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Malaysia have a mountain to climb to reach final

Malaysia have made things difficult for themselves in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after suffering a 5-1 defeat to India’s second stringers. With the defeat, Malaysia have to contend with Argentina, England and India for a spot in the final. World champions Australia have secured a place in the final with four

Battle between brothers in SAS Cup

Today’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup match between England and Ireland was an unusual one, as it was the setting for a battle between brothers.  Amidst a grey cloudy evening, brothers Mark and Paul Gleghorne faced off on different sides — Mark in the red of England and Paul in the traditional

World champ Australia off to stellar start

World champion Australia got some measure of revenge for last year’s loss in the Sultan Azlan Shah cup final by beating England 4-1 in their group match today. The Kookaburras sailed to a solid victory against the English — some of whom were part of the Great Britain team that beat

Speedy Tigers aim to finish better

The national hockey team aims to finish better in the 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah (SAS) Cup as compared to the previous year. “We want to do better than last year and we want to improve our ranking. Last year we finished 5th and we want to improve that.  “This

Swansong or second wind for Sardar Singh

The year 2008 was, without a doubt, the darkest for Indian hockey. The twin blows of not qualifying for the Beijing Olympics and a sting operation that caught the then secretary of the national federation accepting bribes to include a player in the team had shaken the sport’s soul. There

Magic of SAS goes on show

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will go on show on Saturday until March 10, with the 27th edition of the tournament promising another chapter of surprises. Great Britain defied all odds when they enthralled fans to defeat world champions Australia 4-3 in the final last year – lifting the title for

Sardar confident of good show

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh says his side has enough fire power to tackle strong opponents such as world number one Australia and reigning Olympic champions Argentina at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, beginning on Saturday. India will open their campaign against world number two Argentina on Saturday. The experienced