Firstpost Spodcast Episode 232: South Africa's elimination from World Cup, Roger Federer's 10th Halle Open triumph and more
In today's episode, we discuss South Africa's elimination from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Virat Kohli's fine, Roger Federer's 10th Halle Open title and more
FIH Series Finals 2019: Assured of Olympics qualifier berth, India beat hosts Japan 3-1 to clinch gold medal
India scored three goals courtesy Rani Rampal and a brace from Gurjit Kaur to beat Japan 3-1. All three of India's goals came from penalty corners.
Women's FIH Series Finals: India secure place in Olympics qualifiers final round after 4-2 win over Chile
India came from a goal down to beat Chile 4-2 with double strike from Gurjit Kaur. Other scorers were Navneet Kaur and Rani Rampal.
Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh credits coach Graham Reid's 'calming influence' for win in FIH Series Finals
Indian Men's Hockey captain Manpreet Singh credits new chief coach Graham Reid's calming influence as the reason behind their FIH Series Finals win
FIH Series Finals 2019: Varun Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh blitz robs game of drama as India coast to victory over South Africa
In the tournament, India scored 35 goals and conceded four. The next stage is the important one where the Indian team plays a four-nation in Japan and possibly goes to Europe.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Varun Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh score brace to help India beat South Africa 5-1 and clinch gold
Dragflickers Varun Kumar (2nd and 49th minutes) and Harmanpreet Singh (11th and 25th) scored a brace each, while Vivek Sagar Prasad (35th) was the other goal scorer for India
Asian Games champions Japan defeated USA 4-2 in a hard-fought match to finish third in the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
FIH Series Finals Bhubaneswar 2019, India vs South Africa, Match Highlights: India win tournament with clinical 5-1 victory
Follow all the latest updates from the finale of the FIH Series Final Bhubaneswar to be played out between India and South Africa at the Kalinga Stadium
FIH Series Finals 2019: India start favourites in summit clash against South Africa, but hosts must look to minimise errors
If there is a chance that South Africa might closely look at, it is still the disorganised Indian forward line that can be forced under pressure. India scored seven goals against Japan and half that number were strikes coming off Japanese errors or off the third or fourth shot.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Clinical India outpace Japan in semi-final goal fest, set up summit clash against South Africa
Japan scored through Kenji Kitazato (2nd) and Kota Watanabe (20th). For India, the scorers were, Harmanpreet Singh (7th), Varun Kumar (14th), Ramandeep Singh (23rd, 37th), Hardik Singh (25th), Gursahibjit Singh (43rd) and Vivek Sagar (47th).
FIH Series Finals 2019: Nicholas Spooner nets late winner as South Africa beat USA to reach summit clash
Despite South Africa dominating the early exchanges, it was USA who took the lead in the 15th minute through a penalty corner conversion by Aki Kaeppeler.
FIH Series Finals Bhubaneswar 2019, India vs Japan, Highlights, Hockey Match: India keep Olympic hopes alive with emphatic 7-2 win
Follow all the live updates and the score of the FIH Series Finals semi-final between hosts India and Asian Games champions Japan from Bhubaneswar.
FIH Series Finals 2019: India start favourites against Japan in semis, but Manpreet Singh's men need to convert chances
In the previous 13 matches between two teams, India have lost none, they have scored 61 goals and conceded 12 and during that period, they have scored five-plus, five times.
Mexico eked out a hard-fought 4-3 win over Uzbekistan to avoid the wooden-spoon and finish seventh
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Cyclone Vayu, Arvind Subramanian's GDP remarks, Humorously Yours season 2 review; today's must-read stories
Early hints of a storm that formed over the Arabian Sea is expected to develop into severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Vayu by morning on 12 June, Wednesday.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Odisha's flawless hosting of big-ticket event sets template to manage cyclones and sports
The Hockey Series Finals currently being held in Bhubaneswar almost became a victim of Cyclone Fani, but that didn’t happen, thanks to meticulous planning and execution of the government officials.
FIH Series Finals 2019: India storm into semis with Uzbekistan win, but dismal penalty corner conversions continue to trouble
A 10-0 scoreline in India's favour is flattering, but it must be noted that the Uzbek custodian Marsel Askarov saved at least six shots on goal. Against tougher opponents, such lapses can prove decisive.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Akashdeep Singh's hat-trick propels India to semi-finals with 10-0 win over Uzbekistan
India finished atop Pool A with an all-win record and will play the winner of the cross-over match between Japan and Poland in the semifinals on Friday.
FIH Series Finals 2019: Students, coaches, geologists - United States' part-time hockey stars dream of lasting legacy
Just three days into the tournament, and having played two matches, the United States men's hockey team is now in contention of directly qualifying to the semis.
FIH Series Finals 2019: India coach Graham Reid hints at roping in psychologist to help team with mental stability
A stable mind is the need of the hour in modern hockey, says coach Graham Reid, hinting that a full-time psychologist may soon join the Indian team.