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Saddest day for Indian hockey (Commentary)
It must surely rank as the saddest day in Indian hockey, maybe even for Indian sport. For years we have clung to the hope that hockey will one day bring us the Olympic gold as it once did for decades at a stretch. Reaching a situation where we needed to qualify to play in the Olympics was painful enough; now we have a situation where we will not even be playing at the Beijing Olympics. That was really unthinkable. Now it is true.

Monday, March 10, 2008 2:41:38 PM

Ex-players blast IHF, coach for India's Olympic disaster (LEAD)
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Former Indian hockey Olympians dubbed Monday the saddest day after the country failed to make it to the Olympics for the first time in 80 years and sought a thorough overhaul of the way the game is run.

Monday, March 10, 2008 2:25:19 PM

Low-key ICL start, organisers slapped with notice
Panchkula (Haryana), March 10 (IANS) With just over 200 spectators and about the same number of officials, media and policemen, the second edition of the Indian Cricket League's (ICL) 'Edelweiss 20s challenge' started on a rather sedate note, that locals described as a 'flop show' on Sunday evening.

Monday, March 10, 2008 1:45:43 PM

IHF vice president quits after hockey debacle
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) vice president Narendra Batra quit Monday after the country's shocking failure to make it to the Olympics and begged the government to take over IHF to save the game.

Monday, March 10, 2008 12:29:50 PM

Hockey federation chief keeps mum on debacle
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Indian Hockey Federation Chief K.P.S. Gill Monday declined to comment on the team's shocking loss to Great Britain in the qualifiers that kept it out of the Olympics for the first time in 80 years.

Monday, March 10, 2008 12:08:54 PM

Saddest day for Indian hockey: Gurbux Singh
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Former Olympian Gurbux Singh dubbed Monday as the 'saddest day for Indian hockey' after the defeat of the national team Sunday night at the hands of Great Britain that shut the Beijing Olympics door for India.

Monday, March 10, 2008 11:35:12 AM

Chowrasia earns berth to World Golf Championships
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India's S.S.P. Chowrasia, Asian Tour's latest mega-star, got a huge reward for his spectacular win in the Emaar-MGF Indian Masters as he earned a place in the World Golf Championship-CA Championship in the US.

Monday, March 10, 2008 11:11:34 AM

Asian golf stars coming of age
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Asian golf has never been stronger. In the last four events, co-sanctioned with European Tour, Asian Tour players have won three times and finished second once, sending strong signals that Asian golf has indeed come of age.

Monday, March 10, 2008 11:11:02 AM

Board exams queer pitch for Rahul Gandhi's cricket tournament
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's plan for a cricket tournament to encourage young talent in the rural areas of his Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh has been postponed due to the ongoing board exams.

Monday, March 10, 2008 8:19:25 AM

Serena beats Schnyder, wins Bangalore Open (Lead)
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) Serena Williams broke her one-year WTA title jinx as she thrashed fourth seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3 in 83 minutes to clinch the $600,000 Canara Bank Bangalore Open here Sunday.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:58:19 PM

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