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First day in office, hockey coach Graham Reid asks players to put team first

India's newly-appointed men's hockey chief coach Graham Reid Monday took charge of the national camp here and asked his players to put the team first in his maiden address to them.

FIH imposes hefty fine on Pakistan, PHF says it does not have funds to pay it

PHF secretary general Shahbaz Ahmed said Wednesday that he has requested the FIH to reduce the fine and allow it to be paid in instalments.


Indian men's hockey team to join FIH Pro League next year

In July 2017, Hockey India had decided to withdraw both the men's and women's national teams from the competition. HI never gave any official reason for the decision but it was speculated that the inferior ranking of the women's team prompted India to pullout from both competitions.

Graham Reid appointed as India's men's hockey team coach

Graham Reid's appointment was more or less certain after Hockey India recommended his name to the SAI in March.

Indian women's hockey team beat Malaysia 3-0 in series opener

Striker Vandana Katariya scored a brace to help Indian women's hockey team beat hosts Malaysia 3-0 in the opening game of the five-match series in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Marcellus Gomes sees Olympic qualifiers as first challenge for Graham Reid

Graham Reid, an Australian, is set to take over as the coach of the senior men's team following the unceremonious exit of Harendra Singh from the post after the last World Cup in Bhubaneshwar.


India thrash Canada 7-3, put one foot in the final of Azlan Shah hockey tournament

Mandeep Singh fired in three quick field goals (20th, 27th and 29th minutes), all of them coming in the second quarter, after Varun Kumar had given India the lead in the 12th minute of the high-scoring match.

India target hockey coach Graham Reid relieved by Amsterdam

Amidst interest from India, Graham Reid was relieved as the chief coach of Amsterdam Hockey Club with immediate effect on Thursday.

FIH to do away with Hockey Series events after 2019

Insisting that the inaugural edition of the ongoing FIH Pro League has been a success, the world body said it will stop the Hockey Series events, which also serve as World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, after this year.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India eager to make positive start, says skipper Manpreet Singh

Indian captain Manpreet Singh said the side has prepared itself for the hot and humid weather in Malaysia by having noon practice sessions at the national camp in Bangalore. 

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India vs Pakistan: Arch-rivals draw in Hockey World League

Arch rivals India Pakistan play out a 2-2 draw in an exciting Hockey World League semifinal match.

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12th South Asian Games conclude

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.