May 20, 2016One week break will rejuvenate players, says hockey coach Oltmans
India men's hockey team chief coach Roelant Oltmans feels the one week break starting before the Champions Trophy will help the players rejuvenate themselves ahead of the Rio Olympics, the countdown for which has already begun.
May 18, 2016Why hockey team can bring glory to India...
Roelant Oltmans fully understands what a men's hockey medal would mean to India's success-starved fans but the Dutch coach will not burden his players with the pressure of bringing one home from the Rio Games.
May 17, 2016Champions Trophy: India target medal finish before Rio Olympics
Sreejesh to lead India as team will experiment with different combinations and execute new tactics
May 11, 2016Ritu Rani, Raghunath recommended for Arjuna award
Indian women's team captain Ritu Rani and senior's men's team drag-flicker V R Raghunath were on Wednesday recommended by Hockey India for the Arjuna Award.
Rio-bound Indian hockey team peaking at right time, reckons Raghunath
'No opponent takes us lightly anymore and they talk about us as a team that does well in knockouts'
PHOTOS: Putin shows off ace stick skills in all-star ice hockey game
Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off his stick skills with a goal and two assists in an amateur ice hockey game at a 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics venue on Tuesday.
April 27, 2016Indian men's hockey team clubbed with Germany, Holland in Rio
India's men's hockey team was handed a tough group for the Rio Olympic Games as it has been pooled with defending champions Germany, European Champions Netherlands and Pan-American Games champions Argentina in the six-team Pool B.
April 26, 2016Indian hockey team's performance getting better: coach Oltmans
Chief coach Roelant Oltmans says the performance of the team is always getting better and it is important that the level remains consistent.
April 16, 2016Australia beat India to retain Azlan Shah Cup title
World Champions Australia thrashed India 4-0 to reclaim the Azlan Shah Cup hockey title in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Saturday.
April 15, 2016Azlan Shah Hockey: India enter 7th final, to play Aus for title
World champions Australia completed their all-win sequence in the round-robin league competition of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament by posting a facile 3-0 victory over Canada, in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Friday.
International hockey revamp: Champions Trophy to be scrapped
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is set to introduce drastic changes in the structure of global competitions with a new Global Hockey League (GHL) to be introduced in 2019 in place of the long-standing Champions Trophy, which will be scrapped.
April 13, 2016Azlan Shah: India lose 1-2 to NZ, need to beat Malaysia for final berth
India's chances of advancing to the final suffered a blow after they went down 1-2 to defending champions New Zealand in their penultimate round-robin league match of the 25th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament at Ipoh in Malaysia.
April 12, 2016India thrash Pakistan in Azlan Shah hockey
A dominant India hammered arch-rivals Pakistan 5-1 with SV Sunil striking twice in a round-robin league match of the Sultan Azlan Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Tuesday.
April 10, 2016India survive anxious moments before prevailing over Canada
India squandered numerous scoring chances before two late goals sealed their 3-1 victory over Canada in the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey in Ipoh on Sunday.
April 07, 2016Azlan Shah hockey: India get a thrashing from Australia
Indian defence crumbled under the onslaught of a rampaging Australia as they were handed a 1-5 thrashing by the world champions in their second league fixture of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia on Thursday.
April 06, 2016Azlan Azlan Shah hockey: India struggle to get past lowly Japan
Asian Games champions India came from a goal down to clinch an unimpressive 2-1 victory over hard-working Japan on the opening day of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Wednesday.
April 05, 2016India eves lose a thriller against China
Indian women's hockey team suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of fifth-ranked China in the last pool game of the 2016 Hawkey's Bay Cup.
March 31, 2016Azlan Shah, CT will serve as Olympic preparations: Sardar
With an eye on the Olympics, the India hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the upcoming tournaments like Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Champions Trophy will serve as important preparatory events in the run-up to the Rio Games.
March 29, 2016Azlan Shah will be a good preparation for Rio, says Hockey coach
With their eyes firmly focused on 2016 Olympics, Indian men hockey team's chief coach Roelant Oltmans feels the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be an ideal preparation for his boys ahead of the Rio Games.
March 26, 2016Hockey awards: Sreejesh, Deepika are Player of the Year
India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and Deepika won the Dhruv Batra Player of the Year award for men and women, respectively, at the Hockey India second annual awards, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.
March 21, 2016With an eye on Rio, India picks depleted hockey team for Azlan Shah
Talismanic midfielder Sardar Singh will lead an experimental 18-member India hockey team, which will be without as many as seven players including senior goalkeeper and vice-captain P R Sreejesh, in the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia next month.
March 09, 2016Sardar Singh case: Former UK woman hockey player appears before SIT
An Indian-origin England Under-19 women's hockey player, who had lodged a complaint against Indian captain Sardara Singh of sexual harassment, appeared before the special investigating team set up by the Ludhiana Police Commissioner Parmraj Singh on Wednesday.
February 29, 2016Hockey: Indian women go down fighting to Germany
The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting 2-3 to slump to their second consecutive defeat against Germany in the tour to South Africa.
February 28, 2016Hockey: Germany ends Indian women's unbeaten run
Indian women's hockey team lost 0-3 to Germany to slump to their first defeat in their tour to South Africa, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
February 26, 2016Hockey: India women continue winning run on SA Tour
The Indian women's hockey team continued its winning streak on its tour to South Africa by routing Scotland national team 5-0 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
February 21, 2016Punjab Warriors hammer Kalinga Lancers to win Hockey India League
Jaypee Punjab Warriors thrashed Kalinga Lancers 6-1 in the final to win the fourth edition of the Hockey India League in Ranchi on Sunday.
February 20, 2016HIL: Punjab Warriors to lock horns with Kalinga Lancers in final
Jaypee Punjab Warriors made it to the third final with a 3-1 win over Delhi Waveriders while it will be a maiden summit clash for Kalinga Lancers who ousted defending champions Ranchi Rays 4-2 in the Hockey India League, in Ranchi, on Saturday.
February 17, 2016Hockey India League: Waveriders, Lancers qualify for semi-finals
Delhi Waveriders crushed Kalinga Lancers 6-0 to storm into the semi-finals of the Hockey India League on Wednesday.
February 16, 2016Hockey India League: Mumbai beat UP to keep semi-final hopes alive
Dishing out a superlative display, Dabang Mumbai swamped Uttar Pradesh Wizards 6-3 in their concluding round-robin game of the Hockey India League to keep their hopes of entering the semi-finals alive.
Attacking free-hit hockey rule changed
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed on Tuesday an amendment to the 'Rules of Hockey' to clarify rule 13.2 in relation to free hits within five metres of the circle.
February 15, 2016Hockey India League: Warriors hold Lancers, seal semi-final berth
Jaypee Punjab Warriors came back from behind to hold Kalinga Lancers to a 4-4 draw and seal their place in the semifinal of the fourth Hockey India League in Chandigarh on Monday.
February 14, 2016HIL: Ranchi Rays continue unbeaten run on home turf
Already assured of a semi-final berth, defending champions Ranchi Rays, on Sunday, registered their fifth straight victory on the home turf, beating Dabang Mumbai 1-0, in Ranchi.
February 13, 2016HIL: Dhoni's Ranchi Rays on course for title defence
Defending champions Ranchi Rays displayed their class and routed Uttar Pradesh Wizards 6-0 in a round robin match to seal their semi-final berth in the fourth edition of the Hockey India League, in Ranchi, on Saturday.
'Any loss to Pak at any level is a disappointment.'
India might have lost to Pakistan in the summit clash of men's hockey in the 12th South Asian Games but captain Mandeep Antil on Saturday sought to take the positives from the performance of his players, saying they have done well given the inexperience of the team.
February 12, 2016South Asian Games: India lose to Pakistan in hockey final
India produced a disappointing performance to lose to arch-rivals Pakistan 0-1 in a lacklustre summit clash of men's hockey at the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati on Friday.
Hockey India League: Punjab thrash Mumbai to go top of the table
Jaypee Punjab Warriors stopped Dabang Mumbai's resurgent run by inflicting a 5-1 defeat on the home team and climbed up to the top of the table in the Hockey India League on Friday.
February 11, 2016Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders stun Ranchi Rays
Delhi Waveriders stunned defending champions Ranchi Rays 7-4 in a hard-fought battle in the 4th Coal India Hockey India League.
Hockey India League: UP Wizards hammer Punjab Warriors 4-1
Uttar Pradesh Wizards finally recorded their first win in their last game on home turf defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors 4-1 in a Hockey India League (HIL) match in Lucknow.
February 07, 2016HIL: Punjab Warriors end Lancers' winning streak
Simon Orchard and Satbir Singh scored a field goal each as Jaypee Punjab Warriors registered a thumping 4-1 victory over Kalinga Lancers to climb to the second position in the Hockey India League, in Bhubaneshwar, on Sunday.
February 06, 2016HIL: Dabang Mumbai stun Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Dabang Mumbai caused a 2-1 upset win over hosts Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League (HIL) match, in Lucknow, on Saturday.
February 05, 2016Hockey India League: Turner helps Lancers beat Waveriders, go top
Kalinga Lancers rode on Glenn Turner's twin field strike to cruise to a comfortable 4-0 win over Delhi Waveriders and register their fourth victory in the fourth Hockey India League in Bubaneswar on Friday.
February 04, 2016Sardar denies sexual harassment claims: 'We were good friends'
India's hockey team captain Sardar Singh threatened to take legal action against the woman who has accused him of sexual harassment, claiming she misused his social media accounts to send out information he never approved of.
Hockey India to file defamation cases against Kirti Azad
Livid with allegations of corruption levelled by Kirti Azad, Hockey India is planning to file civil and criminal defamation suits against the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party MP, saying that his sustained outbursts are costing Hockey India sponsorship.
