World Series

  • Boxing India gets provisional approval from AIBA May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The group which has been approved by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to be a provisional representative of India till a new federation takes charge is an amalgamation of corporates and long-serving officials with two prominent sponsors of the sport taking the administrative plunge. The CMD of long-time Indian...
  • Shiva Thapa gets US visa for World Series Boxing debut January 10, 2014

    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 January 1, 2014

    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 October 5, 2013

    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 forced...
  • HI allows WSH players to be part of Hockey India League August 26, 2013

    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 (HI),...
  • Narain Karthikeyan zooms to third win in Auto GP August 17, 2013

    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 driver...
  • Narain Karthikeyan to drive in Auto GP opener March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: India's first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan will take part in the opening two races of the Auto GP World Series single-seater racing for the 2013 season. Karthikeyan, who was in F1 for the last two seasons with the now defunct HRT team, will drive for Zele Racing...
  • First six matches of HIL watched by 1.46 crore people January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The inaugural edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) has painted an extremely cheerful picture for the broadcasters so far with the first six matches of the tournament recording an impressive viewership of 1.46 crore. According to data shared by research agency TAM, HIL, at 1.46 crores,...
  • Algeria replace India in World Series of Boxing November 9, 2012

    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 with...
  • World Series Hockey starts from Dec 15 October 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The second edition of the World Series Hockey is to be held from Dec 15 to Jan 20 with a total of 45 matches. The tournament, to be played over five weeks, will have 14 matches less than the last edition played from Feb 29 to April 2. Importantly, the...
  • Sher-E-Punjab clinch inaugural WSH crown April 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Sher-E-Punjab on Monday justified their top billing by coming from a goal down to trounce Pune Strykers 5-2 to lift the inaugural World Series Hockey crown in front of a packed gathering at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium here. Stunned by an early field goal scored from what looked to be an...
  • Pune beat Chandigarh to enter WSH final April 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Pune Strykers came back from the dead to edge out Chandigarh Comets 7-6 via tie-break in a rousing semi-final of the inaugural World Series Hockey in Mumbai on Sunday night. Strykers made a grand rally from 1-4 to draw level in regular time, their last goal came from their eighth...
  • Punjab thrash Karnataka to enter WSH final April 1, 2012

    Bangalore: An aggressive Sher-E-Punjab punished an errant Karnataka Lions 4-1 to enter the final of the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey competition in Bangalore on Sunday. The score-line was not fully indicative of Punjab's dominance marked by goals from Mathew Hotchkis (18), Karamjit Singh (40), Harpreet Singh (65) and Prabhjot Singh...
  • WSH: Top four ready to battle in the semis March 31, 2012

    Bangalore: Chance to book a place in the summit clash of the World Series Hockey (WSH) will be up for grabs when the top four teams from the group stage lock horns in the semi-finals on Sunday, where Karnataka Lions take on Sher-E-Punjab and Chandigarh Comets face Pune Strykers. Karnataka...
  • WSH: Mumbai end Chennai's semi-final hopes March 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Marines torpedoed Chennai Cheetahs' semi-final hopes with a comprehensive 4-1 victory in the final league encounter of the Bridgestone World Series Hockey (WSH) at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium here on Friday. Mumbai, who had no chance of advancing even with a victory, spoilt their southern rivals' chances with some fine...
  • WSH: Delhi beat Punjab 7-5 in high-voltage match March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan drag-flicker Shakeel Abbasi notched up a hat-trick as Delhi Wizards, who are already out of contention for the World Series Hockey (WSH) semi-finals, eked out a thrilling 7-5 victory over Sher-E-Punjab in their last match here on Friday night. In a high-voltage match, Abbasi (37th, 42nd, 60th)...
  • Pune keep semis hopes alive, beat Bhopal in WSH March 29, 2012

    Bhopal: Simrandeep Randhawa came up with a brilliant hat-trick to help Pune Strykers snatch a thrilling 5-4 victory over Bhopal Badshahs in their last league game of the World Series Hockey on Thursday night. Simrandeep (52nd minute, 55th, 60th), while Nikkin Thimmaiah (10th) and Birendra Lakra (68th) scored goals to help...
  • WSH: Cheetahs beat Wizards 6-4 March 28, 2012

    Chennai: Hosts Chennai Cheetahs made an incredible comeback in the final quarter as they beat Delhi Wizards 6-4 to keep their hopes of making it to the semi-finals alive. Cheetahs now have 19 points from 13 matches and are on fourth spot. It was a fantastic game where Cheetahs trailing 1-3...
  • Chandigarh beat Mumbai 4-3 to enter semis in WSH March 28, 2012

