Asian Games Results Day 2
Malaysia 5 Bangladesh 1
Pakistan 2 China 0
India 8 Sri Lanka 0
Korea 12 Singapore 0
17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014 Official site
Pakistan beat China 2-0 in Asiad Hockey
INCHEON: After hammering Sri Lanka 14-0 in the first game, Pakistan's hockey team outclassed the Chinese eleven by 2-0 on Sunday, moving one step closer towards claiming gold.
Big wins for Pakistan, Malaysia
It was a stroll in the park for Pakistan, Malaysia and Japan on day one of the men’s hockey competition at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here. The goal margins clearly projected the gap that exists between the top teams and the rest in the region.
Pakistan hammer Sri Lanka 14-0 in Asian Games opener
Muhammad Umar Bhutta (center) was on the three Pakistan players who scored a hattrick in Pakistan dominating display. -Photo by AFP
Three players scored hattricks as Pakistan began their Asian Games title defence with a 14-0 rout of Sri Lanka at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday.
Hat-tricks galore as Pakistan bludgeon Sri Lanka 14-0
Incheon: Pakistan’s Mohammad Imran (second R) chases Dinesh Maduranga Don Abraham (R) of Sri Lanka during their match at the Asian Games on Saturday.—AFP
INCHEON (South Korea): Full-back Mohammad Imran and forwards Mohammad Rizwan Sr and Umar Bhutta slammed hat-tricks as Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka 14-0 in the XVII Asian Games Hockey opener here on Saturday.
Three hat-tricks as Pakistan draw first blood
Greenshirts outclass minnows Sri Lanka 14-0, take on China today; Japan, Malaysia and China also score victories
By Muhammad Ali
INCHEON: Defending champions Pakistan started their campaign in style when they routed hapless Sri Lanka in their opening Group B match of the 17th Asian Games Men’s Hockey Tournament at Seonhak Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. In other matches of the day, Japan blanked Bangladesh 8-0, Malaysia routed Singapore 8-2 and China thrashed Oman 5-0. Sri Lanka are taking part in the Asian Games Hockey after more than three decades. After Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be up against super-fit China on Sunday (today) and after two-day rest they will play India and their last group tie will be against another minnows Oman on September 27.
Hockey should take heart from win, says Rehan
According to Rehan, Pakistan will face stiff competition from India, Korea and Malaysia in the tournament. PHOTO: AFP
KARACHI: Former national hockey striker Rehan Butt believes that Pakistan’s 14-0 win against Sri Lanka will boost Pakistan’s confidence.
India should use Sri Lanka game to get some shooting practice
By Michael Nobbs
India hockey captain Sardar Singh (center). AFP
The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, will host India's first game in the men's hockey competition on Sunday, and against minnows Sri Lanka, India should be in for some shooting practice 1:30 pm IST onwards.
Kampong top Bloemendaal under Friday night lights
Kampong won their third game of the Hoofdklasse season on Friday night, raiding Bloemendaal to win 2-0 in the first “Topper” of the season between two EHL sides.
Late drama as Holcombe and Canterbury draw
Nicola White, Holcombe, Sept 13 2014 - credit Peter Savage
HONOURS were even in the clash of the top two teams in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday evening, with Holcombe and Canterbury drawing 1-1.
Nakuru on high alert as battle with Police looms
By BRIAN YONGA
Kenya Hockey Union Development Team Collins Cheloti (down) tackles Wazalendo Fidhelis Kimanzi on March 2, 2014 during their Friendly match played at City Park Stadium. Hockey champions Kenya Police will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face newly-promoted Nakuru Sikh at the City Park Stadium this weekend. PHOTO| CHRIS OMOLLO
Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) men’s Premier League champions Kenya Police will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face newly-promoted Nakuru Sikh at the City Park Stadium this weekend.
U of L field hockey upsets No. 1 UNC
By Steve Bittenbender
UNC's Loren Shealy (2) tries to escape the tight defense of U of L's Alyssa Voelmle (10) and Hailey Netherton (14). September 20, 2014.(Photo: Matt Herp, Special to the C-J)
If you're going for your first win in your new conference, you might as well make it as big as possible.
