India women’s hockey team thrashes Canada 5-2

Manheim (Pennsylvania), July 23 : India’s women’s hockey team thrashed Canada 5-2 to record their second victory in their United States tour here. Vandana Katariya (ninth and 51st minutes) and Deepika (38th and 49th) scored a brace each and Poonam Rani netted the fifth in the 58th minute of the match on Saturday. Getting quickly […]

Rajya Sabha members seek Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

New Delhi, May 5 : Several members of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday sought Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. The issue was raised by Chandrapal Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party during zero hour. Yadav pointed out that the legendary forward, dubbed the wizard of hockey, has been denied the honour despite […]

Indian hockey eves travel to England for Olympic preparatory tour

New Delhi, April 30 : The Indian women’s hockey squad will leave for England on Sunday to face the hosts in a five-match series that will boost their Olympic preparations. The team led by centre-half Ritu Rani will look to learn from the mistakes from the Hawke’s Bay Cup where it finished sixth. Chief coach […]

Olympics: India clubbed with Germany in hockey Pool B

Rio de Janeiro, April 28 : India have been clubbed with Germany in Pool B of the Olympic men’s tournament which begins with a clash between the Netherlands and Argentina, the International Hockey Federation has said. The Netherlands vs Argentina clash on August 6 will be followed by a duel between Asian champions India and […]

Champions Trophy will help get best combination for Rio: Hockey coach

Bengaluru, April 26 : Indian hockey team’s chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said the forthcoming Champions Trophy, Six Nations Tournament and friendlies against top sides will help get the right combination ahead of the Rio Olympics. “If we manage to do that, then we come close to being medal contender which is our core […]

Sardar praises Indian youngsters for Azlan Shah performance

New Delhi, April 18 : India hockey captain Sardar Singh on Monday praised the youngsters in the national squad for their performance at the just-concluded Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh. The India team performed creditably to reach the final where they lost 0-4 to reigning world champions Australia. This was the seventh appearance for […]