In Sports News this Monday: the national football squad suffers a debacle against Denmark in World Cup qualifying; striker Matěj Vydra is named Championship Player of the Year; speed skater Sáblíková clinches her 10th career gold at the Worlds; hockey club Slavia win the opener of their semi-final series against Plzeň.
In Sports News this Monday: Berdych loses yet again to eventual winner Nadal in semi-finals at Indian Wells; biathlete Soukalová enjoys best weekend of career with three first-place finishes in Khanty-Mansiysk; Viktoria Plzeň stay top of league after win over Dukla team reduced to 10 men in only 20 seconds; and Czech national squad gather in Prague ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Denmark and Armenia.
Two decades after the split of Czechoslovakia, the Czech and Slovak football associations have just announced a plan to set up a joint league. If the idea – which has been mooted before – gets the backing of top flight clubs in both states, a working group will be set up to begin preparing for a move that would reignite old rivalries from the days of the federal republic. But what is the thinking behind the plan? And how likely are we to actually see a Czech-Slovak league in the future?
In Sports News this Monday: the NHL’s Patrik Eliáš scores in a penalty shootout to down the Winnipeg Jets; the Česká pojišťovna hockey playoffs have gotten underway; football’s Baroš clinches hat-trick for Baník Ostrava; Čech’s misreads key play in FA Cup quarter-final; tennis player Petra Kvitová makes it to the final 16 at Indian Wells.
In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic pick up five medals at the European Indoor Athletics Championships – including gold for Pavel Maslák in the 400m; a win in the Malaysian Open gives Karolína Plíšková her first WTA title; and Viktoria Plzeň see their lead in the Czech league shrink to one point as they prepare to face Fenerbache.
In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic advance to the semi-finals of the Fed Cup after a home victory over Australia; nearly 70,000 turn out for the first three days of the Biathlon World Championships; Sparta face Chelsea and Plzeň play Napoli in the Europa League; and Milan Baroš is close to a return to Ostrava.
In Sports News: Czech figure skater Michal Březina clinches bronze at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb; speed skater Karolína Erbanová improved her own Czech record at the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City; in tennis Radek Štepánek will miss the opening round of the Davis Cup; Prague football club Slavia celebrates 120th anniversary.