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  • Show-stopper encounter awaits India Pakistan

    Belgium :  After two unconvincing wins, a misfiring India face their first real test when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a much-anticipated Pool A encounter of Hockey World League Semifinals, here today.

  • Dominant India hammer Poland in Hockey World League

    Antwerp (Belgium) :  India produced a much-improved show than their opening match as they post a facile 3-0 victory over Poland to notch up their second consecutive win in the Hockey World League semi-finals on Tuesday.

  • Team India aim to put up better show against Poland

    Belgium :  Having eked out an unconvincing 3-2 win over France in their campaign opener, the Indian men’s side will have to quickly pull up their shocks, especially at the defence, when they take on lower-ranked Poland in their second group match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here today.

  • Sardar Singh

    India are not mere tourists at HWL, says Indian captain Sardar Singh

    Antwerp (Belgium): His side might have already booked their place in next year’s Rio Olympics, but India captain Sardar Singh asserted that they are not mere tourists here and have a lot to play for in the ongoing Hockey World League Semifinals. There is little at stake for the Indian team in the current tournament, despite their assured spots in the 2016 Olympic Games as well as the World League Finals later in the year.

  • Man hit by unknown vehicle, dies

    Ujjain : A bike-borne man was hit by an unidentified speeding vehicle on the Agar Road near village Jaithaltek here on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Prem son of Sardar Singh, a resident of village Ujjaniya, Prem was on his way buy diesel for his tractor. Police sources said the victim was heading to purchase diesel, he was hit by the vehicle. The collision was so intense that Prem fell some

  • India, Women Hockey

    Olympic berth at stake for Indian women as they take on Belgium in WHL in Antwerp

    New Delhi: The Indian men’s team will be taking on France, while the women’s team would clash with Belgium in the World Hockey League semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium today. The Indian team led by Sardar Singh have been placed in Group-A alongside Australia, Pakistan, Poland and France. In the Women’s section, the Ritu Rani-led Indian team is in Pool-B with Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Poland. This tournament serves as a qualifier for the next year’s Summer Olympics. It

  • Attack Opponents: Van Ass

    Belgium : Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach Paul van Ass feels from the word go the Sardar Singh-led side needs to put pressure on the opponents in order to secure positive results in the FIH World League Semi-finals to be held here from June 20 to July 5. The Dutchman stressed on the need to score early goals to put pressure on their rivals.

  • Sardar Singh

    Put pressure on opponents from start, coach Van Ass to players

    Antwerp (Belgium): Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach Paul van Ass feels from the word go the Sardar Singh-led side needs to put pressure on the opponents in order to secure positive results in the FIH World League Semi-finals to be held here from June 20 to July 5.

  • Sardar Singh

    New game-plan will help boost the mid-field position: Sardar

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the upcoming FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals, Indian men’s hockey captain Sardar Singh today said that his team is working on a new game plan, which is expected to give boost the mid-field position.

  • Sardar Singh

    Sardar Singh to lead India in World League semis

    New Delhi: Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh will lead an 18-member Indian hockey team in the FIH World League semifinal to be played in Belgium from June 20 to July 5. The League featuring ten teams is divided in Pool A and Pool B. India is placed in Pool A along with France, Poland, Pakistan and Australia whereas China, Ireland, Malaysia, Great Britain and Belgium are in Pool B. Sardar, who has to his credit of 216

  • HI recommends Sardar for Khel Ratna

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Friday recommended the national men’s team captain Sardar Singh for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award. The playmaker’s teammates Danish Mujtaba, Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, P.R. Sreejesh and S.V. Sunil and national women’s team players Asunta Lakra, Deepika, Rani, Ritu Rani, Sushila Chanu and Vandana Katariya were recommended for the Arjuna Award. “The players that we have recommended for the awards have proved themselves on the

  • Sardar, Saba receive Padma Shri

    New Delhi: Indian men’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh and former skipper of the national women’s side Saba Anjum were conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Both Sardar as well as Saba received the Arjuna Award in 2012 and 2013 respectively. The 28-year-old Sardar made his debut for the senior team against Pakistan in 2006 and since then he has

  • India Australia Hockey

    India lose to Australia 1-2, miss bronze medal

    Bhubaneswar: India wasted a golden opportunity to break their 32-year-old medal jinx in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament after going down to Australia 1-2 in a hard-fought bronze medal play-off match of the eight-nation meet here today.

  • India have a chance to win: Australian skipper Eddie Ockenden

    Bhubaneswar :  Australian hockey skipper Eddie Ockenden said that India can win the Champions Trophy starting December 6, if the Sardar Singh-led team continues to play like it did in the Asian Games and the recent Australian tour.

  • Sardar & Co eye big win over Lanka

    Incheon :  Eyes firmly set on the gold medal, which has eluded them for the past 16 years, the Indian men’s hockey team would look to open its Asian Games campaign with a big win against minnows Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium today.

  • Sardar to be India’s flag bearer at the Games

    Incheon :  Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent’s flag bearer at the 17th Asian Games opening ceremony, men’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh was bestowed with the honour.

  • Sardar Singh takes up Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates Sachin

    New Delhi: India hockey captain Sardar Singh completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor John Abraham and former Netherlands skipper Teun de Nooijer to take up the dare.

  • Conceded penalty corners due to silly mistakes: Sardar

    Glasgow :  Captain Sardar Singh on Sunday said that his side conceded penalty corners through silly mistakes and that has cost the final for India which they lost 0-4 to Australia in men’s hockey gold medal match of the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Sardar said that because of the three goals Australia scored through penalty corner conversions, the world champions need not do much.