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Top sports stars and teams ready to shine in coming months

With the Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cup and the Hockey Champions Trophy all set take place within the next 100 days, it looks like it is going to be a …

England’s Sam Ward bags timely hat-trick to seal Commonwealth final four berth

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast Sam Ward was dissecting his hockey future four years ago. Can you believe that this morning, on a garage forecourt somewhere …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: New Zealand and England women confirm semi-final places

By The Hockey Paper New Zealand and England confirmed their spots in the women’s semi-finals after drawing with Australia and beating Malaysia respectively …

Maddie Hinch left ‘angered’ as England women slip to India defeat

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast As at Glasgow 2014, England women lost the third of their Pool matches on Sunday. Whereas Australia proved efficient in a 3-0 …

Hockey drama of India v Pakistan continues with TV umpire finale

By The Hockey Paper “India is a closed chapter now,” Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans, who left the Indian set up last year, told reporters on …

Ghana women set hockey dreams high at the Commonwealth Games

Ghana women were dealt Trans-Tasman baptism of fire to mark global tournament debut, but have hearts to match, writes Rod Gilmour “We are here to give …

Mark Knowles to lead out Australia for second time – but first with Kookaburras

By The Hockey Paper The Kookaburras will take to the Commonwealth Games outfield for the first time at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre, with Mark Knowles leading …

International hockey players heading into pressured waters ahead of Pro League

By Todd Williams in Perth When news broke of the lengthy suspensions for Australian cricket’s disgraced ball tampering trio, it was surprising to hear …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: England roll through gears to see off Wales

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast England successfully negotiated a potentially tricky pool encounter before rampaging through the gears to cast aside Wales 5-1 …

Commonwealth Games Hockey: Sam Ward leads England men’s rout over Malaysia

By Rod Gilmour on the Gold Coast Whisper it quietly – and there is a long way to go yet on the Gold Coast – but England men are an increasingly …