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July 24, 2017 2:34 am

Last-minute entrants PCMC XI used the striking circle to full effect, converting two penalty corners and a penalty stroke to run up a 3-0 lead against SAG.

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July 23, 2017 12:56 am

India hockey coach Roelant Oltmans, who now has been with the men's national team for four years, said that failures of the past in some major tournaments have not been a deterrent in his quest to make the national team world class.

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July 23, 2017 12:49 am

India women's hockey team conceded one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to Ireland and finish eighth in Women's Hockey World League Semi Final despite maintaining an upper hand throughout the match before letting the opponents score two goals in the final quarter.

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July 22, 2017 11:14 am

Chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans said the Sardar Singh issue should not be used as an ‘excuse’ for India’s poor performance, adding that this was a wake-up call for the team ahead of October’s Asia Cup and the World League finals.

July 21, 2017 11:38 pm

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has brought back mercurial centre forward Hasan Sardar as chief selector after the World Hockey League (WHL) debacle in London last month. Hasan returns to the mainstream hockey for the first time since 2010 when he was chief selector.

July 20, 2017 7:05 pm

India started the match on an aggressive note. But Japan tightened their defence and increased the intensity of their attacks. Both their goals came from penalty corners. While India made a number of incursions into the Japanese D, they were unable to find a goal.

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July 19, 2017 1:18 am

India, who next play 5-8th classification match, scored their lone goal through Gurjit Kaur while Giselle Ansley, Alex Danson, Susannah Townsend and Hannah Martin found the back of the net for England in the quarter-final of HWL Semi-final.

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July 17, 2017 10:49 am

Argentina were dominant from the beginning, scoring the first goal in the first two minutes with Roccio Sanchez scored the opening goal, Maria Grannato doubling the lead in the 14th minute. India will now be facing England in a last eight clash on Tuesday.

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July 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Sardara Singh, who has also been honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2012, became known when he became the youngest player to captain the Indian team, leading his side in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2008, He turned 31 on Saturday.

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July 13, 2017 9:55 am

India’s dismal show at the Hockey World League semifinals has been overshadowed by the developments that have taken place off the field. Amidst souring relations between the Indian and world body, the national team’s performance has been swept under the carpet.

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July 12, 2017 8:31 pm

The final 15 minutes saw some tense moments. Chile won back-to-back penalty corners in the 55th minute but India did well to defend and keep a clean slate. India will take on Argentina in their final Pool B match on July 16.

July 11, 2017 2:13 pm

A dominant USA thrashed India 4-1 in their second Pool B match here at the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg. There was plenty of action in the first quarter with USA keeping India's goalkeeper Savita busy at the post.

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July 9, 2017 10:42 am

Days after alleging match-fixing at the World League semifinals in London, Hockey India has pulled out of one of International Hockey Federation’s (FIH’s) flagship tournaments, the Pro League.

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July 9, 2017 1:15 am

India began their Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final campaign with a 0-0 draw against hosts South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday. Goalkeeper Savita was the star for India as performance stood out for the match.

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July 7, 2017 2:50 pm

The Indian women's hockey team led by Rani Rampal is set to take on South Africa in its first pool B match of the Women's Hockey World League semifinal. The team arrived one week prior to the tournament which helped them greatly in preparations.

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July 4, 2017 9:46 pm

According to reports appearing overseas, some franchise owners are yet to pay the players and other team staff for being part of this year's edition of HIL, but sources in the local outfit said no dues are remaining, everything has been cleared.

June 29, 2017 6:45 pm

During the session, Mary Kom spoke about her story to the girls and described the hardships she overcame in life. She also highlighted the importance of the mental preparation before a key battle.

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June 27, 2017 7:55 pm

Dhanraj Pillay made his international hockey debut in 1989 in Allwyn Asia Cup. He led India to Asian Games glory in 1998 and also won the Asia Cup in 2003. He also received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for his remarkable performance in 1999-2000.

