HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


Cash awards for hockey players Raghunath, Sreejesh and Ramandeep

Hockey India (HI) has announced cash awards for three players who were part of the Indian men’s team that won the silver medal at the recently concluded Asia Cup tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia.

India aiming to arrest Olympic hockey decline

The onset of every Olympics gives rise to bittersweet feelings among India's vast numbers of field hockey fans, with their pride in past gold medal performances accompanied by introspection about what has gone wrong since.

We're not good enough to play in Olympics: Chetri

India's disastrous hockey campaign in the London Games ended with a humiliating bottom spot finish out of 12 competing nations, and it prompted a dejected skipper Bharat Chetri to say that the former champions were not good enough to play at a big stage like the Olympics.

Hockey umpire Qureshi to get lifetime achievement award

International hockey umpire, Shakeel Ahmad Qureshi will be felicitated with the lifetime achievement award on Sports Day on August 29.

Nehru Cup: India dismantle Maldives, go top of the table

India went to top of the table and enhanced their chances of reaching the finals of the Nehru Cup football tournament by thrashing South Asian rivals Maldives 3-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on Saturday.

Ranchi franchise becomes third team in Hockey India League

The joint venture of Patel-Uniexcel Group has taken up the Ranchi franchise in the much-hyped Hockey India League, making it the third of the six teams which will compete in the event starting in January next year.

Rlys, Manipur in quarters

Indian Railways and Manipur entered the quarterfinals of the second Hockey India Senior Men's National Cham­pionship by registering hard-fought victories.

Pakistan beats Olympic gold medalists Germany 2-1

Shakeel Abassi scored goals in the 39th and 51st minutes on Thursday to give Pakistan a 2-1 win over Olympic gold medalist Germany in a men's Champions Trophy field hockey quarterfinal.

Hockey legend Leslie Claudius dead

Triple Olympic hockey gold winner Leslie Claudius died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Thursday after a prolonged battle with cirrhosis of liver, hospital sources said. Claudius, 85, is survived by his wife and three sons.

Hockey India League signs title sponsorship deal with Hero

The upcoming Hockey India League has signed a multi-year deal with Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, for the title sponsorship of the event.

Now, hockey joins the ‘100-crore’ club

Even as field hockey changed turfs, the young sportspersons of the country, gunning in equal measure for glory and bounty, opted to stay put on nature's green, Kaushik Chatterji reports.

'Pro'gress by leagues and bounds

Competitions alone no longer seem to whet the appetite of Indian sportspersons. There was a time when, for a humble medal in the national championships, athletes would put in all their effort, knowing well it won't give them anything except pride and a bit of appreciation.

Rising India need to be more organised: Charlesworth

Australian coach Ric Charlesworth feels that the Indian hockey team's recent success in international events proves that it is fast improving, but to become a force to reckon with in world hockey, the past masters of the game need to be more organised and disciplined.

Perfect chance to make a comeback: Chettri

Former India skipper and goalkeeper, Bharat Chettri, is focusing on the upcoming Hockey India League to make a big impact.

Waveriders suffer Taekema setback

Even before the ball could be rolled on the turf in the inaugural edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), beginning January 14, the Delhi Waveriders have suffered a big setback as their key foreign player, Taeke Taekema of the Netherlands, has been ruled out due to a back injury.
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