Athletes should not take legal route to get awards: P R Sreejesh
Athletes should not take legal route to get awards: P R Sreejesh

Indian hockey team's goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels that athletes taking the legal route to get National Sports Awards is a disturbing trend and it devalues the honour and pride associated with the award.

Balbir Singh Sr, Pargat Singh congratulate women hockey team
Balbir Singh Sr, Pargat Singh congratulate women hockey team

Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr and another former captain Pargat Singh on Saturday congratulated women's team, who will return to the Olympics after a long gap of 36 years, during next year's Rio Games.

India need more tough tests ahead of Rio Olympics: PR Sreejesh
India need more tough tests ahead of Rio Olympics: PR Sreejesh

 Hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels India need to go through tough tests against top teams to excel in next year's Rio Olympics.

FIH promotes Deepak to International Outdoor Umpire
FIH promotes Deepak to International Outdoor Umpire

 Hockey India's national-level umpire Deepak Joshi has been promoted to the International Outdoor Umpire panel by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday.

Indian hockey has developed a bigger pool of players: Sardar Singh
Indian hockey has developed a bigger pool of players: Sardar Singh

Notwithstanding their poor penalty conversion rate in the recently concluded Europe tour, Indian captain Sardar Singh on Saturday said that hockey has certainly developed a bigger player pool with the future of the national sport looking bright.

Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months
Hockey India suspends 'indisciplined' Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

 Senior India hockey player Gurbaj Singh was on Monday suspended for nine months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team, a decision which might shatter the experienced midfielder's dream of playing in next year's Rio Olympics.

India beat France 4-1 in second match of Europe tour
India beat France 4-1 in second match of Europe tour

 Dragflicker Gurjinder Singh converted two penalty corners as India continued their winning streak in the Europe tour and defeated hosts France 4-1 in the second match of the trip at the Wattigies Sports Centre, here on Wednesday.

Coaching camp for Indian women hockey probables from August 8
Coaching camp for Indian women hockey probables from August 8

To work on a few "grey areas" a coaching camp for the Indian women hockey probables will begin here under chief coach Mathias Ahrens from Saturday.

Indian hockey team's attack bolstered by SV Sunil's return: Ramandeep Singh
Indian hockey team's attack bolstered by SV Sunil's return: Ramandeep Singh

The return of senior striker S.V. Sunil from injury has strengthened the Indian men's hockey team's attack, fellow forward Ramandeep Singh said on Saturday.

We attack and defend with all 11: Roelant Oltmans
We attack and defend with all 11: Roelant Oltmans

 Newly-appointed Indian hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Thursday said his team will defend as well as attack with all 11 players in their upcoming European tour.

If coach is replaced, players face difficulty: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh
If coach is replaced, players face difficulty: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh

Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh on Thursday conceded that constant changing of coaches is never easy to deal with but insisted that his team's prospects in the upcoming foreign assignments and next year's Olympics won't be affected by the recent developments.

Coaches are treated as 'marionettes' in Indian hockey: Jose Brasa
Coaches are treated as 'marionettes' in Indian hockey: Jose Brasa

Coaches in Indian hockey are treated as 'marionettes' and lack of of freedom and interference are the main reasons behind the controversial exits of foreign experts, feels former India coach Jose Brasa.

Indian men rise to 8, women static at 13th in new FIH rankings
Indian men rise to 8, women static at 13th in new FIH rankings

 India climbed up a rung to occupy the eighth spot in the men's section, while the eves remained static at 13th position in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings issued.

Indian women lose 0-1 to The Netherlands in hockey tourney
Indian women lose 0-1 to The Netherlands in hockey tourney

 The Indian women's hockey team went down to The Netherlands 0-1 at the Volvo Invitational U-21 Tournament here on Sunday.

India U-21 beat Germany 3-0 at Invitational hockey
India U-21 beat Germany 3-0 at Invitational hockey

 India's U-21 men's team beat Germany 3-0 in their inaugural match of the Volvo Invitational hockey tournament, here on Saturday.

Indian defence faces tough Belgium challenge in semis
Indian defence faces tough Belgium challenge in semis

 India need to improve their defence as they will be up against an attacking Belgium for a place in the final of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Friday.

Will not give ball possession easily: Lalit Upadhyay
Will not give ball possession easily: Lalit Upadhyay

Confident after registering two wins in the ongoing Hockey World League Semi-Final, Indian midlfielder Lalit Upadhayay said the team will look to improve ball-possession in the next couple of games against Pakistan and Australia.

Hockey World League: Dominant India beat Poland 3-0 to notch up second win
Hockey World League: Dominant India beat Poland 3-0 to notch up second win

 India produced a much-improved show than their opening match as they post a facile 3-0 victory over Poland to notch up their second consecutive win in the Hockey World League Semifinals here on Tuesday.

Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra
Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra

The Indian men's hockey team might have come up with a brilliant performance in the first match of the ongoing FIH World League Semi-Final 2015, but defender Birendra Lakra feels the side needs to work harder on its defence.

Hockey World League Semifinals: Ramandeep's late goal helps India beat France 3-2
Hockey World League Semifinals: Ramandeep's late goal helps India beat France 3-2

Indian men's hockey team fired in a goal two minutes from the final hooter through Ramandeep Singh to pull off a 3-2 win over France and begin their FIH World League Semifinals campaign on a winning note here on Saturday.