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Dabang Mumbai vs Ranchi Rays: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players
Dabang Mumbai vs Ranchi Rays: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players

Dabang Mumbai captain Matthew Swann (L) in actionDabang Mumbai will face the defending champions Ranchi Rays in their 3rd home game of the ongoing CIL Hockey India League. The Alphas are without a single win in 4 games they have played this edition, however, all the matches have been very closely contested. On the other hand, Ranchi Rays have been on a roll, winning 4 out of their 5 matches, only losing away to Jaypee Punjab Warriors in thei

Feb 3 2016
Ranchi Rays register their hat trick win on home turf, beat Punjab Warriors 5-4
Ranchi Rays register their hat trick win on home turf, beat Punjab Warriors 5-4

Ranchi Rays pipped Jaypee Punjab Warriors to complete a hat-trick of victories at home.30th January, 2016, Ranchi: Defending Champions Ranchi Rays displayed spectacular hockey to register their hat trick win on home turf. The hosts came from behind to defeat Jaypee Punjab Warriors 5-4 in the 12th match of the 4th Coal India Hockey India League. The match which was being played at the Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi saw the hosts enthrallin

Jan 30 2016
Preview: Fresher, bigger Hockey India League in 2016
Preview: Fresher, bigger Hockey India League in 2016

Bhubaneshwar, Jan 17 (IANS) New scoring rules encouraging field goals and an equal distribution of Indian talent make the fourth Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) an exciting contest, beginning with a showdown between Kalinga Lancers and Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.Drag-flickers have been prominent in international matches in this century and the HIL organisers have decided to award two points for each field goa

Jan 18 2016
It is time Indian Hockey team comes out and backs Gurbaj Singh
It is time Indian Hockey team comes out and backs Gurbaj Singh

What will become of Gurbaj Singh? Jude Felix, former Indian assistant coach while submitting his hockey World League semi-final report to Hockey India, blamed right-half Gurbaj Singh for creating disharmony and groupism among the team members along with not paying heed to the advice given by the assistant coaches during the tournament. Hockey India formed a committee under the aegis of Harbinder Singh (favourite past time- teaching

Sep 25 2015
5 talented Indian hockey players who got injured right before a tournament
5 talented Indian hockey players who got injured right before a tournament

India’s hope of going into the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals with an injury-free squad received a huge blow with the news of a hamstring injury to V.R. Raghunath. With his ability on the penalty corners and defending ability, the team will definitely miss the 26-year old. However, this is not the first time that a pivotal member of the Indian squad has suffered an injury right before an international tournament. Ther

Upcoming Bollywood Movies Based On Hockey
Upcoming Bollywood Movies Based On Hockey

After the astounding success of Shimit Amin’s Chak De India, Bollywood seems to have taken a liking for movies based on field hockey. Cricket, no doubt is the most popular sport in India, but hockey has always been closer to the heart of Indians.The recent performances of the Indian team in International tournaments have prompted filmmakers to revolve their subjects around the game. While there have been many movies based on cricket, hocke

Apr 10 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
Punjab Warriors reach HIL final
Punjab Warriors reach HIL final

Action from the Punjab Warriors vs Delhi Waveriders HIL semi-final New Delhi, Feb 21: Jaypee Punjab Warriors outclassed defending champions Delhi Waveriders 2-0 in the second semifinal of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Saturday to set up a title clash with Ranchi Rays. Sandeep Singh (third minute) and Augustin Mazzilli (35th) minute scored for Warriors, who reached their second consecu

Feb 22 2015
5 best Indian performers in the 2015 HIL season
5 best Indian performers in the 2015 HIL season

Considered as ‘the world’s best hockey league’ by many experts and players, the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL) season is all set for an enthralling finish. The HIL has helped improve the Indian team’s performance, according to the drag flicker Sandeep Singh and many others.  With both the semi finals being scheduled for the Saturday night, the top four teams will be fighting it out to win the

Feb 21 2015
HIL: Jaypee Punjab Warriors favourites against Delhi Waveriders in second semifinal
HIL: Jaypee Punjab Warriors favourites against Delhi Waveriders in second semifinal

Punjab Warriors are favourites to reach the final, led by Sandeep Singh New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS): Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be firm favourites against defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the second semifinal of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Saturday. Warriors have played with their usual aggression and flair to top the pool standings with 35 points. They have defeated Waveriders

Feb 20 2015
Interview with Sandeep Singh:
Interview with Sandeep Singh: "Looking to raise the performance bar every day"

Sandeep Singh has been the top drag-flicker of the 2015 HIL season Sandeep Singh turned out for now-defunct Dabur Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural HIL season and switched loyalties to home franchise Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the 2014 edition, and both occasions he emerged as the top goal-scorer. The Haryana Police DSP is on the cusp of becoming the top goal-scorer for the third consecutive year with 8 goals so far, playing a key role in th

Feb 19 2015
Ranchi Rays revolves around ‘pivot’ Ashley Jackson
Ranchi Rays revolves around ‘pivot’ Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson Captain charismatic – Ashley Jackson There is something about the Ranchi franchise in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) that endears you. Whether it was the erstwhile Ranchi Rhinos owned by Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group or the current Ranchi Rays owned by Indian World Cup cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited.The only franchise from the eastern city of the country has invaria

Feb 17 2015
Ranchi Rays host Jaypee Punjab Warriors in HIL's top of the table clash
Ranchi Rays host Jaypee Punjab Warriors in HIL's top of the table clash

Jaypee Punjab Warriors travel to Ranchi to face the Rays having already qualified for the semis Ranchi, February 9 (IANS) Jaypee Punjab Warriors, who have already booked their semi-final berth, will face Ranchi Rays in the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Tuesday. The match will be a contest between the top two teams of the league so far. Warriors lead the table with 28 points whereas Rays are second with 24. The Rays, who have remained

Feb 10 2015
Sandeep Singh’s hattrick helps Punjab Warriors crush Delhi Waveriders in HIL
Sandeep Singh’s hattrick helps Punjab Warriors crush Delhi Waveriders in HIL

Sandeep Singh celebrates after completing hattrick against Delhi Waveriders The Jaypee Punjab Warriors broke the winning momentum of Delhi Waveriders by handing them a crushing 7-0 defeat at the Hockey Stadium Mohali, courtesy a hat trick from Sandeep Singh. Sandeep was awarded the man of the match as his drag flicks ensured that Punjab solidify the top spot in the league. He is now the top-scorer in the league while Punjab are nine points

Feb 7 2015
Kalinga Lancers’ Gurjinder Singh suspended for ‘physically assaulting’ opponent
Kalinga Lancers’ Gurjinder Singh suspended for ‘physically assaulting’ opponent

Gurjinder Singh has been handed a two-match suspension The Kalinga Lancers’ star dragflicker Gurjinder Singh is handed a two-match suspension over assault charges during a Hockey India League game at the Kalinga Stadium. Gurjinder will now sit out in Kalinga’s next two clashes against Ranchi Rays and Dabang Mumbai. The disciplinary committee of the Hockey India League, after analysing the video footage, handed the suspension to

Feb 2 2015
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