Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh
Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Paul van Ass' unceremonious sacking and frequent change of coaches is "potentially destabilising Indian hockey" but the country has just enough time to prepare and train itself for an "outstanding performance" in Rio Olympics, feels former coach Terry Walsh.

Olympic appearance will be a dream come true: Ritu Rani
Olympic appearance will be a dream come true: Ritu Rani

As India enhanced its chances of qualifying for the Rio Games with a win over Japan on Saturday in the fifth-place playoff of the Hockey World League Semifinals, captain Ritu Rani expressed hope that an Olympic appearance would help lift women's hockey in our country.

Custodian Savita is India's star as women enhance 2016 Rio Olympics chances
Custodian Savita is India's star as women enhance 2016 Rio Olympics chances

Custodian Savita emerged a saviour by blocking half-a-dozen goal-bearing chances as India enhanced their Olympic qualification, following a 1-0 victory over Japan in the fifth-place playoff in the women Hockey World League Semifinals, here on Saturday.

Poland had prepared only for this match: India women's coach
Poland had prepared only for this match: India women's coach

 Indian women's hockey coach Mathias Ahrens seemed satisfied at the 3-1 victory his team posted against Poland in a group match of the World League Semifinals here on Wednesday.

India eves must learn to value possession against NZ: Coach
India eves must learn to value possession against NZ: Coach

 Indian women's hockey coach Mathias Ahrens on Monday said that the team should not only maximise its ball possession but also convert it into goals when they take on New Zealand in a pool match of the World League Semifinals here tomorrow.

Hockey World League: India seek better show against Poland
Hockey World League: India seek better show against Poland

 Having eked out an unconvincing 3-2 win over France in their campaign opener, the Indian men's side will have to quickly pull up their shocks, especially at the defence, when they take on lower-ranked Poland in their second group match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here on Tuesday.

Hockey World League semi-final: India's lack of aggression leaves Belgian coach surprised
Hockey World League semi-final: India's lack of aggression leaves Belgian coach surprised

India women's team's reluctance to launch an all-out attack despite trailing in the opening encounter against the home team has left Belgian coach Pascal Kina surprised.
Belgian captain Lieselotte van Lindt scored the lone goal of the match in the 35th minute to help the hosts clinched a 1-0 win against the Indian eves.

Running extra mile to improve on penalty corners, says Savita Punia
Running extra mile to improve on penalty corners, says Savita Punia

India women’s team custodian Savita Punia on Thursday said the side is dedicatedly practising penalty corners so that they do not face problems defending them at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final which starts here from June 20.

Indian hockey colts' preparatory camp begins here on June 8
Indian hockey colts' preparatory camp begins here on June 8

 Indian hockey colts will kickstart their preparations for this year's men's Junior Asian Cup in Malaysia and next year's FIH Junior World Cup with a preparatory camp at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here, starting June 8.

We are more confident under new coach: Anuradha Devi
We are more confident under new coach: Anuradha Devi

 Forward Anuradha Devi says the Indian women's hockey team is a more confident bunch under new coach Mathias Ahrens as it prepares for the FIH World League semi-finals to be held later in the month.

India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer
India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer

Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently, said the country's Australian physical trainer Matthew Eyles.

Ritu Rani touches 200-international caps milestone
Ritu Rani touches 200-international caps milestone

Mid-fielder Ritu Rani on Sunday achieved a memorable milestone by earning her 200th International cap while leading the Indian women hockey team against Poland in the Finals of Hero FIH World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

Indian women maul Ghana 13-0 in FIH Hockey World League Rd 2
Indian women maul Ghana 13-0 in FIH Hockey World League Rd 2

Vandana Katariya scored four goals as India mauled a hapless Ghana 13-0 to begin their campaign in the FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 in style at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday.

India aiming top two finish in Women's World League R2: Roelant Oltmans
India aiming top two finish in Women's World League R2: Roelant Oltmans

India is eyeing a top two finish in the upcoming FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 to progress to the next round of the tournament, said Hockey India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans here on Tuesday.

Pakistan hockey coach issues written apology over obscene gestures by players
Pakistan hockey coach issues written apology over obscene gestures by players

Pakistan hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Sunday issued an official apology to FIH and Hockey India for the rude and obscene behavior of his players after their win against India in the semi-final of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy 2014 on Saturday.

India well-prepared for Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans
India well-prepared for Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans believes that his wards are well-prepared to take on Olympic champions Germany in the Champions Trophy lung opener, here Saturday.

India confident of challenging the top teams: Roelant Oltmans
India confident of challenging the top teams: Roelant Oltmans

India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans promised his team will be a confident lot against the top teams of the world in the Champions Trophy hockey beginning here on Saturday.

Indian junior eves draw 2-2 with New Zealand, lose series 0-3
Indian junior eves draw 2-2 with New Zealand, lose series 0-3

India's junior women's hockey team played out a 2-2 draw against hosts New Zealand but lost the six-match Test series 0-3 at at the TET Multisports Centre in Stratford, New Zealand.

India successfully defend Sultan of Johor Cup title
India successfully defend Sultan of Johor Cup title

Harmanpreet Singh's double strike helped India to successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in the final at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.

Defending champions India face New Zealand test in Johor Cup
Defending champions India face New Zealand test in Johor Cup

 Defending champions India face New Zealand in their Sultan of Johor Cup opener to be played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.