Bhubaneswar To Host 2017 Hockey World League Final and 2018 World Cup
The International Hockey Federation and Government of Odisha on Monday officially confirmed that the Men's World League Final 2017 and Men's World Cup 2018 will be held here.
Both Junior and Senior Players Will Have to Push for Spots: Sreejesh
India hockey captain PR Sreejesh says it is heartening to see healthy competition for spots in the national team between juniors and seniors.
India Getting Close to Top Sides, Says Hockey Coach Oltmans
Oltmans' comments came after Germany and Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Fuerste's recent statement post the Hockey India League (HIL) that India can be top three in world hockey soon.
Hockey India Brings on Board Four Scientific Advisors
Eager to produce good results in major international events, including World Cups and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Hockey India has roped in four scientific advisors from abroad to work with the fitness aspects of the senior and junior national teams.
Hockey India Announces 33-member Core Probables List for Senior Men's National Camp
Hockey India on Friday announced the 33-member core probables list for the national camp starting March 14 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru.
Women's Hockey Test: India Beat Belarus 3-1 to Complete 5-0 Whitewash
The Indian women's hockey team completed a 5-0 whitewash of Belarus after clinching the fifth and final tie 3-1 here on Wednesday.
Skipper Rani Stars as India Thump Belarus in Third Hockey Test
India's women's hockey team beat Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third successive win in the five-Test Series here on Sunday.
Indian Eves Edge Belarus in Second Hockey Test
The Indian eves continued their fine form in the Five-Match Test Series against Belarus here in Bhopal on Friday. The team, led by Rani, scored a 2-1 win against the visitors in the Second Test Match.
Indian Eves Thump Belarus 5-1 in First Hockey Test
Navjot Kaur (11th, 15th minutes) Punam Barla (29th), Deep Grace Ekka (57th) and Gurjit Kaur (60th) scored for India while Sviatlana Bahushevich got a consolation goal for Belarus in the 37th minute.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers Thrash Dabang Mumbai to Lift Maiden Title
Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
HIL 2017: Mazzilli's Late Goal Gives UP Wizards Bronze Medal
Agustin Mazzilli's late strike helped Uttar Pradesh Wizards beat Delhi Waveriders 5-4 in the bronze medal match of the India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai to Face Kalinga Lancers in Final
Dabang Mumbai and Kalinga Lancers entered the finals of the fifth edition of Coal India Hockey India League by winning their respective semi-finals against Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017: Goalkeeper Charter Propels Kalinga into the Final
Andrew Charter put up a superb show under the bar to guide Kalinga Lancers to their second consecutive final of the Hockey India League (HIL) as they prevailed over Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (4-4) via penalty shoot-out at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017, Kalinga Lancers vs UP Wizards, Semi-final: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the first semi-final of the Hockey India League between Kalinga Lancers and UP Wizards with our Live blog.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai Eye Delhi Scalp in Semi-Finals
Maiden semi-finalists Dabang Mumbai will look to extend their dream campaign into the final of the Hockey India League (HIL) when they face former champions Delhi Waveriders in a last four battle at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017: UP Wizards Aim to Break Semi-Final Jinx, Face Kalinga
Roelant Oltmans-coached UP Wizards have lost three semi-finals in the first three editions and against last edition's runners-up Kalinga, they will be desperate to seal a final spot for the first time.
FIH Awards: Dohmen, Naomi Van As Win Player of the Year Awards
Belgium captain and Olympic silver medallist John-John Dohmen and Netherlands' Naomi van As won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) male and female Player of the Year (2016) awards respectively
HIL 2017: UP Wizards Seal Semi-final Spot After 4-4 Draw Against Dabang Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Dabang Mumbai played out a 4-4 draw as the hosts sealed a spot in the semi-finals of the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Wednesday.
HIL 2017: Delhi Waveriders Enter Semis Despite 2-6 Loss to Ranchi Rays
Ranchi Rays hammered Delhi Waveriders 6-2 but couldnt stop the capital outfit from entering the semi-finals of the Hockey India League (HIL) on better goal difference at the Shivaji Stadium here on Tuesday.
HIL 2017: Punjab Warriors Pip UP Wizards 1-0 But Out of Semis Race
Defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors edged Uttar Pradesh Wizards 1-0 but couldn't keep themselves in contention to reach the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Monday.
HIL 2017: Delhi, UP Wizards Play Draw, Move Closer Towards Semis
Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards played out a 1-1 draw as they moved towards qualifying for the semi-finals of Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Thrash Punjab 7-0 to Enter Semis
A determined Kalinga Lancers qualified for the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) as they whipped past defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 7-0 at the Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017: Delhi Hammer Punjab 6-1; Jump to Third Spot
Delhi Waveriders hammered Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-1 to jump to the third spot and consign the defending champions to the bottom of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Hockey Stadium here on Friday.
HIL 2017: Uttar Pradesh Wizards Beat Ranchi Rays 4-0
Uttar Pradesh Wizards defeated Ranchi Rays 4-0 in India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.
HIL 2017: Skipper Fuchs' Goal Guides Mumbai to 3-2 Win Over Delhi
German striker Fuchs' deflection from point-blank angle gave the visitors 3-2 win after Mandeep Singh's 44th-minute field goal had given the hosts the lead after the visitors were put ahead by a penalty corner conversion from Kieran Govers in the 24th minute.
