Andrea Hlaváčková lifts Singapore doubles title with Babos – and promptly splits from Hungarian; Plíšková slips to fourth after exiting WTA Finals in semis; Sparta overcome Ostrava but latter’s Baroš insists his team could have done better against “average” side; and Plzeň make it 12 league wins in a row for maximum points so far this season.
A four-star hotel opened at Prague’s landmark Dancing House building on Tuesday. Most guests at the city’s best-known building of the post-1989 era can enjoy views of Prague Castle from the two-storey part of the structure that has been converted into the hotel. One of the investors in the project, former soccer star Vladimír Šmicer, said the hotel might be expanded in a couple of years if the venture proves a success. The Dancing House was designed by Frank Gehry and local architect Vlado Milunic and was opened in 1996.
Footballer Milan Baroš is set to leave Mladá Boleslav for Slovan Liberec in one of the biggest domestic transfers so far this summer, the news website Lidovky.cz reported on Tuesday. Baroš, who is 34, was not a regular starter for Mladá Boleslav last season. The striker scored 41 goals for the Czech national team in 93 appearances and won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005.
One time Czech star striker Milan Baroš has signed a two year deal to play for the Synot league football club Mladá Boleslav. The former striker with Liverpool, Lyon, and Galatasary finished with Baník Ostrava at the end of last season. Mladá Boleslav were fourth in the leaguer last time round. Baroš is best known as top scorer in the 2004 European Championships but quickly passed through a series of clubs with his promised early talent failing to deliver and the player often criticized for his diving performances in the penalty area.
Football striker Milan Baroš, the biggest star at Ostrava Baník, is set to leave the club news website iDnes reports, saying the player was not offered an extension on his contract. The player told the daily nobody at the club had discussed further cooperation, making clear he would be looking to play elsewhere, if at all. According to the news site, there has been long-term interest in the player in Asia but Baroš – who was top-scorer at Euro 2004 – has said he wants to remain in Central Europe, closer to home.