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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

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Invincibles of Incheon: Sardar Singh looks back at when India reclaimed Asian crown after 16 years

April 5, 2020 8:23:32 am

After countless false dawns and years of a fractured hockey team putting up sub-par performances, India pulled together as a unit at the Asian Games in 2014 to reclaim continental glory after 16 long years, beating arch-rivals Pakistan. Sardar Singh, the talismanic captain and India's finest midfielder of the era, looks back.

FIH extends Pro League suspension, plans matches in July-August

April 3, 2020 9:56:51 pm

The FIH was forced to suspend the Pro League twice earlier due to the pandemic. The world hockey body first had postponed all matches scheduled before April 15 and later extended the deferment till May 17.

Indian men’s hockey team achieves all-time highest ranking, jumps to 4th spot

March 2, 2020 8:12:41 pm

India's excellent form in the first three rounds of the second edition of FIH Hockey Pro League has seen them move from fifth to fourth position.

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Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament postponed due to coronavirus

March 2, 2020 3:59:40 pm

The Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament became the latest sporting event to be affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Fighting India lose 3-4 to title holders Australia in FIH Pro League

February 21, 2020 9:47:49 pm

India fought hard before losing 3-4 to defending champions Australia in their first match of the two-leg FIH Pro League encounter.

It is mental aspect that we have to focus on: Graham Reid

February 20, 2020 10:48:06 pm

Hosts India would look to continue their fine form when they take on title holders Australia in their next FIH Pro League tie in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

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

February 20, 2020 10:25:16 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

Manpreet Singh to lead India against Australia in FIH Pro League

February 18, 2020 12:30:51 pm

Harmanpreet Singh will shoulder the duties of the vice-captain in the matches against Australia, scheduled to take place on February 21 and 22 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

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Hockey captain Manpreet Singh is first Indian to win FIH Male Player of the Year award

February 14, 2020 9:13:33 am

Manpreet Singh, who made his debut in 2011, and now has 260 international appearances under his belt, learnt the basics of the game at the hockey stadium at Mithapur village in Jalandhar.

Manpreet Singh becomes first Indian to win FIH Male Player of the Year award

February 13, 2020 6:46:40 pm

Manpreet Singh, the 27-year-old midfielder, beat competition from Belgium's Arthur van Dorren and Argentina's Lucas Villa, who came second and third respectively.

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India striker Lalremsiami named 2019 FIH Women’s Rising Star of Year

February 11, 2020 11:40:08 am

Since making her debut in 2017 in a test series against Belarus, Lalremsiami has made a name for herself as a striker of phenomenal ability.

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

February 10, 2020 10:13:55 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.

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A loss that keeps feet on ground

February 10, 2020 12:10:42 am

After a string of impressive results, India lose to world champions Belgium in a closely-contested match

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‘Keepers the key as India defeat world champions Belgium in FIH Pro League

February 9, 2020 9:47:43 am

The otherworldly performances by goalkeepers Krishan Pathak and PR Sreejesh guided India to a 2-1 upset over Belgium, a team they hadn’t defeated in the previous 10 matches.

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Keepers star as India beat world champs Belgium in FIH Pro League

February 8, 2020 9:01:56 pm

The otherworldly performances by Krishan Pathak and PR Sreejesh in the goal guided India to a 2-1 upset over Belgium, a team they hadn’t defeated in the previous 10 matches.

Baptism by Belgium: India draft rookies to face World No.1

February 8, 2020 11:03:52 am

Against Belgium, however, that will be a massive challenge. Reid has left the defence untouched, more or less. The challenge, however, will be bigger for the midfielders and forwards. Not just because of the new combinations, but also because of the quality of the opposition.

Indian hockey to test bench against World No.1 Belgium

February 7, 2020 9:46:32 pm

Chief coach Graham Reid has made seven changes to the 18-man squad for this weekend's match from the team that played against the Netherlands last month.

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Improved fitness in last three years behind team’s success, says Rani Rampal

February 7, 2020 3:30:14 pm

Last year marked an eventful season for the Indian women's team as it booked its ticket to 2020 Olympics, where for the first time in the history of the game it will make back-to-back appearances.

Indian women’s hockey tour of China cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

February 7, 2020 4:34:00 pm

The Indian women's team was scheduled to travel to China from March 14 to 25. However, due to the fast-spreading disease, that has killed over 636 people and infected at least 31,161, it has been cancelled.

Sports Authority of India and Hockey India launch high-performance centres

February 6, 2020 3:31:16 pm

The move was aimed at grooming young talent in view of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.

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