February 03, 2016Hockey India League: Mumbai shock Ranchi to end losing streak
Down to ten men for the entire second half, a struggling Dabang Mumbai secured their first victory in the Hockey India League with a thrilling 7-5 win over table toppers and defending champions Ranchi Rays.
Hockey captain Sardar rubbishes sexual harassment charges against him
India hockey captain Sardar Singh is in deep trouble. A British hockey player has reportedly filed a written complaint against the 29-year-old accusing him of sexual harassment.
February 02, 2016Hockey India League: Delhi slump to second straight home defeat
Former champions Delhi Waveriders' homecoming turned out to be a disappointing affair as they lost 2-5 to Jaypee Punjab Warriors and slumped to their second consecutive defeat in the fourth season of the Hockey India League at the floodlit Shivaji Stadium, in Delhi, on Tuesday.
February 01, 2016Hockey India League: UP Wizards stun Delhi Waveriders 6-4
Uttar Pradesh Wizards produced a fine performance to stun Delhi Waveriders 6-4 in a high-scoring round-robin match of the fourth Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi.
PIX: After cricket and football, hockey gets Sakshi Dhoni's attention
Sakshi Dhoni was seen cheering her husband's team Ranchi Rays during a Hockey Indian League match.
January 31, 2016HIL: Lancers edge past Dabang Mumbai
Dabang Mumbai made a splendid recovery from 0-4 down to draw level with Kalinga Lancers before a timely field goal by the visitors buried their hopes of a maiden win as they went down 4-6 in a Hockey India League match (HIL) in Mumbai on Sunday.
January 30, 2016HIL: Sandeep scores winning goal in Ranchi Rays' win over Warriors
Former India captain Sandeep Singh struck the winning goal from a penalty corner as defending champions Ranchi Rays rallied to beat Jaypee Punjab Warriors 5-4 in a pulsating match and jump to the top position in the Hockey India League, in Ranchi, on Saturday.
January 29, 2016HIL: Talwinder stars in Delhi's thrilling win over Mumbai
Talwinder Singh struck a field goal in the dying moments of the game to lead Delhi Wave Riders to a thrilling come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Dabang Mumbai in a Hockey India League contest, in Mumbai, on Friday.
January 26, 2016Dutch players Horst, Welten voted 2015 FIH Players of the Year
The Netherlands Robert Van der Horst and Lidewij Welten won the men's and women's International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year awards, respectively, for their performances in 2015.
HIL: Jackson's brace help Ranchi Rays beat Waveriders 2-1
Skipper Ashley Jackson led from the front with twin strikes to hand defending champions Ranchi Rays a 2-1 win over Delhi Waveriders and register their second victory in the fourth edition of the Hockey India League, in Ranchi on Tuesday.
January 25, 2016HIL: Kalinga Lancers go top after thrashing UP Wizards
Kalinga Lancers thrashed Uttar Pradesh Wizards 10-2 in a high-scoring contest to register their second consecutive win and jump to the top of the fourth Hockey India League, in Lucknow on Monday.
January 24, 2016HIL: Punjab beat Mumbai to jump to top of table
Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Dabang Mumbai 3-1 in a dominating display to notch up their
January 23, 2016HIL: Waveriders continue winning run; beat UP Wizards
Delhi Waveriders maintained their winning streak and defeated Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-1 to move to the top of the points table of the fourth Hockey India League, in Lucknow, on Saturday.
January 14, 2016Apologise for your behaviour, Sardar tells Pakistan players
Indian hockey team skipper Sardar Singh has asked the Pakistan players to apologise for their 'unacceptable' behaviour during the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar in December 2014, backing Hockey India's stand of not allowing the stars from across the border to play in HIL.
December 24, 20152015 Rewind: What an eventful year for Indian hockey!
On-field achievements often jostled for space with off-field drama as Indian hockey endured a rollercoaster year during which the players scripted historical feats but coach Paul van Ass' acrimonious ouster and Gurbaj Singh's suspension created its share of storm.
December 23, 201510 BEST Sports Images of the Week!
Get set to be amazed as Rediff.com has all that and more sporting action from the past week encapsulated in this super photo feature.
December 22, 2015India hockey team face Germany, Holland challenge at 2016 Rio Olympics
Eight-time champions India have been clubbed alongside title holders Germany and World No 2 Netherlands in Pool B at the men's hockey competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
December 14, 2015Road to Rio: Indian hockey offers some hope...
India's third-place finish at the Hockey World League Finals is a timely reminder of the improvement the team has made under Oltmans. But one must not get carried away.
December 07, 2015Australia edge Belgium to win Hockey World League Final title
The Australian Men's Hockey team defeated Belgium 2-1, to lift the title of Hockey World League Final at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium, Raipur on Sunday.
December 06, 2015Hockey World League Final: India beat Netherlands to earn bronze
Hosts India beat defending champions Netherlands 3-2 in a penalty shootout to win the bronze at the Hockey World League Final in Raipur.
December 05, 2015Hockey World League: India knocked out by Belgium in semis
India conceded a soft goal in the fifth minute of the second semi-final encounter when Cedric Charlier scored from a field strike for Belgium, which eventually separated both the teams at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel stadium.
December 04, 2015Australia edge past Netherlands 3-2 to enter final
World champions Australia got the better of defending champions the Netherlands 3-2 in a high-voltage first semi-final to progress to the title round of the ongoing Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium, in Raiput, on Friday.
Hockey World League Final: Inspired India enter semi-finals
Leaving behind their disappointing league campaign, India produced an inspired performance to upstage World No.4 Great Britain 2-1 and enter the semifinals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium in Raipur.
December 01, 2015Hockey World League: Britain tops pool, to meet India in quarters
India will face Great Britain in the quarter-finals on Thursday after the British drew 3-3 with Belgium to top Pool A in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium in Raipur on Tuesday.
November 30, 2015Hockey World League Final: India lose to Netherlands, finish last
An inconsistent India lost 1-3 to the Netherlands to slump to their second defeat in the tournament and finish at the bottom of Pool B at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in Raipur on Monday.
November 28, 2015Hockey World League Final: India hold Olympic champions Germany
Brushing aside the disappointing show against Argentina in the tournament opener, hosts India produced a much-improved performance as they held Olympic champions Germany to a 1-1 draw in their second Pool B match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final.
Hockey World League: Germany in goalless draw with Netherlands
Germany were held to frustrating goalless draw against Netherlands in their final match of the EuroHockey Championship.
November 27, 2015Hockey World League: Lacklustre India lose 0-3 to Argentina in opener
India dished out a lackluster performance to go down 0-3 to Argentina in the opening match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in front of a packed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Raipur on Friday.
November 24, 2015Hockey: India wins 3rd Test but loses series
Despite winning the third hockey test against Australia, the Indian team suffered a huge disappointment as they lost the three-match series in the penalty shootout at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium, in Raipur, on Monday.
November 23, 2015Triumphant junior hockey team needs sterner tests, says coach
Winning the eighth Junior Men's Asia Cup hockey tournament is just the beginning for the Indian colts; they need to frequently face "sterner tests" to become world beaters, feels coach Harendra Singh.
November 22, 2015Junior Asia Cup: India thrash Pakistan 6-2 in final
The Indian junior men's hockey team thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 6-2 in the Asia Cup final on Sunday.
November 20, 20151st hockey Test: India-Australia settle for draw
India's star drag-flicker V Raghunath netted two goals to help the hosts settle for a 2-2 draw against world champions Australia in the first hockey Test of the three-match series, in Rajnandgaon, on Thursday.
November 19, 2015Jr Asia Cup: Harmanpreet 'tricks' as India rout Oman to enter semis
Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick as India humiliated lowly Oman 9-0 to enter the semi-finals in the eighth junior men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Kuantan, Malaysia, on Thursday.
November 17, 2015Junior Asia Cup hockey: India beat China to top pool
India defeated China 4-1 in their last pool match to mantain a clean slate going into the quarterfinals of the junior men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Kuantan, on Tuesday.
November 15, 2015Junior Asia Cup hockey: India register second win
India went through some anxious dying moments before eking out a close 5-4 win over hosts Malaysia and registered their second consecutive win of the eighth junior men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, in Kuantan, on Sunday.
November 14, 2015Junior Asia Cup: Harmanpreet doubles helps India beat Japan in opener
Indian colts staged a magnificent comeback to beat Japan 2-1 in their opening match of the Junior Men's Asia Cup Hockey.
November 07, 2015Hockey World Rankings: Indian men's team rises to No 6
The Indian men's hockey team jumped two places to occupy sixth place in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings on the back of its good showing in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals.
October 24, 2015Hockey India lifts ban on Gurbaj Singh
Hockey India (HI) has lifted the nine-month ban on Gurbaj Singh with immediate effect in the wake of Punjab and Haryana High Court's order that termed the suspension of the senior player "illegal".
October 18, 2015Sultan of Johor Cup: Britain beat India to clinch title
The Indian junior men's hockey team lost to Great Britain 3-4 in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out in the Sultan of Johor Cup final in Johor Bahru on Sunday.
October 14, 2015Johor Cup hockey: India junior men team Argentina 3-2
India's junior men's hockey team came back strongly in the ongoing 5th Sultan of Johor Cup as they defeated Argentina 3-2 in the third league match in Johor Bahru on Wednesday.
October 12, 2015Britain beat India with late goal in Johor Cup hockey
India conceded a goal in the dying minutes of the match and went down 3-4 to Great Britain in their second outing at the fifth Sultan of Johor Cup junior hockey tournament, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Monday.
Let Pakistan players play in Hockey India League, says Pillay
Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay on Monday batted for participation of Pakistan's players in the Hockey India League (HIL) tournament and urged Hockey India to take up the issue with politicians to ensure their presence in the future editions of the franchise-based league.
