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Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Dabang Mumbai: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad,  Form Guide, Key Players
Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Dabang Mumbai: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players

The Alphas’ Florian Fuchs in action against Ranchi RaysOn Saturday, Lucknow will witness an intriguing battle between two teams, each of whom managed to successfully come out of their lean phase in the recent past. Dabang Mumbai, especially, will be charged up as they finally got their first win of the 2016 Coal India Hockey India League after four consecutive defeats. Their brilliant attacking game and superb teamwork paid t

Feb 5 2016
Interview with Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy:
Interview with Dabang Mumbai coach Jay Stacy: "Indian hockey team should benefit from rejigged Olympic format"

India have been clubbed with Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, Irelan and Canada in Pool B for the OlympicsMid and low-ranked hockey teams like India will benefit from the introduction of the quarter-final stage in 2016 Rio Olympics, making the task of top teams tougher, feels Australian legend Jay Stacy.In each Olympics since the 1984 Moscow Games, 12 teams were divided into two pools comprising six teams each from which two top teams directly en

Jan 31 2016
Hero Hockey World League Final: Australia edge out Netherlands to seal final berth
Hero Hockey World League Final: Australia edge out Netherlands to seal final berth

Jamie Dwyer Jamie Dwyer marked his 350th international appearance with two assists to help World champions Australia defeat European champions the Netherlands 3-2 to reach the final of the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 in Raipur, India. The Kookaburras will face either Belgium or India - who meet in their semi-final on Saturday - in the competition final.  In a high quality match, the 36-year-old five-time FIH Play

Dec 4 2015
Hero Hockey World League Finals results
Hero Hockey World League Finals results

Australia won Jamie Dwyer’s 350th internationalResults from December 6thEventTeam 1Team 2ScorelineFinalAustraliaBelgium2-13rd place playoffIndiaNetherlands5-5 (3-2 penalty)Results from December 5th EventTeam 1Team 2ScorelineSFIndia Belgium0-1Losing Q/Finalist MatchGermanyCanada 8-3Results from the matches on December 4th EventTeam 1 ScoreTeam 2SFAustralia3-2Netherlands5th-6th place Argentina4-2Great B

Dec 1 2015
Hero Hockey World League Finals 2015: Australia defeat Belgium 1-0
Hero Hockey World League Finals 2015: Australia defeat Belgium 1-0

The veteran Dwyer scored Australia’s lone goal A solitary goal from Australia veteran Jamie Dwyer was enough for the top-ranked Kookaburras to defeat Pool A opponents Belgium on Day 2 of the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 in Raipur, India. The 36-year-old five-time FIH Player of the Year fired home from a tight angle in the 22nd minute to give the Aussies victory in a rematch of the first place match from the Hockey Wor

Hockey India League: Akashdeep Singh bags USD 84,000, becomes the costliest Indian player sold in the auctions
Hockey India League: Akashdeep Singh bags USD 84,000, becomes the costliest Indian player sold in the auctions

Akashdeep Singh The charismatic Indian forward Akashdeep Singh created history by becoming the costliest Indian player ever to be bought by any Hockey India League franchise. The star bagged a cheque of USD 84,000 while his base price was just USD 20,000. With the new rules in place for the upcoming edition of the HIL, the franchises showed great vision while selecting players for their 20-man squad. According to the new rule, the wei

Sep 19 2015
2016 Hockey India League player auctions: 5 bargain buys
2016 Hockey India League player auctions: 5 bargain buys

The auctions took place on the 17th of September The much-anticipated auction for the upcoming edition of the Hockey India League took place in the capital city of New Delhi. A total of 271 players went under the hammer in which only 86 players were sold and other 185 players were put in the reserve players list. With the new rules in place for the upcoming edition of the HIL, the franchises showed great vision while selecting players

Sep 18 2015
Hockey World League semis: India lose 6-2 against rampant Australia
Hockey World League semis: India lose 6-2 against rampant Australia

India suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Australia India’s undefeated run in the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-final was broken courtesy of a rampant Australia, who emerged victorious 6-2. Both teams were assured of the top 2 spots in Pool A as Pakistan had earlier drawn against France. Australia, the top-ranked team, came into the match with three wins in three while Rupinder Pal Singh was unable to shake off his injury in time

Jun 28 2015
Hockey World League Semis: India take on mighty Aussies
Hockey World League Semis: India take on mighty Aussies

India face Australia in a tense Hockey World League encounter The two unbeaten sides in Pool A of the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals face-off in the final league match. Ranked 9th in the world, India, with 2 wins and a draw, take on the top-ranked team in the tournament – the mighty Australia. The hockeyroos, as the Australian team is fondly called, have demolished all their opponents in the tournament scoring 20 goals wh

Jun 28 2015
Australia name experienced squad for Hockey World League
Australia name experienced squad for Hockey World League

Jamie Dwyer will be cruaicl for Australia’s chances of making it to the Rio Olympics with a strong performance in Antwerp. Perth, May 19 (IANS) Reigning World champions Australia on Tuesday went with experience as they announced an 18-member squad for the 10-team Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp next month. Head coach Graham Reid will try his best to help the Kookaburras qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying, "We

May 20 2015
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Jamie Dwyer scores in record-breaking international return
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Jamie Dwyer scores in record-breaking international return

Jamie Dwyer in action during a comfortable win over Canada Ipoh (Malaysia), April 5 (IANS) In his record-breaking 322nd appearance for the Australian hockey team, veteran Jamie Dwyer showed that he is still as goal-hungry as ever, scoring the side's fourth goal -- and his 207th -- in a 7-0 trouncing of Canada in a match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament here on Sunday. Olympic gold medallist and two-time World Cup-winner Dwyer we

Apr 5 2015
Australian Jamie Dwyer on the brink of record-breaking international appearance
Australian Jamie Dwyer on the brink of record-breaking international appearance

Caption Ipoh (Malaysia), April 3 (IANS) The 24th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, starting here from Sunday, signals the return to action of Australian World Cup winners Jamie Dwyer and Glenn Turner after a 10-month absence from their national hockey team. If five-time World Player of the Year Dwyer plays, he will become the most capped Australian hockey player of all time. The 36-year-old has 321 caps, same as former midfield maestro

Apr 4 2015
Case of so near yet so far for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors
Case of so near yet so far for the Jaypee Punjab Warriors

The Jaypee Punjab Warriors surrendered the advantage in the final What more Jaypee Punjab Warriors could have done to break their jinx of winning the Hero Hockey India League? It was a case of so near and yet so far for the Barry Dancer-coached Punjab outfit as they were denied a shot at glory by Ranchi Rays in an exhilarating penalty shootout at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. Missed chances cost the Punjab Warriors U

Feb 24 2015
Uttar Pradesh Wizards host leaders Jaypee Punjab Warriors in HIL
Uttar Pradesh Wizards host leaders Jaypee Punjab Warriors in HIL

Jaypee Punjab Warriors players during a training session Lucknow, February 3 (IANS) Comfortably resting atop the pool standings, Jaypee Punjab Warriors are keen to take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Wednesday. Motivated by their 3-2 victory against the Wizards previously, the Warriors will be eyeing their second consecutive win against the home team and further add five points to their tally to retain th

Feb 3 2015
Leaders Jaypee Punjab Warriors to face defending Champions Delhi Waverides in the HIL
Leaders Jaypee Punjab Warriors to face defending Champions Delhi Waverides in the HIL

Jaypee Punjab Warriors Bhubaneswar, January 31 (IANS) Following a thumping 3-1 victory against defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the national capital on Friday, Jaypee Punjab Warriors are ready to face Kalinga Lancers at their home turf here on Sunday, aspiring to maintain their winning run in the Hockey India League (HIL). Riding on three wins against Lancers, Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Waveriders, the Mohali-based team is in its bes

Jan 31 2015
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