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21-01-2023

2023 Hockey World Cup: 16 Nations, One Dream

For the first time since 1982, India will go into the men’s hockey World Cup as an Olympic medallist. ‘If we can do it at the Olympics, we can do it at the World Cup,’ seems to be the overwhelming narrative.

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Hockey

FIH World Cup, Group D: No clear favourites in group of death

Group D, also featuring host India, has been touted as the toughest in the 16-team tournament with three of the four teams close to each other in the
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Hockey

FIH World Cup: 47 years and counting...will India break the jinx?

For the first time since 1982, India will go into the World Cup as an Olympic medallist. ‘If we can do it at the Olympics, we can do it at the World C
Graham Reid
Hockey

Hockey World Cup: We need to play at our best to win, says India coach Graham Reid

There are no easy groups in World Cups and Olympics, admits India coach Graham Reid in this interview. Expectations from the team have certainly grown
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Hockey

FIH World Cup, Group C: Netherlands the hot favourite to qualify

Although it is fielding a relatively young side, reigning European champion the Netherlands (World Rank 3) goes in as outright favourite to top Group
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Hockey

FIH World Cup: Odisha decked up for grand festival of hockey

Odisha has made plans for a bigger and better festival of hockey than in 2018.
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Hockey

FIH World Cup, Group B: Expect a strong Asian challenge for Belgium, Germany

The FIH rankings suggest this is the strongest group in the competition with defending champion Belgium and a heavyweight Germany in the mix. While th
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Hockey

FIH World Cup: Harmanpreet Singh on captaincy, expectations and lessons from CWG

New Indian captain Harmanpreet Singh interprets ‘pressure’ as ‘responsibility’. He says the confidence of the Indian team has grown after winning the
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Hockey

FIH World Cup, Group A: Australia, Argentina the heavyweights

While Australia and Argentina will try to live up to the billing, France and South Africa will be keen to realise their potential and make an impact i
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Hockey

Down hockey memory lane: Former stalwarts look back at India’s key World Cup moments

Five former players flip through the history of India’s roller-coaster ride in the five-decade-old hockey World Cup.
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Columns

Stick to your diet resolution in 2023

Having a sports diet plan in place is easy. Following it is difficult. Mindset change can work wonders: if athletes realise that their body is like a
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Columns

Statsman: Pant becomes eighth Indian batter to hit 50 or more sixes in Tests

Rishabh Pant has the highest innings per six ratio (0.42) among the eight Indian batters with 50 or more sixes in their Test careers.
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Football

FIFA World Cup crown brings Argentina to a standstill

Ten days after the victory in Qatar, traffic is just as bad in Argentina and arguments as unfriendly as ever. Yet, a profound change is felt: Lionel M
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Football

ISL notebook: Festive season a ‘difficult phase’ for football teams

How to go all out amidst a festive spirit everywhere? The Christmas-New Year period is when many teams from football leagues around the world start to
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Cricket

IPL mini-auction: Five takeaways

As expected, England’s cricketers were in high demand in the IPL auction held in Kochi on December 23. Almost 1/3rd of the total money spent during th
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Football

European Leagues: Rashford among the goals in bright restart for Manchester United

Marcus Rashford scored in both of Manchester United’s wins after the resumption of the Premier League. And just 11 days after scoring in the World Cup
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Columns

Sunil Gavaskar: Cricket boards should scrap retainer system, introduce performance-based fee structure to incentivise players

Today, the West Indies players who are contracted to their Board get the amount they have signed for regardless of the number of games they play. Know
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Football

Pele, the light-footed wizard who charmed the world with ethereal artistry

Some individuals can elicit emotions and wonders that otherwise remain dormant in the depths of the human heart. The diminutive Pele was one such man,
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Football

Pele in Kolkata: When the emperor took on Mohun Bagan in the City of Joy

Pele’s passing away on Friday has refreshed the vivid images of his much-celebrated visit with the New York Cosmos team, which played an exhibition ma
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Interviews

FIFA World Cup: Real privilege to be here and see the level of football in Qatar, says Beckham

David Beckham chose the Argentina vs Netherlands quarterfinal match as his favourite, and said Luis Chavez’s freekick strike against Saudi Arabia was
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Basketball

Meet Amaan Sandhu, 19-year-old Indian basketball player shooting for NBA via NCAA

With the ultimate goal being the NBA, a number of Indian players have attempted to realise the dream but with little success. Amaan Sandhu hopes that

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