October 11, 2015Junior hockey: India thrash Pakistan 5-1 in Sultan of Johor Cup
The Indian boys dominated the entire match as they registered an easy win in their opening match.
Hockey Test: India hold NZ to 1-1 draw, win series 2-1
After a goalless opening two quarters, Nick Ross broke the deadlock for New Zealand in the 41st minute. But the hosts' joy was short lived as India equalised two minutes later through a field goal from SV Sunil (43rd).
October 10, 2015Hockey Test: India edge past Kiwis 3-2
The Indian men's hockey team secured a 3-2 win over New Zealand in a nail-biting third game to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in four-Test series at Christchurch on Friday.
October 08, 2015India thrash Kiwis 3-1 to level Hockey Test series
The Indian men's hockey produced a much-improved performance on Wednesday as they defeated New Zealand in the second match to level the four-Test series 1-1 in Nelson, New Zealand.
September 17, 2015HIL auction: Germany's Fuerste wins highest bid; poor return for Sardar
India captain Sardar Singh fetched a poor return of US $58,000 while Germany's Moritz Fuerste drew the highest ever bid in the history of the Hockey India League auction, bought by Kalinga Lancers for a whopping US $1,05,000 in Delhi on Thursday.
September 14, 2015Why Pakistan players are not welcome in Hockey India League
Hockey India president Narinder Batra on Monday ruled out Pakistani players participation in future editions of Hockey India League saying they will not be considered until they apologise for their 'unacceptable behaviour' during last year's Champions Trophy.
September 13, 2015Junior Hockey Asia Cup: Indian eves lose to Japan in semis
The Indian women's junior hockey team crashed out of the 7th Asia Cup after suffering a 2-3 defeat in penalty shootout against Japan in a nail-biting semi-final in Changzhou, China on Saturday.
September 06, 2015Junior Hockey Asia Cup: Indian eves hammer South Korea 13-0
The Indian women's junior hockey team got off to a sensational start in the 7th Asia Cup as they hammered Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) 13-0 in their opening match at Changzhou on Saturday.
August 29, 2015Chak De! Indian women's hockey team qualifies for Rio Olympics
The Indian women's hockey team will return to the Olympics after a long gap of 36 years as it qualified for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday, after England made it to the final of the ongoing EuroHockey Championships in London.
August 19, 2015PHOTOS: Walmiki brothers play hockey, dance with Rashtriya Rifles jawans
India hockey players Yuvraj and Devender Walmiki attend Rashtriya Rifles for their silver jubilee year celebrations in Anantnag earlier this week.
August 13, 2015Ramandeep scores twice as India win Spain hockey series
India's hockey team ended its European tour on a high, comfortably defeating Spain 4-2 in its last engagement to win the three-Test series by a 2-1 margin, in Terrassa, on Thursday.
August 12, 2015Europe hockey tour: India score over Spain
The Indian men's hockey team returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Spain in the fourth match of their ongoing tour of Europe, in Sant Cugat del Valles (Spain), on Wednesday.
August 11, 2015Europe hockey Tour: India go down to Spain
Failing to sustain an aggressive start, the Indian men's hockey team went down to Spain 1-4 in its third match of the ongoing Europe Tour in Sant Cugat del Valles.
August 10, 2015Gurbaj suspended for 9 months for 'disciplinary issues'
Senior India hockey player Gurbaj Singh was suspended for nine months on Monday for allegedly indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team.
August 04, 2015India hockey captain Rani Rampal appointed SAI coach
Indian women's hockey team forward Rani Rampal is set to become an assistant coach with the Sports Authority of India after SAI relaxed its recruitment norms owing to her fine brilliant record.
1st Hockey Test: Clinical India blank France
Talented Chinglensana Singh and seasoned S V Sunil scored a goal each as the Indian men's hockey team started their tour of Europe with a 2-0 victory over hosts France on Monday.
August 03, 2015India not taking France lightly in European Tour opener
In the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final 2012-13, the Indian team outplayed the European team by 6-2 in which young Mandeep Singh scored two back-to-back goals. In the second season of FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final, India again met France in the semi-final round in Belgium and defeated them 3-2.
July 27, 2015Indian hockey team to embark on Euro tour under Oltmans
A 21-member Indian men's hockey team will embark on a 15-day tour of Europe, starting July 31. High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans will take over as the chief coach of the side following the unceremonious ouster of Paul Van Ass.
July 25, 2015Oltmans replaces Van Ass as India's hockey coach
High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was on Saturday appointed coach of the Indian hockey team, replacing Paul van Ass, who was unceremoniously sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India president Narinder Batra.
July 22, 2015Van Ass ready to return, but wants no interference
Paul van Ass, who claims he was fired as chief coach of India's men's hockey team following an altercation with Hockey India president Narinder Batra, says he is willing to resume duties provided there is no "interference" in his work.
July 21, 2015'Rude' van Ass not a good coach, says Hockey India president Batra
The HI president also said that a committee has been formed to decide on the fate of the coach and it will take a decision on Friday. He said he has no ego problem and if the committee feels the coach should continue, he would himself go to The Netherlands to bring him back.
July 20, 2015India hockey coach van Ass claims he was sacked
Indian men's hockey team chief coach Paul van Ass on Monday claimed that he has been fired by Hockey India following his alleged public altercation with federation president Narinder Batra.
Hockey coach Van Ass missing from the action
Barely five months into the job, uncertainty looms large over Paul van Ass continuing as chief coach of India's men's hockey team.
July 06, 2015Drums, loud cheers welcome Indian women's hockey team
A large contingent of officials and media were present at the airport to receive the team, which finished fifth in the just-concluded Hockey World League Semi-finals in Antwerp.
World Hockey League: Australia strike late to sink Belgium to win title
The title encounter seemed headed for the penalty shootout after Australia's two successive penalty corners in the last 25 seconds, the second of which Ciriello finally found the target by placing the shot wide of the Belgian goalkeeper's reach.
July 05, 2015Women's hockey team put 'one foot on the flight to Rio'
Indian women's hockey team qualified for the Rio Olympic Games .
July 03, 2015Shameful! Shocking! Sad day for Pakistan hockey!
A pall of gloom shrouded the Pakistan hockey community after the national team failed to qualify for the Olympics.
July 02, 2015Hockey World League: India beat Italy, keep Olympic dreams alive
India kept their Olympic qualification dreams alive by beating lower-ranked Italy in the shoot-out in a classification match of the women's Hockey World League semi-finals at the KHC Dragons Stadium in Antwerp.
June 30, 2015Hockey League: India seek to iron out defensive flaws as Malaysia lurk
Soundly thrashed by Australia in their last match, India will look to sort out their defensive woes when they take on Malaysia in their quarter-final match of the Hockey World League Semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium, on Wednesday.
June 29, 2015Nerves and high rhythm caught India off-guard: Van Ass
India hockey coach Paul van Ass said inability to handle fast-paced attack resulted in his side's capitulation against World champions Australia in the FIH World League semi-finals in Antwerp.
June 26, 2015Hockey World League: India, Pak play out thrilling draw
Ramandeep Singh scored two fine goals as the showpiece subcontinental hockey encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw in the World League semi-finals at the KHC Dragons Stadium in Antwerp.
New Zealand women stun Australia at World Hockey League
New Zealand pulled off the biggest surprise of the ongoing World League Semifinals with a 2-0 win over World Cup silver medalists Australia in the women's preliminary league in Antwerp.
June 24, 2015Rupinder's absence hurting India's penalty-corner conversion
India may be enjoying a winning run in the ongoing Hockey World League semi-finals in Antwerp, but coach Paul van Ass admits that the team has penalty-corner issues in the absence of injured drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh.
June 22, 2015'India are not mere tourists at Hockey World League'
India captain Sardar Singh asserted that they have a lot to play for in the ongoing Hockey World League Semifinals.
June 19, 2015World League Semifinals: Expect the unexpected from pressure-free India
- 'I hope our training on creating early pressure will be evident when we go into the competition'
June 14, 2015Dhoni motivates junior women hockey players
India's junior female hockey players were in for a surprise as the country's ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni met them.
India hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki's dream to be realised soon
"I am fortunate to be part of this important tournament and it becomes more special as I will be playing along with my brother Devindar Walmiki. This is like a dream come true as we always spoke about representing the country together and this dream is soon to get realised."
May 26, 2015Rupinder, Uthappa ignored for Hockey World League semi-final
Four key players, including ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and midfielder S K Uthappa, were dropped from India's 18-man squad for the Hockey World League semi-final, in Antwerp, Belgium, from June 20 to July 5. Besides Rupinder and Uthappa, forwards Mandeep Singh and Satbir Singh got the axe.
May 07, 2015Hockey: India down Japan, take unassailable lead in series
India beat Japan 2-1 in the third hockey Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series, in Bhubaneshwar, on Thursday.
April 30, 2015Hockey India names 24-member squad for Japan series
A 24-strong team for the men's hockey series against Japan was announced on Thursday, following a week-long preparatory camp held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, that commenced on April 22.
April 14, 2015Proud Hockey team arrives after clinching Azlan Shah bronze
The Indian hockey team arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday after winning a bronze in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia.
April 11, 2015Azlan Shah Hockey: Nikkin 'tricks' as India stun world champs Australia
Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.
April 10, 2015Broke Indian ice hockey team turns to Twitter for aid
While India's money-spinning cricket league lavishes million-dollar deals on players for just a few weeks of competition, the national ice hockey team has had to go begging on social media to fund their trip to Kuwait for an international tournament.
April 08, 2015Something to cheer about...India among top 5 fittest teams in hockey
Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five.
