Tokyo Olympics: India In Men’s Hockey Semis, Back In Medal Race After Four Decades

A determined Indian men’s hockey team advanced to the Olympic semifinals for the first time in four decades, beating Great Britain 3-1 in the quarterfinals on Sunday, a triumph which leaves the side within touching distance of a medal that has proved elusive for over four decades. The eight-time former Olympic champions scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win. Great Britain’s lone goal was scored by Sam Ward from a penalty corner in the 45th minute. India will…

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Day 9 at Tokyo Olympic Games

Germany was the first country to qualify for the semifinals of the Olympic tournament on Sunday. In the sweltering Tokyo, the Germans settled in the quarterfinals with defending champion Argentina. It became 3-1. Belgium also joined the last four by beating Spain 3-1, just like India, which was too strong for Great Britain (3-1). India will play against world champions Belgium in the semi-final. Germany’s opponent for a place in the final is Australia, which defeated the Orange Men after taking shoot-outs. After regular time the score was 2-2. Clumsy loss of the ball cost…

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Canadiens’ Paul Byron out for five months after hip surgery

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports NHL Montreal Canadiens Hockey Inside Out Hockey The 32-year-old forward has two more seasons remaining on a four-year, US$13.6-million contract with annual salary-cap hit of $3.4 million. Author of the article: Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette Publishing date: Jul 30, 2021  •  1 day ago  •  2 minute read  •  5 Comments The Canadiens’ Paul Byron had 5-11-16 totals in 46 regular-season games this year and added 3-3-6 totals in 22 playoff games. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette Article content Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin announced Friday…

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Opole HK Player Arrival Week – Limited Openings Available

Opole HK begins player arrival week today. With 17 of 22 signed players arriving today in Krakow and the team bus transporting everyone to Opole, practices will begin tomorrow. “The season starts earlier in Europe. Many teams actually began training in June.” Said Opole HK Head Coach Brad Zangs “We trust our guys to do the work at home, and we are sure they are coming in prepared for pre season and the regular season which begins in just four weeks.” When it comes to development for NCAA or Professional…

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India’s ‘Wall’ PR Sreejesh stands apart at Tokyo Olympics

Two years ago, at the 2018 men’s World Cup, injury issues seemed to be plaguing PR Sreejesh. A freak accident with an Australian player the year before at the Azlan Shah had seen the Indian tear a cruciate ligament. He even mulled retiring from the game as the men in blue’s home World Cup bid came to a stuttering end. At the Tokyo Games on Sunday, the 35-year-old Indian stopper returned to his ‘Great Wall of India’ status as he summoned an array of reflex saves to deny Great Britain,…

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Evander Kane denies gambling allegations, will cooperate with investigation

In a statement posted to Twitter Sunday morning, Evander Kane denied allegations that he bet on his own NHL games and said he intends to cooperate fully with the league’s investigation into the matter. The allegations, which were made by Kane’s wife, Anna, on social media accused the San Jose Sharks forward of being a “compulsive gambling addict” who has thrown games to win money. In a separate post, Anna Kane accused her husband of spending lavishly partying in Europe while asking her to sell her wedding ring to survive…

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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Braces Up For Tough Australia Challenge In Pursuit Of Olympic History

The Indian women’s hockey team’s grit will be put through a severe test when it takes on Australia in the Olympic quarterfinals on Monday, hoping to add another unexpected win to a dream run that has seen the side reach the last-eight stage for the first time. India finished their Pool A proceedings in the fourth place with six points, riding on back-to-back wins over Ireland and South Africa. The top four teams from each pool made it to the knockout stage. The Indian women hockey team’s best finish at the…

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