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15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian hockey is back to top, feels British star Ashley Jackson

Britain's hockey star Ashley Jackson reckons that the new crop of Indian players can be lethal in the international stage and the recent success has only added to their confidence."I think it's safe to say with the senior team's performances over the past four...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

May be quitting IOA soon : Narinder Batra

Critising the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for appointing scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary Life Presidents, IOA Associate Vice-President Narinder Batra on Wednesday said he might quit the Olympic body soon.Expressing his reservations...

18-Dec-2016 Lucknow

India clinch their second Hockey Junior World Cup title

Home favourites India produced a clinical performance here on Sunday to outclass maiden finalists Belgium 2-1 and clinch their second Hockey Junior World Cup title after a 15-year-gap.Gurjant Singh (eighth minute) and Simranjeet Singh (22nd) scored the two...

11-Dec-2016 Jammu

65TH All India Police Hockey Championship-2016

The ongoing 65th All India Police Hockey Championship 2016, being played at K.K. Hakku Astro Turf Stadium and Jammu University Ground from December 10, 2016, witnessed 15 matches during the first two days of the event.In Pool “A”  ITBP won the match...

19-Nov-2016

Narinder Dhruv Batra can make world hockey big and popular

Narinder Dhruv Batra planned it all, to the last detail, to become the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Once he has announced his candidature anyone who knew him from close quarters wagered on his victory.Yet, not many thought he would...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Priority for world hockey body is to expand base: Narinder Batra

Narinder Batra, newly-elected President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), on Tuesday noted that his priority is to expand the number of hockey-playing nations across the globe and to increase revenue and fan base of the Olympic sport.Batra said the...

12-Nov-2016 Dubai

Hockey India chief Narinder Batra elected FIH President

Hockey India (HI) President Narinder Batra was elected President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) here on Saturday.Batra, who was an Executive Board Member of FIH as well as the Vice-President of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF), will replace outgoing...

11-Nov-2016 Jammu

JKP to host 65th AIPHC at Jammu, ADG Mohanti discussed arrangements

65th All India Police Hockey Championship-2016 is being held at Jammu from December 10. The championship is being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police and would last for seven days. It would conclude on December 16, 2016.Arrangements for the national championship...

05-Nov-2016 Singapore

Hockey: Indian women win Asian Champions Trophy

India beat China 2-1 with a last-gasp goal in the final to emerge winners for the first time in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday.Deepika scored the winner in the 60th minute as she slammed home a penalty corner rebound...

20-Oct-2016 Jammu

Secretary Sports MYAS reviews progress under PM's Sports package

The Secretary, Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Government of India Rajiv Yadav today convened a meeting to review the latest status of work on various projects being undertaken as part of the special 200 crore package allocated...

28-Sep-2016 Dhaka

India to face Pakistan in U-18 Asia cup hockey semis

With a final berth at stake, the traditional rivalry between India and Pakistan will take centre stage as the two teams take on each other in the semi-finals of the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.The two teams have already tasted success...

17-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Hockey: Belgium stun Dutch to set up title clash with Argentina

Belgium stymied favourites the Netherlands 3-1 to set up the men's hockey final clash with Argentina at the Olympics between the two first-time finalists.World No.6 Belgium on Tuesday clearly did not feel the pressure of the occasion as they turned the rankings...

09-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

India now knows to handle big games: P.R. Sreejesh

After beating Argentina 2-1 in a Pool B match of the Rio Olympics, Indian hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh on Tuesday said the team has learnt to handle big games from its previous mistakes.Riding on Chinglensana (8th minute) and Kothajit Khadangbam's (35th) goals,...

09-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Archer Atanu, Indian men's hockey team win at Rio

Indian archer Atanu Das raised hopes of a medal, entering the men's individual 1/8 eliminators while the men's hockey team also edged closer to quarter-final qualification with its second win in three pool matches at the Rio Olympics here on Tuesday.Das won...

09-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

India win 2-1 against Argentina in men's hockey

A gritty India beat Argentina 2-1 in a men's hockey pool match at Rio Olympics here on Tuesday.Chinglensana (8th minute) and Kothajit Khadangbam (35th) were the scorers for India. Gonzalo Peillat (49th) reduced the margin for Argentina at the Olympic Hockey...

06-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

India beat Ireland 3-2 in men's hockey

Penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh scored a brace as India began their men's hockey campaign in the Rio Olympics with a morale boosting 3-2 win against Ireland in their opening pool encounter here on Saturday.Drag-flicker V.R. Raghunath scored India's...

