Indian women’s hockey team ready for HWL Round 2: Oltmans

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — Hockey India (HI) high performance director Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said the women’s... (more...)

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Poland women’s hockey team confident ahead of HWL Round 2

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — The Poland women’s hockey team on Tuesday went through an intense training session... (more...)

England plan Great Britain squads for Olympics

London, March 3 (IANS) — The Football Association (FA) of England is planning to enter its men’s and women’s... (more...)

British soccer teams could be back at Olympics in Rio, with plans to pursue qualification

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Tsunami-hit Kamaishi among 12 cities selected to host 2019 Rugby World Cup

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Indian hockey eves start preparations for HWL Round 2

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Canada expected to collide with Argentina once again in Pan Am field hockey

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Pan American Games schedule is set and it should put Canada’s... (more...)

Clark wins snowboard halfpipe in US Grand Prix, edging teammate Arielle Gold

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Norway s Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of Nordic world championships

By Mattias Karen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FALUN, Sweden — Petter Northug wrapped up his most successful championships with... (more...)

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Johannesburg, March 1 (IANS) — South African city Durban is set to be the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games... (more...)

Johaug upstages Norwegian teammate Bjoergen with win in women s 30K race at Nordic worlds

By Mattias Karen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FALUN, Sweden — Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by... (more...)

Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials in Rio; Banner: IOC Go Home.

By Stephen Wilson, Jenny Barchfield And Stephen Wade THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO — Environmental activists... (more...)

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