Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in HIL
Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in HIL

 Punjab Warriors skipper Jamie Dwyer led from the front as his team put up a clinical performance defeating Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in a Hockey India League match played under biting cold conditions, here tonight.

Great to earn first win: Ashley Jackson
Great to earn first win: Ashley Jackson

Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson said Sunday that it was great to get a win under their belt after they lost the Hockey India League (HIL) opener.

HIL 3: Confident Ranchi Rays set to host Delhi Waveriders
HIL 3: Confident Ranchi Rays set to host Delhi Waveriders

Post their electrifying win over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays look to be finding their form as they take on Delhi Waveriders in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Monday.

Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League
Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League

 Pune FC beat defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in a second round encounter of the I-League Football Tournament at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here, on Saturday.

HIL: Barry Middleton brace for Ranchi sinks Mumbai
HIL: Barry Middleton brace for Ranchi sinks Mumbai

England's Barry Middleton scored twice in the third quarter, to pilot Ranchi Rays to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dabang Mumbai in the Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium here on Saturday.

Expecting to put up better performance: Warriors' Kieran Govers
Expecting to put up better performance: Warriors' Kieran Govers

Forced to settle for a draw in their opening tie against Dabang Mumbai, Jaypee Punjab Warriors' Australian import Kieran Govers today said they were expecting to put up a better show when they take on Kalinga Lancers in the Hero Hockey India League here on Sunday.

HIL: Confident Kalinga Lancers up against formidable Punjab Warriors
HIL: Confident Kalinga Lancers up against formidable Punjab Warriors

 Brimming with confidence after their superb victory in the inaugural match of the season, Kalinga Lancers would be hoping to carry on their winning streak when they take on hosts Jaypee Punjab Warriors in an away fixture of the 2015 Hero Hockey India League (HIL), here on Sunday.

HIL 3: UP Wizards hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders to 2-2 draw
HIL 3: UP Wizards hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders to 2-2 draw

Defending champions Delhi Waveriders were held to a 2-2 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a high-voltage Hero Hockey India League match at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here today.

HIL: Mumbai, Punjab play out exciting draw
HIL: Mumbai, Punjab play out exciting draw

Hosts Dabang Mumbai and last year's runners-up Punjab Warriors played out an exciting 3-3 draw in their opening game of the Hero Hockey India League at the Mahindra Stadium here today.

All about Hockey India League 2015

Hockey Indian League (HIL), the world's most lucrative field hockey tournament, enters it's third season with two new franchises bidding to win hearts. HIL has been a boon to Indian hockey, and it's continued success is pivotal to the existence of the sport in the country.

Clinical Lancers beat Ranchi Rays 6-3 in HIL-3 opener
Clinical Lancers beat Ranchi Rays 6-3 in HIL-3 opener

Hosts Kalinga Lancers started this year's Hero Hockey India League with a bang by defeating newcomers Ranchi Rays 6-3 in a high-scoring inaugural match of the third edition of the tournament in front of a capacity crowd at Kalinga Stadium here today.

HIL 3: New-look Mumbai take on Punjab in lung-opener
HIL 3: New-look Mumbai take on Punjab in lung-opener

A new-look Dabang Mumbai, under a new city franchise-owning group, will clash with last year's losing finalists Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their opening game of 3rd Hockey India League at Mahindra Stadium here on Friday.

Jamie Dwyer, Barry Dancer find HIL "best in the world"
Jamie Dwyer, Barry Dancer find HIL "best in the world"

Hockey India League (HIL) on Wednesday earned high praise from two Australians - player-turned-coach Barry Dancer and current international Jamie Dwyer - who hailed the franchise-based tournament, commencing tomorrow, as "the best in the world".

Indian hockey is on the rise: Arjun Halappa
Indian hockey is on the rise: Arjun Halappa

Notwithstanding the absence of a regular national hockey coach since the exit of Australia's Terry Walsh, selector Arjun Halappa sounded upbeat here about the Indian squad's future following its good show over the last year-and-a-half.

Hockey India League: Kalinga Lancers take on Ranchi Rays in opening match today
Hockey India League: Kalinga Lancers take on Ranchi Rays in opening match today

After two successful seasons, the Hero Hockey India League is back with fresh vigour and anticipation in its third edition starting with a clash between hosts Kalinga Lancers and debutant Ranchi Rays clash at the Kalinga Stadium, here Thursday.

Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs
Appoint an Indian coach for national hockey team: Michael Nobbs

Former India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said it was perhaps a good time to appoint a home grown product to take up the national coach's job ahead of the Rio Olympic Games, for which the squad has already qualified.

Glenn Turner backs Dabang Mumbai to reach HIL semis
Glenn Turner backs Dabang Mumbai to reach HIL semis

 After being part of the squad that disappointed in the first two years of Hockey India League (HIL), star Australian forward Glenn Turner exuded confidence on Tuesday that new city franchise Dabang Mumbai would at least make it to the semi-finals this year.

Pakistani players must be allowed to play in HIL: Sardar Singh
Pakistani players must be allowed to play in HIL: Sardar Singh

India hockey skipper Sardar Singh and former captain Ajit Pal Singh on Monday said that the players from Pakistan should be allowed to be a part of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) as it would improve the overall standard of the league.

Challenge for me to take Jacobi's place: Delhi goalie Pieterse
Challenge for me to take Jacobi's place: Delhi goalie Pieterse

Drafted into the Delhi Waveriders team in place of star goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), South Africa's Erasmus Pieterse is well aware of the "pressure" and said it would be a challenge for him to fill in the German's shoes in upcoming tournament.

India's Rio berth was crucial for longevity of Hockey India League
India's Rio berth was crucial for longevity of Hockey India League

Australian hockey team captain Mark Knowles feels India's qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics was "crucial" for the longevity of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL), the third edition of which will begin on Janauary 22 in Bhubaneswar.