Sports News

By Vladimir Tax

Yes - it's the sports now. Let's take a quick look first at the ice hockey premiere league, the ninth-round matches being played on the weekend in the Czech Republic. Pardubice smashed Pilsen 5-0 on Sunday - their fifth victory - in a row and moved up to second place in the Extraliga. The current vice-champions Sparta Prague beat their archrivals Slavia 2-1 and they still hold the lead on 22 points, 4 points ahead of Pardubice.

Czech football league now - Sparta Prague leads the table on 21 points, Bohemians Prague second, lagging just one point behind, and Ostrava are third with 17 points. Here are the weekend's Gambrinus League results in full:

Brno - Hradec Kralove....... 2:1

Bohemians Prague - Teplice... 1:0

Synot - Ostrava.............. 0:4

Blsany - Slavia Prague....... 1:2

Sparta Prague - Jablonec..... 1:0

Opava - Viktoria Zizkov...... 0:1

Motor racing - and the only Czech Formula One pilot Tomas Enge finished in 14th place in the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis. This was Enge's second Formula One race since he joined the Prost team a week ago. Finland's Mika Häkkinen in a McClaren won the race, Micheal Schumacher in a Ferrari came second and the German driver is now certain to take the world title. Enge said he was satisfied with his performance in Indianapolis, although he was in last position for most of the race after a bad start due to technical problems with his car's transmission.

And finally, Czech boxer Lukas Konecny - in his fourth professional match - had no problems seeing off the Hungarian Robert Sathy. Konecny, who holds two amateur world championship Bronze medals - defeated Sathy in a mere two minutes.