April 07, 2015Azlan Shah: Sardar demands more responsibility from forwards
India missed chances aplenty in their opening two games of the ongoing 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament and national captain Sardar Singh minced no words when he said that the team's forwardline will have to play more responsibly to give themselves any chance of reaching the final.
March 31, 2015Versatile Gurbaj key for India in Azlan Shah: Sreejesh
A 'versatile' and 'speedy' Gurbaj Singh will be key to the Indian hockey team's success in the upcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, feels the national side's vice-captain and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh.
March 25, 2015India field full strength team for Azlan Shah Cup
Ace midfielder Sardar Singh will lead a full strength Indian men's hockey team in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12.
March 16, 2015India women down Poland to clinch Hockey World League title
Putting up a dominating show, India scored in three of the four quarters to outplay Poland 3-1 to clinch the FIH World Hockey League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chan stadium, in New Delhi on Sunday.
March 14, 2015'1975 Men's Hockey World Cup winning team completes 40 years'
years back, on 15 March 1975, the Indian Men Hockey team accomplished a historic feat against Pakistan in the finals of the 1975 Hockey World Cup wherein they beat the opponents 2-1 to earn the title of 'Champions'.
February 15, 2015Hockey India League: Lancers beat Delhi
Kalinga Lancers on Sunday edged out Delhi Waveriders.
February 01, 2015Hockey India League: Delhi register their first win
Title holders Delhi Waveriders register their first victory of the season, following a 3-1 win over debutants Dabang Mumbai in a league match of the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League.
January 30, 2015Dutchman Van Ass is India's men's hockey team coach
While the 54-year-old Van Ass, who was at the helm of affairs of the Dutch team from 2010 to 2014, will take charge of the men's team, New Zealand's Anthony Thornton, 47, will replace Neil Hawgood as coach of the women's senior team.
January 26, 2015Hockey India League: Ranchi hold Waveriders
A spirited Ranchi Rays overcame a two-goal deficit to hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw in a league match of the third Hero Hockey India League (HIL) in Ranchi.
January 24, 2015Hockey India League: Middleton brace sinks Mumbai
England's Barry Middleton scored twice in the third quarter, to pilot Ranchi Rays to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dabang Mumbai in their Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
January 01, 2015A watershed year for Indian sports despite its lows
Some stellar performances by seasoned veterans and promising youngsters continued to raise the bar in Olympic sports but there was heartbreak in equal measure when corruption scandals blighted India's favourite obsession, cricket, in a see-saw year for the country's sportspersons.
December 29, 2014Walmiki family to show stick skill at Hockey India League
The Walmiki brothers, Yuvraj and Devinder and their nephew Anup Amarpal will steal the limelight in the Hero Hockey India League.
December 19, 2014Champions Trophy finger gesture: Pak hockey coach alleges 'victimisation'
Pakistan hockey chief coach Shahnaz Shaikh has claimed that there was a conspiracy plotted against his team following the suspension of Mohammad Tousiq and Amjad Ali meted out in the recently held Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar.
December 14, 2014Champions Trophy hockey: India lose to Australia, miss the bronze
India wasted a golden opportunity to break their 32-year-old medal jinx in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament after going down to Australia 1-2 in a hard-fought bronze medal play-off match of the eight-nation meet in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
FIH ban two Pakistani hockey players from Champions trophy final
The Pakistan hockey team's behavior, which was heavily criticized for their uncouth gestures after their historic win against India in the semi-final of the Champions Trophy, the International Hockey Federation has banned two Pakistan players from the final against Germany.
No FIH event in India till Pak players are punished: HI
Taking strong exception to FIH's "weak" censure to Pakistani players for their obscene behaviour after beating India in the Champions Trophy semi-final, Hockey India decided that it would not host any event sanctioned by the world body until strong punishment is handed out to the offenders.
December 13, 2014Pakistan beat India to enter Champions Trophy final
Pakistan avenged their Asian Games final loss when they beat India 4-3 in Bhavaneswar on Saturday to enter the Champions Trophy final.
December 12, 2014Champions Trophy hockey SF: India's task cut out against resurgent Pak
A cracker of a contest is on the cards when a confident India takes on a resurgent Pakistan in the semi-finals of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, in Bhubaneswar, on Saturday.
December 11, 2014Champions Trophy hockey: India set up semi-final with Pakistan
The hosts will face arch-rivals Pakistan for a place in the final, the latter scoring 4-2 upset win over eight-time champions The Netherlands earlier in the day.
Pakistan stun Holland to enter Champions Trophy hockey semis
An inspired Pakistan put their disappointing showing in the pool matches behind to stun World Cup and Olympics silver medallists the Netherlands 4-2 and reach the semi-finals of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, in Bhubaneswar, on Thursday.
December 09, 2014Champions Trophy: India end 18-year jinx against Netherlands
An inspired India registered their first win over the Netherlands in 18 years when they stunned the World Cup and Olympic silver medallists 3-2 in a
Champions Trophy hockey: Argentina stun Germany
World Cup bronze medallists Argentina stunned Olympic champions Germany 3-0 in their concluding Pool B match to end their league engagements in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, in Bhubaneswar, on a high note.
December 08, 2014Chance for India to win Champions Trophy
A resurgent Indian hockey team, with its penetrative attack and solid defence, can actually challenge for the top spot in the Champions Trophy.
Ignorant Suhel Seth insults India hockey champ Rasquinha
Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha suffered a rude shock during the Times Lit Fest in Mumbai on Sunday when socialite Suhel Seth questioned Rasquinha's presence on the sports panel of the lit festival.
December 07, 2014India go down to Argentina for second straight defeat in CT
India squandered their hard-earned lead on two occasions as they slumped to their second successive defeat losing 2-4 to World Cup bronze medallists Argentina.
England demolish Pakistan 8-2 in Hockey Champions Trophy
An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Hockey Champions Trophy.
December 06, 2014Late goal takes Germany past India in Hockey Champions Trophy
Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh's magnificent effort went in vain as Olympic champions Germany beat hosts India 1-0 in their opening Pool B match of the Hero Champions Trophy.
Champions Trophy: England stun Australia, Belgium beat Pakistan
England shocked five-time reigning champions Australia 3-1, while Belgium defeated Pakistan 2-1 in their Pool A matches on the opening day of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament.
December 05, 2014Defenders allowed to use metal face masks for penalty-corners
The International Hockey Federation will allow defenders to wear protective face masks as a precaution while defending penalty-corners.
November 25, 2014Hockey India doesn't need Walsh's services, says chief Batra
Terry Walsh may have expressed a desire to again take up the Indian coaching job, but Hockey India on Tuesday made it clear that it doesn't require the services of the Australian any more.
Walsh keen to return, but wants Hockey India to 'show desire'
Barely days after quitting as chief coach of the national men's hockey team, Terry Walsh has expressed a willingness to return to India provided Hockey India shows some "desire" to work out a "viable solution".
November 24, 2014Two new faces in India's squad for Champions Trophy hockey
Striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi failed to make the cut as Hockey India announced an 18-member squad, led by Sadar Singh, for the eight-nation Hero men's Champions Trophy, in Bhubaneswar, from December 6-14. Lalit Upadhyay, who was capped nine times earlier, has been drafted in place of Chandi in the squad, named by Hockey India selectors after trials at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi on November 18.
November 18, 2014SAI committee meets Sports Minister regarding Walsh's proposal
The six-member committee, constituted by Sports Authority of India (SAI) to study the proposals of Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh, met the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday.
Walsh leaves with hope 'for a resolution in near future'
India's men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh, who quit on Tuesday after his contractual talks with Hockey India and the Sports Authority of India broke down, reiterated that there can be no progress without change in the current set-up.
India men's hockey coach Terry Walsh quits
Terry Walsh quit as coach of India's men's hockey team on Tuesday after his demands were not met by Hockey India and the Sports Authority of India. The 60-year-old Australian, who guided India to the men's hockey gold at the Incheon Asian Games, however, said he could return if his demands are met.
November 16, 2014Winning the turf war
This past week, the Indian hockey team recorded a rare Test series win against world champions Australia. It was a significant achievement by the men in blue - hockey, not cricket - as it was for the first time in four years that India had beaten Australia.
October 25, 2014Dhoni buys stake in Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League
After investing in motorsports and football, Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has now lent his support to Indian hockey after buying the Ranchi franchise of the Hockey India League (HIL).
October 24, 2014Sports Shorts: Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters citing personal reasons
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters ahead of the tournament's start on Monday for "personal reasons", the French Tennis Federation announced on Friday.
October 22, 2014India hockey coach Walsh stays; to be given fresh contract
A day after his dramatic announcement to quit, Terry Walsh decided to continue as India's chief hockey coach after the country's top sports officials assured him that his concerns will be addressed in a fresh contract.
October 21, 2014Terry Walsh matter will be resolved, we want him continue: SAI
Under pressure from all quarters after Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh's sudden resignation because of a "pay dispute", the Sports
India hockey coach Terry Walsh quits
After the euphoria over winning the gold medal at the Asian Games, Indian hockey suffered a major jolt on Tuesday with the resignation of the team's chief coach, Terry Walsh.
October 18, 2014Johor Cup hockey: Harmanpreet hat-trick helps India beat Aussies 6-2
Harmanpreet Singh came up with his second hat-trick of the tournament as defending champions India hammered Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Saturday.
October 14, 2014'Gold in hockey has given new life to the sport'
Impressed with the hockey team's showing at the recently-concluded Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal said the gold medal triumph could act as a "trigger" for more good things to come.
October 07, 2014Dhoni felicitates hockey goalkeeper Sreejesh for Asiad heroics
After venturing into football, Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni felicitated Asian Games gold-winning hockey team vice-captain P R Sreejesh on behalf of the Kerala Cricket Association.
