In football, Czech league leaders Viktoria Plzeň secured a narrow 1:0 away
win against Zlín on Sunday night.
The win leaves Plzeň nine points clear of second placed Slavia Prague with a game in hand. It was the first league win for Plzeň since the start of the Spring half of the season.
Slavia failed to close the gap on Saturday in spite of overhauling a three goal deficit to draw 3:3 in the Prague derby against Sparta Prague.
In football, Sparta Prague allowed a 3:0 half time lead to evaporate in the
Prague derby against Slavia.
Slavia equalized in the fifth minute of extra time when Milan Škoda converted a penalty. The draw leaves Slavia in second place in the league, six points adrift of leaders Viktoria Plzeň. Plzeň play later on Sunday.
Sparta, playing at home, still have not got a win under their new manager, Pavel Hapal.
Football's Petr Čech reached a major milestone on Sunday becoming the
first goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep 200 clean sheets.
Thirty-eight of those were with current club Arsenal and 162 were with Chelsea. On Sunday, Arsenal beat Watford 3:0. In the match, Čech saved a spot kick by Troy Deeney - his first saved penalty in the top flight since 2011, sources reported.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had praise for the goalkeeper, calling the record "absolutely remarkable".
In football, Viktoria Plzeň have agreed to lend midfielder Václav Pilař
to Slovan Liberec until the end of the season.
Pilař has been injured for most of the season but is expected to be recovered by the Spring with the possibility in a few matches before the end of the season.
Pilař has been part of the national team since 2011. He returned to Plzeň in 2014 after a period playing in Germany’s Bundesliga.
Jaromír Jágr was one of the stars of the Czech squad that took ice hockey gold at the Nagano Olympics, which began 20 years ago on Wednesday. The veteran forward admits playing again at this year’s Olympics did cross his mind – and says the absence of NHL players increases Czech chances of repeating the famous victory of 1998.