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Strike force gets fresh legs

Thursday 9 January '14

Injuries to first-choice forwards has given Walmiki, Yousuf an opportunity to play.
Teams grapple with schedule from hell

Wednesday 8 January '14

A packed 2014 calendar means top players and young stars will have to balance out their workload.
Hits, misses before the start: India lose practice game to Argentina on penalties

Tuesday 7 January '14

For a team that last played at Hockey Asia Cup in August last year, there was little rustiness.
Karnataka outclass Delhi, enter quarters

Friday 3 January '14

Results in Valsad and Dhanbad meant that Delhi were knocked out of a quarterfinal berth.
Delhi's hopes all but over

Thursday 2 January '14

Finish Day Three at 132 for six with a lead of 45; Gambhir, Sehwag out cheaply
Stuart Binny times fightback perfectly

Wednesday 1 January '14

On day Binny gets maiden India call up, hits 88 and builds 127-run stand with Nair.
Bullied in their backyard

Tuesday 31 December '13

Gambhir (54) saving grace as Delhi crumble to 202 against strong Karnataka attack.
Designer tracks back in vogue

Tuesday 31 December '13

Saurashtra and Services at Rajkot has had a 19-wicket day.
PV Sindhu conquers Siri Fort

Tuesday 24 December '13

17-year-old runner-up Rituparna is the find of the senior badminton championships.
A step down at nationals, Jwala-Ashwini step it up

Thursday 19 December '13

After the nationals, Jwala will be playing the Korea Super Series but is looking to the future.
Find of the Cup: A phenomenon called Christopher Ruhr

Tuesday 17 December '13

German forward Christopher Ruhr had stood out by some distance from the rest.
Oranje and Yoga: An unlikely partnership

Monday 16 December '13

On morning of bronze medal match, each Dutch player sits on pillows & begins to meditate.
Germany World Cup favourites

Sunday 15 December '13

The last time the two teams met, in the bronze medal playoff of the European Juniors, France had been blanked 8-0.
Hosts out but party goes on

Saturday 14 December '13

Adding to the intensity of the tournament has been the number of comebacks.
Germany see out Dutch scare to make final

Saturday 14 December '13

The win takes Germany within a game of their sixth junior world title.
As going gets tougher, defending champions Germany get going

Friday 13 December '13

Germany were under pressure right from the start of the tournament when they lost to Belgium.
Another Brinkman shows his mettle

Wednesday 11 December '13

Brinkman also has an Olympic bronze in 1988 which he doesn't mention much.
Wasteful South Africa rue missed chances

Tuesday 10 December '13

Earlier Malaysia wrapped up their third win in Group D in as many games with a dominant 4-2 win.
Australia, France sprint into quarters

Monday 9 December '13

Advance from Group B; Malaysia also through after consecutive wins in Group D
'To pay for Sanjay Lala, we had to sell 650 dozen samosas'

Sunday 8 December '13

New Zealand isn’t the only country to have Gujarati origin players.


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