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Olympic medallist Birendra Lakra accused of involvement in a friend’s murder
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Olympic medallist Birendra Lakra accused of involvement in a friend’s murder

Lakra, 32, was part of India's bronze medal-winning team at the Tokyo Games and also led the national side at the Asia Cup, where the team won a bronze medal.

Veteran striker SV Sunil announces retirement from international hockey
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Veteran striker SV Sunil announces retirement from international hockey

Sunil's decision to call time came a day after drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and defender Birendra Lakra, who played starring roles in the Indian hockey team's historic bronze medal-winning Tokyo Olympics campaign, announced their international retirements on Friday.

After Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra also retires from international hockey
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After Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra also retires from international hockey

Birendra Lakra's retirement was announced by Hockey India on its official twitter handle.

Odisha government nominates sprinter Dutee Chand for Khel Ratna
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Odisha government nominates sprinter Dutee Chand for Khel Ratna

Apart from Dutee, the Odisha government also sent five other recommendations to the sports ministry, said an official in Bhubaneswar.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team; Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh named vice-captains
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team; Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh named vice-captains

Under Manpreet's captaincy, the Indian team has achieved important milestones, including winning the Asia Cup in 2017, claiming the Asian Champions Trophy in 2018 as well as winning the FIH Series Final in 2019 over the past four years.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Recent performances show we are in good shape ahead of Games, says Indian hockey forward Shilanand Lakra
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Recent performances show we are in good shape ahead of Games, says Indian hockey forward Shilanand Lakra

India won both their FIH Pro League fixtures in Argentina and two of the four practice matches, with Shilanand finishing the tour with a goal in the final practice game.

India Men's Hockey Coach Graham Reid says three-week training camp will focus on individual improvement
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India Men's Hockey Coach Graham Reid says three-week training camp will focus on individual improvement

The Indian hockey team's next assignment will be the twin home leg matches of the FIH Pro League against the Netherlands in January next year

Lalit Upadhyay, Rupinder Pal Singh return to Indian men's hockey team for tour of Belgium
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Lalit Upadhyay, Rupinder Pal Singh return to Indian men's hockey team for tour of Belgium

India's coach Graham Reid said that the tour of Belgium will be the perfect preparation for the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers match against Russia in Odisha

Hockey India name 33 probables for senior men's national camp ahead of Olympic qualifiers
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Hockey India name 33 probables for senior men's national camp ahead of Olympic qualifiers

The three-week camp will be conducted from the SAI Bengaluru campus from 2 September and will be supervised by Indian men's hockey coach Graham Reid

Indian hockey team's Mandeep Singh says good show at Olympic test event will boost confidence ahead of Tokyo qualifiers
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Indian hockey team's Mandeep Singh says good show at Olympic test event will boost confidence ahead of Tokyo qualifiers

A good show at the Olympic test event will help boost the team's confidence ahead of the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, India vice captain Mandeep Singh said on Thursday.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India lose final against South Korea in shoot-out after conceding equaliser in last quarter
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India lose final against South Korea in shoot-out after conceding equaliser in last quarter

In the shoot-out, India missed their first, fourth and fifth attempts and converted just two, while the Koreans just missed their third strike to win the thrilling contest 4-2 and lift the crown for the third time

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India display new-found reserves of composure and restraint to dispatch hosts Malaysia
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India display new-found reserves of composure and restraint to dispatch hosts Malaysia

There were moments of India's old classical style of hockey in the runs of Sumit Kumar. The other Sumit, who comes without a surname, did cause confusion among scorers and journalists alike but it was his display that showed the spine against Malaysia

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India choke in fourth quarter to gift South Korea a point in rain-marred clash
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India choke in fourth quarter to gift South Korea a point in rain-marred clash

A match that was in India's pocket with three points for the taking inexplicably got handed over to the Koreans with 30 seconds to go.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Indian hockey team aim to put 2018's disappointments behind them in build-up to Olympic qualifiers
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Indian hockey team aim to put 2018's disappointments behind them in build-up to Olympic qualifiers

Teams in Ipoh will be aware of the fact that the Indian team has a relatively inexperienced side and morale gets a boost if you beat the 5th ranked team in the world.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Recent lapses notwithstanding, former Australia forward Glenn Turner impressed with India’s defence
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Recent lapses notwithstanding, former Australia forward Glenn Turner impressed with India’s defence

Glenn Turner’s comments come as a morale boost for India, who, despite topping their Pool, have shown worrying slip-ups in defence.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Profiling India's 18-man squad for showpiece event in Bhubaneswar
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Profiling India's 18-man squad for showpiece event in Bhubaneswar

Take a look at the 18-man-squad for India's campaign in the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

Asian Games 2018: Indian hockey in uncomfortable zone after disappointments in Indonesia, but not for too long
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Asian Games 2018: Indian hockey in uncomfortable zone after disappointments in Indonesia, but not for too long

At this moment of time, Indian hockey is not in a comfort zone; but not for long. The team, players will feel powerless. They will silently take in the barbs. Surely, they will come back, fuelled by the realisation of the mistakes, in their quest to prove they are more than the sum of their parts we were witness to in Jakarta.

Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: Sluggish India fail to convert opportunities to suffer defeat against Australia
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Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: Sluggish India fail to convert opportunities to suffer defeat against Australia

The World Champions were not exactly great but India made them look even better. Australia played in the same sweeping style they usually do. Coming in like waves, they found space that India don’t normally yield.

Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: India showcase intent with statement win against Olympic gold medallists Argentina
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Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: India showcase intent with statement win against Olympic gold medallists Argentina

The Olympic Champions, Argentina, played catch-up as India displayed an ocean of calm, oodles of confidence and a penchant for creating surprising moves that won them the intriguing contest 2-1.

Four Nations Invitational Hockey: Wayward India survive scare against Japan to walk away with 4-2 win
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Four Nations Invitational Hockey: Wayward India survive scare against Japan to walk away with 4-2 win

The amount of turn-overs that India gave to Japan, especially in the third and fourth quarters, any other team with a better co-ordinated effort upfront would have punished India.