HIL 2017: UP Wizards Beat Defending Champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-2
A resilient Uttar Pradesh Wizards came up with an inspired show to beat defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-2 in a Hockey India League match on Monday.
Indian Hockey Team is Hungry for a World Cup Medal, Says Drag-Flicker Rupinderpal Singh
After Indian hockey's dominating show in the year 2016 where it scaled new heights, ace drag flicker Rupinderpal Singh said the team's main target is to win a World Cup medal.
HIL 2017: Child's Late Goal Helps Delhi Waveriders See Off Spirited Kalinga Lancers 6-4
Simon Child's field goal at the death helped Delhi Waveriders overcame a riveting comeback from Kalinga Lancers 6-4 in the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.
HIL 2017: Kemperman's Strike Seals Crucial Win for Mumbai Over Punjab
Robert Kemperman's field goal at the death helped Dabang Mumbai pip defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 2-1 to take a giant step towards qualifying for the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers, UP Wizards Play 2-2 Draw
Gonzalo Peillat's successful penalty corner conversion at the dead end helped Uttar Pradesh Wizards hold Kalinga Lancers 2-2 in the India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium here on Friday.
HIL 2017: Clemons' Heroics Help Punjab Edge Ranchi
Ranchi came close twice from open play either side of the solitary goal, with Manpreet Singh and Christopher Ruhr hitting the woodwork.
HIL 2017: Mandeep Singh Scores Twice as Delhi Waveriders Thrash UP Wizards 8-1
Delhi Waveriders tasted their first victory as they thrashed Uttar Pradesh Wizards 8-1, riding on twin strikes from Mandeep Singh, in the fifth edition of the Hockey India league (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Wednesday.
HIL 2017: Delhi Waveriders Winless Run Continues, Lose 2-3 to Jaypee Punjab Warriors
Delhi Waveriders' winless streak continued as they lost 2-3 to defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors to slump to their third defeat in the fifth edition of the Hockey India League, on Tuesday.
Odisha Government to Boost Infrastructure for Hockey World Cup 2018
The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to boost infrastructure and other facilities at Kalinga Stadium here to successfully host the Hockey World Cup 2018.
Introducing Youngsters to AstroTurf Behind Indian Hockey Resurgence: Sardar Singh
The year 2016 was a big year for Indian hockey, where it scaled new heights - bringing back the glory days. Silver medal in Champions Trophy, Gold in Asian Champions Trophy and Junior World Cup title made it one of the most successful years in recent times.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai Beat Kalinga Lancers 5-2
Dabang Mumbai thumped Kalinga Lancers 5-2 at the Kalinga stadium here on Sunday to take a crucial step towards reaching the semi-finals of the Hockey India League (HIL).
HIL 2017: Ranchi Rays, UP Wizards Play Goalless Draw
Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards played a goalless draw in a Hockey India League (HIL) match at the AstroTurf Hockey stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers Defeat Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-5
Glenn Turner and S.K. Uthappa's field goals handed Kalinga Lancers a 6-5 victory against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in a Coal India Hockey India match at Kalinga stadium here on Friday.
HIL 2017: Ranchi Rays Outplay Dabang Mumbai 7-3
Ranchi Rays defeated table toppers Dabang Mumbai 7-3 in the 12th match of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the AstroTurf Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.
HIL 2017: SV Sunil Stars in Punjab Warriors' 7-0 Win Over Ranchi Rays
Indian forward SV Sunil scored twice as defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors handed Ranchi Rays a 7-0 thrashing to mark their first win of the Hockey India League (HIL) 2017 at the AstroTurf Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.
HIL 2017: Furste Inspires Kalinga to Stun High-Flying Mumbai 4-3
Captain Moritz Furste's twin penalty corner conversions inspired Kalinga Lancers to end their two-match losing streak as they stunned high-flying Dabang Mumbai 4-3 in the Hockey India League.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai Edge Delhi Waveriders For Hat-Trick of Wins
Affan Yousuf scored twice as Dabang Mumbai overcame a fighting Delhi Waveriders 3-2 to register a hat-trick of wins and extend their stay at the top of the Hockey India League.
Hockey India Demands Unconditional Written Apology From PHF
Taking a firm stand, Hockey India today made it clear that it won't play any bilateral series with Pakistan unless the country's federation submits an unconditional written apology for the unprofessional behaviour of its players during the 2014 Champions Trophy.
HIL 2017: Ramdeep, Akashdeep Star as UP Wizards Thrash Kalinga Lancers 10-0
Ramandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored twice each as Uttar Pradesh Wizards thrashed hosts Kalinga Lancers 10-0 in a Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) match at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
HIL 2017: Ranchi Rays and Delhi Waveriders Play Goalless Draw
The draw helped Ranchi get to 10 points -- same as second-placed Kalinga Lancers, with the latter ahead on goal difference, while Delhi jumped to the fourth spot with three points from two matches.
HIL 2017: Fuchs, Affan Star in Mumbai's 10-4 Drubbing of Punjab Warriors
Captain Florian Fuchs and Affan Yousuf scored twice each as Mumbai hammered defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors to leap to the top of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Friday.
HIL 2017: Ranchi Rays Trounce Kalinga Lancers 7-2
A rampaging Ranchi Rays drubbed Kalinga Lancers 7-2 to mark their first win of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the AstroTurf Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.
HIL 2017: Mumbai Look to Continue Winning Streak Against Punjab
High on confidence after registering a come-from-behind 4-3 win in their last game, Dabang Mumbai would like to continue its winning streak when they take on defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors in a round robin match of the Hockey India League, here on Friday.
