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British field hockey star Alex Danson-Bennett retires after freak head injury

February 20, 2020 10:25 pm

A field hockey player who helped Britain win gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has announced her retirement after failing to recover from head trauma

Sabitra Bhandari's brace inspires Gokulam Kerala to Hero Indian Women's League final

February 11, 2020 12:14 pm

The Nepal international rubber-stamped Gokulam's place in the final by adding the third goal late in the second half.

India's Vivek Sagar Prasad named 2019's rising star of international men's hockey

February 10, 2020 10:13 pm

Vivek was voted the Best Young Player of the FIH Series Final and later figured in the national squad for the Olympic qualifiers against Russia in Bhubaneswar last year.

Rani Rampal first-ever hockey player to win 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award

January 30, 2020 9:41 pm

The World Games announced the winner on Thursday after 20 days of polling by sports fans world-wide.

Indian women's hockey team lose 0-1 to New Zealand

January 29, 2020 2:39 pm

India were quick to get off the blocks on an attacking mode, winning a PC in the second minute of play but they missed the chance to convert it and put New Zealand on the back foot.

Trends 2019: Workouts that kept sports stars fighting fit this year

January 01, 2020 11:34 am

From HIIT to Circuit Training, here's how your favourite sports icons did at the gym this year!

Players come to blows in Nehru hockey final

November 26, 2019 8:00 am

Punjab Police and Punjab National Bank get involved in a brawl, prompting organisers to suspend them; HI action awaited.

Explained: Why Hockey 5s could be the future of the sport at Olympics

November 14, 2019 7:24 am

What were once whispers have turned into roars that the shorter version of the sport will replace the traditional 11-a-side game at the Olympics, with many even suggesting the change could take place as soon as the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.

Chandigarh: Hockey Patiala dominates, registers easy victory over EME Jalandhar

October 30, 2019 5:28 am

The match began with Hockey Patiala forwards making constant inroads in the opposition’s half. Their efforts soon paid dividends when Harshpreet scored the opening goal of the match with a successful conversion of a penalty corner in the 12th minute.

Hockey Olympic qualifiers: A weekend of happy hosts, crazy comebacks and messy reviews

October 29, 2019 10:34 am

A vintage Pakistan performance followed up by, well, a typical Pakistan performance. A controversial decision by the video umpire that doused Ireland’s Olympic hopes – and forced their captain to remark that the “video umpire should hang his head in shame”. A French scare for Spain, and China’s improbable comeback against Belgium.

HOCKEY PHOTOS

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

June 27, 2015 1:41 am

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

HOCKEY VIDEOS

12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

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.