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Asian Games Results
Japan 8 Bangladesh 0
Malaysia 8 Singapore 2
Pakistan 14 Sri Lanka 0
Oman 0 China 5
17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014 Official site
Malaysia 8 Singapore 2
Malaysia beat Singapore 8-2 in the Asian Games Hockey Group A match on Saturday and will next play Bangladesh, followed by S Korea and Japan.
Sardar leads Indian contingent at Asiad opening ceremony
Flag bearer of India Sardar Singh leads the team into the Opening Ceremony of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Hockey India FaceBook photo
INCHEON: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh led the country's Asian Games contingent at the Opening Ceremony held at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Friday.
Imran leads Pakistan contingent at Asian Games opening ceremony
INCHEON - Olympian Hockey Captain M Imran led the Pakistan contingent at the 17th Asian Games which opened with a glittering, colorful and dazzling opening ceremony at Incheon Main Stadium here on Friday evening.
Korea will look to extend supremacy at home
INCHEON: A happy blend of professionalism supported by an admirable attempt to attain perfection as you touch down at the spick and span airport to soak in to the ambience of the 17th Asian Games. The formalities associated with accreditation are completed in a jiffy leaving the weary traveler after a long journey into an area of comfort.
India has to live up to favourite tag
INCHEON: There is a filament of unanimity in giving India the favorite tag for the gold in the men’s hockey competition starting September 20. This is is largely because of India has the best record for Asia this year.
Pakistan face SL in Asiad hockey opener today
INCHEON: Reigning champions Pakistan will launch their campaign in the XVII Asian Games hockey competition on Saturday when they face minnows Sri Lanka in their opening group “A” match here at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium.
Pakistan hockey eager to start afresh
KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan are looking to put aside a morale-shattering year in which they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time.
India eye big win over Sri Lanka in Asiad opener
INCHEON: Eyes firmly set on the gold medal, which has eluded them for the past 16 years, the Indian men's hockey team would look to open its Asian Games campaign with a big win against minnows Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Sunday.
We want to win gold, qualify for Rio 2016, says Rani Rampal
Indian hockey's feared forward Rani Rampal talks to Shekhar Luthra about the impact of new format and chances of her team in Incheon. Excerpts...
Perform or perish: India's foreign coaches under the cosh
BANGALORE: India's ensemble of foreign coaches will be the first to hear the crack of the sports ministry's whip if their wards underperform at the Incheon Asian Games. Among those whose jobs are on the line are hockey's super coaches Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh.
Hockey captain: It's time to redeem ourselves
National hockey captain Azlan Misron (centre) and the players during a training session at the Incheon Asian Games on Friday. - KAMARUL ARIFFIN/ The Star
INCHEON: Malaysian hockey is in the pits. And captain Azlan Misron wants the team to pull themselves out of it, beginning at the Incheon Asian Games.
Malaysia not alone with lone hockey goalie
INCHEON: Malaysia are not the only hockey team to have only one goalkeeper for the Incheon Asian Games.
New rules: Hockey steps into unknown
Incheon - Hockey is going to step into the unknown, and it’s unclear what changes that would bring into the sport. The duration of a match will come down by 10 minutes. Instead of two halves 35 minutes each, we’re going to have four quarters, 15 minutes each, from now on. The half-time will last 10 minutes, and there will be two-minute breaks after the first and third quarters.
Made-for-TV format to test hockey rivals
INCHEON: Field hockey enters a new era on Saturday when the Asian Games becomes the first tournament to be played under a new made-for-TV format of four quarters and time-outs.
The new rules will see the traditional two halves of 35 minutes each replaced by four 15-minute quarters, with additional 40-second time-outs before penalty corners and after goals have been scored.
The rules, approved in March mainly to benefit television, reduce a match from 70 minutes to an hour, but eliminate time wastage for penalty corners or goal celebrations by teams.