Sreejesh Dedicates Padma Recognition to Indian Hockey Team
Indian senior men's hockey team captain P R Sreejesh on Wednesday dedicated the Padma Shri award to his teammates soon after he was nominated for the prestigious recognition.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik, India Hockey Captain PR Sreejesh To Be Conferred Padma Shri
India hockey captain PR Sreejesh and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik are set to be conferred with the Padma Shri awards.
HIL 2017: Kemperman's Goal Seals Mumbai's 4-3 Win Over UP Wizards
Dutch midfielder Robbert Kemperman scored in the final minute to give Dabang Mumbai their first win as they pipped Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 in a Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) match at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday.
HIL 2017: Confident Mumbai Face UP Challenge
High on confidence after earning a fighting 3-3 draw with Ranchi Rays in the Hockey India League opener, Dabang Mumbai will take on UP Wizards in their second game on Tuesday.
HIL 2017: Glenn Turner's Double Strike Sets Up 4-2 Win for Kalinga Lancers
Australian Glenn Turner struck twice as Kalinga Lancers beat Ranchi Rays 4-2 in an entertaining match of Hockey India League on Monday.
'India Still Wants Apology for 2014 Champions Trophy Incident'
Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad on said that Hockey India still wants a formal apology from the PHF over the 2014 Champions Trophy incident in Bhubaneswar.
HIL 2017, Kalinga Lancers vs Ranchi Rays, Match 3: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the HIL 2017 match between Kalinga Lancers and Ranchi Rays with our Live blog.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers Register Slender Win Over Delhi Waveriders
Gurjinder Singh's successful penalty corner conversion gave Kalinga Lancers a 1-0 victory over Delhi Waveriders in their opening match of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
HIL 2017, Kalinga Lancers vs Delhi Waveriders, Match 2: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the Hockey India League match between Kalinga Lancers and Delhi Waveriders with our Live blog.
HIL 2017: Nikkin's Late Goal Earns 3-3 Draw for Dabang Mumbai in Opener
Nikkin Thimmaiah's last-gasp field goal helped Dabang Mumbai earn a 3-3 draw against former champions Ranchi Rays in the opening match of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017, Dabang Mumbai vs Ranchi Rays, Match 1: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the Hockey India League 2017 match between Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays with our Live blog.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai Take on Ranchi Rays in Opener
Dabang Mumbai, who had never made it to the semi-finals of the previous four editions of Hockey India League, are hoping that season 5 will turn out better as they play their five home games at a stretch here from tomorrow till the end of the month.
HIL 2017: Sardar Singh Confident of Winning India's Premier Hockey Tournament
After guiding Punjab Warriors to their maiden Hockey India League (HIL) title in 2016, captain Sardar Singh is aiming for another spectacular show in the 2017 season and believes the defending champions can lift the trophy once again.
HIL 2017: Rupinder Pal Singh To Lead Delhi Waveriders
Ace dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh will lead Delhi Waveriders in the upcoming fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting January 21.
HIL 2017 Live Streaming: Where To Watch the Fifth Edition of League
India's premier hockey competition — The Hockey India League — is all set to begin on January 21, with the first match of the season to be played between Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays.
HIL Demands Adapting in a Short Time: UP Wizards' Gonzalo Peillat
Argentine star drag-flicker Gonzalo Peillat says the beauty of playing in the Hockey India League (HIL) lies in the challenge of fitting into a team in a short span of time, apart from the financial benefits.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai Coach Wants Team to Treat Each Game as Final
Former Australia mid-fielder Jay Stacy, who is the head coach of Dabang Mumbai for the upcoming season of the Hockey India League, wants his team to treat every match as final.
Indian Hockey is Back to Top Once Again, Feels Britain's Midfielder Ashley Jackson
Impressed by the resurgence in Indian hockey, British midfielder Ashley Jackson said the country seems to be back among the top with its recent performances.
HIL 2017: Ruhr Feels India Can Win Medal in 2018 Hockey World Cup
German international Christopher Ruhr, who is one of the highest paid players of Hockey India League feels that the current Indian team's chances of a podium finish at the 2018 World Cup is bright.
PR Sreejesh Becomes Member of FIH Athletes' Committee
The Indian men's hockey team captain PR Sreejesh has become a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes' Committee.
Playing for Dhoni's Team is Inspirational: Manpreet Singh
Ranchi Rays’ India international Manpreet Singh feels honoured that he is playing for Mahendra Singh Dhoni co-owned franchise in the Hockey India League (HIL).
Sahara Extends Sponsorship Deal With Hockey India Until 2021
The Sahara Group on Thursday renewed its association with Hockey India by signing a sponsorship deal extending till 2021.
Coach Oltmans Said HIL Performance Will Help Earn Spot in Senior Team: Harjeet
Harjeet Singh and his boys might have already won the hearts of hockey fans in the country with their world title winning performance in the junior men’s hockey World Cup, but according to coach Roelant Oltmans the true test awaits them in the HIL.
Warriors Coach Dancer Made me Believe in my Game: Armaan Qureshi
Rising star Armaan Qureshi on Friday credited his Hockey India League (HIL) franchise Jaypee Punjab Warriors' coach Barry Dancer for instilling confidence in him to perform in big matches.
Year Ender 2016: India at the Rio Olympics
A look at the Indian athletes' performance at the Rio Olympics.
