Czechs out of European Under-21 Championships following 3:1 loss to Italy; Pavel Nedved keeps secret whether he will return to the pitch for Italy's Juventus; Berdych wins first grass title; Hilgertova becomes oldest European medallist in kayak slalom, while Czech duo win silver in canoe; ice hockey's Dominik Hasek ready to negotiate new season with the Detroit Red Wings.
With the temperatures soaring to 30 degrees in the Czech capital these days, ice hockey is probably the furthest thing from many peoples' minds, mopping their foreheads at work, ticking off the days before their holidays start. All of the year's big tournaments have wrapped up and the Czechs didn't do too well in any: at the Ice Hockey World Championship in May they struggled through three losses before finally giving up the ghost. Likewise, this year was the first in a while that saw no Czechs win North America's Stanley Cup. True, at least there
This week in Sport News: Czech Republic draws against Wales in Euro 2008 qualifier; Nicole Vaidisova reaches last eight in French Open; in the second Czech football division, Bohemians 1905 lose their home match while Viktoria Zizkov, having already won the second league and moving on to the first, sign up a new coach. Nymburk beats Prostejov in the final series of the basketball league; and Jaromir Jagr comes home for the summer.
In Sports News this week: Roman Sebrle falls short of a record six straight wins in the decathlon at Austria's Gotzis, while Tomas Dvorak - briefly - reminds spectators of his glory days; its D-Day the Czech football league, with Sparta Prague closing in on the double; Karel Poborsky plays his last game; and has ice hockey legend Dominik Hasek played his?
In ice hockey, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night ending the team's run for this year's Stanley Cup finals. Detroit - home to star Czech goalie Dominik Hasek - were defeated 4:3 in their final game of the series. The Ducks dominated most of the match, holding on for the win even as Detroit mounted a comeback. 42-year-old Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek, who had an excellent season, will now announce in several weeks time whether he will retire or come back.
Czech hopes of playing in the final of the World Ice-Hockey Championship in Moscow were dashed on Wednesday as the Czechs suffered a humiliating 4:0 defeat at the hands of the Russian team. The Russians, chasing their first world title since 1993, dominated the match on home ground igniting a 14,000 strong crowd of fans. The hosts became the first semi-finalists at the championships and will take on the winner of Thursday's quarter final between the United States and Finland.
The Czech Republic have reached the quarter-finals at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Russia. The Czechs secured the point they needed to go through after drawing with Canada in a game the Canadians won 4:3 in extra time. They will now face either Sweden or Russia for a place in the last four.
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