India’s Australian coach Terry Walsh said teams could lose momentum due to various breaks in play that include a two-minute stoppage after the first and third quarters and the usual 10-minute interval at half-time.
“Many teams will feel the effects,” said Walsh. “Momentum and the flow can be lost by these breaks. But at least the full 60 minutes will be utilized during a match.”
Indian players have experimented with the new format in the domestic league, but Walsh said the advantage would lie with the team that comes out running after a break.
“Our form over the past few months give me confidence that we have a great chance to win the gold medal,” the former Australian international said.
India, once the masters of the game with eight Olympic titles, have endured a hard time at the Asian Games, winning the gold medal just twice in 1966 and 1998, both times in Bangkok.
In contrast, arch-rivals Pakistan have won the competition eight times and hosts South Korea, the highest-ranked Asian team at number eight, on four occasions.
Walsh’s optimism stems from India’s victory over the Koreans in the play-off for the 9-10 positions at the World Cup in June, and a second-place finish behind world champions Australia at the Commonwealth Games.
India, hailed as the best side in the Asiad competition four years ago in Guangzhou, had to be content with a bronze medal after being stunned by Malaysia in the semi-finals.
Defending champions Pakistan are looking to put aside a morale-shattering year in which they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time.
With the winner at the Asian Games getting a direct entry into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, team manager Shahnaz Sheikh fears this could be a make-or-break time for Pakistan hockey.
“It hurt badly when we could not qualify for the World Cup and we do not want the same thing to happen to us at the Olympics,” Sheikh, a renowned striker in his time, told AFP.
“It is important to win the tournament here and avoid a tough qualification route to the Olympics.
“Our main rivals will again be India, South Korea and Malaysia. The competition will be tough but we have prepared the best we could and I am hopeful of our chances.”
Malaysia, who finished last at the World Cup, have still to recover from the embarrassing 4-2 defeat at the hands of lowly Trinidad and Tobago at the Commonwealth Games.
Malaysian officials removed coach K. Dharmaraj and appointed Arul Selvaraj, but a brief tour of Incheon last month to acclimatise to the artificial turf ended in two defeats to junior Korean teams.
Malaysia are drawn in the same group as South Korea along with Japan, Bangladesh and Singapore. India play Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka and Oman in the other group.
Two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, China’s bid for a fourth successive women’s title will be tested by the hosts, who won the gold four straight times between 1986 and 1998.
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Black Sticks tests treat for Taranaki hockey fans
LIKELY STARTER: Sophie Cocks playing for the Black Sticks in the Oceania Cup in Stratford last November. ANDY JACKSON/Fairfax NZ
Taranaki hockey followers have plenty to look forward to over the next few weeks.
Manzoor sets sights on Jr World Hockey Cup
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan junior hockey team head coach Manzoor-ul-Hasan has set his sights on the Junior World Hockey Cup in Australia in 2016.
Hockey India inducts Hockey Village India
NEW DELHI: Hockey India (HI) on Friday inducted Hockey Village India (HVI) as an Academy Member to reach out to underprivileged children who are keen to make a career in the sport.
Badal demands Bharat Ratna for hockey great Balbir Singh
Sardar Balbir Singh at the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recommended the name of hockey legend Balbir Singh for conferring the Bharat Ratna.
Punjab CM recommends hockey legend Balbir for Bharat Ratna
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday recommended three-time Olympic gold medallist and hockey legend Balbir Singh (Senior) for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.
First Ever National Championship Hockey Squads Inducted into WCU Hall of Fame
WEST CHESTER, Pa. – West Chester University announced its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, which was honored at the annual hall of fame banquet this past Saturday at the Wyndham Garden Inn in Exton, Pa. The class included six individuals and the 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978 women's field hockey national championship teams.
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Ireland lose out a narrow 1-2 to Spain
Ireland lost a narrow 2-1 to the higher ranked Spain tonight as the Electric Ireland 3 Nations series continues at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD.