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Obituary: Christopher Todd

Chris Todd

It is with great sadness that England Hockey has learnt of the passing of Vice President and former international umpire Christopher Todd.

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Olympics hockey gold winner Subedar Hardayal Singh passes away

Chandigarh: Former India hockey player and coach Hardayal Singh, a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, died at age 90 in Dehradun.

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When we mastered the masters

As 'Gold' makes it to theatres, Balbir Singh (Sr) relives the memories of 1948 Olympics when the Indian hockey team routed Great Britain in the final

Vijay Lokapally

FINISHING TOUCH: Balbir Singh attacking the Great Britain goal during the Olympic final at Wembley Stadium in London 

Indian hockey is symbolised by two iconic names – Dhyan Chand and Balbir Singh (Sr). Dhyan Chand, winner of the gold in 1928, 1932 and 1936, is remembered every year when August 29, his birthday, is celebrated as the National Sports Day.

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Hockey NZ boss surprised by goalkeeper's TV claims

By David Leggat

Former goalkeeper Amelia Gibson voiced her concerns to both main television channels on Thursday night. Photo / Photosport

Hockey New Zealand bosses maintain they have not received an official complaint over the culture within the Black Sticks women's squad.

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Hager furore adds to growing list of coaching controversies

By David Leggat

Coach Mark Hager hasn't spoken since the email and subsequent fallout emerged. Photo / Photosport

A conversation with Black Sticks women's coach Mark Hager came to mind this week as he found himself in a hole of his own digging.

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Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kampong and Den Bosch to contest ABN AMRO Cup semis

©: World Sport Pics

AH&BC Amsterdam, Rotterdam, SV Kampong and Den Bosch have all advanced to the semi-finals of the ABN AMRO Cup following Thursday night’s regional group games.

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A day of delight for Dragons, Elephants and Rafters

Julian Hykes (Addo Elephants) runs with ball past Courtney Halle (Mapungubwe Mambas) at the 2018 CTM Premier Hockey League – Photo: Sean Burke / PHL

Day 4 of the South African 2018 CTM Premier Hockey League produced another 20 goals as the Addo Elephants and Orange River Rafters both continued to progress undefeated in the tournament. The Drakensberg Dragons inflicted the Cavemen to their heaviest defeat in PHL history, the Gazelles turned the Men’s tournament on its head and it’s a tether of hope for the Daisies with their shootout victory over the Wings.

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Pakistan the most successful hockey team at Asian Games

JAKARTA: Pakistan’s medal tally in 15 hockey tournaments of the Asian Games is eight gold, three silver and three bronze – hockey was not included in the first two Asiads, in 1951 and 1954.

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Putting the game and team above all else

Sreejesh and Sunil perturbed at the flood situation back home but focused on task at hand

Uthra Ganesan

Putting up a brave smile: P.R. Sreejesh, left, and S.V. Sunil are concentrating on doing well . 

He laughed, screamed, swore and celebrated with his teammates for the entire duration of India’s practice match against Bangladesh here on Friday.

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Indian men's team thrash Bangladesh in hockey warm-up game

Asian Games 2018 , Twitter

The Indian men's hockey team crushed Bangladesh 7-1 in a practice match here today to enter the 18th Asian Games on a confident note.

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Hockey Series Open - Port Vila 2018 (Men) - Finals

Port Vila (VAN)

Results 18 August

3/4 playoff SOL v TGA     4 - 0   
1/2 Playoff VAN v FIJ     6 - 4

Final standings

1. Vanuatu
2. Fiji
3. Solomon Islands
4. Tonga

Hockey Series Open - Port Vila 2018 (Women) - Finals
Port Vila (VAN)

Results 18 August

3/4 Playoff SOL v TGA     4 - 1   
1/2 Playoff FIJ v VAN     3 - 2

Final standings

1. Fiji
2. Vanuatu
3. Solomon Islands
4. Tonga

FIH Match Centre

Applications open for England & GB Women's Head Coach

Applications are now open for role of England & GB Hockey Women's Head Coach.

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2018 PSi International Test Matches: ZIM v NAM (M) - 2nd test

Harare (ZIM)

ZIM v NAM     0 - 5 (0 - 2)

Namibia lead the 5 test series 2 - 0

2018 PSi International Test Matches: ZIM v RSA (W) 2nd & 3rd tests
Harare (ZIM)

ZIM v RSA     0 - 1 (0 - 1)
ZIM v RSA     2 - 6 (0 - 4)

South Africa lead the 5 test series 3 - 0

FIH Match Centre

Three of the four Semi-Finalists decided on day four

KZN Coastals and SA National Squad keeper Gowan Jones

In today’s headline game the defending champions Kwazulu Natal Raiders took on the 2016 champions Southern Gauteng in a battle for supremacy in Group A. Southerns were playing on the back of their victory against Tuffy Western Province and knew that a draw would likely be enough to secure their spot in the final four, while the Raiders were keen to get the win to relieve the pressure on a final day meeting with Tuffy Western Province.

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Stats Speak: Asian Champions Trophy winner India in down under

By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)

Asian Champions Trophy winner Indian men and women will open their campaign in Melbourne Hockey Festival on November 23 against hosts Australia. Indian men (World Ranking 6) team will face Kookaburras (World Ranking 1) in 4-nations tournament league match, while Indian women (World Ranking 12) will challenge Hockeyroos (World Ranking 4) in first test of 3-match series. Statistical highlights are:

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Journalist Patrick Rowley receives British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey

Patrick Rowley (BEM) receives his British Empire Medal Award at the Tower of London by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.   Left to Right:  Lord-Lieutenant of London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, Elizabeth Rowley (wife), Patrick Rowley BEM, Alison Heeks (nee ROWLEY his daughter)   and  Constable General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC

International sports journalist Patrick Rowley received the British Empire Medal for services to Hockey at a ceremony held at The Tower of London on Friday 4 November.

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Patrick Rowley awarded British Empire Medal

Patrick Rowley, arguably the best known hockey journalist there is has been rewarded for his outstanding services to hockey with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Patrick Rowley honoured

Pat Rowley. Photo: Hockey Writers Club

When I started Fieldhockey.com 20 years ago one of the first journalists to support and encourage my efforts was the English writer Pat Rowley, I am utterly delighted to report that Pat has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Hockey in the Queen's Birthday Honours list released today.

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Alex Danson - Player of the Tournament

By Dil Bahra

Alex Danson displaying why she won Player of the Tournament. Photo: Koen Suyk

There have been a few great action photos in our sport of hockey over the years but this photo by Dutch photographer Koen Suyk tops them all. Koen, a photographer for over 40 years has covered seven Olympic Games and states that Sports photography is his great love, with hockey, golf and tennis as his specialties.

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Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)

by Dil Bahra

Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.

Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014.  He was aged 73.

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12 Punjab Warriors players? Judge for yourself

These screen grabs are from The Official YouTube stream. Note the running time of the video in the bottom left. This covers a pan from 2:47:27 - 2:47:30. Punjab Warriors are in blue.

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Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info  

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