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FIH Rankings: India men, women hockey teams rise to third and seventh spots respectively
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FIH Rankings: India men, women hockey teams rise to third and seventh spots respectively

Three wins and a draw over England (3-3 and 4-3) and Germany (3-0 and 3-1) helped Indian men move ahead of Netherlands, who dropped to fourth

FIH Pro League: Harmanpreet Singh's brace hand India 3-0 victory over Germany
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FIH Pro League: Harmanpreet Singh's brace hand India 3-0 victory over Germany

Harmanpreet converted two penalty corners for India in the 18th and 27th minutes, while Abhishek scored from another set piece in the 45th minute.

FIH Pro League: We have habit of not finishing games when we are in control, says India coach Graham Reid
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FIH Pro League: We have habit of not finishing games when we are in control, says India coach Graham Reid

India pulled off wins in both the games against England, winning the first one in the shootout after being locked 3-3 in the regulation time before registering a 4-3 victory in the second on Sunday.

FIH Pro League: India beat England 3-2 in marathon shoot-out to climb to top of table
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FIH Pro League: India beat England 3-2 in marathon shoot-out to climb to top of table

Abhishek (14th minute), Shamsher Singh (27th) and Harmanpreet Singh (52nd) were the goal scorers for India in the regulation time, while England sounded the board through Nicholas Bandurak (8th, 28th) and Sam Ward (60th), who scored from a penalty stroke.

FIH Pro League: India men's team to host New Zealand and Spain in opening ties of 2022-23 season
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FIH Pro League: India men's team to host New Zealand and Spain in opening ties of 2022-23 season

India will host New Zealand and Spain in the tournament opener between 28 October and 6 November later this year.

FIH Pro League: Midfielder Rabichandra Singh named in India squad for Argentina tie; Gurjant returns
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FIH Pro League: Midfielder Rabichandra Singh named in India squad for Argentina tie; Gurjant returns

Rabichandra, who was part of the Indian junior men's squad at the FIH Junior World Cup, will be the lone new face in the squad announced by Hockey India on Wednesday.

India men, women to open CWG 2022 hockey campaign against Ghana
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India men, women to open CWG 2022 hockey campaign against Ghana

Two-time silver medallists Indian men are placed in a relatively easy Pool B along side England, Canada, Wales and Ghana while the Pool A consists of six-time champions Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Scotland.

PR Sreejesh named World Games Athlete of the Year, becomes only second Indian to win award
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PR Sreejesh named World Games Athlete of the Year, becomes only second Indian to win award

Sreejesh beat competition from sport climber Alberto Gines Lopez of Spain and Italy's wushu player Michele Giordano for the award.

Year in Review 2021: Top 10 Indian sporting moments of the year
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 Indian sporting moments of the year

The year was one to remember for Indian sports lovers with numerous unforgettable moments at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There were some massive feats and there were unnecessary controversies. We take a look at the top-10 sporting moments from an Indian perspective.

Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by

As the year draws to a close, the sports desk at Firstpost picks some of their favourite moments from the 2021

Asian Champions Trophy: India edge arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 to win bronze; South Korea crowned champions
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Asian Champions Trophy: India edge arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 to win bronze; South Korea crowned champions

After being stunned by Japan 3-5 in the semi-final on Tuesday, much was expected from India against Pakistan. They did press hard and created numerous chances, including 11 penalty corners, out of which they made use of just two.

Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet Singh's double strike hands India 3-1 win over Pakistan
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Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet Singh's double strike hands India 3-1 win over Pakistan

Harmanpreet (8th, 53rd minutes) converted two penalty corners, while comeback man Akashdeep Singh, who missed a berth in the Tokyo Olympics squad, found the net from a field effort in the 42nd minute for his second of the tournament.

Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera
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Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera

Karkera will have big shoes to fill in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament with veteran goalie Sreejesh having been rested.

Asian Champions Trophy: Tournament a great platform for fringe players, says India skipper Manpreet Singh
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Asian Champions Trophy: Tournament a great platform for fringe players, says India skipper Manpreet Singh

This will be India's first outing after the team's historic Olympics bronze medal winning campaign earlier this year. The Manpreet Singh-led side will be without eight players from the Tokyo Games squad, including the likes of veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested.

Indian hockey teams to compete in Birmingham Commonwealth Games, says CGF
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Indian hockey teams to compete in Birmingham Commonwealth Games, says CGF

The Birmingham CWG is scheduled to be held from 28 July to 8 August next year while the Asian Games are starting on 10 September.

Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: India captain Vivek Sagar Prasad hopes to establish team-first mentality
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Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: India captain Vivek Sagar Prasad hopes to establish team-first mentality

Prasad, who was a part of the Indian team that won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, said he just tried to pass on his experiences to his junior teammates.

Hockey Junior World Cup 2021: Graham Reid says important for India to play quality practice games before event
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Hockey Junior World Cup 2021: Graham Reid says important for India to play quality practice games before event

Emphasising on the importance of playing practice games, Reid, who is overseeing India's preparation for the event to be held from 25 November to 5 December, said he is trying to arrange a few matches against some participating European nations.

Used insights gained as reserve to do well in matches: Simranjeet on meomorable Tokyo Olympics performance
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Used insights gained as reserve to do well in matches: Simranjeet on meomorable Tokyo Olympics performance

Simranjeet Singh credits the insights he gained as a reserve for his sensational performance during the Tokyo Olympics, including a brace in the historic bronze medal match.

Veteran drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement
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Veteran drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh announces retirement

Rupinder Pal Singh has announced his retirement from hockey after 13 years within the Indian team having played 223 matches.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh says it's time to stop basking in Tokyo glory, focus on Asian Games
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India hockey captain Manpreet Singh says it's time to stop basking in Tokyo glory, focus on Asian Games

With the Asian Games scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China from 10 to 25 September next year, the team's top priority will be to qualify for the Paris Olympics by winning the gold at the continental tournament.