June 27, 2017 7:04 pm

PR Sreejesh underwent a knee surgery earlier this month after he suffered a ligament tear during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May 2017. He also missed the Hockey World League Semi-Final which took place in England.

June 27, 2017 10:55 am

India have once again failed at a big event like the World League Semifinals, bowing out to lower-ranked teams. Malaysia have fast become India’s bogey team in knockout matches and stunned their much-fancied continental rivals in the quarterfinals.

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June 25, 2017 6:52 pm

India's disappointing campaign at the Hockey World League semi-finals in London finished on a sour note after losing 2-3 to Canada and sealing only the sixth place in the standings. Canada, meanwhile, qualify for 2018 World Cup with fifth place finish.

June 25, 2017 6:02 pm

India squandered a 2-1 lead after a Harmanpreet Singh brace from penalty corners on losing 2-3 to Canada in the fifth-sixth place game. Canada in the process booked their place in the 2018 World Cup.

June 25, 2017 1:16 am

The Indian side began on a positive note when they defeated Scotland 4-1. But after the defeat against Netherlands, the Indian side lost the plot displaying their inconsistency and losing their second consecutive match to Malaysia.

June 24, 2017 8:37 pm

India hammered Pakistan 6-1 on Saturday as Ramandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh scored a brace for the Blues. Now India will face Canada for the fifth-sixth place in the World Hockey League Semi-finals in London. India have won four matches in the tournament so far.

June 24, 2017 7:47 pm

after India thumped Pakistan 6-1 in the 5-8 classification match, they will now go on to face Canada for the 5-6 position match. The winner of the India-Canada game will finish fifth and qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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June 24, 2017 6:28 pm

India humbled Pakistan 6-1 in the 5-8 classification match of Hockey World League Semi-final and booked their spot in the 5-6th position play-off game against Canada. Ramandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored two goals each for India.

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June 24, 2017 5:52 pm

India convincingly beat Pakistan 6-1 for the second hammering to the neighbours in under a week. This time, too, India scored a bucketload of goals and started well. Ramandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh scored a brace for India.

June 23, 2017 11:33 pm

India fell to a shock 3-2 defeat against Malaysia, thus ending their quest for a semi-final spot in the Hockey World League semi-final. They now play Pakistan on Saturday to secure a top-six finish. It is the second time the two teams are clashing.

June 23, 2017 10:34 pm

India vs Pakistan Live Online Streaming Hockey: India will face arch-rivals Pakistan in their classification of the World Hockey League semifinal tournament on Saturday. Last time the two sides met India gave a 7-1 thrashing to Pakistan.

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June 23, 2017 1:51 pm

Narinder Batra, who was elected as the FIH president last year, also clarified that his comments were emotional and he understands that he hurt the sentiments of several people.

June 23, 2017 9:48 am

The below-par performance and some sloppy defending ruined India’s hopes of making it through the quarter-final of the World Hockey League Semi-Final. They eventually lost 3-2 to Malaysia.

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June 22, 2017 11:16 pm

India suffered a shocking 2-3 loss at the hands of a lower-ranked Malaysia in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London on Thursday. After this win, Malaysia entered the semi-final while India crashed out of the tournament.

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June 22, 2017 10:38 pm

India suffered a 3-2 loss in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-final to Malaysia to crash out of the tournament. Malaysia march into the semi-final and have also qualified for the 2018 World Cup which will be hosted in India.

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June 22, 2017 9:46 pm

India suffered a 3-2 loss in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-final to Malaysia to crash out of the tournament. Malaysia march into the semi-final and have also qualified for the 2018 World Cup which will be hosted in India.

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June 21, 2017 8:49 pm

Rani Rampal will lead an 18-member squad of the Indian women's hockey team in the World Hockey League. India is grouped in Pool B along with the United States of America, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.

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June 21, 2017 6:36 pm

Roelant Oltmans has warned his team to guard against the complacency against Malaysia in their quarterfinal match in the World Hockey League Semi-Final on Thursday, June 23.