October 04, 2014Asian Games: India return with lesser medals but hockey gold brings joy
Indian sports had a lot to celebrate despite a decrease in the medal count at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
October 02, 2014Sports minister promises all help to hockey team for 2016 Olympics
Congratulating the Indian men's hockey team for winning a 'historic' gold at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the government will provide every possible help to the team in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Asian Games champs to get 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India
The gold medal-winning Indian men's hockey team will receive a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India for their stupendous show at the Asian Games.
'This gold medal will make public reconnect with the hockey'
Hockey greats Balbir Singh (Sr) and Ajit Pal Singh hailed India's Asian Games gold medal-winning effort but felt the players still have a mountain to climb to succeed at the World and Olympic level.
Asian Games: India men win hockey gold; qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
In a nerve-wracking contest, India beat Pakistan in penalty-shootout to clinch the coveted hockey gold at the Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday.
October 01, 2014India beat Japan, clinch women's hockey bronze
India's women's hockey team clinched the bronze medal at the Asian Games, beating Japan 2-1 in the third place play-off, in Incheon, on Wednesday.
September 30, 2014Asian Games: India to meet Pakistan in men's hockey final
India entered the final of the men's hockey tournament at the Asian Games after a solitary goal victory over South Korea in the semi-finals, in Incheon, on Tuesday.
September 27, 2014Asian Games: India men record scrappy win over China; make hockey semis
India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games on Saturday.
India at Asian Games: Archers hit bulls-eye; Men's squash team clinch gold
India's squash players wrapped up a historic performance at the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for its first ever silver in Incheon on Saturday.
September 26, 2014Indian women in Asian Games hockey semis
India produced an inspired performance to thrash Malaysia 6-1 in their last Pool A match and qualify for the semi-finals of the women's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon, on Friday.
September 25, 2014Arch-rivals Pakistan edge India in hockey thriller
India wasted chances galore in their 1-2 defeat against arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in a keenly-contested Pool B match of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday.
September 24, 2014Asian Games women's hockey: China sink India with last-minute goal
India fought valiantly before conceding a late goal and losing 1-2 to three-time defending champions China in women's hockey at the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon, on Wednesday. Barring the late blunder, the Indians matched their fancied opponents for the entire 60 minutes of the match to raise hopes of an upset result. But it was not to be, as world No. 5 China scored a late winner through Yudiao Zhao, much to their relief.
September 23, 2014Asian Games hockey: Indian men unimpressive in rout of Oman
Despite drag-flick specialist V R Raghunath scoring just once from ten penalty-corners, and Rupinderpal Singh sustaining a serious thigh injury, India trounced minnows Oman 7-0 in men's hockey at the Asian Games, in Incheon, on Tuesday.
September 21, 2014Asian Games hockey: Indian men trounce Sri Lanka 8-0
The Indian men's hockey team commenced their Asian Games campaign on a rousing note, blanking Sri Lanka 8-0 following Rupinder Pal Singh's super hat-trick on Sunday.
September 18, 2014Hockey captain Sardar to be India's flag bearer at Asian Games opening
Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at the 17th Asian Games opening ceremony in Incheon on Friday, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was bestowed with the honour.
August 29, 2014Hockey scene in India better than Pakistan: PHF secretary
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.
August 16, 2014Will football improve Indo-Pak ties?
Pakistan football team captain Kaleem Ullah has said that he hoped a two-match series against arch-rivals India in the coming week would lead to peace and friendship between the two nations.
August 05, 2014Rousing reception for Indian hockey team
Returning home after winning the Commonwealth Games silver, the Indian men's hockey team received to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi on Tuesday.
August 03, 2014CWG: Australia hammer India 4-0 to clinch hockey gold
Chris Ciriello struck a hat-trick as Australia humiliated India 4-0 to clinch the gold medal of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday.
August 01, 2014India at CWG: Seema wins discus silver, Pallikal-Chinappa in final
Seema Punia bagged a silver medal for India while defending champion Krishna Poonia finished a disappointing fifth in the women's discus throw competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, on Friday.
July 31, 2014Indian men thrash South Africa in hockey
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.
July 26, 2014Should SRK play hockey legend Dhyan Chand on screen?
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan feels that superstar Shah Rukh Khan should make a movie on legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand and also essay his role on-screen.
July 25, 2014PHOTOS: India beat Wales in CWG hockey opener
India got off to a winning start in the Commonwealth Games' men's hockey tournament, beating lowly Wales 3-1 on Friday.
CWG: Indian athletes in action today
Thursday's schedule for Indians at the Commonwealth Games (IST).
July 20, 2014Glasgow CWG: Dwyer expects Indian hockey team to make semis
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 Australia hockey legend Jamie Dwyer.
June 25, 2014Sports Shorts: India ninth in latest hockey rankings
Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men's teams in the recently-released FIH World Hockey Rankings.
June 15, 2014Aussies whip Dutch for men's hockey World Cup
Australia retained the men's hockey World Cup crown after outplaying Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands 6-1 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague on Sunday. Chris Cirielo's three penalty-corner conversions was the feature of the contest that saw Australia retain the trophy they won in New Delhi in 2010.
June 14, 2014FIH Women's Hockey World Cup: Netherlands win seventh title
Olympic gold medallists The Netherlands defeated Australia 2-0 in the title showdown to clinch the women's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague on Saturday.
Sports Shorts: Hockey WC: India beat SKorea 3-0; finish lowly ninth
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 at The Hague in The Netherlands on Saturday.
June 11, 2014Sports Shorts: Hingis granted Wimbledon doubles wildcard
Former world number one Martina Hingis has been awarded a wildcard for the Wimbledon doubles competition as she continues her second comeback following her retirement in 2007.
June 09, 2014Hockey World Cup: Australia rout India with four early goals
India suffered a humiliating 0-4 defeat to defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the FIH men's hockey World Cup, in The Hague, Netherlands, on Monday.
June 07, 2014World Cup Hockey: Olympic champs Germany stare at dead end
Hosts The Netherlands beat Germany by a solitary goal to complicate the Olympic champions' chances of making it to the last four of the Men's World Cup Hockey.
June 02, 2014Hockey WC: India concede late goal, go down to England in 2nd match
India crashed to their second defeat in the men's hockey World Cup by conceding a late goal yet again to go down 1-2 against England at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague on Monday.
June 01, 2014Hockey coach Walsh hopeful of India's World Cup campaign
Dejected he might be after India's loss to Belgium in their hockey World Cup opener but coach Terry Walsh said he was satisfied with the performance.
May 31, 2014Hockey World Cup: India lose to Belgium in opener
India's shaky defence conceded a goal 15 seconds from the hooter to go down 2-3 against Belgium in their opening game of hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium on Saturday.
May 29, 2014India beat SA in last World Cup hockey warm-up
India defeated South Africa 4-1 in their final practice game to round off their warm-up campaign ahead of the hockey World Cup on a positive note in The Hague, Netherlands on Thursday.
May 28, 2014Sports Shorts: Pak govt gives nod for bilateral hockey series with India
Keen to revive bilateral ties with India, the Pakistan Hockey Federation is planning to host the country for a Test series and has got the government's clearance for it even though the dates are yet to be finalised.
April 19, 2014Sports Shorts: India eves clinch hockey Test series vs Ireland
The Indian eves completed their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin on Friday.
March 26, 2014Jude Felix is India's new senior men's hockey coach
Former India captain Jude Felix has been appointed coach of the senior men's hockey team. The Olympian will work under chief coach Terry Walsh, Hockey India said on Wednesday.
March 20, 2014Now, Hockey to have 4-quarter format from Sept
Taking a cue from the Hockey India League, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) made significant changes in the structure of the game, moving away from two 35-minute halves to a four-quarter format of 15 minutes each in a match.
February 23, 2014Swedish ice hockey player Backstrom fails dope test
Sweden's Nicklas Backstrom missed Sunday's Olympic ice hockey final at the Sochi Winter Games after testing positive for a banned substance.
February 20, 2014Winter Games: Hockey heartache for Russia, Norway lead medals tally
Russia fell to Finland in the big men's hockey clash at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, robbing the hosts of a shot at the gold they covet most, while athletes and officials reacted with shock to the deaths of protesters in neighbouring Ukraine.
February 18, 2014Hockey India League: Mumbai Magicians stun Uttar Pradesh Wizards
They struggled for most part of the tournament but Mumbai Magicians drew curtains on their campaign in the second Hero Hockey India League in style, defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 to register their second consecutive victory in Lucknow on Tuesday.
February 17, 2014Ice hockey: Canada, US advance; Russia sweats
With the win, the defending gold medallists avoided a possible quarter-final clash with Russia, and will instead play the winner of Latvia versus Switzerland qualification game.
February 02, 2014Hockey India League: UP eke out a draw against Punjab
Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Jaypee Punjab Warriors finished 2-2 to register the first draw of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow.
February 01, 2014Hockey India League: Ranchi Rhinos scrape past UP Wizards
Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos eked out a close 2-1 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards to consolidate their position in the points table of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow.
January 31, 2014Hockey India League: Punjab maintain their winning streak
Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Delhi Waveriders 3-1 to extend their winning streak in the second season of the Hero Hockey India League at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.
January 30, 2014Hockey India League: Waveriders thrash Lancers
Delhi Waveriders showed no mercy on the Kalinga Lancers as they inflicted a humiliating 5-0 defeat on the Odisha-based side in match seven of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) in New Delhi.
January 28, 2014Hockey India League: Punjab thrash debutants Kalinga
Veteran drag-flicker Sandeep Singh scored twice as Jaypee Punjab Warriors drubbed debutants Kalinga Lancers 7-3 in a high-scoring Hockey India League match in Bhubaneshwar.
