In Sports News: the Czech Republic get off to a winning start at the Ice Hockey World Championships, overcoming Switzerland 3:1; world renowned Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech celebrates his first league medal with Chelsea, as he prepares to face Liverpool's Milan Baros again in the Champions League; Sparta Prague have one hand on the Czech league title; and 18-year-old Czech qualifier Lucie Safarova wins tennis's Estoril Open.
Czechs off to winning start on poor quality ice at World Championships
"In the first period the ice was OK, but in the second and third periods there seemed to be a lot of water, and neither the puck nor the players were able to move around normally. The game started at a good tempo, which suited us, but after that we were pretty much playing on water."
The Czech Republic's next match is against Germany on Tuesday, with a game versus Kazakhstan to follow two days later.
Cech wins Premiership title on eve of huge Champions League clash
Tuesday should also see Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech lining up against his international team-mate Milan Baros, as their clubs Chelsea and Liverpool face each other in the semi-finals of football's Champions League. But whatever the outcome, Petr Cech already has a lot to celebrate, with Chelsea having just won the English Premiership, the first league title of the young goalie's career. Chelsea captain John Terry paid high tribute to the record-breaking goalkeeper, saying Cech had been the hero of the season at the club. And Petr Cech wasn't the only Czech celebrating: Jiri Jarosik also receives a Premiership medal, after joining Chelsea in January. He has now won the league in three different countries.