Czech international football player Milan Baros has finally gotten a league game at Liverpool, and made the most of the opportunity, scoring two and being named man of the match. Sparta Prague have dropped their first two points of the season in the Czech football league, while Bohemains have finally won a game. Racing driver Tomas Enge has won the Formula 3000 championship, but could lose his crown after traces of cannabis were found in his blood. Those stories and more feature in Sports News.
Czech striker Milan Baros bags a brace on English league debut for Liverpool
After the game the British sports pages were full of praise for the 20-year-old former Ostrava player, as was Liverpool coach Gerard Houllier, who said his faith in Baros had been well-placed. "Milan has good skill and an eye for goal," said Houllier. As for Baros himself, he said he was glad that the club now knew they could count on him to come up with the goods, adding that he couldn't keep count of the calls of congratulation from the Czech Republic after the game.
Sparta Prague still on top after dropping two points to Blsany
In Czech domestic football, Sparta Prague's impressive run of five straight wins came to an end on Saturday. They dropped two points at home to Blsany, though it looked like they'd lose all three, until Jiri Jarosik got one back for Sparta in the closing minutes to make it 1:1. Sparta remain on top. At the wrong end of the table, Bohemians have finally crawled off bottom spot, after their first victory of the season, 2:1 at home to Ostrava. Zlin are now in last place, after losing to Pribram 2:1.
Four Czech teams prepare for UEFA cup action
Several Czech teams are involved in UEFA cup action this week. Zizkov face the toughest task; they take on Scottish league-leaders Glasgow Rangers on Tuesday at Strahov stadium. On Thursday Sparta play Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia and Liberec play Dynamo Tiblisi - both those games are at home - while Slavia Prague visit Belgian club Mouscron.
Could cannabis charge cost Tomas Enge Formula 3000 championship?
Ice hockey Extraliga begins tenth season
The Czech ice hockey Extraliga began its tenth season on Friday, with the big game of the first round a duel between Vitkovice and Slavia Prague, with the latter winning 5:2. On Saturday, newly-promoted Liberec played host to Litvinov, and learned a lesson about life in the big league. They lost 4:1, with the last of Litvinov's goals coming from star Jiri Slegr, who has joined the club at least temporarily, after failing to find a place in the NHL after leaving Stanley Cup-winners Detroit during the summer.