Scientific Approach and Unity Behind Success: Hockey Coach Harendra
With several of these colts already representing the senior team and the others knocking on the doors, Harendra is confident about India's chances in big ticket events, en route to the 2020 Olympics.
Six Hockey Players Appointed as DSP in Punjab Police
Nine eminent international sports persons, including six hockey players, have been appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police under sports quota by the Punjab government.
Hockey Junior World Cup Winners Eye Senior World Cup, 2020 Olympics
Just-crowned Hockey Junior World Cup champions' captain Harjeet Singh on Sunday said that he and his teammates now aim to break into the senior national team and win the gold in the 2018 World Cup
Junior Hockey World Champs to Seek Jobs at PM Modi Meet Next Week
When the just-crowned Hockey Junior World Cup champions meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next Wednesday, on the top of their agenda will be seeking jobs which they feel their state government and their clubs have failed to provide.
Indian Eves Clinch Bronze in U-18 Asia Cup Hockey
Sangita Kumari scored twice as India blanked Korea 3-0 to clinch a bronze medal in the 4th Women's Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.
Year Ender 2016: Major Landmarks in Sports
The one thing that enthralls sports fans around the globe is a fairytale ending and the 2016 season has been full of it. There were multiple highs and lows for sportspersons around the globe, but few achievements lit up the world of sports.
Hockey Legends Laud Junior World Cup Winning Team
Accolades have been pouring in for the Indian colts who recently won the Junior Hockey World Cup on home turf, with former hockey greats and senior team members lauding the efforts of the team.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Hardships Spurred Indian Colts to Dream Big
While the on-field performances of the junior men's hockey team, that won the World Cup, got a lot of attention, the real story of these boys lies in their fight against hardships to become world champions.
Watch Out For This Hockey Team in Future: Harjeet Singh
After leading the Indian side to a memorable World Cup winning victory, India's captain Harjeet Singh said the current team will "give a lot of joy" to the countrymen in near future.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: India Beat Belgium 2-1 to Clinch Title After 15 Years
Indian colts thumped Belgium 2-1 in the final to clinch the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup Title in Lucknow.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 Final: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 Final between India and Belgium with our Live blog.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Spain Stun Netherlands; Face Argentina For 5-6th Spot
Spain upset last year's bronze medallist Netherlands 2-1 in a classification match to set up a clash against Argentina in the fifth-sixth place play-off of the men's Junior Hockey World Cup on Sunday.
It's Now Up to Players to Decide the Colour of Medal, Says Coach Harendra
India defeated Australia 4-2 in the shoot-out after the second semi-final ended 2-2 at the end of regulation time.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: India Pip Australia to Enter Final
Home favourites India edged past Australia 4-2 (2-2) via penalty shoot-out to enter the final of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Friday.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016, India vs Australia, Semi-Final: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the semi-final of Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 between India and Australia with our Live blog.
Hockey Coach Oltmans Charges Latecomers With Rs 500 Penalty
hese are days of demonetisation and India's hockey players are 'extra cautious' with their hard earned cash with strict disciplinarian Roelant Oltmans imposing a fine of Rs 500 on any player, who is late for their training sessions, get-togethers or official functions.
Junior Hockey World Cup: India Edge Out Spain 2-1 to Enter Semis
Home favourites India overcame Spain 2-1 to enter the semi-finals of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday.
Junior Hockey World Cup: India Take on Spain in Quarter-Final
Home favourites India will hope to continue their momentum when they face a less-fancied Spain in the semi-final of the Hockey Junior World Cup here on Thursday.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: India Beat South Africa, To Face Spain in Q/F
Favourites India maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament and eked out a fighting 2-1 win over a spirited South Africa in their final Pool D match to book a place in the quarterfinals
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Spain Crush NZ's Hopes, Likely to Face India in Q/F
pain produced a spirited performance to eke out a fighting 3-3 draw against Oceania runners-up New Zealand in their last Pool C match to book a quarterfinal berth
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: India Continue Winning Run, Beat England 5-3
Favourites India continued their strong showing in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup as they scored a dominating 5-3 win over England in a Pool D encounter
Coaches Call for Uniformity in Formats of Junior, Senior Hockey
International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) surprise decision to conduct the ongoing Junior World Cup matches in the old two-half format has not gone down well with most coaches, who felt “consistency and uniformity” was key to the development of a junior player.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Germany Cruise Into Quarter-Finals
Germany became the first team to reach the quarter-finals of the Men's Hockey Junior World Cup on Friday when they beat New Zealand 2-1.
Junior Hockey World Cup: India Look to Carry Momentum Against England
Their campaign off to a rampaging start, India colts would look to carry forward the momentum when they face England in their second pool match of the men's Junior Hockey World Cup on Saturday.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Indian Coach Delighted With Winning Start
Indian junior team's head coach Harendra Singh was very "happy" with the performance of his boys in the World Cup opener against Canada as it was "encouraging" to witness them do well in all departments.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Dominant India Thrash Canada in Opener
Rated as strong favourites for the title, hosts India started their campaign on a resounding note spanking Canada 4-0 in their opening Pool D match of the Junior Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium in Lucknow
Pakistan Mulls Ban On Sports Teams' Participation In India
Pakistan's sports minister Riaz Pirzada has said that consultations would be held with the relevant government ministries to consider imposing a complete ban on sports team from the country taking part in any event on Indian soil.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Full Schedule, Where and When to Watch, Live Coverage on TV, Online Streaming
This is the second time that India are hosting the men's junior World Cup in hockey, and also the second successive time it is being held in India.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Germany and New Zealand Start Campaign With Wins
Six-time champions Germany started their title defence on a shaky note by eking out a close 2-1 win over Spain in a Pool C match of the 11th Junior Hockey World Cup on the opening day of the tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium here.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Coach Harendra Confident of India's Chances
Hosts India are rated as strong title contenders in the Junior Hockey World Cup starting here on Thursday, but the team's head coach Harendra Singh is no mood to think so far ahead and has only guaranteed that his 18-member squad will showcase their best hockey.
