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India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters: Hockey World League preview
India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters: Hockey World League preview

The Indian Men's Hockey team at a training session earlier this month Antwerp, June 30 (IANS) After losing out to Australia in their only defeat in the pool matches, the Indian men's team is wary of a fast-improving Malaysia as they lock horns in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Wednesday. India's last encounter against their Asian rivals was in the Sultan Az

Jun 30 2015
5 actors who could star in sports biopics
5 actors who could star in sports biopics

Here we pick 5 sportspeople that need to be made, sports stories of resilience and rivalries waiting to be portrayed on screen and brought to life. Each of the people on this list has had their own significant share of ups, downs and everything in between.  They have experienced rivalries, enmities and friendships, the highest points their careers could bring and the lowest. They have had periods of utter dejection and despair, and kno

Apr 29 2015
P R Sreejesh, Nikkin Thimmaiah have raised their levels: Sardar Singh
P R Sreejesh, Nikkin Thimmaiah have raised their levels: Sardar Singh

P R Sreejesh was instrumental in India’s win over Korea on Sunday New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh has said that forward Nikkin Thimmaiah and goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh raised their game-levels which led to their bronze medal winning performance at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. India did not start well at the invitational tournament in Ipoh following their 2-2 draw agai

Apr 14 2015
Indian team surprised me with their performances: Coach Paul van Ass
Indian team surprised me with their performances: Coach Paul van Ass

Paul van Ass New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw against South Korea and two consecutive losses to New Zealand (1-2) and hosts Malaysia (2-3). However, they made an incredible t

Apr 14 2015
The absence of a back-up goalkeeper is a cause for concern: PR Sreejesh
The absence of a back-up goalkeeper is a cause for concern: PR Sreejesh

PR Sreejesh concerned about India not having a solid backup for him A day after playing a key role in his side winning the bronze medal at the Sultan Azlan Shah trophy, India’s goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has said that reserve keepers like Harjot Singh and Sushant Tirkey need to be given sufficient exposure on the international stage if they are to improve as goalkeepers. He also expressed concern over India not being able to pro

Days of facing 'heavy defeats' against Australia are gone!
Days of facing 'heavy defeats' against Australia are gone!

Indian team have been impressive against Australia in recent times Call it what you may, but there is little doubt that the Indian men’s hockey team is fast-forwarding the process of putting an ‘end’ of being subjected to heavy, morale-pounding, ignominious defeats on the hockey pitch by top teams, especially world champions Australia. Why specifically Australia? It’s because they are one side that have consistently

Apr 12 2015
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India beat Korea 6-3 in shootout to win bronze
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India beat Korea 6-3 in shootout to win bronze

Satbir Singh celebrates after scoring India’s second goal India beat Korea 6-3 in a shootout to clinch bronze in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. A stunning win over a top team often adds an extra spring in the strides of a team and the Indian senior men’s hockey team was sailing in pretty much the same boat going into their bronze medal play-off tie against eighth ranked Korea, in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh after their su

Apr 12 2015
Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh reaches 100-international cap milestone
Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh reaches 100-international cap milestone

Dharamvir Singh Ipoh (Malaysia), April 12 (IANS) Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh has achieved the distinction of playing his 100th international hockey match for his country. He achieved the milestone during India's 4-2 win against Australia in a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup league match here on Saturday, a Hockey India (HI) release said on Sunday. The win helped India finish fourth till the league phase of the 24th edition of the tourname

Apr 12 2015
India ride on Nikkin's hat-trick to stun world champions Australia 4-2
India ride on Nikkin's hat-trick to stun world champions Australia 4-2

The India-Australia rivalry seems to be heating up every month  India-Australia hockey matches have invariably witnessed cut-throat rivalry in recent times. India played Australia as many as eight times last year and the Blueshirts, who have not beaten the Aussies even once since 2010, got the better of them thrice on the trot in the four Test series in Perth last November en route to a historic Test series triumph. And the year 2015 s

Apr 11 2015
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