    Chandigarh: A last-minute goal by Robert Green helped Chandigarh Comets beat struggling Mumbai Marines 4-3 and assure themselves a semi-final berth in the World Series Hockey on Wednesday. Locked at 3-3 and with barely couple of minutes remaining for the final hooter, Comets led by Pakistani international Rehan Butt earned their...
  • WSH: 'Probables should have been allowed to play' March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India players, Prabhjot Singh and Gagan Ajit Singh, on Wednesday said that the stand-off between Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) was not helping the cause of the players and the sport and HI should not have barred the probables, named for the national...
  • Mumbai to host World Series Hockey final March 28, 2012

    Bangalore: The final of the World Series Hockey will be held in Mumbai on April 2, the organisers said on Wednesday. However, the two semi-finals on April 1 will be held in Bangalore and Mumbai. The semi-finals will commence at 7 pm in Bangalore and 9 pm in Mumbai, while the...
  • WSH: Pune stun leaders Punjab 3-2 March 28, 2012

    Pune: Drag-flicker Gurpreet Singh struck twice as hosts Pune Strykers stunned table-toppers Sher-E-Punjab 3-2 in a pulsating World Series Hockey [WSH] match here on Tuesday night. Vikas Pillay (12th) and Gurpreet Singh (29th and 31st) scored for Pune, while Bikramjit Singh (6th) and Gagan Ajit Singh (63rd) sounded the board for...
  • WSH: Karnataka beat Bhopal 5-2 March 27, 2012

    Bhopal: Len Aiyappa came up with a brilliant hat-trick as Karnataka Lions defeated hosts Bhopal Badshahs 5-2 in a high-voltage match of the inaugural World Series Hockey here on Tuesday. Aiyappa (31st minute, 45th, 50th) took his total tally of goals to 13 to be tied joint second with Gurjinder Singh...
  • Khandekar, Shivendra return money to WSH March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Tushar Khandekar and Shivendra Singh have returned the contract money paid to them by Nimbus for their participation in the World Series Hockey (WSH) and termed their contract as void. Singh returned Rs 90,000 while Khandekar gave back Rs 60,000 respectively through cheques, dated March 15, along with their...
  • WSH: Comets rout Cheetahs, close in on SF berth March 26, 2012

    Chennai: Chandigarh Comets defeated Chennai Cheetahs 3-0 to virtually assure themselves of a berth in the semi-finals of the World Series Hockey, here on Monday. After taking the lead in the second minute through Mohd Amir Khan, Gurjinder Singh increased the tally when he scored eight minutes later following a penalty...
  • WSH: Delhi Wizards thrash Pune Strykers 5-2 March 26, 2012

    Pune: Delhi Wizards got their campaign back on track by thrashing Pune Strykers 5-2 in a 12th round match of the World Series Hockey tournament here on Monday. Wizards now have 16 points from 12 games while Strykers remain on 15. However, it was the home team that surged ahead in the...
  • Bhopal Badshahs back in semis contention in WSH March 25, 2012

    Bhopal: Mohammed Sahir Khan hit the decisive goal in the fourth quarter as Bhopal Badshahs pipped Mumbai Marines 2-1 in a World Series Hockey match to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Before this match, Bhopal (17) were in the sixth position but three points from this win pushed them to the...
  • Sher-E-Punjab enter semi-finals in WSH March 25, 2012

    Chennai: Sher-E-Punjab on Sunday booked their berth in the semi-finals of the World Series Hockey competition after defeating Chennai Cheetahs 4-2 for their eighth win in 12 matches. Goals by Bikramjit Singh (14th), Harpreet Singh (21st), Deepak Thakur (42nd) and Gagan Ajit Singh (68th) set up Punjab's victory while Chennai, for...
  • WSH: Karnataka Lions beat Delhi Wizards March 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Playing their third game in four days and their last home match, Karnataka Lions scrambled to a 3-1 win against Delhi Wizards in the World Series Hockey tournament here on Saturday. The victory, their sixth and third in a row, took the Lions' tally to 18 from 12 matches as...
  • WSH: Bhopal rally to hold Comets to a 4-4 draw March 24, 2012

    Bhopal: Bhopal Badshahs made a remarkable comeback to hold second-placed Chandigarh Comets 4-4 in an 11th-round match of the World Series Hockey [WSH] on Saturday. Down 0-4 in the first two quarters, Bhopal made a spirited comeback and scored four goals in the next two to deny Chandigarh full points. Expectedly it...