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Women’s captain Rani Rampaul (L) and her men’s counterpart Manpreet Singh. (EPS)
We are delighted to have this association with Hockey India: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

In a major boost to Indian hockey, the Odisha government has decided to sponsor the national men’s and women’s teams for the next five years.

16 Feb 2018

Odisha coach Shiv Sunder Das (EPS)
Odisha must play more tournaments to improve: Coach

Shiv Sunder Das holds a special place in Odisha cricket history. He is the second player, after Debashish Mohanty to represent India from the state.

16 Feb 2018

Pakistan hockey team (File)
Amid political tensions Pakistan to contest in 2018 Hockey World Cup held in Odisha

IOC President Narinder Batra told ANI that Hockey World Cup is an international event and that if any country is a member of the IOC then no one could stop them from participating

15 Feb 2018

Indian mens' hockey goalkeeper  PR Sreejesh (File | IANS)
Comeback hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh wants to be better than he ever was, aims CWG, Asian Games

He hoped that he will be at his best when India play the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the World Cup.

15 Feb 2018

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Three skiers killed by avalanche in Pyrenees mountains of France

The bodies of the three men from western France, aged between 29 and 38, were retrieved by rescue services on Thursday morning, the local government office in the resort of Cauterets said.

15 Feb 2018

Indian Hockey team (File | PTI)
15000-seater Kalinga Stadium to be ready months before Hockey World Cup: FIH President Narinder Batra

Batra said the FIH is pleased with the work carried out by the Odisha government in making Kalinga Stadium ready for the hockey showpiece.

15 Feb 2018

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik poses for a photograph with the Indian hockey team players at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
Odisha to sponsor national hockey team for five years

This association with Hockey India is expected to build the brand image of Odisha which has emerged as an international sporting destination.

15 Feb 2018

Golf world number one Dustin Johnson (File | AP)
Dustin Johnson still reigns in return to Riviera Country Club

Dustin Johnson returns to Riviera Country Club to defend the Genesis Open title that propelled him to number one in the world.

15 Feb 2018

14-time major champion Tiger Woods (File | AP)
Tiger Woods eyes Ryder Cup as comeback progresses

Tiger Woods says he has a long way to go in his latest comeback, but he is already eyeing an ambitious Ryder Cup role.

15 Feb 2018

Indian professional wrestler Amanpreet Singh has reported for training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. (Photo | WWE)
Indian wrestler Amanpreet Singh in WWE, says no better platform to empower himself

Singh was known as 'Mahabali Shera' for Impact Wrestling where he worked from 2014 until he left in late 2017.

15 Feb 2018

Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around. (Photo | AP)
Winter Olympics 2018: Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Pyeongchang Games

Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around at the Park yesterday.

15 Feb 2018

Chris Froome (File photo | AP)
Tour de France cycling champion Chris Froome blasts 'misinformation' in doping case on return to racing

Froome insisted that "misinformation" has led to rival riders calling for him to be suspended after an abnormal doping test.

15 Feb 2018

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso | AP
Will win Formula One title this season, says McLaren driver Fernando Alonso

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is adamant to upset the odds and finish as a winner in the upcoming 2018 season.

15 Feb 2018

Golfer Rory McIlroy (File photo | AP)
Rory McIlroy relishes chance to play alongside Tiger Woods

McIlroy is bracing for the bustle that comes with a Tiger Woods pairing, but said the chance to play with a golfer he still considers a hero is worth it.

15 Feb 2018

Austria's twin 2026 Olympic bid needs 'support of the population'

The mayors last month announced they were planning a twin bid to stage the Games, but said they were not considering a referendum after people in the state of Tyrol voted against Innsbruck.

14 Feb 2018

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar (File| AP)
Opted out of Commonwealth Games to avoid injury: Dipa Karmakar

Karmakar had to undergo an Anterior Cruciate Ligament surgery in April last year and has been out of action since then.

14 Feb 2018

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas | AP
Valtteri Bottas keen to extend Lewis Hamilton partnership at Mercedes

In 2016, Bottas had signed a one-year deal to replace Rosberg as Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for the 2017 season.

14 Feb 2018

Indian women hockey team (File | PTI)
Focus on speed and agility at Indian women's hockey team camp

Hockey India today announced a 34-member squad for the women's national camp beginning Friday.

14 Feb 2018

14-time major champion Tiger Woods (File | AP)
Tiger Woods aims to reverse Riviera fortunes

Golf ace Tiger Woods finds a lot of things to love about Riviera Country Club, but his record here isn't one of them.

14 Feb 2018

For representational purposes
Malaysian badminton pair probed for match-fixing

Two Malaysian badminton players are being investigated for suspected match-fixing by the sport's governing body and could be banned for life if found guilty.

14 Feb 2018

American swimming superstar Michael Phelps (File | AP)
Michael Phelps overjoyed to announce new baby

Phelps and his wife, Nicole, announced on Tuesday night the birth of Beckett Phelps, saying he was born on Monday.

14 Feb 2018