Hockey India League appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season
Hockey India League appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season

Denmark's Henrik Ehlers was on Wednesday appointed as the Umpires Manager for the next edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), starting January 22 next year.

Australia series win motivation for Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh
Australia series win motivation for Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh

Indian men's hockey captain Sardar Singh said on the team's return home from Australia Tuesday that the 3-1 series win Down Under will act as a motivation for them ahead of the prestigious Champions Trophy.

Victorious Indian hockey team returns home to rousing reception
Victorious Indian hockey team returns home to rousing reception

Indian men's hockey team that stunned world champions Australia 3-1 in a test series returned home to a rousing reception by Hockey India (HI) and fans and here on Tuesday.

Hockey team to begin tough test against Aussies on Tuesday
Hockey team to begin tough test against Aussies on Tuesday

 High on confidence after being crowned Asian Champions, India's men's hockey team will test its skills against world number one Australia in a four-test series, beginning here on Tuesday.

Cheapest Champions Trophy ticket to cost Rs.20
Cheapest Champions Trophy ticket to cost Rs.20

Hockey fans will get to see the prestigious Champions Trophy matches, to be held Dec 6-14 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, with the cheapest ticket costing only Rs.20 while the least-expensive ticket for the knock-out rounds will cost Rs.50.

Brendon McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars
Brendon McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's splendid home located in Christchurch, the largest city in South Island, has sold for more than three million dollars.

India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey
India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey

 The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14.

ODI cricket is on weak wicket, it needs proper context: Rahul Dravid
ODI cricket is on weak wicket, it needs proper context: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context.

Hockey scene in India better than Pakistan: PHF secretary
Hockey scene in India better than Pakistan: PHF secretary

Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Rana Mujahid is "frustrated" that the national sport is struggling to lure sponsors due to lack of international success in recent years and felt the scene was much better in India.

PSG cruise to Champions Trophy triumph in China

French Ligue 1 title-holders Paris Saint-Germain added the Champions Trophy to their growing list of accolades with a 2-0 win over Cup winners Guingamp in Beijing on Saturday.

Planning to call it quits within next two months, says Jamie Dwyer

Legendary Australian hockey player Jamie Dwyer is all set to call time on his illustrious career within next two months, ruling out any possibility of representing the `Kookaburras` in their Champions Trophy defence in India later this year.

Zaka Ashraf mulls legal action against Najam Sethi

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf is contemplating suing his successor, Najam Sethi for defamation after he was accused of not accounting for 20 million rupees spent during his 22-month tenure and also of gross mismanagement.

Terry Walsh targets top 8 finish in hockey World Cup

With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men`s hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is realistic about his ward`s chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus".

Oz report claims Wisden honoured Root for `getting punched` by Warner

England batsman Joe Root was formally recognised by the respected Wisden`s Almanac as one of the `Five Cricketers of the Year` for getting punched by Australian batsman David Warner last year, according to a report.

Skipper`s `Pass`: Dhoni arranges final ticket for Pak fan

There is one thing about Mahendra Singh Dhoni that even his staunch critics will applaud.

If somebody is behind my shoulder, he can stay there: Ashwin

Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on thursday said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself.

Arthur feels tenure as Oz coach `undermined` by CA`s view on discipline `approach`

Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said that he felt his tenure as a head coach was`undermined` by mixed messages from Cricket Australia (CA) about his approach to discipline within the team.

Charlesworth quits as Australia coach

Ric Charlesworth said Wednesday he will step down as coach of the Australian men`s field hockey team following this year`s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Hockey looks to basketball for sport appeal

Hockey games will be cut by 10 minutes to four 15 minute quarters in a bid to step up the sport`s fan appeal, the international federation announced.

Nasir Jamshed says always `feels special` to play against India

Pakistani batsman Nasir Jamshed has said that it is always a special feeling for him and his teammates to play against India.