HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Sachin lauds hockey coach Nobbs

Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday acknowledged and appreciated the hockey coach Michael Nobbs for the improvements he has brought in the Indian side, which has been doing well of late.

No magic potion for instant success

Hockey legend Roelant Oltmans of the Netherlands takes little time to clear the misconception that big names can change India's profile overnight. The former Dutch coach has been appointed by Hockey India as its high performance manager. Excerpts from an interview with Navneet Singh.

Rhinos oblige delirious Ranchi hockey fans

The stands were a sea of flaming red flags and caps, the predominant colour of the Rhinos, who obliged the galleries by outplaying Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural Hockey India League tie on Friday. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

It's Wizards v Waveriders

Hockey, they say, is in the Lucknowites' blood. It was evident by the kind of enthusiasm among sports-loving people on the eve of the Hockey India League inaugural match, in Lucknow today. Sharad Deep reports.

Amid fanfare, honours shared

UP Wizards prevent Delhi Waveriders from notching up third win on the trot. Sharad Deep reports.

Wizards on top with another win

The journey from the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium to the city, a distance of almost 12 km, is a problem for fans. Sharad Deep reports.

Delhi defeat Mumbai in 10-goal thriller

It was the last quarter which had decided the outcome of the match between the Mumbai Magicians and Punjab Warriors on Sunday, the former losing 2-4, Firoz Mirza reports.

Warriors fail to win at home against UP

After losing two matches at home, the Punjab Warriors were eager to register a win. But they had to be content with a draw against the UP Wizards in the Hockey India League at the Surjit Hockey Stadium on Tuesday, Rajeev Bhaskar reports.

Delhi ride the wave

Nine goals scored as table-topping Waveriders hand Ranchi Rhinos loss at home stadium, go eight points clear in the league standings

Mumbai look for first win vs Punjab

Having lost their all four league matches, Mumbai Magicians faces a do-or-die battle as they prepare to take on Punjab Warriors in their fifth encounter of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Surjit Singh stadium here tomorrow.

Wizards go down to Rhinos

Ranchi Rhinos handed Uttar Pradesh Wizards their first defeat of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League when they got the better of the visitors 3-1  here on Thursday.

HIL viewership better than Euro 2012

The inaugural edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) has painted an extremely cheerful picture for the broadcasters so far with the first six matches of the tournament recording an impressive viewership of 1.46 crore.

Mumbai face stern Delhi test

Starting as overwhelming favourites, table toppers Delhi Waveriders would like to continue their winning run when they take on laggards Mumbai Magicians in a round-robin match of the Hockey India League here tomorrow.

Delhi ride on crowd wave, enter semifinal

Hockey certainly is on a revival path in the country, or so one felt after seeing huge crowds at the National Stadium on Saturday, the venue for the crucial Hockey Indian League tie between Delhi Waveriders and Mumbai Magicians.

UP's poor run continues, lose to Punjab

Hosts UP Wizards' poor show in the Hockey India League continued on Sunday, as they lost to Punjab Warriors 3-4 before a huge crowd of fans. In fact, it was a hattrick of losses for the Lucknow-based franchise, as on Saturday they had lost to Ranchi Rhinos 1-3. Sharad Deep reports.
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