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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

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
HHIL Match Preview: Kalinga Lancers vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors
HHIL Match Preview: Kalinga Lancers vs Jaypee Punjab Warriors

In the wake of an emphatic victory in their first match against Ranchi Rays, Kalinga Lancers will clash against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the latter’s home-turf Mohali. Punjab, after their pulsating draw against Mumbai would definitely want to get back in the hunt. Kalinga Lancers in top gear Lancers got off to a flying start and hit a home run in their first match when they outplayed Ranchi all ends up. It was a complete performan

Jan 25 2015
Dabang Mumbai claw back to earn draw with Punjab Warriors in HIL thriller
Dabang Mumbai claw back to earn draw with Punjab Warriors in HIL thriller

It was a double-header today in the Hockey India League (HIL), and just like the first game between UP Wizards and Delhi Waveriders, the second match of the day was equally exciting and kept everyone on the edge. In the second rubber of the day, Dabang Mumbai played out a 3-3 draw against Jaypee Punjab Warriors and displayed how close the league is going to be this time around. Sandeep Singh and Chinglensana Singh scored twice for Pu

Jan 24 2015
Sardara Singh: The
Sardara Singh: The "Sardar" every team requires

Bulging muscles, stout figure and a decent height, Sardara Singh (also referred as Sardar Singh), the current captain of the Indian National Hockey team has all the common traits of a Sikh Sardar. Besides his imposing physique, the man does what his name stands for. Sardar which literally means ‘Chief’, is the one who is the leader of a unit, one who leads by example. Sardar Singh, for the past few years has captained the Indi

Dec 2 2014
Australia announce squad for FIH Champions Trophy
Australia announce squad for FIH Champions Trophy

Australia named a young squad for the Champions Trophy Melbourne, Nov 17 (IANS) Australia chief coach Graham Reid Monday named a young squad, that does not include stars like Jamie Dwyer and skipper Mark Knowles, to defend their international hockey federation (FIH) Champions Trophy title. The young trio of Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson and Flynn Ogilvie were handed call-ups after making their international debuts against India in November and

Nov 18 2014
Australia name 18-man squad for FIH Hockey World Cup
Australia name 18-man squad for FIH Hockey World Cup

Perth, April 28 (IANS) Australia’s national hockey coach Ric Charlesworth Monday announced an 18-man squad to defend the FIH World Cup to be held in The Hague from May 31 to June 15. Hockey Australia (HA) believes that its selection panel has named the best balanced contingent as the Kookaburras look to successfully defend the gold medal they won at the 2010 edition in New Delhi. Ten players from that world title winning side have been nam

Apr 28 2014
Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016
Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Encouraged by the response to the first two editions of Hockey India League (HIL), its chairman Narinder Batra has said that by 2016 two more teams will be added to the existing six, giving national and international players better competition and avenues for more money. Batra says he would like to see in all ten teams by 2018. “The plan is to have eight teams by 2016 and 10 by 2018. One of the teams joining the tou

Feb 27 2014
Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016
Hockey India League to have eight teams by 2016

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The first two editions of the Hockey India League (HIL) generated a decent response and its chairman Narinder Batra sees the competition expanding from six to eight teams by 2016, a development which will be welcomed by domestic and foreign players alike. Odisha’s Kalinga Lancers were the sixth team introduced in HIL-2 which ended in Ranchi Sunday. “The plan is to have eight teams by 2016 and 10 by 2018. O

Feb 27 2014
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