04-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

P.R. Sreejesh warns of unpredictable Ireland in Olympics opener

India's hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh has warned his team not to take their opening match opponent Ireland lightly, as the debutant can be unpredictable and has shocked big teams recently to qualify for the Rio Olympics.India will begin their Olympic campaign...

23-Jul-2016 Manheim (Pennsylvania)

India women's hockey team thrashes Canada 5-2

India's women’s hockey team thrashed Canada 5-2 to record their second victory in their United States tour here.Vandana Katariya (ninth and 51st minutes) and Deepika (38th and 49th) scored a brace each and Poonam Rani netted the fifth in the 58th minute of the...

21-Jul-2016 Manheim (Pennsylvania)

Indian women's hockey team win 2nd tie of US tour

The Indian women's hockey team beat the US girls 2-1 in their second game of the ongoing pre-Olympic tour in here on Thursday.Jill Witmer gave the hosts the lead in the 19th minute before Preeti Dubey (45th) and Lilima Minz (55th) struck for the Indians...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passes away

Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid died on Wednesday in a Gurgaon hospital after battling kidney and liver problems. He was 56.Shahid, one of the greatest names in world hockey, was part of the Indian team that clinched the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.He...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passes away

Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passed away after battling kidney and liver problems at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday. He was 56.Shahid was part of the Indian team that clinched the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.The legend was battling for life after...

30-Jun-2016 Valencia (Spain)

New Zealand beat India 1-0 in six nation hockey tournament

New Zealand defeated India 1-0 in the Six Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament 2016 here on Thursday.Stephen Jenness scored the only goal in the 18th minute to guide New Zealand to a much-needed win over India.Jenness made it look easy fooling the Indian...

28-Jun-2016 Lausanne (Switzerland)

Indian men's team climbs to fifth spot in hockey rankings

India's men's team climbed to the fifth spot of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings on Tuesday.The rankings were released after the conclusion of the hugely entertaining 2016 Hockey Champions Trophy in London. In the men's tournament final, India...

26-Jun-2016 Amsterdam

Teenager Croon surprise inclusion in Dutch Olympic hockey squad

Teenage midfielder Jorrit Croon was the surprise inclusion in the 16-member Netherlands hockey squad announced for the Rio Olympics in August on Sunday.The 17-year-old HGC player has played in just four matches for the Netherlands. "This is so special. Unbelievable....

18-Jun-2016 London

HI announces cash awards for Champions Trophy silver medallists

Hockey India (HI) on Saturday announced cash awards for the Indian men's team after the historic silver medal winning show in the Champions Trophy.Immediately after the medal presentation, Hockey India President Narender Batra went to the dressing room and...

18-Jun-2016 London

Shootout controversy mars Champions Trophy final

The Champions Trophy final saw controversy and high drama when the Indian hockey team lodged a protest during the penalty shootout before finally settling for a historic silver after the jury announced that the 1-3 result against Australia would stay.After...

17-Jun-2016 London

Hockey Champions Trophy: Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal

India were pipped by reigning world champions Australia 1-3 via penalty shoot-out to settle for their maiden silver medal in the Hockey Champions Trophy here on Friday.After the 60 minutes of regulation play remained goalless in the final, Australian goalkeeper...

13-Jun-2016 London

India lose 1-2 to Belgium in Hockey Champions Trophy

Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh put up a disappointing performance as they lost to Belgium 1-2 in a round-robin game of the Hockey Champions Trophy Belgium at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre here on Monday.Belgian players -- Alexander Hendrickx (25th minute) and...

11-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. calls on Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has...

10-Jun-2016 London

Hockey: India play 3-3 draw vs Germany in Champions Trophy opener

India started their Champions Trophy hockey campaign with a nail-biting 3-3 draw against defending champions Germany here on Friday.In what turned out to be a brilliant comeback from the Olympic gold medallists, Germany came from two goals down to play out...

23-May-2016 New Delhi

Ritu rested; Sushila to lead hockey squad at 4-nation tourney

Defender P. Sushila Chanu was named captain in place of rested skipper Ritu Rani as Hockey India (HI) on Monday named the women's squad for a four-nation tournament in Darwin as part of Rio Olympics' preparations.Sushila, 24, had captained the Under-21 side to...

11-May-2016 New Delhi

Hockey India recommends Raghunath, Dharamvir, Ritu for Arjuna Award

Hockey India (HI) said on Wednesday it has recommended national men's team players V.R. Raghunath and Dharamvir Singh and women's team captain Ritu Rani for the Arjuna Award.Both defender Raghunath, 27, and midfielder Dharamvir, 25, were integral members of...

