In Sports News this Monday: London javelin success for Špotáková just ahead of World Athletics Championships; Sparta reported close to signing Turkish player Kaya; Slavia rename stand as Celtic visit; and Czechs to face England in U19 Euro semis.
Špotáková achieves best throw in five years in great London win
Sparta reported close to signing Kaya from Galatasaray
In a summer in which top Czech football clubs have been signing foreign players like never before, Sparta Prague are believed to be close to agreeing a deal for the Turkish international Semih Kaya. According to media reports in his country, the 26-year-old defender is about to make the switch from Istanbul side Galatasaray for a figure of around CZK 52 million. Sparta have already signed Israeli international Tal Ben Haim in this transfer window, while reigning champions Slavia Prague have brought in the likes of Portugal’s Danny, once the most expensive player in the Russian league.
Slavia rename main stand after John William Madden as Celtic visit
Czechs to face England for place in finals of U19 Euros
In the latest international junior soccer tournament of the summer, the Czech Republic have reached the semi-finals of the European Under-19 Championship in Georgia. After overcoming the hosts in their final group game, the Czech youngsters will face England on Wednesday for a place in the final in Tbilisi.