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U-19 Bengal hockey team players shave their heads after coach's reprimand

The Bengal U-19 team's coach had reportedly told players at half time of their match against Namdhari XI that he would have their heads tonsured if they lost.

Pakistan name team for Pro-League Hockey, drop 11 players from World Cup side

After trials held in Islamabad, chief selector Islahuddin Siddiqui announced Sunday that captain Muhammad Rizwan (Sr) and 10 other players, mostly seniors, were dropped from the team.  

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Hockey legend Balbir Singh discharged from PGI after three months

Balbir Singh, who won three Olympic gold medals with the Indian hockey team, was admitted to PGI on October 2 after he complained of breathing difficulty.

Harendra Singh removed as head coach of senior hockey team, offered junior coach job

Harendra Singh is the 25th coach of the men's hockey team who has been sacked in as many years, and the sixth in last six years.

Balbir Singh Sr set to be discharged from hospital

"With your Best Wishes and Prayers—See you all soon at home! Wish All my friends and family across the globe a very happy and prosperous New Year! God Bless," wrote Balbir Sr in his Facebook post.

Home away from home: Riding on crowd support, Malaysia come back to draw with Pakistan

At the same venue four years ago, the Pakistan players went overboard in their victory celebrations and even made offensive gestures at the crowd.

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Deutsch graft beats Dutch craft

A clash of contrasting philosophies produces a thriller; Germany pull away in the last eight minutes of the Pool D match.

Hockey India invite Australian great Glenn Turner for women's camp

Hockey star Glenn Turner, who was part of the World Cup-winning Australian squad in 2010 and 2014, will arrive on Friday night for the national camp.

Former hockey forward Sandeep Michael dies

In 2001, Sandeep Michael made his debut for the country as a junior in the Under-18 Asia Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia under Jugraj Singh.

Shah Rukh Khan to perform Hockey World Cup anthem in Odisha

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan would be arriving in the state to immortalise the anthem for all hockey lovers.

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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.

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