10-May-2016 Bengaluru

India will shine at Champions Trophy: V.R. Raghunath

Veteran defender V.R. Raghunath believes that the Indian hockey team is poised to peak at the right time and will do well at the Champions Trophy next month."Ever since the Asian Games gold in 2014, the team has started to believe in itself again. We never wanted...

07-May-2016 Marlow

Indian eves succumb to third consecutive loss against Britain

The Indian women's hockey team's preparations for the Rio Olympics hit a roadblock as the Ritu Rani-led side lost their third successive match of the five-match Test series 1-2 against Britain here on Friday evening.The Indians had earlier lost 0-2 in the...

03-May-2016 Bengaluru

Doing well in Champions Trophy important: Sardar Singh

Ahead of the Champions Trophy, scheduled to begin on June 10 in London, India men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has said doing well against top sides in the competition will show where they stand in the lead-up to the Olympics.The event which will be...

31-Mar-2016 Bengaluru

Forwards need to be more clinical : Sardar Singh

India's men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Thursday said they are working on being more effective and clinical in the opponent's circle, ahead of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh from April 6-16.The preparations of the team has entered...

28-Mar-2016 New Delhi

Indian women's hockey team undaunted ahead of Hawke's Bay Cup

Following confident and notable performances at the South Asian Games (SAG) and the South African tour, the Indian women's hockey team launch their campaign in the Hawke's Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand, on April 2.There will be two things paramount on the minds...

26-Mar-2016 Bengaluru

Sreejesh, Deepika win Hockey India Player of the Year Awards

Late Captain Shankar Laxman won the coveted Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award while goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and Deepika won the Dhruv Batra Player of the Year Award for Men and Women respectively at the Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards here on...

13-Mar-2016 Bengaluru

Recognition by Hockey India will motivate us: Ritu Rani

Having qualified for the 2016 Olympics after a wait of 36 years since the 1980 Moscow Games when women's hockey was introduced, the Indian team and support staff will be felicitated.In recognition of this achievement, Hockey India (HI) will give a cash prize...

21-Feb-2016 Ranchi

Punjab Warriors third time lucky, clinch maiden HIL title

Having lost the final in the last two seasons, the Jaypee Punjab Warriors finally struck gold to become third-time lucky and clinched the Hockey India League (HIL) title in the fourth edition of the six-team tournament at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium here...

20-Feb-2016 Ranchi

Punjab enter third consecutive HIL final

Jaypee Punjab Warriors saw off a strong challenge from Delhi Waveriders to carve out a 3-1 victory in their Hockey India League (HIL) semi-final at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.Young striker Armaan Qureshi (19th minute) scored a field goal...

20-Feb-2016 Ranchi

Punjab enter third consecutive HIL final

Jaypee Punjab Warriors saw off a strong challenge from Delhi Waveriders to carve out a 3-1 victory in their Hockey India League (HIL) semi-final at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.Young striker Armaan Qureshi (19th minute) scored a field goal...

12-Feb-2016 Mumbai

HIL: Punjab Warriors beat Dabang Mumbai 5-1, go atop table

The home fans were left disappointed as the away team Punjab Warriors came up with a scintillating performance to beat Dabang Mumbai 5-1 in a Hockey India League (HIL) encounter here on Friday.The win ensured the Punjab Warriors top spot on the points table...

07-Feb-2016 Bhubaneswar

Warriors pocket crucial 4-1 win over Lancers in HIL

Jaypee Punjab Warriors scored two field goals in the final quarter to record a crucial 4-1 win over Kalinga Lancers in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.Glenn Turner gave the hosts the 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute...

07-Feb-2016 Bhubaneswar

Warriors pocket crucial 4-1 win over Lancers in HIL

Jaypee Punjab Warriors scored two field goals in the final quarter to record a crucial 4-1 win over Kalinga Lancers in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.Glenn Turner gave the hosts the 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute...

05-Feb-2016 Bhubaneswar

Kalinga Lancers extend Delhi Waveriders' losing run in HIL

Australian striker Glenn Turner scored twice as Kalinga Lancers inflicted the third straight loss to Delhi Waverriders with a 4-0 win in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.Turner scored two field goals -- each counting...

02-Feb-2016 Mumbai

Winless Mumbai face tough task against Ranchi Rays in HIL

Dabang Mumbai will aim to avoid a fifth consecutive loss in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) when they take on table toppers Ranchi Rays at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.With four losses on the trot from as many games in the tournament,...

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