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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Tokyo Olympics: India Men’s Hockey Team Captain Manpreet Singh Says Australia Defeat Was Wake-Up Call

Tokyo Olympics: India men’s hockey team suffered 1-7 defeat against Australia in group stage match.© AFP India men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh has stated that the defeat against Australia was a wake-up call for the team at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics and they are now focusing on one match at a time. On Thursday, the India men’s hockey team defeated defending Olympic Champions Argentina 3-1 in their fourth group A game here at Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch. With this win, the team has qualified for the quarterfinals…

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Olympic Hockey: Sibling rivalry ends with Australia bragging rights

TOKYO — There have been some fierce Olympic rivalries down the years, but there was one closer to home on Wednesday as brothers Jeremy and Leon Hayward pitted against one another at Oi Hockey Stadium. Forward Jeremy lined up for in-form Australia, perhaps the standout team so far at these Olympics, and facing him in goal for New Zealand was big brother Leon. Goalkeeper Leon has previously played for the Kookaburras, but his allegiance now lies firmly with the Black Sticks, for whom he qualifies thanks to his mother, Ellie, with her Dunedin roots. But it was…

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Highlights: Australia beat West Indies by 6 wickets to win ODI series

By: AP | Bridgetown (barbados) | Updated: July 27, 2021 9:46:51 am Matthew Wade notched his 11th one-day international half-century to pace Australia to a six-wicket win over the West Indies in the deciding match of the three-game series. Wade’s 51 from 52 balls enabled Australia to score 153-4 and surpass West Indies’ total of 152 in the 31st over. Stand-in captain and wicketkeeper Alex Carey added 35 for Australia after West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia won the first ODI by…

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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Men’s Hockey Team Looks To Bounce Back Against Spain After Australia Drubbing

Thoroughly outplayed by Australia, the Indian men’s hockey team would be desperate to rebuild a shattered morale when it takes on a lower-ranked Spain in its third Pool A match of the Olympics here on Tuesday. After a fighting 3-2 win over New Zealand in their campaign opener, the Indians were completely steam-rolled 1-7 by world no.1 Australia in their second game. The debacle exposed every possible chink in India’s armour. The mighty Kookaburras simply toyed with the Indian defence after the first quarter and scored goals at will to…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Men’s Hockey Match, India vs Australia Highlights: India Suffer First Defeat, Lose 1-7 To Australia

Tokyo Olympics Hockey Match Highlights: India were no match for Australia in their Pool A game.© AFP India crashed to a 1-7 defeat against Australia in their Men’s Hockey Pool A match, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Dilpreet Singh scored the consolation for India, with Tim Brand, Joshua Beltz, Daniel James Beale, Flynn Andrew Ogilvie, Jeremy Thomas Hayward scoring a goal each for Australia. Blake Govers scored a brace for the winners. Both teams won their opening games and will be looking to consolidate their position…

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Olympics hockey: Australia survive Japan test, Belgium men move into gear

If the opening match of the Tokyo Olympics is a barometer for how this competition will pan out, then we are in for a thrilling two weeks after Australia survived a huge scare against hosts Japan at the Oi Stadium. Japan, without the 12th man of the 10,000 crowd, were behind 2-0 in the first quarter before a stunning turnaround from the Samurai as they led 3-2 at the break with three goals in six minutes and a double from Kenta Tanaka. Already a subscriber to our website? Login Source…

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West Indies, Australia squads cleared of virus

All 152 people involved in the West Indies-Australia cricket series tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after the second one-day international was postponed. The match at Kensington Oval was suspended after the toss when an unnamed non-playing member of the West Indies squad tested positive. Both teams and the match officials returned to their hotel and were retested. So were event staff and the TV production crew. “Cricket West Indies is pleased to announce that all 152 persons tested for COVID-19 on Thursday evening returned negative results,” it said…

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Tokyo Olympics: Australia shocks Argentina, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

Two-time Olympic men’s soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales’ tap-in the 14th minute at the Sapporo Dome. Argentina had Francisco Ortega sent off after being booked twice late in the first half. Marco Tilio then secured the victory in the 80th, just a minute after coming off the bench. Australia is top of Group C ahead Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the…

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Australia stun US women 70-67 in pre-Olympic exhibition

Breanna Stewart and her U.S. Olympic teammates aren’t panicking, even though they’ve lost consecutive games for the first time in a decade. Two days after losing to a team of WNBA All-Stars, the Americans fell to Australia 70-67 on Friday in a pre-Olympic exhibition game. “There’s a standard and the standard is winning and we haven’t gotten to that point yet,” said Stewart, who scored 17 points for the U.S. “It’s frustrating, it’s part of the game and part of the process. When we get to Tokyo and get to…

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