Madonna Blyth reflects on a marvellous hockey career as she prepares to make record Australian appearance

Madonna Blyth in action for the Hockeyroos. WHEN Australia was surging to victory in the women’s gold medal hockey match of the Sydney Olympics, a 15-year-old Brisbane schoolgirl was spellbound. “I remember the day very well,’’ Madonna Blyth said of Australia’s 3-1 win over Argentina. “It was my uncle’s birthday and they had a big party and put up the big screen so everyone was able to watch the hockey….

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Interview with Deepika Thakur: “Want to finish in top-3 in Hockey World League”

Deepika Thakur (C) in action She lends rich experience to the Indian team – a two-time World Cupper – Deepika Thakur – is a calming influence in the midfield controlling possession with aplomb as well as blunting out opposition raids with alacrity. The 28-year-old Indian team vice-captain, who has made more than hundred international appearances, has also featured in two Asian Games (2010 and 2014) as well as two Commonwealth…

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Indian hockey team leaves for Belgium

NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s hockey team left for Belgium from here on Monday night to take part in the Hockey World League Semi-Final. The 10-team tournament will be played in Antwerp from June 20 to July 5. A top-4 position at the tourney will help teams qualify for the Hockey World League Final to be played in India in November-December. Also, a top-3 finish will help sides qualify for…

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PK Subban surprises street hockey game in Westmount

Montreal Canadiens star was driving by after having dinner in the area P.K Subban surprises street hockey game in Montreal A group of kids were playing street hockey in Westmount yesterday when they were joined by a surprise guest — P.K. Subban. Eight-year-old Jack Fraser, who plays forward for the novice-level Westmount Wings, happened to be suited up as a goalie at the time, giving him a major thrill. A…

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Indian Hockey Team to Depart for Belgium

The 10-team Hockey World League Semi-Final will be played in Antwerp from June 20 to July 5. A top-4 position at the tourney will help teams qualify for the Hockey World League Final to be played in India in November-December. The Indian hockey team will leave for Belgium from here on Monday night to take part in the Hockey World League Semi-Final. The 10-team tournament will be played in Antwerp…

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Suresh Prabhu: Hockey will always be encouraged by Railways

Ranchi, June 7: Lauding sports persons bringing laurels for the department, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said hockey would continue to get encouragement from the department. “We’ll focus on hockey as traditionally hockey brought laurels for the Railways,” Prabhu said, adding even the department won medals in Tennis recently. Felicitating Olympians Sylvanus Dungdung and Manohar Topno for their contribution to the hockey, Prabhu said even the department had won a Tennis…

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India to Focus on Mental Strength at Hockey World League Semifinal

The team looked in a relaxed mood on the eve of the departure for Belgium and despite the absence of key players — V Raghunath, SV Sunil, Kothajit Singh — head coach Paul van Ass and captain Sardar Singh are not overtly worried. New Delhi: As there is no pressure of Olympic qualification on the players, the Indian hockey team will focus on the mental aspect of the game at…

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