HWL a success but teams already eyeing busy 2018
The HWL Final in Bhubaneswar provided an exciting 10 days of hockey and was seen as a good preparation for next year, but a lot of the discussion also focused on the puzzle of the Pro League in 2019.
Kookaburras defend Hockey World League title
Three-time world champions Australia show the benefit of their experience in pressure games to claim victory through penalty corner conversions by Jeremy Hayward and Blake Govers.
Sen: India effective, but big questions remain.
Debayan Sen talks about India's performance against Germany as goals from SV Sunil and Harmanpreet Singh helped the hosts win a bronze at the Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar.
India take bronze, but depleted Germany win the crowd
If you saw the first 30 minutes of the bronze medal playoff in the HWL Final, you would have been forgiven for thinking Bhubaneswar is in Germany, and that the Indians were the hapless visitors who came into the match with multiple injuries.
Harmanpreet Singh wins it late for India
Goals from SV Sunil and Harmanpreet Singh helped India beat Germany 2-1 to win bronze at the Hockey World League Final.
Hockey final should showcase drag-flicking at its best
Argentina have Peillat, Australia Govers and Hayward, all experts at converting penalty corners.
A trip down memory lane with Kenyan great Avtar Singh Sohal
The four-time Olympian talks about memorable clashes with the top Asian teams of his era, the decline of Kenyan hockey and his dreams for the Sikh Union, his home club.
Deflated India battle tired Germany for bronze
It's a match neither team would have wanted to play, but the hosts India can still end on the podium at the World League Final, provided they beat a tired and depleted Germany side.
Coach Stefan Kermas swears by team culture, process
Stefan Kermas' job with the German team is geared towards a podium finish at the 2018 World Cup and a gold at the 2020 Olympics. Also a lawyer, he feels many things can be transferred "from business life to personal life to sports life".
Sen: How Argentina outwitted India in rainy Bhubaneswar
Argentina's astute, all-round performance and India's inability to adapt to difficult conditions played a part in their failure to overcome the Olympic champions in Bhubaneswar.
Peillat strike takes Argentina to HWL final
Gonzalo Peillat's first-half strike from the penalty corner helped world no.1 Argentina beat India 1-0 and book a place in the Hockey World League final.
Sen: India hold edge against Argentina
The morale-boosting win against Belgium and a relatively new-look Argentina mean hosts India might have the upper hand against the world no.1 team.
Sen: Teamwork, composure help India halt Belgian juggernaut
Despite starting as underdogs, India's gritty defence and composure during shootout helped them beat tournament favourites Belgium and book a place in the last four of the Hockey World League Final.
Chikte the hero as India stun Belgium to enter HWL semis
After a thrilling 60 minutes that saw the two sides share six goals, India held their nerve in the shootout to edge out world no.3 Belgium in the Hockey World League quarterfinals.
Away from hockey, Messi and Ashes on players' minds
Argentina warm up by playing football, while England striker Sam Ward has been following the cricket on TV.
Why India will struggle against Belgium
Their recent form and head-to-head is just one of several reasons why India will find it extremely difficult to beat Belgium in the last eight of the Hockey World League Final on Wednesday. Here are the rest.
Slow-starters India look to pick up the pace in quarterfinals
Coach Sjoerd Marijne was confident of India putting their troubles from the pool stage behind them in the quarterfinals and bringing out their best against higher-ranked opponents in the knockouts of the Hockey World League Final.
Inconsistent India look to play quicker
A day ahead of their final pool encounter against Germany, India put the emphasis on speed in their mid-afternoon training session at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
Spain with the big upset from Day 2.
Debayan Sen reports from Bhubaneshwar as day 2 of the Hockey World League Finals saw 19 goals scored.
'Door is open now' for India to be a part of Pro League - FIH CEO
Speaking on the sidelines of the World League Final, FIH CEO Jason McCracken said the "door is open now" for India to be a part of the Pro League as early as 2019, adding that the new league would need India's participation to be a commercial success.
Sen: India impress at the back against Australia.
Debayan Sen looks back on India's hard fought draw against Australia on day 1 of the Hockey World League final.
India disciplined, but let down by poor finishing
India drew 1-1 in their World League Final opener against Australia in Bhubaneswar on Friday evening and it typified both the work rate and the commitment of the hosts, writes Debayan Sen.
Belgium look to avenge Rio loss against Argentina
Belgium's coach Shane McLeod believes his team has come a long way since their 4-2 loss in the Rio Olympics final, and that it's only a "matter of time" before they win a major event.
Amit Rohidas welcomes competition in Indian defence
Nine years since impressing on his junior debut, competition saw Amit Rohidas lose out on a regular place in Indian defence, but the Odisha man is back to make a mark during the Hockey World League Final on his home turf.
Sen: An open tournament on the cards at Bhubaneshwar.
Debayan Sen previews the Hockey World League Finals set to start December 1.
John Brewin reviews the eight matches that ultimately doomed Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager at Manchester United.
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room.
The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again.
The Indian hockey team is in a relatively tough Pool B for Olympics, clubbed alongside Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Ireland and Canada