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  • Nation celebrates hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand's 109th birthday 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as the National Sports Day, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the best way to honour the hockey wizard's memory is to inculcate the qualities he displayed on the field. "August 29 marks...
  • PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand 8 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. "Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi...
  • Hockey scene in India better than Pakistan: PHF secretary 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Rana Mujahid is "frustrated" that the national sport is struggling to lure sponsors due to lack of international success in recent years and felt the scene was much better in India. "We feel frustrated ourselves as sponsors are reluctant to invest in a sport which has...
  • Hockey India Secretary General hits back at SAI Director General Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned. HI High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans had recently written a letter to Sports...
  • We are aiming for a victorious start in Asian Games: Ritu Rani 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Asian Games round the corner, the Indian women's hockey team is aiming for a winning start its campaign in the 17th edition of the continental event to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. Indian women's hockey team captain Ritu Rani is...
  • Roelant Oltmans to conduct clinic for hockey coaches 3 days ago

    New Delhi: To keep coaches up-to-date and in line with the latest information and developments in international hockey, the Indian team's high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, will conduct a one-day high performance coaching clinic with around 30 coaches at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak on Aug 27. The clinic will...
  • Oltmans writes to SAI on 'dangerous' condition of turfs at NIS 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Barely a month left for the Asian Games, Hockey India High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans has written to the Sports Authority of India about the artificial turfs at NIS Patiala being in a "dangerous" condition and will effect the preparation of the women's team for the mega event...
  • Cash crunch hits Pakistan hockey's Asiad preparations 6 days ago

    Karachi: A severe cash crunch has struck Pakistan hockey team's preparations for the Asian Games. The record eight-time champions hopes of defending their title is in jeopardy as the team's Europe tour to prepare for the Incheon Asian Games, Sep 19-Oct, now looks doubtful. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had requested the...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold 6 days ago

    India hockey chief coach Terry Walsh expressed the hope that the team would end its 16-year-long wait for the Asian Games gold in Incheon. ...
  • Sardar Singh leads Indian hockey team's ice bucket challenge 6 days ago

    Indian captain Sardar Singh takes the Ice bucket challenge and is followed by his team members. ...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India hockey captain Sardar Singh and chief coach Terry Walsh Thursday expressed the hope that the team would end its 16-year-long wait for the Asian Games gold at the South Korean city of Incheon next month. The India team has been clubbed in Pool B with Pakistan, Sri Lanka,...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • Sports Ministry, MHA recommend Dhyan Chand's name for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding one more name to the recommendations for the Bharat Ratna, the Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Dhyan Chand's name for the honour. Sources in the Prime Minister's Office say that suggestions for various names have come in while the final decision is yet to be taken. Minister...
  • India beat Bangladesh 5-1 to win hockey Test series August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Men's Hockey team continued their rampaging run as they thrashed Bangladesh 5-1 in their second match to clinch the three-match Test series played at Dhaka on Friday. This victory brings with itself the series-win against Bangladesh and India now expects a clean sweep by winning the third...
  • India edge out Bangladesh 2-1 in hockey series opener August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding their fine form after bagging a silver in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Indian men's hockey team edged out Bangladesh 2-1 in the opening Test of the three-match series that started on Wednesday in Dhaka as part of the Asian Games tune-up. Bangladesh drew first...
  • We can be proud of our silver medal winning effort: Sardar Singh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India might have failed to break their Commonwealth Games title jinx for the second consecutive time but captain Sardar Singh has a lot of positives to take from the event and said the silver medal was a "well- deserved" achievement for the past masters of the game. Sardar said...
  • CWG 2014: No silver lining, only silver medal for hockey men August 5, 2014

    However, the team, coached by Terry Walsh, showed a lot of improvement despite going down twice to gold medallists Australia. ...
  • Indian hockey mentally stronger now, says goalkeeper Sreejesh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India's quest for a maiden Commonwealth Games title remained unfulfilled after losing to Australia in the final but goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels they have become mentally more stronger now and have shown great improvement in the just-concluded quadrennial event. India lost 0-4 to world champions Australia in the...
  • Indian men's hockey team to tour Bangladesh August 4, 2014

    Fresh from a Commonwealth Games silver medal in Glasgow, the Indian men's hockey team is now eyeing the Asian Games and will tour Bangladesh for a three-match series starting August 6 to tune-up for the challenge in Incheon, South Korea. The series is expected to provide international exposure to the young...
  • CWG 2014: India men's hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Reminiscent of the 2010 Games' final, India again lost to Australia in men's hockey final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games -- but this time the margin was halved to 0-4 -- and settled for the silver medal at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday. India were impressive in their...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 3-2 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 3-2 in the hockey semi-finals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • CWG 2014: India face New Zealand in men's hockey semis without skipper Sardar August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian men's hockey team will clash with New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday but without their captain Sardar Singh. The midfielder has been suspended for one match following his second dangerous offence in the tournament. Sardar was reprimanded for dangerous play in Tuesday's game...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team finish 5th in Glasgow August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team defeated hosts Scotland 2-1 in the 5-6 position classification match to end fifth at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. While the first half was a showcase of great defensive skills along with counter-attacks by India, it was only in the second half that the forwards,...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team sign off fifth at Glasgow Games August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team secured a 2-1 win over hosts Scotland to finish a disappointing fifth in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. Anupa Barla and Poonam Rani scored two quick field goals in the second half to help their team earn a consolation win. Nikki Kid converted a...
  • CWG 2014: Sardar Singh suspended for semifinal against New Zealand August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: In a huge jolt to Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been suspended for the semifinal match against New Zealand on Saturday following his yellow card for a dangerous slide tackle in pool A match against South Africa at the Commonwealth Games here. The appeal jury held a...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men thrash SA 5-2 to set up semi-final date with NZ August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: A clinical first-half performance from India saw them breeze past South Africa by 5-2 margin to qualify for the semi-final of the men's hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Having finished second in the pool behind defending champions Australia, India will now take on New Zealand...
  • CWG 2014: India eye 5th place finish in women's hockey July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: After failing to qualify for the semi-finals, the Indian women's hockey team will take on hosts Scotland in the 5-6 position playoff at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The teams last met during the Champions Challenge 1 here when India lost 3-4. The sides had also met in the 2006...
  • CWG 2014: India hockey captain Sardar Singh reprimanded for conduct July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian men's hockey captain Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate physical conduct against an opposition player during his side's group match against Australia here. The incident happened on Tuesday when Eddie Ockenden was hit on the face. India lost the match 2-4. After video evidence was played, the appeal jury...

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