January 27, 2014HIL: Ranchi edge past Delhi with late goal
Ashley Jackson's late goal helped Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 1-0 in their second outing in the Hockey India League match.
January 24, 2014Delhi-Punjab clash to kick off second edition of Hockey India League
The second edition of the Hockey India League gets underway on Saturday with Punjab Warriors taking on Delhi Waveriders in the opening match at the newly-built International Hockey Stadium in Mohali.
January 23, 2014SAI won't pay Oltmans, Walsh during Hockey India League, says Batra
Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh's participation as coaches in the upcoming Hockey India League is finally over after HI secretary general Narinder Batra said that the duo will not get paid by the government body during the one-month period of the franchise-based league.
'Resumption of Indo-Pak hockey ties will benefit both countries'
Former Pakistan captain Tahir Zaman believes the resumption of hockey ties between arch-rivals India and Pakistan will prove beneficial to both countries and will also be a big boost for revival of the sport.
January 18, 2014Jonker's hat-trick guides Netherlands to HWL Final title
Constantijn Jonker slammed a hat-trick to help the Netherlands spank New Zealand 7-2 in a lop-sided summit clash and lift the inaugural Hero Hockey World League Final title in New Delhi on Saturday.
India finish 6th in World League Final after late loss to Belgium
Hosts India blew away a goal lead and conceded two late goals to go down 1-2 against Belgium to finish sixth in the Hero Hockey World League Final on a chilly evening at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on Saturday.
January 17, 2014Netherlands to face NZ in summit clash of HWL Final
The Netherlands will face underdogs New Zealand in the summit clash of the Hero Hockey World league Final on Saturday after the two teams eked out hard-fought wins over world champions Australia and England at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Hockey World League: India shock Germany in classification match
Mandeep Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick as India pulled off a sensational come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Olympic champions Germany in a fiercely-contested 5th to 8th places classification match in the Hero Hockey World League Finals in Delhi on Friday.
January 15, 2014Hockey World League: Aussies crush India to storm into semis
India squandered a two-goal lead to suffer a 2-7 hammering at the hands of world champions Australia and crash out of the Hero Hockey World League Final in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Hockey World League: Netherlands knock out Germany to enter semis
The Netherlands scored two first-half goals to beat Olympic champions Germany 2-1 and enter the semi-finals of the Hero Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday.
January 14, 2014Should India have bilateral hockey series with Pakistan?
The Pakistan Hockey Federation said it has resumed talks with the Indian hockey authorities to have a bilateral series as soon as possible.
January 13, 2014Hockey World League Finals: Spirited India hold Germany to a draw
India came up with a spirited performance to draw with Olympic champions Germany 3-3 and register their first win at the Hero Hockey World League Finals in New Delhi.
January 11, 2014New Zealand thrash India 3-1 in World Hockey League
India disastrous campaign at Hero Hockey World League Final continued as they lost 1-3 to New Zealand to succumb to their second straight defeat in Pool A at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday.
January 10, 2014Hockey World League: Argentina stun Netherlands
The opening day of the Hero Hockey World League Final witnessed a major upset as lower-ranked Argentina put up a spirited display to outclass London Olympic silver medallist Netherlands 5-2, while world number two Australia eked out a narrow 3-2 win over Belgium in Pool B at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Friday.
December 27, 2013Eventful year for Indian hockey as women outperform men
The launch of a much-hyped professional league on the lines of IPL, the rise and fall of colts, an overhaul of the coaching set-up and women overshadowing their male counterparts -- 2013 was an eventful roller-coaster ride for Indian hockey.
December 16, 2013John Abraham is Delhi Waveriders' co-owner; Cedric D'Souza coach
Former national hockey coach Cedric D'Souza has been roped in by Delhi Waveriders as their new coach for the second edition of the Hockey India League which starts next month.
December 14, 2013Junior hockey WC: India finish disappointing 10th
Hosts India drew curtains to their disastrous campaign at the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup by finishing a disappointing 10th after losing to arch-rivals Pakistan in a classification match at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on Sunday.
December 13, 2013France, Germany to meet in Jr World Cup hockey final
France and Germany will clash in the final of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup. The French made history when they beat Malaysia via the penalty shoot-out in the first semi-final to make their maiden appearance in the final while the defending champions Germans got the better of the Netherlands 5-3.
December 12, 2013Jr World Cup hockey: India beat Argentina, meet Pak in 9-10 play-off
Ramandeep Singh scored two field goals as India beat Argentina 4-2 and set up a mouth-watering clash against Pakistan in the 9th-10th place classification match at the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Delhi, on Thursday.
Jr World Cup hockey: France stun Belgium to enter semis
Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting encounter to enter the semi-finals of the ongoing Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Delhi on Thursday.
December 11, 2013Jr WC hockey: Our boys gave away the match to Korea, says India coach
After India crashed out of the reckoning in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup on Tuesday following a 3-3 draw against Korea in their last pool match, a disappointed chief coach Greg Clark rued that his wards 'gave away' the match.
Junior hockey WC: Batra apologises; takes responsibility for India's ouster
Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday took moral 'responsibility' for the country's early ouster from the Hero FIH Junior Men's World Cup and apologised to the fans for letting them down.
December 10, 2013Jr hockey World Cup: Seungju You's 'trick' puts India out of reckoning
India's hopes of making it to the quarter-finals of the Junior Hockey World Cup were dashed after they were held 3-3 by Korea in their must-win third and final Group C match, at the Dhyan Chand stadium, in Delhi, on Tuesday. A brilliant hat-trick by Seungju You saw the Koreans rally from 1-3 down and snatch a place in the last eight stage.
December 09, 2013Jr Hockey WC: Malaysia finish atop Pool D, New Zealand finish 2nd
An impressive Malaysia scored two goals on either side of the break to shut the door on England with a 4-2 win in their last league encounter at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, in New Delhi on Monday.
Jr World Cup hockey: Do-or-die for India against Korea
India have their backs to the wall and no other option but beat Korea in Tuesday's do-or-die final Pool C match to progress to the quarter-finals of the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Delhi.
December 08, 2013Junior Hockey WC: Australia, France march into quarters
Australia and France made the quarter-finals of the Hero FIH Junior Men's World Cup after registering contrasting victories in their respective Pool B matches today at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
December 06, 2013Jr World Cup hockey: India lose to Netherlands
India put up a gallant fight before going down 2-3 to the Netherlands in their opening match of the Hero FIH Junior hockey World Cup, in Delhi, on Friday.
December 05, 2013Politicians causing harm by heading sports bodies: SC
Politicians and businessmen are causing harm by heading sports bodies, said Supreme Court on Thursday, which while expressing concern over the standard of hockey falling to an 'abysmal low' in the country.
Junior Hockey WC: India eye positive start against Holland
The rising stars of Indian hockey will be under immense pressure but they would aim to rise above it and make a positive start in the Junior Men's World Cup when they take on a formidable Netherlands in their opening tie, in New Delhi on Friday.
November 20, 2013Former coach Baskaran to assist India hockey chief coach Walsh
Hockey India appointed former Olympic gold-medallist V Baskaran as a coach of the men's national team on Wednesday and he will work under the recently-appointed chief coach Terry Walsh.
November 12, 2013Hero to be title sponsor of Junior Hockey World Cup
Two-wheeler manufacturing giant Hero Motocorp Limited announced its association with the Junior Hockey World Cup, to be held next month, as the title sponsor.
November 10, 2013India finish fifth at Men's Asian Champions Trophy hockey
Akashdeep Singh scored three goals as India thrashed Oman 6-1 to finish fifth in the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Sunday.
November 08, 2013India to host men's hockey World Cup in 2018
India has been awarded the 2018 men's hockey World Cup, the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event.
November 07, 2013Asian CT Hockey: Inexperienced India go down fighting to Pakistan
An inexperienced Indian men's hockey team fought hard before going down to arch-rivals Pakistan 4-5 and slumping to their third defeat in the Asian Champions Trophy at Kakamigahara, Japan on Thursday.
November 05, 2013India beat Oman for first win in Asian Champions hockey
The Indian men's hockey team beat Oman 3-0 to register their first victory in the third Asian Champions Trophy at Kakamigahara, Japan, on Tuesday.
November 03, 2013India qualify for hockey World Cup
Indian men's hockey team on Sunday officially qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague (NED), according to the latest release issued by the FIH.
November 02, 2013Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: Indian women stun China 4-2; men lose
Indian hockey had something to cheer about. Poonam Rani struck twice as India scored an upset victory over higher-ranked China 4-2 in their opening match of the third Asian Women Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Saturday.
October 28, 2013Sardara rested, Manpreet to lead India at Asian Hockey CT
Skipper Sardara Singh has been rested for third Asian Champions Trophy. In his absence, Hockey India said, midfielder Manpreet Singh will lead India's 18-member squad for the tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan, from November 2-10.
October 18, 2013Oltmans to be named Hockey India's High Performance Director
The Government of India is set to appoint Hockey India's Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans as Chief Coordinator and High Performance Director for Indian Hockey.
October 16, 2013Hockey India League to conduct mini auction next month
The Hero Hockey India League will conduct a mini players auction (closed bid) featuring over 150 players from around the world here on November 18, nearly two months ahead of the second season of the franchise-based event.
October 15, 2013Australian Walsh appointed Indian hockey coach
Terry Walsh, an International Hockey Federation (FIH) Master Coach, has 175 international caps and represented Australia in four World Cup campaigns and three Olympic Games including a silver medal at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
October 14, 2013Walsh to take over as Indian men's hockey head coach
Australian Terry Walsh is set to be appointed as head coach of the Indian men's hockey team after the Sports Authority of India recommended his name to the Sports Ministry.
