World hockey championship: Canada routs Belarus

Source By cbc… Matt Duchene says opponents always bring their best when they face Canada at the world hockey championship. So far the defending champions have been able to respond to the challenge, even if it takes them a while to get going. Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly scored twice Monday as Canada improved to 3-0 at this year’s championship with an 8-0 rout of Belarus in St. Petersburg, Russia….

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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Lose Opening Match to Great Britain

Source By sports.ndtv… The Indian Women’s hockey team started their five-match Test series against Great Britain on  losing note as they lost 0-2 in Marlow. The Indian women’s hockey team lost to Great Britain 0-2 in the opening game of the 5-match Test series in Marlow. The match started at a brisk pace for India as they won a penalty corner in the seventh minute but the opportunity went abegging as…

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Indian Men’s Hockey Team Open Rio Olympics Campaign Against Ireland

Source By sports.ndtv… The Indian women’s hockey team, on the other hand which qualified for the Olympics after 36 years, will take on Japan in their opener on August 7. New Delhi: India’s men’s hockey team was on Wednesday handed a tough group for the Rio Olympic Games as it has been pooled with defending champions Germany, European Champions Netherlands and Pan-American Games champions Argentina in the six-team Pool B. India…

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Rangers' goal: Boost offense on open market

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Rangers GM Glen Sather has $ 12.5 million to work with under the NHL’s cap ceiling to find a way to boost the offense. The Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks all traded for No. 1 goalies in the past week. The Rangers have Henrik Lundqvist. Check. The Calgary Flames, a playoff team this spring, made a defensive upgrade with a…

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Islanders draft pick could start a hockey revolution

Andong Song after being drafted by the Islanders.;  Photo: AP BEIJING — Andong Song made sports history last week as the first Chinese player selected in the NHL draft, when he went to the Islanders with the 172nd pick. To his old coach, though, he’s just a nice kid who keeps his head and shows the proper respect. “(Song) was very clever, learnt things very fast,” Fu Lei, who coached Song…

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Treasurer Joe Hockey wins defamation case against Fairfax

Treasurer Joe Hockey has won a defamation case against Fairfax Media. The Federal Court has been examining whether Mr Hockey’s reputation was damaged by a series of reports last year from Fairfax, including an article headlined “Treasurer for sale”. Justice Richard White found that a poster headline and tweets reading “Treasurer for sale” were defamatory. Mr Hockey was awarded $200,000 in damages. All other claims made by Mr Hockey were…

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Hockey World League: Australia thump India 6-2 to take top spot in Pool A

India’s defence caved in under pressure as a rampaging Australia crushed them 6-2 in the last league fixture of the FIH World League Semifinals today. Penalty corner shooter Chris Ciriello’s three conversions set World champions Australia on course for a runaway victory that duly placed them atop Group A standings with four straight wins, while India finished in second spot with seven points from four matches. Birender Lakra (34th minute)…

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Hockey signs up to Asian investment bank

Image Source.. Treasurer Joe Hockey has formally signed up Australia to the $US100 billion ($A131 billion) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Mr Hockey was in Beijing for the official signing ceremony with other foundation countries. “Australia becomes the first nation to sign the Articles of Agreement of the #AIIB in Beijing’s Great Hall of People,” he tweeted. The Chinese initiative aims to satisfy an estimated $US8 trillion ($A10.50 trillion) infrastructure shortfall…

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Former Huskies hockey player Cody Smuk dies after battling cancer

Smuk was planning a wedding and a life with fiancée Stephanie Vause Cody Smuk battled cancer for more than a year with fiancée Stephanie Vause by his side. (Rachel Bergen/CBC News) Former University of Saskatchewan Huskies hockey player Cody Smuk died Thursday after a year-long battle with testicular and lung cancer. The 26-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer in May 2014, and was found to have a rare form of cancer on…

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Hockey World League Semi-Final: High-voltage India-Pakistan clash ends in 2-2 draw

With this result, India regained their top spot in Pool A with one point from the match. (AFP Photo) ANTWERP (Belgium): Ramandeep Singh scored two fine goals as the showpiece subcontinental hockey encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw in the World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here on Friday. As it happened – India vs Pakistan Asian Games champions India were threatening…

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Hockey graduates in Harbin

First class to earn degrees from Chinese university HARBIN, China – The first class of hockey students have now graduated at the Sport University in Harbin, in a joint project kick-started by the IIHF Asian Office, the Chinese Ice Hockey Association and the Institute of Physical Education in Harbin. Thanks to the project two ice hockey specific courses for ice hockey and ice hockey management were established in 2011. Now,…

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Hockey World League: India and Pakistan renew rivalry in Belgium

After two unconvincing wins, a misfiring India face their first real test when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a much-anticipated Pool A encounter of Hockey World League Semi-Final on Friday. The showstopper encounter between Asian Games champions India and Champions Trophy silver medallists Pakistan has raised the stakes in the diamond city of Antwerp. The misfiring Indians enjoy the luxury of having already qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games,…

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