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  • In silence, Sardar Singh thrived. In silence, he quits 

    “I wanted to continue and I feel I had some more years of hockey left in me but I just couldn’t digest the loss to Malaysia. I couldn’t sleep for days after that loss. That was the trigger”.

  • 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

  • India go down fighting against 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.

  • Sardar’s presence will motivate other players, says Manpreet

    Bengaluru : A team man to the core, Manpreet Singh has no qualms about losing captaincy and feels returning veteran Sardar Singh’s presence in the middle will act as motivation for other players in the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy in Breda, Netherlands.

  • Indore: Bus drivers strike stalls journey of 20,000+ commuters

    Indore: More than 20,000 passengers had to face tough time on Sunday as services at all the bus stations across city were stopped due to strike called by Bus Drivers Association, on Sunday. The strike came as a protest against Union government amendments making offences under IPC section 304 A a non-bailabale one and thus, encircling the bus drivers, who now have to secure bail from court if charged under

  • Hockey’s battle-hardened Sardar Singh keeps on fighting

    New Delhi : From being one of India’s best hockey players to facing a sexual harassment charge, Sardar Singh has experienced every emotional crest and trough in an eventful career spanning over a decade.

  • Sardar Singh questioned by UK police

    Understandably, the team management is upset about the fact that Sardar was called up for questioning in the middle of a big international tournament without any prior information.

  • India stun Japan

    Rupinder slams six goals in 10-2 win

  • Wonders await if we keep momentum going: Indian hockey captain Sreejesh

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): The victory against Argentina on Tuesday was emphatic no doubt but the Indian men’s hockey team is not resting on the result that earned them a historic quarter final berth at the Rio Olympics. In fact, the team is only eager to win the remaining two matches in the Pool B as it will determine the opponent they will play in the last-eight contest on Sunday.

  • Change of guard worries Gurbux

    Kolkata : The constant change of captains in the Indian hockey team is in bad taste and defies logic, feels Olympian and former captain Gurbux Singh.

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    New competition format in Olympics is good for India: Oltmans

    Bengaluru: Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Roelant Oltmans today said the new competition format of having quarterfinals in place of direct semifinals in the upcoming Rio Olympics is not only beneficial for the Men in Blue but all small teams. “If you have teams like Argentina, Germany and Holland in your group, it becomes that difficult to end up being the top two teams in your group. It

  • Ritu Rani hits back at Hockey India

    New Delhi : Unceremoniously dumped from the Rio Olympics squad last week, a crestfallen Ritu Rani has hit back at Hockey India selectors and dismissed the allegations of poor attitude and performance levelled against her as false and baseless. “The news came as a shock to me. I had no issues of fitness or attitude at all. No explanation was given to me properly as to why I have been dropped,” said

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    DCW, Hockey India war of words over Sardar Singh case

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to Hockey India’s (HI) response in an alleged sexual assault case against Indian captain Sardar Singh, the Delhi Commission for Women has accused the federation of making “defamatory allegations and remarks” against the statutory body.

  • India bounce back

    Beat Ireland 2-1 in Six Nation Hockey