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Scotland women target Commonwealth Games top-four

After finishing seventh in Delhi four years ago, Scotland ladies have openly set a target of a top-four finish at Glasgow 2014. And with the squad of 16 that …

Maddie Hinch not stumped by this cricket test

No, England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch isn’t working on a career change, but she has been picking up a few ideas from England wicketkeeper Matt Prior and …

Mike Hoare: Taking it all in his stride

Michael Hoare is the hard hitting Merseysider who has taken to international hockey like a duck to water. In a two-year England career Hoare has played in a …

Commonwealth Games hockey: Australia rules

Coming as it always does in a World Cup year, hockey at the Commonwealth Games can suffer from an after-party hangover (or occasionally from being an …

Hockey Issues looks at reaction to coverage of the 2014 World Cup

The hockey World Cup saw the start of a phenomenon that, as a hockey fan, I couldn’t quite believe. In fact, when I first heard that Sky Sports, for the …

Museum Piece: Raiders of the lost art

Our researches into hockey’s history are very wide ranging and we try to follow up the leads that we hear of. When Kate Billson lodged the records of the …

Gaynor Nash: Now that the party’s over … rigor mortis sets in

So the big competition is over, the Cup has been awarded and the crowds have all gone home. The smiles on the faces of our players as they lifted the trophy …

Is watching field hockey becoming boring?

Watching hockey is boring… . And I speak as one who knows. Goalkeepers watch an awful lot of hockey. We don’t have a very good angle on the action; …

The Top of the D: Inside knowledge – did it help decide the outcome of the World Cup final?

Australia’s devastating performance in the World Cup final was without doubt one of the best team displays I have ever seen. To take apart a side of the …

Savage Talk: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

I think I was brought up in the 1930s. Well, not literally, but the war had made the world seem to stand still for 20 years. Looking at photographs of 1930s …