September 27, 2013India win women's Asia Cup hockey bronze
India had something to cheer about after missing out on a berth in next
September 24, 2013India beat Malaysia, enter semis of women's Asia Cup hockey
India struck twice in the second half to beat Malaysia 2-0 and qualify for the semi-finals in the eighth women's Asia Cup hockey tournament at the Stadium Hoki Nasional, in Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday.
Devindar Walmiki optimistic of returning to hockey team
Ignored for the under-21 Sultan of Johar Cup in Malaysia, Devindar Walmiki tells he's not giving up on making the team for the junior World Cup.
September 23, 2013Johor Cup hockey: Ramandeep's brace helps India beat Argentina
India rode on Ramandeep Singh's brace to beat Argentina 3-2 and register their second consecutive victory in the Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 hockey tournament, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Monday.
September 22, 2013Asia Cup hockey: Indian women go down to China
India fought valiantly against higher-ranked China before going down by a solitary goal in their second Pool A match of the eighth Women's Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
Sultan of Johor Cup hockey: India edge past England in opener
India started their campaign in The Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 hockey tournament on a perfect note, defeating England 2-1 in their opening round-robin match in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday.
September 21, 2013Asia Cup hockey: 'Seven star' Rani helps India hammer Hong Kong 13-0
With their eyes firmly set on a berth in next year's World Cup, Indian eves started the eighth Asia Cup hockery tournament campaign on a rollicking note, spanking minnows Hong Kong 13-0 in their opening Pool A match in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
September 10, 2013India among five nations to bid for 2018 Hockey World Cup
The National Associations of Australia, England, India, Malaysia, and New Zealand have all put up extremely strong cases in an attempt to lure the sport's top properties to their territory, the FIH said.
September 02, 2013Asia Cup hockey: 'Wrong decision by the umpire cost us the game'
Former hockey ace Mervyn Fernandis slammed the umpiring in Sunday's Asia Cup hockey final, which India lost to South Korea, while hailing the team's showing in the tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.
September 01, 2013Korea beat India 4-3 to clinch Asia Cup Hockey crown
India made a spirited fightback in the second half but failed to earn a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they lost the high-scoring summit clash 3-4 to defending champions South Korea, in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Monday.
August 31, 2013Asia Cup Hockey: Japan finish 5th, Bangladesh avoid wooden spoon
Japan eked out a hard-fought 3-1 win over debutants Oman to finish fifth, while Bangladesh managed to avoid the wooden spoon by thrashing minnows Chinese Taipei 11-3 in the classification matches of the 9th Asia Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia on Saturday.
August 30, 2013Hockey: India enter Asia Cup final, assured World Cup berth
India entered the final of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament beating Malaysia 2-0 in the semi-finals at the Sultan Azlan Shah stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Friday.
August 29, 2013Asia Cup hockey SF: Unbeaten India wary of unpredictable Malaysia
Brimming with confidence after three consecutive victories, India will have to guard against complacency when they take on hosts Malaysia, a side capable of springing surprises, in the semi-final of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Friday.
August 28, 2013Asia Cup hockey: India trounce Bangladesh, meet Malaysia in semis
Drag-flickers Rupinderpal Singh and V R Raghunath scored hat-tricks as India extended their winning run in the Asia Cup hockey tournament, trouncing Bangladesh 9-1 in their concluding Pool B match at the Sultan Azlan Shah stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
August 27, 2013Asia Cup Hockey: Malaysia join Pakistan in semis from Pool A
Hosts Malaysia recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat a spirited Japan 4-2 while Pakistan mauled debutants Chinese Taipei 13-0 in final round matches of Pool A at the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Tuesday.
August 26, 2013Asia Cup: Sreejesh shines as India down Korea to enter semis
P R Sreejesh produced a brilliant display under the bar as two-time champions India stunned title holders South Korea 2-0 in a Pool B match to breeze into the semi-finals of the Asia Cup hockey tournament.
Can Indo-Pak series revive hockey in both nations? Tell us!
Pakistani Olympian Akhtar Rasool is heartbroken to see the current sorry state of hockey in India and Pakistan. And, the head coach and manager of the Pakistan hockey team, who was witness to the golden era of hockey in both countries, believes that regular bilateral series will help both nations come out of the rot they are lying in.
August 24, 2013Asia Cup Hockey: India coach rues second half display
There is a regular pattern in the performance of the Indian hockey team -- they start getting sloppy after posting healthy leads early in matches.
Asia Cup Hockey: India thrash Oman 8-0 in opener
An inspired India battered Oman 8-0 in the opening match of the Asia Cup on Saturday.
August 11, 2013Laid low by injuries, Hockey India picks young team for Asia Cup
Plagued by injuries, India named a young 18-member squad to be led by the inspirational Sardar Singh in the crucial Asia Cup hockey tournament scheduled from August 24 to September 1 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
August 08, 2013'7 Jr hockey World Cup bronze-winning girls anaemic'
Even as the euphoria over India's bronze medal win in the junior women's hockey World Cup is yet to die down, former senior men's team chief coach Michael Nobbs has claimed that seven of the players were anaemic.
August 04, 2013Women hockey: India win historic bronze at junior World Cup
The Indian girls were on a roll in Monchengladbach, Germany. They played the best hockey of their lives to create history as they won the country's first ever bronze medal in the junior women hockey World Cup.
Hockey: Injured Sunil ruled out of Asia Cup
There is yet another injury blow to India's prospect in the upcoming Asia Cup hockey tournament. The men in blue were dealt a severe blow after star forward S V Sunil had to be ruled out of August 24-September 1 event due to an elbow injury.
August 01, 2013India in semis of Jr women's hockey World Cup
India shocked higher-ranked Spain 4-2 to enter the semi-finals in the Junior women's hockey World Cup for the first time in Monchengladbach, Germany, on Thursday.
July 31, 2013Asia Cup hockey: Senior men's probables list cropped to 33
The list of core probables of the senior men's hockey team has been pruned down to 33 from 48 after a three-day selection trials held at the SAI Centre, Bangalore from July 25-27.
July 30, 2013India rout Russia, enter Jr women's hockey WC QF
Vandana Kataria slammed a hat-trick as India thrashed minnows Russia 10-1 to enter the quarter-finals in the Junior women's hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany, on Tuesday.
July 28, 2013Jr hockey WC: Indian girls record 1st win
Indian girls kept their quarter-final hopes alive in the junior hockey World Cup with a 2-0 win over New Zealand, in Monchengladbach, Germany, on Sunday.
July 22, 2013Make me India coach; will deliver in a year, says Dhanraj
Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed a desire to be the coach of the national hockey team. He claims that if given a free hand he can deliver results within a year.
July 18, 2013South Africa's Staniforth to coach Indian hockey goalkeepers
Former South Africa player David Staniforth has been appointed goalkeeping coach and strategic analyst of India's senior and junior men's hockey teams.
July 17, 2013Todd Faulds named HIL's Director Competitions
Hockey India League (HIL), on Wednesday, appointed Todd Faulds as its Director Competitions for the second edition of the League, which is scheduled to be held from January 23 to February 23 next year.
July 16, 2013Hockey India set to appoint foreign goalkeeping coach
Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra confirmed that that they are in look out for a foreign expert to work with Indian goalkeepers on short-term basis.
July 10, 2013'Indian coaches not good enough for modern hockey'
Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth says India needs a foreign expert, as, from his experience, Indian coaches are not good enough to fulfill the requirements of modern hockey.
Kaushik replaces Nobbs, will assist Oltmans
Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was appointed coach of the senior men's hockey team on Wednesday, just two days after chief coach Michael Nobbs was shown the door because of non-performance.
July 09, 2013Nobbs says deteriorating health forced him to quit
Chief coach of the Indian men's hockey Michael Nobbs said on Tuesday he wasn't "pushed out" but willingly resigned from the job owing to deteriorating health.
'Nobbs should have been shown the door after London Olympics'
Indian hockey greats backed Hockey India's decision to terminate the services of Australian coach Michael Nobbs.
Under-performing coach Nobbs sacked by Hockey India
Australian Michael Nobbs has been unceremoniously sacked as Indian hockey team's chief coach due to non-performance.
India hockey coach Nobbs sacked?
Michael Nobbs was fired from his job as Indian hockey coach, it has been reported. The Australian was India's hockey coach for the last two years but he failed to produce the desired results.
July 05, 2013Kaushik 'vindicated' by call to assist men's hockey team
Three years after he resigned as national women's hockey coach on charges of sexual harassment only to be absolved later, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik feels vindicated after Hockey India nominated him to assist Indian men's team coach Michael Nobbs till the 2016 Rio Olympics.
July 04, 2013Hockey coach Nobbs should perform or perish, says Pargat
Pargat Singh played a key role in Michael Nobbs' appointment as India's chief hockey coach but the former captain now says it is high time the under-performing Australian is given the "marching orders".
July 02, 2013No place for Sandeep, Shivendra in Asia Cup probables
Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and forward Shivendra Singh were the notable omissions in a list of 48 Indian probables announced on Tuesday for next month's Asia Cup in Malaysia.
June 21, 2013FIH League: India beat France, play Spain for fifth place
Indian finally tasted some success in the FIH men's World League Round 3 when they defeated lower-ranked France 6-2 to qualify for the fifth-sixth positions play-off, in Rotterdam, on Friday.
June 17, 2013India held 3-3 by New Zealand in hockey World League
India paid the price of poor defending as they conceded a goal four minutes from time to play out a 3-3 draw in a thrilling match in their last pool fixture of the FIH World League Round 3 match in Rotterdam, on Monday.
June 16, 2013Women's hockey: Germany thrash India 7-1
India suffered a humiliating 1-7 thrashing at the hands of Germany to end their pool engagements on a disappointing note in the women's competition of the FIH World League Round 3 in Rotterdam, on Sunday.