Junior Hockey World Cup: India Aim to Break 15-Year Jinx
The last time when India won the junior world championship was back in 2001 in Hobart, Australia.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Colts Have Plenty at Stake, Says Roelant Oltmans
Regarded as a hard taskmaster, Oltmans feels the hosts are among the most balanced in the Junior World Cup to be played in Lucknow from December 8 to 18.
India, Pakistan in Same Pool of Hockey World League Semi-final 2017
Asian champions India has been clubbed along side arch-rivals Pakistan in the same pool in the men's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final 2017 to be held in London.
Pakistan Hockey Federation Mulls Legal Action Against FIH Over Junior WC Expulsion
The PHF is considering filing a case with the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Geneva against the International Hockey Federation for expelling it from the Junior World Cup being held in India from December 8 to 18.
Junior Hockey World Cup: FIH's Decision to Dump Team is Ridiculous, Says Pakistan
The International Hockey Federation's (FIH) decision to withdraw Pakistan from the Junior World Cup did not go down well with the PHF with its secretary Shahbaz Ahmad terming the move as "ridiculous."
Hockey Test: India Go Down to Australia in Seven Goal Thriller; Series Level
India went down to Australia in the final game of the two-match series 4-3. Playing with 10 men for large periods of the third quarter, India defended stoutly but were finally outlasted by the home side in a pulsating match on Wednesday.
Hockey Test: Affan Yousuf Scores a Brace as India Beat Australia 3-2
Young striker Affan Yousuf scored a brace to guide Indian men’s hockey team to a 3-2 win over world champions Australia in the opening match of the two-game series.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Pakistan's Ouster Pre-Planned, Alleges PHF
The Pakistan Hockey Federation has lashed out at the International Hockey Federation move to bar the country from taking part in the Junior Hockey World Cup, terming it "pre-planned".
David John Takes Over As High Performance Director of Indian Hockey
John has previously worked with the senior national men's team as an exercise physiologist and scientific adviser prior to 2012 London Olympics.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Pakistan Not to Play in Tournament, Says FIH
Malaysia's junior men's team will replace Pakistan in the event to be held in Lucknow from December 8 to 18, FIH said in a statement.
Four Nations Hockey Tournament: India Thrash Malaysia, Clinch Bronze
India put up a dominating performance to beat Malaysia 4-1 in the bronze medal play off match to finish at third position in the Four Nations Invitational Tournament.
Four Nations Hockey Tournament: New Zealand Beat India 3-2 to Enter Final
India will have to settle for a 3rd/4th place play-off against Malaysia on Sunday, as they went down to New Zealand 3-2 in a hard fought thrilling encounter at the 4 Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament.
Mariamma Koshy Takes Over From Narinder Batra as Hockey India President
Mariamma Koshy has taken charge of Hockey India (HI) as president with immediate effect, replacing Narinder Dhruv Batra who was recently elected as the first ever non European chief of the sport's governing body FIH.
India Beat Malaysia 4-2, Record First Victory of the Tournament
India beat Malaysia 4-2 in their round robin encounter at the Four Nations Invitational Tournament held here in Melbourne on Thursday.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Harjeet Singh to Lead Team India
Mid-fielder Harjeet Singh will lead the 18-member Indian men's hockey team in the Junior World Cup to be held here from December 8 to 18.
Four Nations Hockey: Australia Beat Asian Champions India 3-2
Rupinder Pal Singh's brace went in vain as Indian men's hockey team lost 2-3 to hosts Australia in a tense opening game of the four-nation Invitational Tournament on Wednesday.
Hockey India League to Begin On January 21 in Mumbai
“The Finals weekend as is tradition will be hosted at the defending Champions home ground, in this case the Jaypee Punjab Warriors stadium at Chandigarh,” a press relase stated.
Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: Pakistan Team Cleared by Government to Visit India
A reliable source in the PHF said that the ministry of inter-provincial coordination has informed the federation that the government has given the NOC for participating in the December 8-18 Junior World Cup.
Junior Hockey World Cup: Hockey India Announces Team
Hockey India has announced an 18-member Indian junior men's team for the Uttar Pradesh Junior World Cup scheduled to be held at Lucknow from December 8 to 18.
FIH President Narinder Batra's Main Focus is to Make Hockey Popular and Reachable
The first non-European to head the International Hockey Federation, newly-elected FIH President Narinder Batra on Tuesday said his main focus would be on the 10-year Hockey Revolution strategy starting from 2019, which aims at making the sport more popular and reachable.
Bengaluru To Be Hockey India League's Seventh Team in 2018
Hockey India League (HIL) will have its seventh franchise in Bengaluru with the JSW Steel Group-owned outfit set to enter the fray in 2018, league chairman Narinder Batra announced on Tuesday.
