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Women’s Hockey: India loses 0-1 to Germany in second game

The Indian women's hockey team lost 0-1 to Germany in their second tour game, putting a much-improved show from their 0-5 thrashing in the opening match.Amelie Wortmann (24th minute) scored the only goal of the game as the Germans...

Men’s Hockey: India makes strong return, beats Germany 6-1

Young Vivek Sagar Prasad scored a brace as the Indian men's hockey team outclassed Germany 6-1 in its Europe tour opener to make an impressive return to international circuit following coronavirus-forced break.Vivek (27th, 28th minutes), Nilakanta Sharma (13th), Lalit...

Germany thrashes Indian women’s hockey team 5-0

World No. 3 Germany blanked the Indian women's hockey team 5-0 in their first game of the four-match tour in Dusseldorf on Saturday.Pia Maertens (10', 14'), Lena Micheel (20'), Pauline Heinz (28') and Lisa Altenburg (41') found the back...

Sreejesh: Matches against Germany, Great Britain good tuneup for Olympics

Indian men's hockey goalkeeper P. R. Sreejesh feels playing against quality sides like Germany and Great Britain will help the team prepare for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics from July 23. After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Germany tour will add value to Olympic preparations: women’s hockey captain Rani

The Argentina tour was a confidence-booster, but the matches against Germany will add value to India's Tokyo Olympics preparations, said women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal.The four-match series starting Saturday will be the Indian women's team's second assignment in...

Hockey India National Championships to resume after one-year hiatus

The restructured Hockey India National Championships will restart in March after a break of one year following the cancellation of last year's events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The domestic competitions will resume in a new, restructured format this year,...

Weekly Sports Digest: From Novak Djokovic’s 9th Australian Open title to IPL Auction 2021

Men's singles world number one Novak Djokovic claimed a record-extending ninth Australian Open title after beating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.Meanwhile, the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Chennai saw the...

FIH president Narinder Batra to contest for a second term

Narinder Batra has decided to contest for re-election as International Hockey Federation (FIH) president in the governing body's polls scheduled in May.Batra, who became FIH president in 2016, confirmed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress...

India to resume hockey with Germany and Belgium tours

The Indian men's hockey team will ramp up its Olympic preparations with tours of Germany and Belgium this month. This will be its first international sojourn since the COVID-19 pandemic halted sporting activities across the world last March.A core...

Bovelander: ‘The Olympics will be a big surprise for most of us’

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to shred sporting calendars globally, emerging talents at the Naval Tata Hockey Academy's (NTHA) High Performance Centre in Bhubaneswar, Odisha continued to toil in a bio-bubble starting as early as June last year, under the watchful...


Manu Bhaker demands action against Air India employees

Shooter Manu Bhaker has demanded action against two Air India employees for harassing her when she tried to board a flight to Bhopal from...