first_img“It is very important for all the players to achieve “It is very important for all the players to achieve their peak level at the Olympics. So we had rested some players in the Azlan Shah Cup and we also got to learn that 4-5 senior players will get rest during the six-nation tournament in Valencia (after next months Champions Trophy in London),” Sardar said. He also stressed on the need to be more focussed on the ground during the Olympics. “It wont be easy (medal). Concentration and we will have to concentrate hard because we tend to relax when the ball is near our 25 yard circle. “Sports Authority of India has provided us a psychologist who conducts 2-3 classes in a week of one hour session and it is helping us a lot,” Sardar said. On personal front having shouldered the responsibility of Indias midfield for a long time, Sardar is now eyeing to play more attacking hockey and in the process score goals, which of late he is doing. “Now we have good players who can play at the back. In the midfield also we have good players like Manpreet (Singh) Chinglensana (Singh), Dharamvir (Singh) so I am trying to play attacking hockey. If you have seen in the past few matches whenever I have entered the opponents 25 yard circle something dangerous has happened,” he said. Sardar also wished good luck to the Indian eves, who qualified for the Olympics after a long hiatus of 36 years. “We feel proud that the girls have also qualified for the Olympics. They deserve it because they have put in a lot of hard work to achieve that. If they do well in Rio it would be a positive sign for womens hockey in India,” he signed off. PTI SSC PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more


first_img 9 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals, 2004-present» Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time» Started 200 of 202 NFL games» Holds NFL record of four consecutive playoff games with at least 100 yards receiving.» No. 3 on the all-time receptions list with 1,125Brandt puts the 2008 All-Pro behind Bob Hayes, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Don Hutson and Jerry Rice for the title of greatest receiver ever.Regarding the all-time receiving leaderboard, Fitz should be able to climb a few spots on the statistical ladder and add to his Hall of Fame resume.If the 13-year NFL veteran can rack up 904 more yards, he would reach third on the all-time list behind just Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice.The 2004 first-round pick needs 201 receptions to pass Tony Gonzalez, a tight end, for second place.Fitzgerald’s 104 receiving touchdowns rank him eighth among all NFL players, seven behind Gonzalez.No matter what Fitzgerald does in 2017 or how many more seasons he’ll play, his place among the greats is secure. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling We all know how great Larry Fitzgerald is.The 10-time Prowl Bowl selection is undoubtedly the best receiver in Cardinals history. He leads the franchise in receiving yards, touchdowns and catches while being a great person off the field, too.Fitzgerald’s 14,389 receiving yards top all active players and his 104 receiving touchdowns rank second, trailing only tight end Antonio Gates’ 111.Fitzgerald is undoubtedly one of the best wideouts of all-time, though, and when Gil Brandt of compiled a list of the greatest receivers in history, he placed Fitzgerald at No. 7. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) waves during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints , Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more