Interesting facts surface in Balbir Sr's biography in Punjabi
Interesting facts surface in Balbir Sr's biography in Punjabi

Interesting facts have come to light in a soon-to-be-released Punjabi biography of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr with the writer claiming to have traced the nonagenarian's lineage to famous Sikh warrior Baba Bidhi Chand.

Paul van Ass justified Rupinder Pal's axing, says working on variations
Paul van Ass justified Rupinder Pal's axing, says working on variations

In a surprise move, India on Tuesday axed ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh for the upcoming Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinal and the team's chief coach Paul van Ass justified the decision, saying it was a tactical move aimed at trying out "variations" ahead of the Rio Games.

Sardar Singh to lead India in World League semis
Sardar Singh to lead India in World League semis

Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh will lead an 18-member Indian hockey team in the FIH World League semifinal to be played in Belgium from June 20 to July 5.

Indian women's team announced for FIH HWL Semi-Final
Indian women's team announced for FIH HWL Semi-Final

Ritu Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women's team in the upcoming FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final to be played in Antwerp, Belgium from June 20 to July 4.

India's Deepa Kumari promoted as international hockey umpire
India's Deepa Kumari promoted as international hockey umpire

India's Deepa Kumari has been promoted as the international hockey umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Umpiring Committee.

FIH promotes Deepa Kumari as international outdoor umpire

 India's Deepa Kumari has been accorded an international outdoor umpire status by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

Australia name experienced squad for Hockey World League
Australia name experienced squad for Hockey World League

Reigning World champions Australia on Tuesday went with experience as they announced an 18-member squad for the 10-team Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp next month.

Indian eves can qualify for Rio Games, says chief coach Ahrens
Indian eves can qualify for Rio Games, says chief coach Ahrens

With the FIH World League Semi-Final just around the corner, Indian women's hockey team chief coach Mathias Ahrens on Monday exuded confidence of putting up a good show in the upcoming tournament, which is a qualifying event for next year's Rio Olympics.

Hockey core probables camp to begin on Saturday
Hockey core probables camp to begin on Saturday

Ahead of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final, a preparatory camp for the Indian men's core probables will commence at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday and will continue till June 9.

India beat Japan 4-0, wins hockey series 3-0
India beat Japan 4-0, wins hockey series 3-0

Akashdeep Singh struck twice as India completed a dominating 4-0 win over Japan in the last match to clinch the hockey Test series 3-0, here on Saturday.

Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while 11 other names, including six women, have been put forward by Hockey India for the Arjuna award.

India seek dominance over Japan in hockey Test series
India seek dominance over Japan in hockey Test series

With the four-Test hockey Series already in pocket, India will be eyeing their third consecutive win against Japan in their fourth and final match at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.

India beat Japan 2-1 to win hockey series
India beat Japan 2-1 to win hockey series

Indian team beat Japan 2-1 in the 3rd 'Hockey Test' to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series, here on Thursday.
 

New women's hock coach Mathias Ahrens eyes top 4 finish in HWL semis
New women's hock coach Mathias Ahrens eyes top 4 finish in HWL semis

He has just little over a month's time to prepare for the crucial Hockey World Semifinals but Indian women team's new chief coach Mathias Ahrens is eyeing a top-four finish in the event to clinch a historic maiden Olympic ticket for the eves.

Mathias Ahrens joins office as women's hockey team coach
Mathias Ahrens joins office as women's hockey team coach

The Indian women hockey team's long wait for a chief coach is finally over as Mathias Ahrens of Canada formally took over the reigns of the side at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday.

India eager to wrap up hockey series against Japan
India eager to wrap up hockey series against Japan

Back to winning ways, a confident Indian men's hockey team would look to seal the four-match Test series against Japan when they lock horns in the third game at the Kalinga Stadium here.

India outplay Japan in second match of hockey test series
India outplay Japan in second match of hockey test series

After a drab draw in the opener, India dispatched Japan 2-0 in the second game of the four match hockey test series here on Tuesday.

'Rusty' India play 1-1 draw with Japan in first hockey Test
'Rusty' India play 1-1 draw with Japan in first hockey Test

Displaying rusty defence, Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Japan to begin its four-match Test series on a disappointing note, here on Sunday.

Kothajit Singh makes 100th international appearance against Japan
Kothajit Singh makes 100th international appearance against Japan

 Indian defender Kothajit Singh marked his 100th international appearance as the men's hockey team took on Japan in the four-match Test series starting here on Sunday.

Women hockey team to begin training camp from Monday
Women hockey team to begin training camp from Monday

The probables of the Indian women hockey team will assemble here at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium for a preparatory camp for the Hockey World League semi-final, scheduled in Belgium from June 20 to July 4.