India, Pakistan Will Have to Play in International Events: Narinder Batra
The tension at the border has cast a shadow over Pakistan's participation in the next month's FIH Junior World Cup in Lucknow
Narinder Batra Becomes First Indian President of FIH
Narinder Batra on Saturday became the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Hockey Federation after he was voted to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress, here.
PR Sreejesh Among FIH Goalkeeper of the Year Nominations
Sreejesh has been named as one of the candidates for 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year award of the FIH while Harmanpreet Singh made the grade as one of the 2016 Rising Women Star of the Year nominees.
Injured PR Sreejesh Rested for Four-Nation Hockey Series in Australia; VR Raghunath to Lead
Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh have been left out due to an injury and in his place experienced drag-flicker V R Raghunath will return to the squad to lead the Indian men's hockey team in the four-nation tournament in Australia later this month.
Women's Asian Champions Trophy: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi Congratulate India on Victory
India beat China 2-1 in the thrilling summit clash to lift the title in Singapore.
Women's Asian Champions Trophy: India Trump China to Win Maiden Title
The Indian women's hockey team created history by winning the Asian Champions Trophy title for the first time by beating China 2-1 in the final.
Women's Asian Champions Trophy: India Lose to China in Final Dress Rehearsal
India on Friday tasted their first defeat in the 4th Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here as they went down fighting 2-3 against China in their final league encounter and will take on the same opponents in the summit clash on Saturday.
Roelants Oltmans Set to Get Extension Till 2020 Toyko Olympics
Oltmans said he is looking forward to the extended tenure as he has been informed of an impending extension.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Sreejesh Dedicates Title to Uri Attack Martyrs
National team captain P R Sreejesh has dedicated the Asian Championship Trophy triumph to the Indian soldiers martyred in the Uri attack and their families
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Former Hockey Stars Laud India's Title Win
Praising the Indian team for their performance, former national hockey team stars Gurbux Singh and Dhanraj Pillay said now the aim should be beating more accomplished teams at the world level.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Indian Hockey Coach Roelant Oltmans Targets Global Events
Chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans has heaped praise on his boys and set his sights on bigger global titles after India reclaimed the Asian Champions Trophy by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in an exciting final here.
The Indian Team That Beat Pakistan to Win Asian Champions Trophy
India registered an emphatic 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan to lift the Asian Champions Trophy hockey title in a thrilling summit showdown, presenting a perfect Diwali gift to the country on Sunday.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India Trump Pakistan 3-2 To Win Second Title
India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the final to earn their second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament title at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium on Sunday.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016 Live Streaming: India vs Pakistan
The two sides have already met each other in Round Robin phase of the tournament, where India emerged as the winners over the 2-time defending champions.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Political Situation Has an Effect on Indo-Pak Games, Says Oltmans
Indian hockey team coach Roelant Oltmans in an exclusive interview told News18 that the political situation does have an impact on the players.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India to Meet Arch-Rival Pakistan in Final
India defeated South Korea in the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday to set up a title clash with arch-rivals Pakistan.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India Ride on Sreejesh's Heroics to Enter Final
Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh starred in front of the goal to help India beat South Korea in the penalty shootout to enter the final of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here today.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016 Live Streaming: India vs South Korea
The blockbuster clash between Asian Giants India and the surprise team of the tournament Korea is scheduled to begin at 3:45 PM IST.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Speed in Attack the Key to Break Korea's Defence, Says Oltmans
Indian coach Roelant Oltmans struck a confident note about his team's chances of making it through to the finals during an exclusive interview with News18.
Pakistan Team Preparing for Junior Hockey World Cup In India: PHF
Pakistan Hockey Federation has said the training of its team for the Junior World Cup in the Indian city of Lucknow is in full swing, even as it waited clearance from the government.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Sreejesh Injury A Worry As India Take On South Korea
Seeking to reclaim the title that they won in the inaugural edition in 2011, fancied India were held to a 1-1 draw by the young South Korean side, which has improved with every outing.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India to Take on South Korea in Semi-final
India will take on South Korea in the semifinals of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy after the Koreans conceded a late equaliser to Malaysia and finished fourth in the round-robin league standings on Thursday.
Asian Champions Trophy: Indian Defender Surender Kumar Suspended
Surender was sent off in the 49th minute of India's last league match, which they won 2-1 to take the top spot in the round-robin league and now await the last couple of preliminary matches before knowing who they play in the semifinal.
Asian Champions Trophy: My Role Is To Convert Penalty-Corners, Says Rupinder Pal Singh
Starting with six goals in India's tournament opener against Japan, Rupinder scored one goal against Pakistan and one against China before producing both Indian goals in the 2-1 victory over Malaysia on Monday.
Indian Hockey Colts Lose To Belgium In 4-nation Tournament
In last night’s game, it was Belgium who broke the deadlock right in the opening minute, winning a penalty corner right off their first attack and Victor Wegnez converting the same to give them the early lead.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: South Korea Edge Past Japan to Secure Semis Spot
Jung Manjae scored two goals to lead South Korea past a resurgent Japan 4-3 and into the semifinals of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy at the Kuantan Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.
India Junior Women Beat Spain in Five-Nation Hockey Meet
Indian junior women's team edged past hosts Spain 3-2 in the five-nation invitational hockey tournament.
Any Coach Will be Pleased With a 9-0 win: Roelant Oltmans After India's Win Over China
Indian hockey team coach Roelant Oltmans was a happy man after his side coasted to a 9-0 victory over China in the preliminary league outing of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy on Tuesday.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India Crush China to Seal Semi-Finals Spot
Akashdeep Singh and Jasjit Singh Kular scored a brace each as a ruthless India routed China 9-0 in a round-robin match to enter the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.
Indian Hockey Colts Beat Germany, Eves Lose To England
Drag-flicker Varun Kumar scored a brace to guide India to a 3-1 win over Germany in their opening game of the four-nation Invitational hockey tournament.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: In-Form India Eye Win Against China
India will play lowly China today before squaring up against the home team Malaysia on Wednesday.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: South Korea Strengthen Semifinal Claim With 5-3 Win Over China
South Korea posted their first win in four outings in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey to keep in contention for a place in the semifinals of the six-nation tournament.
FIH Throws Major Part of Indo-Pak Hockey History Into Dustbin
An Indo-Pak crunch encounter provides the International Hockey Federation (FIH) its biggest audience by a huge margin, which in turn fetches millions of dollars in television rights.
Hockey: India's Top Five Victories Over Pakistan
India’s recent 3-2 win over Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament comes at a time when political tension between the two neighbours is at its height.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India Prevail 3-2 in Pacy Encounter vs Pakistan
Top-ranked India had to dig deep into their reserves to eke out a 3-2 victory over arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in a preliminary league match of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India Held 1-1 by South Korea
India drew 1-1 with South Korea in their second match of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday.
Indo-Pak matches filled with emotions, Says Pakistan Hockey Coach Khawaja Junaid
Pakistan hockey team coach Khawaja Junaid says encounter against India will be the showpiece match of the Asian Champions Trophy and his side will provide an exhibition of attacking sub-continental hockey.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: India Look for Penalty Corner Variations Against South Korea
Starting with a rousing win over Japan in their opening outing of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy, India are looking for variations beyond ace shooter Rupinder Pal Singhs penalty corner flicks when they take on South Korea.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Sreejesh Simmers Down Before Indo-Pak Clash
India hockey captain P R Sreejesh is keen that his players play it cool when the Asian Champions Trophys key encounter against arch sub-continental hockey rivals Pakistan comes up on Sunday.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Full Schedule With Timing
India won the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy, beating rivals Pakistan 4-2 on penalties in 2011.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Rupinder Slams Six as India Drub Japan 10-2
Rupinder Pal Singh slammed six goals as India launched their campaign in the fourth Asian Champions Trophy with a rousing 10-2 victory over Japan in the Kuantan Hockey Stadium.
Asian Champions Trophy 2016: Faizal Saari Scores as Malaysia stun Pakistan
Faizal Saari scored twice as hosts Malaysia rallied to stun defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in the opening match of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in the Kuantan Hockey Stadium.
Can't Confirm Pakistan's Participation at Jr. Hockey World Cup : Sports Minister
Pakistan's participation in the junior hockey world cup that is scheduled to be held in Lucknow in December is under cloud.
Indian Colts Eyeing Junior Hockey WC Podium Finish: Coach Harendra Singh
Ahead of the the Indian colts' departure to Valencia for a four-nation tournament from October 24 to October 30, Harendra was pleased with his players performance in the lead up to the mega-event.
Hockey India Wants Oltmans as Coach till Tokyo Olympics: Narinder Batra
Batra confirmed on Friday that he has written to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for extending men's team chief coach Roelant Oltmans's contract till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Injured Sunil, Manpreet Ruled out of Asian Champions Trophy
India's ace forward SV Sunil and midfielder Manpreet Singh have been ruled out of the Asian Champions Trophy, starting on October 20 in Malaysia, due to injuries.
Eight Teams in Fray for Inaugural Hockey 5s Nationals
Jharkhand, Odisha and Punjab are expected to be the top contenders when the 1st Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Hockey National Championship 2016.
Pak's Participation In Jr Hockey WC Depends On Govt Clearence
PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed told the media that the junir hockey team would only travel to India if the government gives the green signal.
Sreejesh to Lead India in Asian Champions Trophy
With an aim to form a group of leaders, Hockey India selectors have named 24-year-old midfielder Manpreet Singh as the vice-captain of the side for this tournament.
Vandana Katariya To Lead India Hockey Team at Asian Champions Trophy
Forward Vandana Katariya was today named as captain of the 18-member Indian women hockey squad for the Asian Champions Trophy, scheduled to be played in Singapore from October 29.
India Beat Bangladesh 5-4 to Clinch U-18 Asia Cup
India started off the proceedings on a good note and rotated the ball patiently between themselves as they searched for an opening. They did not commit forward in numbers, instead building up play carefully, before penetrating the circle.
Indian Colts Thrash Pak 3-1 To Enter U-18 Asia Cup Hockey Final
India outplayed Pakistan 3-1 to enter the final of the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament on Thursday.
Dilpreet Singh-inspired India Thrash Oman 11-0 at U-18 Asia Cup Hockey
With three players scoring hat tricks, the result never looked in doubt, as India looked to boost their goal difference and confidence after the shock loss to hosts Bangladesh.
Focusing on Attacking Variations, Says Hockey Coach Roelant Oltmans
"The focus during this month-long camp will be to bring about variations in the midfield and forward line structure. Of course fitness too will be a priority," Oltmans said.
