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India's training commences for World Hockey League Finals
India's training commences for World Hockey League Finals

Sardar Singh and his boys will look to one-up Great Britain The Indian Men's hockey team will begin their preliminary training camp for their Hockey World League final from September 5th to 29th. The camp will take place in Major Dhyanchand hockey stadium in New Delhi. Rigorous training sessions await the twenty-six players who will be assessed according to their strengths and weaknesses and whose skills will be accordingly refined. Roe

Aug 31 2015
Why the members of the Indian Men's hockey team are a fortunate lot
Why the members of the Indian Men's hockey team are a fortunate lot

Apart from captaining the Indian Men’s hockey team, Sardar Singh is also employed with the Haryana Police Indian men hockey players are perhaps the only ones to have secure, full-time government jobs, something that they richly deserve. Not sure how many hockey fans are aware of this. It may surprise many, but it is true that most top hockey players from Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and England don’t quite have such j

Aug 30 2015
Top 10 famous sports couples in India
Top 10 famous sports couples in India

The buzz created by the wedding of Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal is still fresh and the couple will officially complete their wedding tonight with the Hindu ceremony that will be held in Chennai. They are the latest sporting couple to tie the knot and there is no shortage of that in India – at least with an Indian connection when you consider Sania Mirza’s marriage to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik. There is a lot of

Aug 20 2015
HIL auction: Sardar Singh released by Delhi Waveriders
HIL auction: Sardar Singh released by Delhi Waveriders

Ashley Jackson Three franchises – Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh Wizards – opted not to make full use of six ‘retained quotas (three Indian and three international players) retaining five, three and five players respectively, leaving them wider options for the forthcoming auction pool. A total of 26 players were retained Australia’s Andrew Charter, Ireland’s David Harte and India’s PR S

Aug 17 2015
European Tour: India hockey team takes on France
European Tour: India hockey team takes on France

Team India’s first training session of the European Tour  (credits: Hockey India) Le Touquet (France), Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian hockey team will play their first match after the ouster of chief coach Paul van Ass and the appointment of high-performance director Roelant Oltmans in his place. They will take on France here on Monday and Wednesday in a two-match series before proceeding to Spain where they will play three matches. Th

The past and future of Indian hockey: India's chances at the 2016 Olympics
The past and future of Indian hockey: India's chances at the 2016 Olympics

A look at the history of hockey in the country shows some standout achievements by the Indian side, with hockey players of the past winning many laurels. Without a doubt, the history of Indian sports is highly glorified by the incredible achievements of the hockey side. But it plays out like a movie, where the first half holds up better than the second half. You will be thrilled by the sizzling chemistry between the former players while being b

Aug 1 2015
Roelant Oltmans outlines plans for Indian hockey team
Roelant Oltmans outlines plans for Indian hockey team

Roelant Oltmans was appointed as coach of the Indian hockey team till the Rio Olympics New Delhi, July 30  Newly-appointed Indian hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Thursday said his team will defend as well as attack with all 11 players in their upcoming European tour. India will play twice against France (August 3, 5) before taking on Spain (August 10, 12, 13) in the tour to prepare for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be he

Jul 31 2015
India jump to eighth spot in world hockey rankings
India jump to eighth spot in world hockey rankings

Caption:India's Birendra Lakra (R) and Sardar Singh at the team’s game against Malaysia at the Field Hockey World League Lausanne (Switzerland), July 24 (IANS) Riding on their fourth-place finish in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-final, India leapfrogged South Korea to take the eighth spot in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings released on Thursday. Asian Games 2014 champions India have 1454 points,

Jul 24 2015
Interview with Ramandeep Singh:
Interview with Ramandeep Singh: "Indian hockey has plenty of room for improvement"

Indian hockey player Ramandeep Singh The Indian senior men’s hockey team finished fourth in the FIH Men’s Hockey World League semifinal round in Belgium. The Sardar Singh-led side made a robust beginning before running out of steam in the knockout phase. Ramandeep Singh was one of the bright sparks of the Indian team, scoring goals at crucial junctures for his team. The talented hitman, who is employed with Punjab and Sind Bank,

Jul 13 2015
Indian hockey's Olympic qualification is a cause for celebration
Indian hockey's Olympic qualification is a cause for celebration

The Indian women’s hockey team has all but sealed qualification for the Olympics If the Indian women's hockey team can justifiably take pride in qualifying for the Rio Olympics, the men can continue to gloat over the fact that they were the first to make it to the Games, giving them two extra years to prepare for the mega event. Call it the liberal qualification system or what you may, the fact remains that the teams must display

Jul 7 2015
Hockey World League semis: Indian men's team - Player ratings
Hockey World League semis: Indian men's team - Player ratings

Player ratings from India’s performance at the HWL The Indian men’s hockey team finished 4th in the Hockey World League (HWL) semis held at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. The Indian team lost their 3rd place play-off to Great Britain by 5-1. India had Poland, France, Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in their Pool and after finishing 2nd in the Pool, they faced Malaysia in the quarter-finals where they emerged victo

Jul 6 2015
Hockey World League semis: Great Britain thrash India 5-1 in third place play-off
Hockey World League semis: Great Britain thrash India 5-1 in third place play-off

The Indian team suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Great Britain In the third place play-off at the Hockey World League (HWL) semis, India were convincingly beaten 5-1 by Great Britain. Both teams had lost their respective semi-finals – India 4-0 against Belgium and Great Britain 3-1 against Australia as they were relegated to fight for the 3rd and 4th places at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. T

Jul 5 2015
Hockey World League semis: India looking to cut out mistakes against Great Britain
Hockey World League semis: India looking to cut out mistakes against Great Britain

Rupinder Pal Singh in action against Belgium India face Great Britain for the 3rd place in the Hockey World League (HWL) semis at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. The Indians lost their semi-final match by a massive 4-0 margin against the hosts and they are eager to rectify their mistakes. The coach Paul van Ass and captain Sardar Singh both spoke about the mistakes the team committed in the semis. The captain of the team Sard

Jul 5 2015
Hockey World League semis: India face Great Britain for third spot
Hockey World League semis: India face Great Britain for third spot

India take on Great Britain in the 3rd place play-off at the HWL The Indian men’s hockey team will meet Great Britain in the 3rd/4th place playoff at Hokey World League (HWL) semis. The Britishers are ranked 5th in the world, 4 places above the Indian team. The Indians were thrashed 4-0 by the Belgians in the semi-final of the HWL while Great Britain were beaten 3-1 by the Aussies in the other semi-final, leaving&n

Jul 5 2015