In Sports News this week: the Czech ice hockey Extraliga playoffs take a dramatic turn, with Pardubice beating Sparta in Prague to keep their hopes alive; in the football league, Slavia Prague go four points clear as they maintain their hundred percent record since the season resumed; Sparta Prague, meanwhile, are beaten and kick two players out of their A squad; and racing driver Tomas Enge is set to make a complete recovery after fracturing his elbow in a crash.
In ice hockey, the Detroit Red Wings - home to 42-year-old Czech goaltender Dominik Hasek - have entered the final week of the regular season atop NHL league standings. On Sunday Detroit downed Columbus 4:1, with the Blue Jackets spoiling Dominik Hasek's bid for a 76th career shutout with only around one minute remaining. Hasek made 31 saves on the night. The Red Wings have now earned points in six straight games to surpass Buffalo in the race for top spot.
In Sports News this week: a useful away win keeps Slavia's footballers top of the Gambrinus League; ice hockey's final Extraliga playoff series is about to get underway; racing-car driver Tomas Enge is in a stable condition after crashing badly at the weekend, and Czechs take a bronze medal at the world track cycling championships in Spain.
In ice hockey action on Thursday Czech forward Milan Hejduk racked up one goal and one assist for his team the Colorado Avalanche, helping down Phoenix 4:3. The game was a "must-win" for Colorado as the regular NHL season draws closer to wrapping up. Colorado still have a slim chance of making the playoffs to compete for the Stanley Cup. Currently the team trails Calgary - in the final playoff spot in the Western Conference - by 7 points. Colorado has five games left to play.
In Sport News this week: Czech footballers suffer a setback in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign with a defeat at home to Germany; Ice hockey's Extraliga champions Sparta Prague edge closer to a second successive final, and cross-country skier Katerina Neumannova finally calls time on a glittering career.
In Sports News this week: Speed skater Martina Sablikova wins another world cup event and breaks a world record in the process; Alpine skier Sarka Zahrobska wins silver in a world cup slalom race; Sparta Prague are through to the semi-finals of ice hockey's Extra Liga while their footballing counterparts suffer a shock defeat.
In Sports News: Roman Sebrle become the oldest man to win the heptathlon at the European Indoors Athletics Championships, his third title in a row; long-jumper Denisa Scerbova takes her first medal at senior level; Martina Slabikova is the first Czech ever to win the speed skating World Cup; and Lukas Bauer is satisfied with fifth in the last race of the Nordic World Ski Championships.
In Sports News: Sarka Zahrobska becomes the first Czech ever to win a world title in Alpine skiing; Martina Sablikova wins again in the speed skating World Cup and is in a good position to take the overall title with one competition to go; the ice hockey Extraliga is hotting up, with five teams in with a chance making the last three places in the play-offs; and international football goalkeeper Petr Cech, who came back from injury last month, continues an impressive run of clean sheets.
In Sports News this week: it's been a disappointing weekend for Czech tennis players in both the Davis Cup and the Paris Open; Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova puts in a another stunning world championship performance; Tomas Rosicky breaks his scoring duck in the English Premier League, and Jaromir Jagr reaches yet another career milestone in the NHL.
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