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Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh happy to be rested, PR Sreejesh to lead India
Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh happy to be rested, PR Sreejesh to lead India

Indian team skipper Sardar SinghInsisting that the Olympics are more important than any other tournament, Indian hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said he is happy with the selection committee's decision to rest him from the 18-member Champions Trophy squad announced on Tuesday.Sardar along with ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh was rested from the national squad as top goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was named captain for the International Ho

May 18 2016
Can Hockey India bring back their past glory in Rio 2016?
Can Hockey India bring back their past glory in Rio 2016?

In the past few years, the attitude of the team has changed greatly1948 London Olympics - the tricolors of independent India fluttered gloriously for the first time in an international sports arena. What a moment it must have been for those Indians who witnessed it.The Indian hockey team put India on the world sports map. India dominated the game much before independence. It won the Olympic gold in 1928, 1932 and 1936 even in fetters and&nbs

May 17 2016
Video: EIC Outrage's brilliant take on the Olympic scene will inspire every true Indian
Video: EIC Outrage's brilliant take on the Olympic scene will inspire every true Indian

In light of a slew of recent events involving the Olympic scene in India, we have had statements and opinions, in favour of and against alike, pouring in from a large section of the population. Various media houses have followed suit, but none of them provides a take as unconventional and wacky as East India Comedy’s latest Outrage on YouTube. From denouncing our misaligned mindset to touching on the fuss over Salman Khan’s appoi

May 10 2016
5 greatest Indian athletes who have never won an Olympic medal
5 greatest Indian athletes who have never won an Olympic medal

Several of India’s most iconic athletes have represented themselves and the country on the world stage, bringing laurels to the nation. They have represented the tricolour at the Olympic Games. However, Olympic medals apppear to have eluded these sportsmen and women, who have all trained hard and found significant success in their respective sports.Mahesh BhupathiBhupathi is a doubles tennis icon with multiple Grand Slams, but no Olympic me

May 6 2016
Indian hockey skipper Sardar Singh believes doing important in Champions Trophy important
Indian hockey skipper Sardar Singh believes doing important in Champions Trophy important

Sardar Singh led India to a runners-up spot in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup recentlyAhead of the Champions Trophy, scheduled to begin on June 10 in London, India men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has said doing well against top sides in the competition will show where they stand in the lead-up to the Olympics.The event which will be held at the Lee Valley Olympic venue in London will see India lock horns with world champions Australia, defe

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

Apr 11 2016
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
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