11-2011 08:44 PM

    New Delhi: India striker Rajpal Singh was named in the Delhi Wizards squad for the inaugural season of the World Series Hockey (WSH) that starts on December 17. Pakistan's Shakeel Abbasi, Dutchman Martijn de Jager and New Zealand's Matias Minz and Patrick Harris have also been named in the 21-member...
  • Six top Indian hockey players pull out of WSH 30-11-2011 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: The World Series Hockey (WSH) suffered a serious setback on Wednesday after six top Indian players pulled out of the league, citing national commitment. Goalkeepers Bharat Chettri, Sreejesh, ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh, Tushar Khandekar, Sardara Singh and rising star Yuvraj Walmiki assured their parent body Hockey India (HI)...
  • What more could Federer have asked for?

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    Three successive titles at the end of the season, rivals falling by the wayside and a record sixth ATP Finals crown. After not having won...

  • Pak federation confident players will skip WSH 29-11-2011 12:51 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has expressed confidence that Pakistani players will stay away from the unsanctioned World Hockey Series in India, in the wake of the organisers' claim that all those who have signed for the event will definitely play. The WSH, a joint venture by Nimbus Sport and...
  • Will the World Series Hockey work? 29-11-2011 09:48 AM

    Even as WSH unveiled its eight teams, there are still doubts over the participation of the international players in the tournament. ...
  • 'India should be kept as the engine of hockey' 28-11-2011 08:27 PM

    Jose Brasa, former coach of the Indian hockey team will be in charge of the Chennai team in the World Series Hockey tournament. ...