In Sports News: the Czech Davis Cup team beat Paraguay to stay in the World Group; Martin Kovar is the star of the Czech Paralympics team, with three golds in swimming; Jaromir Jagr scores a hat trick for 'home' club Kladno; Sparta win ahead of their Champions League game against Lyon in Prague; sparks are still flying over the circumstances of Pavel Nedved's retirement from international football; Josef Masopust says Petr Cech should be made Czech captain; decathlete Roman Sebrle ends a great season with another win.
Czechs beat Paraguay to maintain place in Davis Cup World Group
"We Czechs can play a varied game, but the Paraguayans just stayed at the base-line - that was the main difference. Of course it was a relief to us psychologically when we went 2:0 up on matches - it meant we could lose a match, which Paraguay couldn't afford to do. As for the crowd, I thought it'd be a lot wilder here, but in the end it was just the same as playing before spectators in Europe."
The Czech team completed the 5:0 win with victories in the reverse singles for Stepanek and Michal Tabara.
Swimmer Kovar star of Czech Paralympics team with three gold medals
Local hero Jagr match-winner for Kladno
Sparks fly over circumstances of Nedved's international retirement
The retirement of Czech football captain Pavel Nedved is continuing to make the headlines, with a public spat between national coach Karel Bruckner and people close to the Juventus midfielder, who is struggling with a knee injury. Nedved's lawyer says Bruckner put pressure on the 32-year-old to play in the World Cup qualifiers against Romania and Armenia next month, a charge strenuously denied by Bruckner.
Legend Masopust says Cech (22) best choice to replace Nedved as captain
There is a question mark over who will succeed Nedved as Czech captain. The man considered the country's greatest ever player, Josef Masopust, has a surprising choice for captain: Petr Cech - that despite the fact the goalkeeper is only 22. Meanwhile, Cech has continued his amazing start at Chelsea with another clean sheet on Saturday; he has conceded just one goal in seven games in the Premiership.
Sparta impress in Czech league ahead of Champions League tie with Lyon
Decathlete Sebrle ends brilliant season with another win
Decathlete Roman Sebrle has ended an excellent season with a win, and $30,000 prize money, at the Grand Prix in Talence, France. The Olympic champion was undefeated this year.