The national sports awards are given away every year on 29 August, the birth anniversary of hockey icon Dhyan Chand.
Regret not winning an Olympic medal but current India team has 'realistic chance' in Tokyo, says Sardar Singh
India’s last success at Olympics came 40 years ago in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where they won the last of their eight gold medals.
India's biggest sportspersons - current and former - gazed into the crystal ball and predicted the future of sports once the action resumes.
The Hockey Insider: Indian domination of FIH looks set to continue as Narinder Batra's opponents yield ground
Incumbent FIH President Narinder Batra is in pole position to become the chief of the international hockey federation for another term as his detractors, primarily from Europe, are in complete disarray, reports The Hockey Insider.
Vivek Sagar Prasad overcomes lack of money, height and career-threatening injury to become FIH Rising Star of the Year
Ashok Kumar says Vivek Sagar Prasad is the perfect central midfielder who has the slice ball, vision and is quick enough to pass and dart into pockets creating space as he runs
Indian Sports Honours annual ceremony to be held in Mumbai on Friday; top performers in 17 sports to be felicitated
The winners of 11 categories were decided by ISH Jury members comprising of Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Sardar Singh, Mahesh Bhupathi, PT Usha and Anjali Bhagwat
India should stick to attacking hockey, need to be wary of Poland in Olympic qualifiers, says former captain Sandeep Singh
Sandeep, who is set to launch his chain of hockey academies, said, "Attacking hockey is our style, and we must stick to it. It suits us well, and I think we should not change our character going into the Olympic qualifier."
Former captain Sardar Singh joins Hockey India as selector, says will focus on finding balance between youth and experience
"I would like to confirm the news. It is a new challenge, and I am always ready to offer my services to Hockey India to the best of my abilities. I think it's a very exciting opportunity," Sardar said.
2018 in the rearview mirror: From Sardar Singh to Novak Djokovic, notable retirements and comebacks of year
From Sardar Singh and Shiva Keshavan's retirements to Tiger Woods and Novak Djokovic's comebacks, it was an eventful year, one in which Arsene Wenger also bid adieu to Arsenal after over two decades in charge
Hockey World Cup 2018: Former India captain Sardar Singh says team needs to keep momentum going in Bhubaneswar
Impressed by the good start of the Indian team in the ongoing men's hockey World Cup in Bhubaneshwar, former captain Sardar Singh on Thursday said the team needs to keep the momentum going and play as a collective unit.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Hosts India hope to overcome limitations, end 43-year itch in showpiece event
India will be worried about their tendency to concede late goals, apart from poor short-corner conversions.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Rupinder Pal Singh's absence may hurt India at showpiece event, says ex-captain Sardar Singh
Recently-retired India captain Sardar Singh believes Rupinder's exclusion was avoidable and the team might miss his experience in high-pressure matches.
Sardar Singh's post-retirement life: After beating Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo test, ex-hockey skipper sets sights on global leagues
Sardar was never considered the fastest in the Indian team, but he made up for it with his vision and game sense. The former playmaker believes that a good hockey player must find a balance between fitness and game awareness.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Former captain Sardar Singh wants Team India to 'control midfield and keep it simple'
In an exclusive interaction with Firstpost, Sardar also warned against loose passing and indulging in individual play that allows the opposition to wrest control and score late.
Sardar called time on his 12-year-long international career after the Asian Games, and though he didn’t immediately spell out a clear reason for his departure, there were murmurs about John wanting him out of the team.
Hockey World Cup 2018: India will miss Sardar Singh's experience in mega event, says former captain Dilip Tirkey
"In cricket, if your main batsman gets out for a duck, will you drop him? It doesn’t happen that way," Tirkey said.
Asian Champions Trophy: India hope to forget Asian Games disappointment, kick-off World Cup preparations on a high
For India, a team still hurting, moving on for this talented group will eventually happen. Harendra believes in keeping the flock together, a key part of his philosophy as coach. Maybe, a win at the Asian Champions Trophy could prove to be a catharsis.
Asian Champions Trophy: India will approach each game cautiously after Asiad disappointment, says captain Manpreet Singh
The disappointment of losing to Malaysia in the semi-finals of the Asian Games in Indonesia still haunts India according to Manpreet Singh.
Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh credits Sachin Tendulkar for his comeback after Commonwealth Games snub
He was low on confidence after the Commonwealth Games snub earlier this year but a telephonic chat with the iconic Sachin Tendulkar motivated Sardar Singh to work hard towards regaining his place
Former Indian hockey player Sardar Singh says he would like to coach European club teams in near future
Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh, who called time on his international career on Wednesday, is planning coach premier European club teams in near future.