In Sports News: farcical scenes as Sparta Prague are crowned Czech league champions; Slavia come second and win a shot at the Champions League; Udinese's coach says they've sold Czech Marek Jankulovski to the mighty AC Milan; Czech tennis players do poorly at French Open; and Roman Sebrle wins the decathlon in Gotz for the fifth year in a row.
Czech tennis players Radek Stepanek, Jiri Novak, Tomas Berdych, Robin Vik and Eva Birnerova all progressed to the second round of the French Open in Paris on the opening day of the tournament. But the most famous Czech at Roland Garros was hockey player Jaromir Jagr, who turned out to support his friend Radek Stepanek, who is the Czech men's number one.
In Sports News: the draw has been mixed for Czech tennis players at this year's French Open; Jaromir Jagr does not require surgery on his little finger; Milan Baros should become the first Czech to play in the final of football's Champions League this Wednesday; in the Czech league the battle for second place - and the Champions League qualifiers - looks set to go down to the last round; and Kenyan runners dominate the 11th Prague Marathon.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic get off to a winning start at the Ice Hockey World Championships, overcoming Switzerland 3:1; world renowned Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech celebrates his first league medal with Chelsea, as he prepares to face Liverpool's Milan Baros again in the Champions League; Sparta Prague have one hand on the Czech league title; and 18-year-old Czech qualifier Lucie Safarova wins tennis's Estoril Open.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic's ice hockey team are soundly beaten by Finland, just ahead of the World Championships in Vienna; the Czech women's tennis team overcome Japan in the Fed Cup; in basketball, Brno are narrowly beaten in the final of the women's European League; Milan Baros may miss a much-anticipated Champions League game between his Liverpool and Petr Cech's Chelsea; and with Sparta Prague extremely close to winning the Czech league, attention turns to the race for second place.
In Sports News: megastar Jaromir Jagr arrives in Prague as the Czech ice hockey team prepare for the upcoming World Championships in Vienna; tragedy in Czech motor racing as driver Tomas Vojtech dies of a heart attack during a rally; a much-heralded vote for the chairmanship of the Czech football association ends in farce; Slavia draw with Sparta in the Prague derby; and the Czech women's tennis team prepare for their most important tie of the year.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic beat Finland 4:3 in a dramatic World Cup qualifier; reigning champions Zlin keep themselves in the semi-finals of the ice hockey Extraliga with a playoffs win over Vitkovice; Czechs Novak and Stepanek are through to the fourth round at the Miami Masters; and Olympic medallist Rudolf Kraj wins his first professional boxing match.
In Sports News: Roman Sebrle takes gold in the heptathlon in Madrid, despite picking up an injury on the first day; Lukas Bauer wins the third World Cup race of his career in cross country skiing; the ice hockey Extraliga playoffs are in full swing; the Czech tennis team are hammered 5:0 by Argentina in the Davis Cup and face playoffs yet again; Chelsea's Petr Cech finally concedes a league goal; and boos at Sparta Prague, despite another win.
And now to the sport: It was a big weekend for Czech tennis. In the doubles final at the Brazil Open on Saturday, Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl won their second consecutive ATP Tour title, beating Argentina's Jose Acasuso and Ignacio Gonzalez King 6-4, 6-4. On Monday, fourth seeded Andre Agassi of the United States faces off against the Czech Radek Stepanek in the first round pairings of the Dubai Open Tennis Championship. Stepanek, an up-and-comer now seeded 12th, marked an upset win last year against the defending champion, Roger Federer of Switzerland.
In Sports News: Czech tennis players Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek reach ATP finals, though both fall at the final hurdle; Jaroslav Baba sets a new Czech record in the high jump while his ex-girlfriend Denisa Scerbova sets a record in the long jump 24 hours later; Sarka Zahrobska is half a second away from bronze at the Alpine skiing World Championships; and football goalkeeper Petr Cech sets another record in the English Premiership while yet another is firmly within his sights.
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