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Friday, May 13, 2022


In the danger zone of the drag-flick: Tirkey, Rasquinha recall fractures, close calls, Pakistan’s Sohail Abbas’s speed

May 13, 2022 9:27:49 am

Dilip Tirkey suffered a hairline fracture when a Sohail Abbas drag-flick hit his eye; Viren Rasquinha says he 'could have died' when the Pakistani scored his record goal.

Making Hockey Safe Again: Injuries raise question mark over penalty corner

May 13, 2022 9:27:46 am

The future of one of hockey’s most integral elements is being reconsidered, at least in its current avatar. The reason? Rising risk of injuries and a diminishing success rate.

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Asia Cup: Rupinder Pal Singh to lead India

May 9, 2022 3:31:43 pm

Experienced drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh, who comes out of retirement is appointed as captain of the 20-member Indian Men's Hockey team for the tournament, to be held from May 23 to June 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

India to open Asia Cup men’s hockey campaign against Pakistan on May 23

April 27, 2022 8:19:53 pm

India and Pakistan will face each other in the last match of the opening day of the tournament.

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Former women’s hockey team captain Elvera Britto dead

April 26, 2022 5:02:11 pm

Elvera, the eldest of the three famous Britto sisters (others are Rita and Mae), ruled the domestic circuit from 1960 to 1967, guiding Karnataka to seven national titles.

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FIH Pro League: Harmanpreet Singh’s brace hand India comfortable 3-0 win over Germany

April 15, 2022 8:36:23 am

Harmanpreet converted two penalty corners for India in the 18th and 27th minutes, while Abhishek scored from another set piece in the 45th minute.

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FIH Pro League: Experienced India start firm favourites versus new-look Germany

April 13, 2022 5:50:23 pm

India vice-captain and star drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh, however, cautioned his teammates against taking the Germans lightly.

Mumtaz’s brace goes in vain as Indian team loses to England in bronze medal match

April 12, 2022 8:29:08 pm

Mumtaz, India's highest scorer in the tournament with eight strikes, scored two field goals in the 21st and 47th minutes, but those were cancelled by Millie Giglio (18th) and Claudia Swain (58th) to take the third-fourth play-off match to shoot-out.

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Amit Rohidas to lead India against Germany in FIH Pro League tie

April 11, 2022 2:52:22 pm

Star drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh will don the responsibility of vice-captain in the double-header at the Kalinga Stadium.

Why loss to The Netherlands is a stepping stone for India’s junior women’s hockey World Cup team

April 11, 2022 7:52:33 am

India lose 0-3 to Netherlands in semifinals of Junior Women's World Cup.

Indian women hockey team’s Pro League matches against England cancelled

April 10, 2022 2:47:47 pm

The two matches were initially scheduled for April 2 and 3 at the Kalinga Staium here but postponed due to a high number of COVID-19 cases and injuries in the England team.

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Making of jr. women’s hockey team: Colour-coded sessions, tough drills, training with the senior team

April 10, 2022 7:07:28 am

India's junior women's hockey team will play the mighty Dutch in the World Cup semifinals today; The Netherlands have scored 43 of 137 goals in the tournament.

Mother pushes vegetable cart on Lucknow street, daughter Mumtaz stars in Junior hockey World Cup

April 9, 2022 7:44:09 pm

The courageous goal set the tone for India's 3-0 win over South Korea in the quarterfinals of the Junior World Cup, making sure the team reached the last-four stage of the competition for only the second time in history.

FIH Pro League: Indian women stun Netherlands 2-1 in first match

April 8, 2022 10:22:11 pm

The Indians scored through Neha (11th minute) and Sonika (28th), both from penalty corners, to hand the home team a 2-0 lead at half time.

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India beat South Korea 3-0 to enter Women’s Jr Hockey World Cup semifinals

April 8, 2022 3:04:49 pm

The Indians, who topped the pool stage with an all-win record, scored through Mumtaz Khan (11th minute), Lalrindiki (15th) and Sangita Kumari (41st) to emerge winners in the quarterfinal match.

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Jr giant-killers aim for World Cup semifinal

April 8, 2022 7:06:50 am

India will start favourites, having won all three matches in the group stage in emphatic fashion, scoring 11 goals and conceding just twice.

Junior hockey World Cup: Goalkeeper Bichu shows promise as future custodian of India’s hopes

April 5, 2022 8:23:41 am

Manipuri player's family hasn’t seen her play, but is no less proud.

FIH Pro League: We have habit of not finishing games when we are in control, says Graham Reid

April 4, 2022 3:59:28 pm

India pulled off wins in both the games against England, winning the first one in the shootout after being locked 3-3 in the regulation time before registering a 4-3 victory in the second on Sunday.

Jr Women’s Hockey World Cup: Goalkeeper Kharibam thwarts Germany to take India into last eight

April 4, 2022 8:01:01 am

The 21-year-old made nearly a dozen saves, pulled off a blinder to thwart a German penalty stroke – diving low to her right and flinging her stick to stop the ball from going in – and, along with a stubborn defence, made sure the European heavyweights could not convert any of their eight penalty corners.

FIH Pro League: India to play rescheduled double header against Germany on April 14-15

April 2, 2022 2:14:36 pm

The announcement comes a day after Hockey India received a confirmation from the International Hockey Federation.

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Veteran Sushila Chanu backs India to win gold in Jr Women’s Hockey World Cup

April 1, 2022 1:25:20 pm

The Indians will then take on Malaysia in their final pool match before the quarterfinal round, which starts on April 8.

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England women’s team hit by Covid-19, Pro League games against India postponed

March 29, 2022 4:24:52 pm

The matches were scheduled to be played on April 2 and 3 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Despite showing the ability to attack, India lose 1-3 to Argentina in shoot-out

March 20, 2022 6:02:44 pm

For the first time in two years, India lost back-to-back matches at home, having been defeated by Spain earlier this month.

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FIH Pro League: Indian women’s team to host Netherlands on April 8 and 9

March 17, 2022 10:21:35 pm

India have played six matches so far in the FIH Pro League. They beat China 7-1 and 2-1 in Muscat, followed by a 2-1 win and a 3-4 loss against Spain in February.

FIH Pro League: Indian women beat Germany 3-0 in shoot-out, avenge first leg defeat

March 13, 2022 8:31:48 pm

The home side had lost 1-2 in the shoot-out in the first match at the same Kalinga Stadium on Saturday.