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‘Improved physique will be key’

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“Improved physiology” and “training under match-like situations” are key areas that national coach Terry Walsh has identified ahead of the Hockey World Cup, that begins in Holland on May 31.

‘Sir’ Sehwag bats for creativity

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12-year-old Naresh Babu stood quietly at the reception area. It was his first day at the Sehwag International School (SIS) — owned, conceptualised and run by cricketer Virender Sehwag. And the presence of the former Indian opener at the premises made it quite an experience for Naresh and his father, both of whom had travelled from Patna.

‘Game more important than money’

The Indian Premier League-7 auction on Wednesday is likely to evoke great interest, with a total of 517 players set to go under the hammer.

IPL is bad news for cricket: Bedi

The deep roots of malpractice in Indian cricket, particularly the Indian Premier League, have shaken the sporting fraternity. Following Justice Mukul Mudgal’s report that held BCCI chief N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan guilty in the spot-fixing scandal, former greats called for a complete overhaul to “expose further evil elements”.

Walmiki nets winner in Delhi win

Delhi Waveriders consolidated their lead at the top of the table, beating Mumbai Magicians 2-1 in a closely-fought encounter of the Hero Hockey India League match here on Thursday night. Delhi have 24 points from seven games, while this was Mumbai’s fourth loss in five matches.

Punjab’s warriors tame Delhi Waveriders

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Punjab Warriors emerged stronger in the top of the table clash, downing Delhi Waveriders 3-1 in a gripping match of the Hero Hockey India League here on Friday night.

Delhi add to Orissa’s woes

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Delhi Waveriders eased to a 5-0 win over Orissa-based Kalinga Lancers in their first home game of the Hero Hockey India League here on Thursday night.

Delhi look to bounce back

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A win and a loss in their two away encounters is not the start they would have expected, but last year’s runner-up Delhi Waver-iders will be high on confidence ahead of their first home game in the Hero Hockey India League Season 2.

HIL Season Two ready to roll

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The inaugural edition of the Hockey India League, a franchise-based tournament involving five cities, evoked a good response from the fraternity.

New-look Waveriders up for HIL Season 2

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During the inaugural Hockey India League last year, former national coach and commentator Cedric D’Souza couldn’t help but marvel at the brand of hockey that the Delhi Waveriders were putting on display.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.