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Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL

The third season begins January 22 with the first match scheduled to be played between Kalinga Lancers and Ranchi Rays at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. »
Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh

India conspired against us before CT final: Pak hockey coach

Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh made allegations that it was “India’s conspiracy” to put pressure on his players ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Germany, which his team lost... »
Roelant Oltmans, High Performance Director of the Indian hockey team, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of finding the new coach. File Photo

HI sets Dec. 31 as initial deadline

To get a foreign coach before Hero Hockey India League »
NEW DELHI, December 16, 2014

Batra insistent on strong condemnation by PHF

Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Kumar Batra stuck to his stand that nothing less than a strong condemnation by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) of its players’ behaviour after the Champion... »
Pakistan Hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh and Captain Muhammad Imran with rose at a press conference after the final of the Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 14, 2014

Crowd shocked at Pakistani players’ conduct

The behaviour of the Pakistani players after their 4-3 win over India in the semi-final of the Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium here shocked the crowds as the spectators had been warm and a... »
Pakistan team members celebrate after beating India in the semifinal of the Champions Trophy hockey at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 14, 2014
Champions Trophy

FIH suspends two Pak. players

Hockey India (HI) on Sunday forced the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to review its leniency and suspend two Pakistani players from the Champions Trophy final against Germany for their obsc... »  
Pakistan players celebrate unethically along with the team members after beating India in the semifinal of the Champions Trophy hockey at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Photo : Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 13, 2014

Champions Trophy: Pakistan wins a thriller, makes final

The Saturday blockbuster involving India and Pakistan had disappointment in store for the passionate home fans as the host lost 4-3 an evenly-contested, high voltage semifinal clash of the Champio... »
TOP-NOTCH DRAG-FLICKER: Mink van der Weerden is inspired by the past greats of Dutch hockey and wants to emulate them. Photo : Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 13, 2014

Carrying on a Dutch tradition

For long, the Netherlands has been producing penalty corner experts par excellence and 26-year-old Mink van der Weerden is the latest addition to the elite league of players who have enriched the... »
CELEBRATION TIME: S.K. Uthappa's goal in the 27th minute brought India back into the match against Belgium on Thursday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 11, 2014

Spectacular recovery leads India into last four

Riding on an unbelievable turnaround in fortune, India recorded a second upset on-the-trot as it rallied from two goals down to outwit world no. 4 Belgium 4-2 and ensure a berth in the semifinals... »
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK: Belgium, which takes on India, is capable of forcing its way into the rival circle at an alarming pace with amazing consistency. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 11, 2014

Champions Trophy: India meets Belgium in the quarterfinals

India needs to master the art of overcoming the odds as it locks horns with world No. 4 Belgium in the quarterfinals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursd... »
HOISTING THE LEAD: Manpreet Singh put India 2-1 ahead with a strike in the 47th minute. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 9, 2014

Champions Trophy: Indians subdue the Dutch

After two morale-sapping defeats, India finally regained a lot of confidence by notching up a 3-2 upset win over World Cup silver medallist and second-ranked Netherlands in its final Pool B match o... »
HARD ROAD AHEAD: The Indian team has a lot to put in place and polish up before its next game against Pool B topper the Netherlands on Tuesday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 8, 2014

India has to handle the pressure better

Perhaps the Indian hockey team’s chronic problem of faltering at the death is a deep-rooted psychological affliction. History is replete with numerous instances of the Indian defence disintegratin... »
NO AMUSEMENT THIS! The Netherland’s Constantijin Janker (airborne) collided with German Goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi during the course of their league match on Sunday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 7, 2014

India suffers second consecutive loss

India’s tale of woes continued as it twice conceded the lead to go down 4-2 to Argentina in a Pool B match to suffer its second consecutive loss in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on S... »

Champions Trophy: Final-minute blues haunt India again

International Hockey Federation effects major rule changes

India’s recent rise will be put to test

Ford welcomes changes in format

Belgium stuns Germany; Australia blanks Argentina

We’re determined to give our best in CT: Belgium skipper

Tickets selling like hot cakes for Champions Trophy

‘One of the best India-Pakistan matches ever played’

War of words continues

NEW DELHI, December 15, 2014

Veterans demand strict action against Pakistan players

The need to educate young hockey players regarding on-field behaviour gained support from some veterans of the game following the incidents involving members of the Pakistan team that beat India i... »
Germany team poses for a photograph after winning the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament at Kalinga Stadium at Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 14, 2014

Germany wins its tenth title in style

Enjoying the strong backing of a partisan crowd of 7,000 in a city designed by German architect Otto Konigsberger, Olympic champion Germany made itself at home to see Pakistan off 2-0 in the final... »
Pakistan team members celebrate after beating India in the semi-final of the Champions Trophy hockey at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Saturday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 14, 2014

'No FIH event in India till Pakistan players are punished'

Taking strong exception to FIH’s “weak” censure to Pakistani players for their obscene behaviour after beating India in the Champions Trophy semifinal, Hockey India on Sunday decided that it would... »  
Roelant Oltmans. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 13, 2014

Details will assume importance: Oltmans

High Performance director Roelant Oltmans said the Indian hockey team would have to implement every finer detail of its plan in the Champions Trophy semifinals against Pakistan in order to make his... »
Indian hockey team celebrate after their victory over Belgium in quarterfinals. India will be facing their arch-rivals Pakistan in the semifinal to be played on Saturday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 12, 2014

Expect another high-adrenaline encounter

The history of world hockey is incomplete without the legendary tales of India-Pakistan contests. So one can expect another high-adrenalin encounter when the two teams meet in one of the semifinal... »
Australia's Daniel Beale exults with his teamamtes after scoring against Argentina in the quaterfinal of the Champions Trophy hockey in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. Photo : Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 11, 2014

Champions Trophy: Pakistan, Australia in semifinals

World champions and holders Australia finally got their mojo back and defeated Argentina 4-2 to secure their place in the semifinals of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga S... »
Roelant Oltmans. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
BHUBANESWAR, December 11, 2014

India must execute its plan well, says coach Oltmans

High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said India must execute its plan well in order to go past a strong Belgium side in Thursday’s quarterfinal clash of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament... »
BHUBANESWAR, December 9, 2014

Looking ahead, says Raghunath

Ace defender and drag-flicker V.R. Raghunath said the Indian hockey team had worked on the mistakes it committed in its Pool B match against Argentina, and looked forward to perform better in its... »
BHUBANESWAR, December 7, 2014

‘We lost structure in last quarter’

High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans admitted that India could not sustain its momentum in the last quarter which resulted in the team’s 4-2 defeat to Argentina in a Pool B match of the Champ... »
Belgium's Tom Boon scoring the equaliser in the last second against Australia to draw the match 4-4 in Champions Trophy hockey in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Bhubaneswar, December 7, 2014

England maul Pakistan; Belgium draw with Australia

An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar on Sund... »

England stun Australia; Belgium beat Pakistan

Walsh sends legal notice to USAFH

Sardar Singh doubtful for opener

Beighton Cup: It’s Indian Oil again

India beat Australia in Champions Trophy practice game

Delmee’s India dreams

‘Big Dog’ comes hunting yet again

Hawgood puts in his papers


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