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Success with Rwanda gives Stephen Constantine shot at India job
Sun, Dec 21, 2014

A few AIFF officials have thrown their weight behind former manager Stephen Constantine as the chief coach.

To protect players, ISL to be stretched longer in 2015
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Sixty one matches were played in a space of 10 weeks in this season of the Indian Super League.

ISL Final: Kerala Blasters or Atletico de Kolkata?
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Franchises from Indian football’s traditional hotbeds meet in Mumbai to decide the Indian Super League’s first champions.

Pakistan to world hockey: ‘Unite against India’s overbearing attitude’
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Sheikh said the celebrations have been the part of the game and his players were unnecessarily punished by the FIH.

After jab, AIBA’s uppercut
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Fernandez will continue being a part of the Indian set-up, SAI said.

Sarita Devi gets 2016 Rio Olympics lifeline
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Banned for a year; pugilist Sarita Devi free to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics.

India’s men’s hockey team still a work-in-progress
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Though this has been a good year for the men’s hockey team, they are still a work-in-progress.

Hockey Champions Trophy: After Hockey India flexes muscle, FIH bans two Pakistan players
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Pakistan players’ real test was to be at the stadium, where the crowd welcomed them with unprecedented hostility.

Hockey Champions Trophy: Germany win gold
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

With trauma of Pakistan loss still fresh in their minds, India lose 2-1 in bronze-medal playoff.

Pakistan take celebrations too far
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh ran towards the players, slapped his second-choice goalkeeper Amjad Ali and ordered the rest of them to vacate the pitch.

Champions Trophy Hockey: Green revolution in Bhubaneswar
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

India squander an early lead, concede late goal to go down to Pakistan 3-4 in a high-voltage semifinal.

Champions Trophy Hockey: In high-stakes semifinal against Pakistan, India must avoid emotion
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Against an equally structure-less but dangerous Pakistan side, how well India retain their shape will be a crucial factor.

Champions Trophy Hockey: Pakistan end 16-year wait
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The Pakistan Hockey Federation, cash-strapped and clueless, didn’t have the funds to send it's team across the border.

Champions Trophy Hockey: India fight back from two goals down to beat Belgium 4-2
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

India looked erratic, gave away balls too cheaply and did not manage a shot on goal for almost the entire first quarter.

Champions Trophy: Netherlands leave swimsuits behind
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Kemperman tweeted a picture of him sitting at the poolside of the hotel, with the words: “Only with the feet.”

Defender Gurjinder Singh-India’s best player in Champions Trophy
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Gurjinder Singh seems to have lost several kilos since making his senior team debut last year.

Champions Trophy Hockey: India end 18-year drought, beat highly-rated Netherlands
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Manpreet Singh scored the 47th minute winner which brought India a much-needed win in this tournament.

Champions Trophy: In Ric Charlesworth shoes, Graham Reid hopes to build own legacy
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Post London Games, Charlesworth had made his intentions clear that he won’t stay beyond the Glasgow CWG.

Defending the indefensible: India lose to Argentina
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

On two occasions that India took lead, Argentina replied with an equaliser within seconds. Argentina ultimately won 4-2.

Late blooper costs India in Champions Trophy opener against Germany
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Gaffe at the back with just 20 seconds left see hosts go down 1-0 to Germany in opener

Champions Trophy: India wary of weakened Germany
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Despite rival’s poor form and inexperienced squad, hosts will be cautious in opener against Olympic champions.

Hockey Champions Trophy: Enlightened Hockey India proposes three cities for World Cup
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

While the stadium is fit to host international tournaments, lack of infrastructure has been the biggest deterrent.

Champions Trophy: India fret over Sardar Singh’s calf, Rupinderpal Singh illness
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

What initially looked like a minor niggle, though, has turned into a nightmare for the team.

Champions Trophy Hockey: Belgium, underdogs no more
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

At Champions Trophy, Belgium look to confirm new-found status as hockey powers.

Champions Trophy: India face home truth
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

A strong field for the Champions Trophy will present a reality check for the Asian Games winners.

Cricket fan throws lifeline to cash-strapped Pakistan hockey team
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Pakistan players had nearly boycotted the Champions Trophy because of the PHF’s inability to generate funds.

Terry Walsh knocks but door stays shut
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Australian says he wants to return while Hockey India insists on the coach clearing his name first.

India shot in foot in SAI, Hockey India and Terry Walsh standoff
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

For quite some time, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India have been on a warpath.

Hockey India tells Terry Walsh his services not required
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Speculations were rife that Walsh had written to SAI that he won’t be returning to India.

Terry Walsh walks out, leaves door ajar
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Australian to return home on Wednesday but says there is a ‘glimmer of hope’ that he will return.

Indian Super League: Mumbai City FC v FC Goa a game of missed fortunes
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Mumbai City FC fail to score in a match where they dominated FC Goa and created multiple chances.

Narinder Batra alleges Terry Walsh committed financial fraud, puts spanner in contract talks
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Terry Walsh said that he was taken aback of the fact that the issue had cropped up this late in the day.

Goa look to cash in on new-found momentum
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

FC Goa’s Robert Pires found his first goal in the ISL in the 4-1 thrashing of Delhi Dynamos in the previous game.

Think I’ll buy me a football team
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Gurpreet Singh Kiki has now expanded his business interests to owning a tennis team as he becomes co-owner of the Champions Tennis League’s Punjab team.

A performance grander than the Asiad gold or CWG silver: Terry Walsh
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Chief coach Terry Walsh feels the Indian hockey team is playing at a higher level than they did.

Hockey coach Terry Walsh puts SAI on notice
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Walsh has asked for more freedom when it came to the running the affairs of the team.