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Dhoni buys Ranchi Rays hockey franchise
By Abhishek Purohit : Ranchi, Oct 25 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who recently became a co-owner of football team Chennians FC, Saturday joined Sahara Adventures Sports Limited to co-own the new Ranchi-based Hockey India League (HIL) team Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled here ...
Terry Walsh leaves 'sporting' bureaucracy in a tizzy
By Veturi Srivatsa : Hockey coach Terry Walsh has coined a new expression to describe the babus and the officials of the national sports federations - "sporting" bureaucracy!
Hockey India announces team for Australia tour
New Delhi, Oct 24 : Asian Games champions India will play a four-match hockey Test series against Australia to prepare for the FIH Champions Trophy 2014 slated in Bhubaneswar Dec 6-14, Hockey India (HI) announced Friday.
Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh's contract to be renewed
New Delhi, Oct 22 : A day after Indian hockey chief coach Terry Walsh resigned citing difficulty in dealing with the bureaucracy, Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson Wednesday said the contract of the Asian Games gold medal-winning coach will be "renewed" before Nov 19.
Indian hockey coach Walsh's contract to be renewed
New Delhi, Oct 22 : Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh, who resigned Tuesday, will be given a new contract that will provide him with more functional autonomy in the technical matters of the running of the sport.
Hockey coach Walsh keeps resignation on hold till Nov.19, happy with ...
New Delhi, Oct. 22 : National hockey coach Terry Walsh said Wednesday that he has not withdrawn his resignation, but will keep it on hold till November 19, when he expects the solutions put forward by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to come into effect. He said that once the solutions are ...
Hockey coach Walsh withdraws resignation: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 22 : Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted Wednesday that Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh has withdrawn his resignation after a meeting with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Sports Minister calls for report from SAI on Terry Walsh's resignation
Jorhat (Assam), Oct.21 : Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday instructed his department secretary and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to submit a report on the cause of National Hockey Coach Terry Walsh tendering his resignation.
Foreign coaches cannot work with Indian bureaucracy, says MS Gill
New Delhi, Oct.21 : Strongly rooting for a national trainer of Indian origin in all sports, former Sports Minister MS Gill on Tuesday professed no surprise over hockey coach Terry Walsh resigning from his post. Gill further suggested that foreign coaches cannot work with the decision making style ...
Citing bureaucratic processes, Terry Walsh quits as hockey coach
New Delhi, Oct. 21 : National Hockey Coach on Tuesday announced that he had resigned from his position, citing the bureaucracy present in Indian sport.
Walsh quits as Indian hockey chief coach
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Terry Walsh, who guided the Indian men's hockey team to the Asian Games gold after 16 years, Tuesday resigned as the chief coach citing "difficulty in adjusting to the functioning of the country's bureaucratic system" but the Sports Authority of India (SAI) contended that the ...
SAI contends Walsh was anguished over HI working
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Hours after Terry Walsh resigned as chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team citing difficulty with the country's bureaucratic system, Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson Tuesday contended that the Australian was unhappy with the functioning within ...
Terry Walsh resigns as Indian hockey chief coach
New Delhi, Oct 21 : After guiding the Indian men's hockey team to the Asian Games gold, Terry Walsh resigned as the chief coach Tuesday citing "difficulty in adjusting to the functioning of the country's bureaucratic system which is not working in the interest of its hockey players".
Cheapest Champions Trophy ticket to cost Rs.20
New Delhi, Oct 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.
Indian hockey back in feel good zone
By Anand Philar : Indian hockey could not have asked for a better Diwali gift than two gold medals in the space of three weeks to set the mood for the Festival of Lights.
Hockey India congratulates U-21 team
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Hockey India (HI) Sunday congratulated its Harjeet Singh-led Under-21 hockey team for retaining the Sultan of Johor Cup after winning the final 2-1 against Great Britain at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
U-21 India can emerge as world's best: Coach
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 19 : Elated at his team retaining the Sultan of Johor Cup title after beating Great Britain 2-1 in the final here Sunday, India's Under-21 hockey coach Harendra Singh said the squad showed that it can emerge as one of the strongest forces in the sport.
India retain Sultan of Johor Cup title
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 19 : Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh's brace helped the Indian Under-21 hockey team successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title by defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the final here Sunday.
Indian colts beat Australia, meet Great Britain in final
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 18 : The Indian junior hockey team continued their winning spree by thrashing Australia 6-2 in their fifth and final league match of the fourth Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here Saturday.
Hockey: IOCL, MP Academy emerge champs
Bangalore, Oct 17 : Old faithfuls and former India stars Prabhjot Singh and Deepak Thakur scored a goal apiece to help Indian Oil Corporation Ltd beat their old foes Air India 2-0 in the men's final while MP Academy overcame Haryana 5-4 for the women's crown in the Hockey Karnataka's inaugural ...
Johor Cup: Buoyant India ready for Aussie challenge
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 17 : High on confidence after winning two consecutive matches, the Indian under-21 men's hockey team will face Australia in their fifth and final league match of the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here Saturday.
U-21 Indian hockey team beats Malaysia 4-2
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 16 : The Indian men's Under-21 hockey team defeated hosts Malaysia 4-2 in their fourth pool match of the fourth Sultan of Johor Cup at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here Thursday.
IOC to meet Air India in final
Bangalore, Oct 16 : Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Ltd. did Air India a favour by defeating Army XI 2-1 in the concluding league fixture of Hockey Karnataka's inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India Hockey Tournament here Thursday.
Hockey Australia's Tricia resigns
Melbourne, Oct 16 : Hockey Australia (HA) high performance director Tricia Heberle Thursday announced her decision to resign from the role.
Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar
By Abhishek Purohit, New Delhi, Oct 16 : Terming the Asian Games gold as the best moment of his playing career, the Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the yellow metal at Incheon was a culmination of two years of hard work, plan and strategy.
Watching Pakistan's Asiad semi-final video helped me: Sreejesh
New Delhi, Oct 16 : Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, the hero of Indian men hockey team's gold winning performance in the Incheon Asian Games, Wednesday said watching the video of Pakistan's semi-final win over Malaysia via penalty shootout helped him in the final against the arch-rivals.
Hockey: Haryana, MP Academy in final
Bangalore, Oct 15 : Expectedly, Haryana and MP Academy entered the women's final defeating Western Railway 3-1 and Karnataka XI 2-0, respectively, in the Hockey Karnataka's All-India tournament here Wednesday.
Johor Cup: India trounce Pakistan 6-0
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 15 : Defending champions India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 6-0 in the third pool match of the fourth Sultan of Johor Cup played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here Wednesday.
Hockey: IOCL in Bengaluru Cup final
Bangalore, Oct 14 : Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) scrambled to an unconvincing 5-2 win over Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd to book their berth in the final of Hockey Karnataka's inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India tournament here Tuesday.
Hockey: Army XI ride on Aind's hat-trick
Bangalore, Oct 13 : An inspired Army XI struck telling blows in the last quarter with Chandan Aind achieving a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to beat Air India 5-3 in Hockey Karnataka's inaugural Bengaluru Cup All-India hockey tournament here Monday.