June 13, 2013FIH World League: Rupinderpal earns India draw against Ireland
Rupinderpal Singh scored twice as India survived a scare before eking out a 4-4 draw against lower-ranked Ireland in a hard-fought Pool B match in the men's competition of the FIH World League Round 3, in Rotterdam, on Thursday.
May 31, 2013Govinda named chairman of Hockey India selectors
Olympian B P Govinda was named chairman of Hockey India's nine-member selection committee on Friday.
May 29, 2013FIH World League: Sandeep, Shivendra return; Danish out
Senior drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and forward Shivendra Singh today returned to the Indian men's hockey team for the FIH World League Round 3 (semi-finals) to be held at Rotterdam, The Netherlands from June 13-23.
May 03, 2013Carvalho hails Batra's exclusion from team for IOC meet
Olympian Joaquim Carvalho has hailed the Indian Olympic Association's decision not to include Hockey India secretary Narinder Batra in the four-member delegation that will accompany Sports Ministry officials for a meeting with the International Olympic COmmittee in Lausanne on May 15 to find a way for India's return to the Olympic movement.
April 07, 2013South African Clark named junior men's hockey coach
Former South African Olympian Gregg Clark has been appointed head coach of India's junior men's hockey side to prepare them for the World Cup to be held in New Delhi later this year.
March 29, 2013Batra appointed to FIH committee for second term
Hockey India secretary general, Narinder Batra has been appointed as a member of the Competitions Committee of International Hockey Federation (FIH) for a second consecutive term.
March 17, 2013Aus in seventh heaven after clinching Azlan Shah title
Australia extended their domination in the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament as they bagged their seventh title after a 3-2 win over hosts Malaysia in the summit clash in Ipoh, Malaysia on Sunday.
March 16, 2013Angry Pakistan threaten to pull out of Junior hockey WC
A miffed Pakistan has threatened to pull out of the FIH Junior World Cup to be held in India later this year, a day after the Indian government has cancelled the proposed bilateral series between the two nations.
March 14, 2013India lose to NZ, out of Azlan Shah reckoning
India's hopes of qualifying for the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament were dashed after they suffered their third defeat in the event, losing 0-2 to defending champions New Zealand in their penultimate round-robin match in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Thursday.
March 12, 2013Azlan Shah hockey: India rally to beat Pakistan
India beat Pakistan 3-1 and collected their first points in the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament, in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Tuesday. The former champions, who had to win to stay in the race for a berth in the final after losing to Australia and South Korea earlier, led 2-1 at the breather.
February 26, 2013India to play Azlan Shah after Sports Ministry's clearance
The Sports Ministry on Tuesday overruled the Sports Authority of India's decision not to clear the Indian men hockey team's trip to the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
February 23, 2013World Hockey League: India's winning streak continues
A dominant India continued their winning spree, outclassing China 4-0 to register their fourth consecutive victory in the men's competition of the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
HI derecognises Air India for non-payment of fee
Hockey India has derecognised Air India as its associate member with immediate effect due to non-payment of membership fee.
February 21, 2013Threat of Olympic axe was a wake-up call for us: Negre
The International Hockey Federation said that it was taken by "surprise" by the scare the game had to go through regarding its Olympic status, with its president Leandro Negre saying that the threat to omit the sport from the Games is a wake-up call for the body.
February 20, 2013Hockey World League: India maul Oman 9-1
Vice-captain V R Raghunath, Rupinder Pal Singh and Nithin Thimmaiah scored a brace each to guide India to a resounding 9-1 win over minnows Oman and register their second straight victory in the men's Hero Hockey World League.
PHF wants to enter into an agreement with Hockey India
With a bilateral test series planned for March-April, the Pakistan Hockey Federation wants to enter into an agreement with Hockey India under which the party found to be defaulting will be liable to pay the other federation a compensation of $200,000 dollars.
February 18, 2013WLH: Indian eves start well, thrash Kazakhstan 8-0
Jaspreet Kaur and Rani Rampal scored a hat-trick each to help Indian eves thrash minnows Kazakhstan 8-0 in their opening match of the Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Monday.
February 17, 2013Big challenge for favourites India at Hockey World League
India will start as overwhelming favourites in the men's competition, while the eves are likely to face a tricky challenge when the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2, a qualifying event for next year's World Cup, begins in New Delhi on Monday.
February 10, 2013Ranchi Rhinos are champions of inaugural HIL
Ranchi Rhinos came from a goal down to beat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 and win the inaugural Hockey India League in a thrilling summit clash in front of a capacity home crowd at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, on Sunday.
HIL: Raghunath's hat-trick helps UP finish third
Captain V R Raghunath led from the front, scoring four goals including a hat-trick, to help Uttar Pradesh Wizards claim the third spot in the inaugural Hockey India League with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Jaypee Punjab Warriors.
February 07, 2013Negre has come to India with vested interest: KPS Gill
The Indian Hockey Federation on Thursday alleged that FIH president Leandro Negre has come to India with some vested interest in mind and termed his statement that IHF should join and support the Hockey India (HI) as "shocking and absurd".
February 05, 2013HIL: Mumbai Magicians eliminated by UP Wizards
Struggling Mumbai Magicians slumped to their 10th defeat in eleven games when they lost 0-1 to Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a must-win game of the Hockey India League at the MHA-Mahindra Stadium, in Mumbai on Tuesday.
February 02, 2013HIL: Ranchi Rhinos held to a 1-1 draw by Punjab Warriors
Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Ranchi Rhinos played out a 1-1 draw at Birsa Munda Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi in the Hockey India League, in Ranchi on Saturday.
HIL: UP Wizards beat Mumbai 2-0, close in on semis
Uttar Pradesh Wizards dented Mumbai Magicians' hopes of making it to last four of the Hockey India League beating the visitors 2-0 at Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium, in Lucknow on Saturday.
January 30, 2013Sandeep scores twice as Magicians post first win
Captain Sandeep Singh scored twice from penalty-corner flicks as Mumbai Magicians broke their winless streak after seven straight defeats in the Hockey India League by outclassing Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-0 at the MHA Mahindra stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.
January 27, 2013HIL: Punjab Warriors beat UP Wizards 4-3, climb to 3rd
S V Sunil scored two goals to help Jaypee Punjab Warriors edge past hosts Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 in a round-robin match to move to the third spot in the inaugural Hockey India League in Lucknow on Sunday.
January 26, 2013HIL: Sandeep's hat-trick in vain as Delhi bt Mumbai 4-3
Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh's hat-trick went in vain as table toppers Delhi Waveriders eked out a close 4-3 win over Mumbai Magicians in a thrilling round-robin match to continue their dream run in the ongoing Hockey India League in New Delhi on Saturday.
HIL: Mandeep double helps Rhinos beat Wizards
Mandeep Singh struck twice to help Ranchi Rhinos beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-1 in a Hockey India League match that witnessed four late goals on Saturday.
January 23, 2013Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders beat Ranchi Rhinos
Rupinder Pal Singh scored twice as Delhi Waveriders maintained their unbeaten record in the Hero Hockey India League by beating Ranchi Rhinos 5-4 in a thrilling match in Ranchi.
January 20, 2013Hockey India League: Clinical Wizards beat Rhinos
Uttar Pradesh Wizards struck twice in the second half to score a 2-0 victory over Ranchi Rhinos in a round-robin league match of the Hockey India League in Lucknow on Sunday.
January 19, 2013HIL: UP Wizards hold Delhi Waveriders 1-1
Delhi Waveriders were held to a 1-1 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their first away match of the Hockey India League in Lucknow on Saturday.
January 17, 2013Hockey India appoints Oltmans as high performance manager
Hockey India appointed the legendary Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans on Thursday as its high performance director. He will oversee the affairs of the senior and junior national teams.
January 16, 2013Hockey India League: Delhi beat Mumbai 2-1
Delhi Waveriders continued their winning momentum as they overcame a spirited challenge from Mumbai Magicians to prevail 2-1 in their second match of the Hockey India League in New Delhi.
Hockey India League: Ranchi Rhinos pip Punjab Warriors 2-1
A solid defensive display helped Ranchi Rhinos defeat Jaypee Punjab Warriors 2-1 and begin their campaign in the inaugural Hockey India League on a winning note in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
PHF hope India visit Pak for bilateral series in March
PHF President Qasim Zia is hoping that the upcoming bilateral hockey series between India and Pakistan would not be affected despite fresh tension between the two countries.
January 15, 2013Pakistan players in Hockey India League to return home
The simmering tension on the India-Pakistan border spilled over to the sporting arena on Tuesday, with a rattled Hockey India deciding to send back all the nine Pakistani players taking part in its high-profile league following protests over the killing of Indian soldiers.
Mumbai's Pak recruits in Hockey India League sent back
India-Pakistan tension at the Line of Control spilled over to the sporting arena on Tuesday, with Hockey India deciding to send back four Pakistani recruits of HIL franchise Mumbai Magicians following protests over the killing of Indian soldiers on the border.
January 14, 2013HIL team Mumbai Magicians shift base to Delhi
The Mumbai Magicians team, which is part of the Hockey India League, was shifted to Delhi on Monday, following the Shiv Sena protest that disrupted its practice session due to the involvement of Pakistani players.
January 12, 2013'HIL tremendous opportunity for young Indian players'
Aussie hockey star Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) will work wonders for the Indian national team as it will provide the young players the chance to learn and mingle with the very best in the game.
January 11, 2013Pak players issued visas for Hockey India League
The Indian High Commission issued visas to the nine Pakistani players bound for the inaugural Hockey India League, starting next week, officials said.
January 10, 2013'Hectic HIL schedule can be difficult to cope with'
Legendary Australian coach Ric Charlesworth said that the teams in the Hockey India League may find the hectic schedule difficult to cope with, but his side will have an advantage with many youngsters.
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