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Salim Khan defends son, Slams Milkha Singh’s comments
Salim Khan defends son, Slams Milkha Singh’s comments

Salman Khan was unveiled as the Indian Olympic goodwill ambassador in a ceremony Bollywood scriptwriter, Salim Khan defended his son, Salman Khan’s appointment as the Indian Olympic goodwill ambassador, a decision which had been widely criticised by the sporting fraternity in India. Salim Khan especially took a dig at Milkha Singh’s comments about Salman’s appointment.Milkha Singh had earlier suggested that athlet

Apr 26 2016
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Sardar Singh praises Indian youngsters
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Sardar Singh praises Indian youngsters

This year's performance was India's best since 2010 when they won the goldIndia hockey captain Sardar Singh on Monday praised the youngsters in the national squad for their performance at the just-concluded Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh.The India team performed creditably to reach the final where they lost 0-4 to reigning world champions Australia. This was the seventh appearance for India in the final of the annual tournament. They

Apr 19 2016
The future of Indian hockey is bright, it's high time we start caring
The future of Indian hockey is bright, it's high time we start caring

The real test of Indian hockey’s progress will be measured nowIn a diverse country like India where cricket is a religion, hockey finds it difficult to find a place in the heart of the masses.But lately, hockey seems to be returning back as a popular sport. The future is bright. Yes, very bright.The Indian hockey team is all set for the final of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. They showed heart and courage in the previous encounters, w

Apr 16 2016
India vs Australia, Hockey Live Streaming: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, Final Match, Preview, Date, Time, Prediction, Where to watch?
India vs Australia, Hockey Live Streaming: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, Final Match, Preview, Date, Time, Prediction, Where to watch?

India and Australia battling it out in an earlier encounterEight-time Olympic-gold medalist, India is set to take on the current world champions, Australia in the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Malaysia, later today. The 'Men in Blue’ thumped the host nation by 1-6 yesterday to advance to the ultimate fixture of the tournament.Catch India vs Australia Hockey Live Score Updates here with Sportskeeda

Apr 16 2016
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: India eye tricky Pakistan test
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: India eye tricky Pakistan test

The key, however, is going to be star defender Rupinder Pal SinghAs we arrive at the halfway mark of the league, it is the ever-anticipated subcontinental derby with India taking on their mighty neighbours, Pakistan.Although recent run of form favours the Pakistani side, five-time champions India are currently ahead in the tournament, with two wins from their three games whereas Pakistan have managed only one.Also read: S

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Australia defeat India 5-1 in their opening fixture
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Australia defeat India 5-1 in their opening fixture

Rupinder Pal converted from India’s first penalty cornerComing from yesterday’s 2-1 victory over Japan, the Indian team was handed a crushing defeat by World No.1 Australia at the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.The Blues started well, making a couple of impressive forward plays before Blake Govers put the Aussies in front in the 5th minute, from the first penalty corner of the match.However, this le

Apr 7 2016
Sardar Singh feels forwards need to be more clinical
Sardar Singh feels forwards need to be more clinical

Sardar said that the players are working on some new strategies and tacticsIndia's men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Thursday said they are working on being more effective and clinical in the opponent's circle, ahead of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh from April 6-16.The preparations of the team has entered the final stretch at the training-cum-conditioning camp currently underway at the Sports Authority

Mar 31 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Indian hockey team out in support for cricketing brothers in Bangladesh match
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Indian hockey team out in support for cricketing brothers in Bangladesh match

The Indian hockey team in attendance at the Chinnaswany stadium.The Indian hockey team were out at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to cheer for the national cricket team which was playing Bangladesh in a World Twenty20 Group 2 match here on Wednesday."Good luck team India. it's great to witness a live match here in Bengaluru #WT20 #IndvsBan," defender Rupinder Pal Singh tweeted, also attaching a photograph.The photograph showed Rupinder,

Mar 23 2016
Azlan Shah Cup: P.R. Sreejesh, V.R. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra rested; Harmanpreet included
Azlan Shah Cup: P.R. Sreejesh, V.R. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra rested; Harmanpreet included

The Indian team look on during the penalty shoot out during the match between Netherlands and India during The Hero Hockey League World Final. Hockey India (HI) on Monday picked a young squad for the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Malaysia from April 6-16, with established players like Akashdeep Singh, P.R. Sreejesh, Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra missing, in a bid to try out "different permutations and com

Mar 21 2016
Hockey India Announces 18 Member Team for 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Hockey India Announces 18 Member Team for 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The team that will take part in the competitionNew Delhi, 21 March 2016: Hockey India today announced the 18 member Indian Hockey team led by Sardar Singh that will take part in the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia from 6 to 16 April.Besides India, defending champions  New Zealand, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Australia, Pakistan, Japan, Canada and hosts Malaysia will be taking

Mar 21 2016
Interview with Ashpal Kaur Bhogal:
Interview with Ashpal Kaur Bhogal: "You can't go scot-free just because you are a celebrity"

Ashpal Kaur Bhogal with Sardar SinghIndian senior men’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh may be outrightly rejecting claims made by Ashpal Kaur Bhogal that they were just friends but if you hear out the lady in question, it is difficult to believe that there were ‘just friends’. The 21-year-old Ashpal, who became the first British Asian woman to represent the England hockey team, is determined to give all it takes to get justice

Mar 11 2016
Indian hockey team to attend coaching camp from March to April
Indian hockey team to attend coaching camp from March to April

The camp will set the tone for the rest of the yearThe Indian men's hockey team will undergo a month-long coaching camp to prepare for the upcoming tournaments at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here from March 7 to April 8.The camp will set the tone for the rest of the year. The fourth Hockey India League (HIL), which concluded recently, saw the emergence of many new prospects, both at the junior and senior levels, who have been i

Feb 27 2016
Interview with Sardar Singh:
Interview with Sardar Singh: "I want to improve my long passing"

I will keep my focus on my hockey with 2016 being the Olympic year.Sardar Singh’s debut year with Jaypee Punjab Warriors panned out to be a lucky charm as the yellow brigade cornered glory after two abortive attempts in the 2014 and 2015 editions.The 29-year-old Indian captain, whose modest $58,000 buy by the Warriors caused many surprises, spoke about Warriors’ glory and much more in an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda.Here are t

Feb 27 2016
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be India’s first international test of 2016
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be India’s first international test of 2016

After the HIL, the Indian national senior men’s hockey team will hit the competitive pitch in the 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah CupThe Coal India Hockey India League was undoubtedly a resounding success. Now with the much-hyped league over, the focus will shift to the national team’s preparations.Of course, 2016 is a crucial year as this is the Olympic year with the showpiece event happening in Rio de Janeiro in July-August.The nat

Feb 26 2016
HIL: Time for triumphant Jaypee Punjab Warriors to savour HIL glory
HIL: Time for triumphant Jaypee Punjab Warriors to savour HIL glory

The Jaypee Punjab Warriors won their maiden Hockey India League title after two failed attempts in the previous two editions It has taken four years for Jaypee Punjab Warriors to finally ‘corner glory’ at the Hockey India League. The road to glory for the Punjab outfit has been replete with cases of ‘so near and so far.’ Let’s understand one thing – the Warriors had the cream of the domestic and inter

Feb 22 2016
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