Hockey India Chief Batra to Contest for FIH Presidency
Batra, one of the most powerful members of the world hockey, will stand against Australia's Ken Read and Ireland's David Balbirnie for the vote that will take place on November 12 in Dubai.
Reports of Women's Hockey Team Forced to Sit on Train Floor False: Railways
Railways on Monday said there was no truth in reports that Indian women hockey players were made to sit on a train's floor while they were travelling from Ranchi to Rourkela after returning from the Rio Olympics.
'Dhyan Chand Should Have Got Bharat Ratna Ahead of Tendulkar'
Former greats on revived the longstanding demand for Bharat Ratna to late hockey legend Dhyan Chand with some saying the "wizard" should have been given the honour ahead of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.
Hockey: Our Results Were Satisfactory If Not Ideal in Rio, Says Roelant Oltmans
His wards might have failed to break the medal jinx at the just-concluded Rio Olympics, but Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Roelant Oltmans says their results in the quadrennial extravaganza were satisfactory if not ideal.
Indian Men's Hockey Team Slips One Place to Sixth in FIH Rankings
The Indian men's side crashed out of the Olympics in the quarterfinals by losing to eventual runners-up team Belgium 1-3 while the women's team failed to get past the group stage.
Rio 2016: Argentina Hold Off Belgium to Take Men's Hockey Gold
Argentina won their first Olympic men's hockey gold on Thursday with a 4-2 victory over Belgium thanks to a 10-minute goal blitz in the first half.
Rohtak to Rio: 'Grounded' Sakshi Malik Carves Sporting History
From yearning to fly in an aeroplane as a kid to clinching a bronze in the Olympics, the biggest sporting stage of all, Haryana wrestler Sakshi Malik has come a long way in her fairy-tale journey to etch her name in the sporting history of the country.
Rio 2016: Belgium Stun the Dutch to Set up Hockey Final With Argentina
Belgium set up an intriguing men's Olympic hockey final against Argentina after they dumped out the world's second-ranked team the Netherlands with a resounding 3-1 semi-final victory on Tuesday.
Rio 2016: Argentina Thrash Germany to Enter Maiden Men's Hockey Final
The South Americans pounced on a German team who only squeezed into the semi-finals by scoring three times in the last five minutes to beat New Zealand in the quarter-finals.
Rio 2016: India Lose to Belgium 1-3 in Men's Hockey Quarters
India were bidding to enter the semi-finals for the first time in 36 years but they faced an aggressive Belgium side that scored thrice after conceding a goal against the run of play in the 15th minute.
Rio 2016: Fast hands, slow feet - Hawgood Sums Up Women's Hockey campaign
"Bitterly disappointed" with the Indian women's hockey team's tame ouster from the Olympics medal contention, Hawgood said the side lacks players who are quick on their feet.
Rio 2016: India Look to End 36-Year Olympic Hockey Jinx
Winning their last Olympic medal in 1980, the Indian men's hockey team has never made it to the semifinals of the Games in 36 years and will look to end that run with a win over Belgium in the Rio 2016 quarterfinal at 9 pm IST on Sunday.
Rio 2016: India Face Belgium for a Place in Olympic Hockey Semis After 36 Years
India have played well in most of the matches. Opening with a 3-2 win over Ireland, India lost to two-time defending champions Germany 1-2 after conceding a goal with just three seconds left on the clock.
India's Qualification in Men's Hockey Quarters Headlines Day 6 in Rio
The mixed doubles tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna also reached the quarterfinals, but Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi's defeat in the individual event ended the archery campaign for Indian women at the Rio Olympics.
Rio 2016: Indian Women Hockey Team Thrashed 0-3 by USA
The Indian women's hockey team yet again produced a lacklustre performance as it was outplayed by United States of America 0-3 to slump to its third successive loss in the Rio Olympics on Thursday.
Rio 2016: India Men's Hockey Team in Quarters Despite Netherlands Loss
India are now on third spot in the Pool B standings with six points from four matches. Even if they lose against Canada in their last group match on Friday, India are certain to make it to the last eight stage.
Rio 2016: PR Sreejesh Rues India Failing to Convert Penalty Corners
India's men's team hockey captain rued that his side failed to make the most of the penalty corners they got late in the 1-2 loss against the Netherlands in a Pool B match of the Olympic Games here on Thursday.
Rio 2016: Two wins in the Bag, India Face Dutch Test in Men's Hockey
India beat the Ireland, lost to Germany and then came back to beat Argentina in their first three matches of Pool B to virtually confirm a place in the quarterfinals.
Rio 2016: Hockey Bringing the Curve Back to Indian Lips
The sport that lifts India like none other is doing well at the Olympics but let the two wins in three matches be only the stepping stone for now with lots left to do.
Rio 2016: As Goalkeeper It's My Job to 'Give Life' to the Team, Says PR Sreejesh
Indian hockey captain PR Sreejesh, who played a pivotal role in his side's 2-1 win over Argentina at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday , said it's his job to "give life" to the team in the dying moments of a match.
Rio 2016: Great Britain Outclass India 3-0 in Women's Hockey
Indian women's hockey team could not produce the performance of their opening match against Japan as Great Britain convincingly overpowered them 3-0 in the second match of the Olympic Games on Tuesday.
Rio 2016: India Women's Hockey Team Face Tougher Task Against Britain
After a come-from-behind draw against Japan, India will face last edition's bronze medallists Great Britain in their second Pool B women's hockey match at the Rio Olympics on Monday.