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.
In Montreal on Monday Czech ice hockey forward Tomas Plekanec helped his team, the Montreal Canadiens, down the Ottawa Senators 3:1. Plekanec scored the Canadiens' final goal on a night honouring legendary Montreal goalie Ken Dryden (when his No. 29 jersey was retired). The win helped Montreal slip just past Ottawa to regain the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference.
In Sports News this week: two Czech women's tennis players will compete in a Grand Slam quarter final for the first time in 22 years; ski jumper Jan Mazoch is still in a serious condition after an horrific fall; Petr Cech makes a return to action after a long lay-off with a head injury, and Slavia come out on top in Prague's ice hockey derby.
Ice hockey goalie Tomas Vokoun has won his second game since returning from injury, earning a 2:0 shut-out for his team the Nashville Predators against Columbus on Friday. Vokoun got a fair amount of help from fellow team mates, who kept Columbus' chances to a minimum, just 22 shots. Vokoun had missed 20 games during his recovery from a hand injury. His first match back, a less impressive performance by the keeper, Nashville edged Anaheim 5:4.
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