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  • Hockey legend Sardar Singh retires from international hockey, says time for youngsters to take over

    New Delhi: Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh Wednesday decided to call time on his illustrious career, saying he had played enough in the last 12 years and now it’s time for the youngsters to take over. Sardar said he made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal. With age and speed not on his side, Sardar’s performance in the Games came

  • National Sports Day: Veterans optimistic about reviving India’s hockey nursery

    Bhopal: On the eve of National Sports Day, which falls on August 29, veteran international and national hockey players of Bhopal told Free Press that the golden era of hockey in Bhopal is history but the game is on the revival path, though much more needs to be done to turn Bhopal into India’s hockey nursery again.

  • Asian Games 2018: Indian women team defeat Indonesia 8-0

    Jakarta: India’s women’s hockey team began its 18th Asian Games campaign in an emphatic fashion, flooring hosts Indonesia 8-0 in a Pool A contest at the Gelora Bung Karno Hockey Field here on Sunday. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored a hat-trick in the 17th, 22nd and 57th minutes, while striker Vandana Katariya (14th and 28th), Navneet Kaur (25th and 50th) and Udita (nint) scored the goals for India.

  • Hopeful of getting gold at Asiad, says Sardara Singh

    New Delhi : Former captain of the Indian hockey team, Sardara Singh has said that the team have improved a lot in the last few years and they are hoping to win gold in the upcoming 18th edition of the Asian Games.

  • Women’s Hockey World Cup Preview: India hold upper hand vs Italy for quarters berth

    London: A confident India will fancy their chances against lower-ranked Italy when they meet in a quarter-final playoff of the Women’s Hockey World Cup here on Tuesday. India finished third in the Pool B with two points — behind top-ranked Ireland (six points) and second-placed England (five) and ahead of the United States (2) with two draws and a loss. India finished third on superior goal difference.

  • Women’s Hockey World Cup: India lose to Ireland 0-1

    London: Indian women’s hockey team lost to Ireland in their second match of the ongoing 14th edition of the women’s hockey World Cup here at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Stadium on Thursday. The Irish team thrashed the Indian side 0-1 to move further in the tournament.

  • Women’s hockey World Cup: India aim to defeat Ireland to bag first win of tournament

    London: A golden opportunity to claim an upset win lost, the Indian women’s hockey team would be aiming to make amends when it takes on a lower-ranked Ireland in its second game of the World Cup, here tomorrow. India had a bright chance to score an upset win against world no.2 England in their Pool B opener on June 21 but settled for a 1-1 draw.

  • U-23 Five Nations Tournament: Indian hockey team play out 1-1 draw vs Belgium

    Antwerp (Belgium): India’s U-23 men’s team  were held to a 1-1 draw by Belgium in their third round robin match of the Five Nations Tournament here. India had a mixed bag of results in their first two matches of the tournament as they beat Ireland 5-0 in their first match, but lost 1-3 to Great Britain in the second match.

  • Asian Games 2018: Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh to lead Indian hockey team

    New Delhi: Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will lead the 18-member Indian men’s hockey squad while Chinglensana Singh Kangujam will serve as his deputy in the 18th Asian Games, which is slated to begin in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18.

  • Hockey Champions Trophy: India lose to defending champions Australia in final

    Breda: India suffered a penalty shootout heartbreak in the Hockey Champions Trophy final for the second consecutive time as they lost 1-3 (1-1) to defending champions Australia here on Sunday. Blake Govers put Australia ahead in the 24th minute. India equalised through Vivek Sagar Prasad’s strike in the 43rd minute to end 1-1 at the regulation 60 minutes of play.

  • Hockey Champions Trophy: India hold Belgium to 1-1 draw

    Breda: World No. 3 Belgium stretched the Indian men’s hockey team till the final minutes of the match to split the points with a 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 here on Thursday. India made too many slip-ups in their defence that gave away five penalty corners (PCs) in the last quarter, eventually messing up their 1-0 lead as Loick Luypert (59′) converted

  • Sardara Singh returns to Indian hockey squad for Champions Trophy

    New Delhi: Veteran defender Sardara Singh has been recalled in the 18-member Indian men’s hockey team for the final edition of the prestigious Champions Trophy 2018, beginning June 23 in the Netherlands. Besides Sardara, forward Ramandeep Singh and midfielder Birendra Lakra have also returned to the squad after former coach Sjoerd Marijne dropped the trio for the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games.

  • Indian women hockey team beats Malaysia to qualify for final of Asian Champions Trophy  

    Donghae City (Korea): Defending champions India today breezed into the summit clash of the women’s Asian Champions Trophy after edging past Malaysia 3-2, their third consecutive victory here. India, who beat Japan 4-1 and China 3-1 in their previous matches, qualified for the final with a match in hand in their pool.

  • Indian hockey teams leave for Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers

    New Delhi: The junior Indian men and women’s hockey teams have left for the Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers, which is to begin in Bangkok, Thailand on April 25. The five-day tournament is a qualifying event for Youth Olympic Games 2018 to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina which will follow the futuristic Hockey 5’s format.

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    Sandeep Singh shares throwback picture when India had won Azlan Shah cup

    Sandeep Singh on whose life upcoming film ‘Soorma’ is based feels that giving his best and winning for his country has always been his no 1 aim in life. Sandeep Singh aka Flicker Singh has shared a throwback moment from his life when India had won Azlan Shah cup after 13 long years On 12th April 2009.

  • Hockey: Resilient Indian eves beat South Korea in 1st match

    Seoul: The Indian eves started their tour with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over the hosts in the first hockey match of the five match series at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre here on Monday. India started the match on a positive note as they focused on stringing together some passes, which saw them keep possession in the opposition’s half in the opening few minutes of the first quarter.