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Thursday, July 07, 2022


India register second draw in Women’s Hockey WC, held 1-1 by China

July 5, 2022 11:20:02 pm

Vandana Katariya gave India the equaliser with 34 seconds left in the third quarter after China had taken the lead in the 25th minute.

Points shared by India, England, but points to ponder

July 4, 2022 9:03:02 am

India open World Cup campaign with 1-1 draw with Olympic nemesis, but need to improve quickly for a worthwhile challenge against China.

Long Read: How a training system common in football is helping India’s women’s hockey team become faster and more accurate

July 3, 2022 5:56:35 pm

Ahead of the FIH women's World Cup, the Janneke Schopman-coached team imported football training technology to help women hockey players scan the field in a blink of an eyelid, make fewer touches on the ball and craft a good pass in a split second

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Women’s Hockey WC: India eye revenge against England in opener

July 2, 2022 12:37:23 pm

The Indian women's hockey team would be eager to settle scores against a side which shattered their bronze medal hopes in last year's Tokyo Olympics.

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Five members of Indian men’s hockey team test positive for Covid-19

June 30, 2022 2:04:27 pm

The Indian men's team is currently in Bengaluru preparing for next month's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Contemporaries mourn World Cup winner Varinder’s demise

June 29, 2022 7:25:35 am

Singh, 75, was a gold medallist at the 1975 Kuala Lumpur Hockey World Cup and won bronze at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Hockey player Birender Lakra accused of involvement in murder of friend

June 28, 2022 7:24:04 pm

Lakra's friend was found dead inside his flat in Bhubaneswar in February this year

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Olympic medallist hockey player Varinder Singh passes away

June 28, 2022 2:16:46 pm

Varinder Singh was part of the gold-medal winning Indian team at the 1975 men's Hockey World Cup

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Hockey joins raft of sports reviewing transgender policy

June 22, 2022 2:57:29 pm

The International Hockey Federation (IHF) will review their policy on the involvement of transgender athletes in women's sport.

Unfit Rani misses out as India name tried and tested squad for women’s hockey WC

June 21, 2022 9:06:59 pm

Besides Rani's exclusion, there are no further surprises as India went or a tried and tested squad, which has been playing together for a long time.

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Indian junior women’s hockey team holds Netherlands 2-2 in U-23 tournament

June 21, 2022 10:44:46 am

The Indians were under immense pressure from the very onset as the Netherlands earned back-to-back penalty corners in the opening five minutes.

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India name full-strength men’s squad for CWG, Manpreet returns as captain

June 20, 2022 11:05:16 pm

Hockey India (HI) had initially decided to send a second-string team to the CWG due to the short turnaround time between the Birmingham event and the Hangzhou Asian Games, which is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Indian women’s team registers famous win over Olympic silver medalist Argentina in FIH Pro League

June 18, 2022 8:07:43 pm

Gurjit's (37th, 61st minutes) two penalty corner conversions and Lalremsiami's (4th) field strike cancelled out Agustina Gorzelany's (22, 37th, 45th) hat-trick to take the match into the shoot-out.

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CWG in mind, Indian men look to end FIH Pro League campaign on high

June 17, 2022 3:05:03 pm

Still in with an outside chance of finishing at the top of the standings, the Indian men would be hoping to sign off their campaign on a high against the mighty Netherlands.

FIH Pro League: Hendrickx strikes twice as Belgium beat India 3-2

June 12, 2022 11:10:06 pm

Hendrickx (49th, 59th) produced two goals in the fourth quarter to go with a 33rd minute goal from Nicolas de Kerpel as the Olympic champions fought back from a 0-1 deficit to get the better of India.

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IND Vs BEL, FIH Pro League Hockey 2021-22: When and where to watch Live in India?

June 12, 2022 3:59:44 pm

FIH Hockey Pro League IND Vs BEL: India vs Belgium hockey FIH Pro League match will be aired on Star Sports Network in India.

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Hockey at Olympics: The emergence of 5s raises questions over future of traditional 11-a-side game

June 13, 2022 3:07:21 pm

With the five-a-side format gaining acceptability and IOC keen to make the Games leaner to reduce the cost burden on host cities, conventional hockey has a challenge on its hands. Will the 2028 Olympics feature 5s, the gold old 11s or both?

Sreejesh saves penalty stroke, Indian men shock Olympic champions Belgium 5-4 in FIH Pro League

June 11, 2022 10:54:50 pm

The Indian team was down 1-3 with just eight minutes left in the match but made it 3-3 to force a penalty shoot out.

Indian women go down fighting against Belgium in opening tie

June 11, 2022 8:43:55 pm

An attacking start to the match saw both the teams creating opportunities in the opening minutes, but it was Belgium who got better as they took the lead through captain Nelen Barbara in the third minute.

Elusive for last two editions, gold comes to Punjab boys’ hockey team this time

June 11, 2022 5:24:06 pm

It took namesakes Arshdeep Singh and Arshdeep Singh Junior's heroics coupled with Bharat Thakur's brilliance to hand Punjab their first-ever gold in boys' hockey as they scored a 3-1 win over Uttar Pradesh in the final played in Fourth Khelo India Youth Games at Panchkula.

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Khelo India: Top scorer with 7 goals in tourney, mason’s daughter builds Haryana title victory

June 11, 2022 5:24:39 pm

The Shahbad player, whose father Phoolchand works as a mason, was the top scorer for Haryana with seven goals and her two goals in the final against Odisha set up the title win for the hosts.

Khelo India Youth Games: Punjab boys win hockey title, celebrate with Sidhu Moosewala songs

June 10, 2022 12:40:02 pm

Rajinder Singh scored one goal and Bharat Thakur added two more for Punjab while Shardanand Tiwari pulled one goal back for Uttar Pradesh.

FIH Pro League: Indian hockey teams aim to fine-tune specific areas ahead of CWG

June 10, 2022 10:38:16 am

While the Indian men's team is scheduled to play hosts Belgium followed by games against the Netherlands, the women will play Belgium, Argentina and the United States.

Indian hockey coaches to use Pro League matches to get better insights ahead of CWG

June 8, 2022 4:38:54 pm

Indian women's hockey team chief coach Janneke Schopman agreed with Reid, stating that the upcoming FIH Pro League matches are crucial for Commonwealth Games' preparation.

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Rookies landing on podium good sign for Indian hockey

June 2, 2022 7:39:19 am

Led by captain Birendra Lakra, India put up a solid defensive performance to defend a 1-0 lead for most of the match to beat Japan and win the bronze medal at the continental championship.