In Sports News: Czech tennis players Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek reach ATP finals, though both fall at the final hurdle; Jaroslav Baba sets a new Czech record in the high jump while his ex-girlfriend Denisa Scerbova sets a record in the long jump 24 hours later; Sarka Zahrobska is half a second away from bronze at the Alpine skiing World Championships; and football goalkeeper Petr Cech sets another record in the English Premiership while yet another is firmly within his sights.
Novak, Stepanek beaten in finals of ATP tournament
Czech men's high jump record, women's long jump record broken
Then in Bratislava on Sunday, Jaroslav Baba's former girlfriend Denisa Scerbova set a new Czech record in the long jump; her jump of 664 cm broke a record set 28 years previously, and she too made the history books by a margin of just 1 cm! Scerbova, who is just 18 and shares the same trainer as Baba, said she had been inspired by her ex's achievement.
"He called me and he was really happy, and he said whenever things go well for him they also go well for me. And he said he hoped it always worked that way. We really spur each other on!"
Zahrobska close to bronze at Alpine skiing World Championships
Cech sets another record, closing in on yet another
Czech football goalkeeper Petr Cech has set yet another record in the English Premier League, with nine clean sheets in a row after the 0:0 draw between his club Chelsea and Manchester City. The 22-year-old now has 20 clean sheets for the whole season, just one short of the record, and with a full 12 more games to go.
But there was bad news for Czech manager Zdenek Scasny, who was fired by Greek club Panathinaikos after their cup defeat to rivals AEK Athens. Scasny had been at the club for just four months.
And the only female referee in the Czech league, Dagmar Damkova, has been voted the country's best ref in the first half of the season.