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Rani Rampal, Savita Punia can take India women to a podium finish in Tokyo Olympics, says hockey icon Dhanraj Pillay
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Rani Rampal, Savita Punia can take India women to a podium finish in Tokyo Olympics, says hockey icon Dhanraj Pillay

Rani had led India to the podium at the 2018 Asian Games and also guided the team to Olympics for the second successive time, while Savita, who is one of the most experienced players in the team, has also played a crucial role in the Olympic Qualifier.

Mumbai hockey legends send SOS to sports minister Kiren Rijiju about one-state-one-unit rule
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Mumbai hockey legends send SOS to sports minister Kiren Rijiju about one-state-one-unit rule

Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha and other hockey Olympians from Mumbai have written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju against the one-state-one-unit rule, which they fear could be the ‘final nail in Mumbai hockey's coffin'

Coronavirus Outbreak: Pullela Gopichand donates Rs 26 lakh; Pankaj Advani, Dhanraj Pillay among others who contribute
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Pullela Gopichand donates Rs 26 lakh; Pankaj Advani, Dhanraj Pillay among others who contribute

Indian badminton team's chief coach Pullela Gopichand, multiple world title-holder cueist Pankaj Advani, former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay were some of the prominent names who made financial contributions in country's fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mandeep Singh says Indian hockey team wants to win medal at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mandeep Singh says Indian hockey team wants to win medal at Games

Indian hockey team striker Mandeep Singh says they are looking forward to winning a medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay confident of Indian hockey team qualifying for showpiece event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay confident of Indian hockey team qualifying for showpiece event

Insisting that India are currently at par with other leading hockey-playing nations, Dhanraj Pillay says he is confident the national team can qualify for the Tokyo Games.

Hockey World Cup Memories: Jagbir Singh remembers hostility and heartbreak in Lahore
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Hockey World Cup Memories: Jagbir Singh remembers hostility and heartbreak in Lahore

Jagbir Singh recounts India's disastrous campaign at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore in Firstpost's Hockey World Cup Memories series.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh hails 'lethal linkman' Akashdeep Singh after South Africa rout
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh hails 'lethal linkman' Akashdeep Singh after South Africa rout

An out-and-out striker, Akashdeep Singh excelled in the role of a linkman in India's hockey World Cup opener against South Africa and chief coach Harendra Singh on Wednesday said the forward was used in a new position because of his terrific peripheral vision.

Former India hockey player Sandeep Michael passes away at 33 after battle with neurological issues
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Former India hockey player Sandeep Michael passes away at 33 after battle with neurological issues

Former Indian hockey player Sandeep Michael, who captained the Indian junior team to an Asia Cup gold in 2003, died on Friday after battling an unspecified neurological problem.

Odisha announces 5-year association with Hockey India, to sponsor both men's and women's teams
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Odisha announces 5-year association with Hockey India, to sponsor both men's and women's teams

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik also unveiled its logo that will don the new jerseys of India – men's and women – hockey teams.

Pakistan Hockey Federation invites FIH president Narinder Batra for World XI matches
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Pakistan Hockey Federation invites FIH president Narinder Batra for World XI matches

The Pakistan Hockey Federation has extended an invitation to FIH president Narinder Batra to visit Karachi and Lahore next month for the matches to be played by a visiting international eleven side.

Sachin Tendulkar's roadmap to make India sporting superpower has potential to be a game-changer
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Sachin Tendulkar's roadmap to make India sporting superpower has potential to be a game-changer

Sachin Tendulkar has made sure his voice is heard. If only, someone, somewhere, is listening for making an earnest change to the Indian sporting scenario.

Meet Mary Prakash Naidu, the 16-year-old footballer from Mumbai's streets who met Modi
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Meet Mary Prakash Naidu, the 16-year-old footballer from Mumbai's streets who met Modi

Having been selected for the Mission 11 Million programme, Mary Prakash Naidu met Narendra Modi at the opening ceremony of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 in New Delhi | #FWeekend

Sjoerd Marijne's appointment as Indian men's team coach defies logic, say former hockey stars
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Sjoerd Marijne's appointment as Indian men's team coach defies logic, say former hockey stars

Marijne has replaced legendary Roelant Oltmans, who was sacked after a few ordinary performances in the past few months.

Roelant Oltmans sacked: Former players Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha divided over Hockey India move
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Roelant Oltmans sacked: Former players Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha divided over Hockey India move

While Viren Rasquinha said he was struggling to understand the logic of sacking Roelant Oltmans now, Dhanraj Pillay said 'der aaye, durust aaye'.

Diego Maradona's charity game 'Match for Unity' will feature Sourav Ganguly, Dhanraj Pillay, confirms organisers
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Diego Maradona's charity game 'Match for Unity' will feature Sourav Ganguly, Dhanraj Pillay, confirms organisers

Indian greats Dhanraj Pillay and Sourav Ganguly to play in a charity football game with Argentine legend Diego Maradona in October

Dhanraj Pillay says hockey legend Dhyan Chand should be bestowed with Bharat Ratna
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Dhanraj Pillay says hockey legend Dhyan Chand should be bestowed with Bharat Ratna

Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay on Tuesday said that the legendary Dhyan Chand should be bestowed with the Bharat Ratna as soon as possible.

India vs Pakistan isn't just another hockey match, the intensity goes well beyond the realm of sport
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India vs Pakistan isn't just another hockey match, the intensity goes well beyond the realm of sport

During an India vs Pakistan hockey match, the trophy is of no consequence; it can be a pool match or a final. It’s a psychological battle and a win is about bragging rights.

Hockey World League Semi-Finals: Dhanraj Pillay recollects the magic and drama of an India-Pakistan hockey match
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Hockey World League Semi-Finals: Dhanraj Pillay recollects the magic and drama of an India-Pakistan hockey match

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Dhanraj Pillay, the architect of many of India's victories over Pakistan, recollects his vividest memories of clashes between the arch-rivals.

Cedric D'Souza interview: Former Indian hockey coach talks about HIL, Junior World Cup title win
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Cedric D'Souza interview: Former Indian hockey coach talks about HIL, Junior World Cup title win

Former hockey Indian coach Cedric D'Souza is now with the Austrian national hockey team and also the coach of the Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League.