Free Press Journal
  • Continental giants India struggles for global success in 2017

    New Delhi : The age-old malady of inconsistency remained unaddressed but Indian hockey did take baby steps towards global success in 2017, a year which reaffirmed the nation’s continental supremacy in the sport.

  • Indian hockey is back to top: Ashley

    New Delhi : Impressed by the resurgence in Indian hockey, British midfielder Ashley Jackson said the country seems to be back among the top with its recent performances.

  • Tough opponent yet dear friend: Pakistan’ greats on Mohammad Shahid

    New Delhi : “I would tell him that if you join the Pakistan team, we would be world beaters and he used to say the same for me,” was how Pakistan’s legendary centre forward Hasan Sardar reacted on the demise of Indian hockey great Mohammad Shahid.

  • Indian hockey eves to embark on US tour

    New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team led by newly-appointed captain Sushila Chanu will play a total of five practice games against Canada and US as part of the last leg of their preparations for next month’s Rio Olympics.

  • India enter Champions Trophy final for 1st time in 36 years

    London: Indian men’s hockey team had their date with history as they clinched a maiden appearance in the final of the prestigious 36th Hero Champions Trophy Hockey tournament against formidable Australia after hosts Great Britain held Belgium to 3-3 draw in a final round robin match.

  • Indian hockey seeks Champions Trophy boost ahead of Olympics

    London: Aiming to gain in confidence before the Olympic Games, the Indian hockey team will be eyeing a podium finish in the Champions Trophy, beginning with a clash against Olympic gold-medallists Germany here tomorrow.

  • Medal at Champions Trophy is our aim: Roelant Oltmans

    Bengaluru : With less than 10 days to go for their opening match in the FIH Champions Trophy in London, Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Roelant Oltmans said he is eyeing a top three finish in the high-profile tournament.

  • No evidence against Sardar Singh: Cops

    Ludhiana : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Sardar Singh has given a clean chit to the Indian hockey team skipper.

  • Yes, we are a medal contender: Roelant Oltmans

    New Delhi :  Going by its past performances, not many would fancy Indian men’s hockey team’s chances in the upcoming Olympics, but chief coach Roelant Oltmans says a medal finish in Rio is very much achievable if “everything falls in the right place at the right time”.

  • India to send largest ever contingent to Olympics

    New Delhi :  India will send its largest ever contingent – about 90 sports persons – to Olympics in Rio beginning August 5, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

  • We’re a medal contender if everything falls in place: Oltmans

    New Delhi: Going by its past performances, not many would fancy Indian men’s hockey team’s chances in the upcoming Olympics, but chief coach Roelant Oltmans says a medal finish in Rio is very much achievable if “everything falls in the right place at the right time”.

  • Azlan Shah, CT will serve as Olympic preparations: Sardar

    Bengaluru: With an eye on the Olympics, the India hockey team skipper Sardar Singh today said that the upcoming tournaments like Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Champions Trophy will serve as important preparatory events in the run-up to the Rio Games. Sardar said while the immediate aim is to win a gold in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh from April 6-16, the larger goal is to come up with a medal-winning show in the Champions Trophy, to be played


    Apologise for your misbehaviour and play in HIL, Sardar tells Pakistan

    New Delhi: India captain Sardar Singh on Thursday supported Hockey India’s (HI) stand of not allowing Pakistani players in the cash-rich Hockey India League (HIL) until and unless they apologise for their unruly behaviour during Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar in December 2014.

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    Success, off-field storms make 2015 eventful for Indian hockey

    New Delhi: On-field achievements often jostled for space with off-field drama as Indian hockey endured a rollercoaster year during which the players scripted historical feats but coach Paul van Ass’ acrimonious ouster and Gurbaj Singh’s suspension created its share of storm.

  • This medal is a like a ‘tonic’ for Indian Hockey: SV Sunil

    New Delhi: India ace striker SV Sunil feels their win against defending champion Netherlands will work like a ‘tonic’ for Indian Hockey but said the team will have to work really hard on some areas to clinch a medal at Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year.

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    Indian hockey colts face Japan in Asia Cup semis

    Kuantan (Malaysia): After humiliating Oman 9-0, a confident India will play Japan in the first semi-final of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.

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    Indian hockey juniors aim for turnaround against Argentina 

    Johor Bahru (Malaysia): India will look to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss against Britain when they take on Argentina in a league match of the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup junior hockey tournament here on Wednesday.

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    India beat New Zealand A 2-1 in second hockey game

    Auckland: Riding on forward SK Uthappa’s twin strike, the Indian men’s hockey team posted yet another win against New Zealand A in the second game of the Kiwi tour here today. The first quarter saw both the teams going on the attack on each other’s business side of the field. But the Indians, with a win yesterday were high on spirits and in the 5th minute saw SV Sunil entering the D as he passed the ball to Nikkin Thimmaiah.