In Sports News this Monday: Own goals help Slavia and Plzeň win; Sparta’s coaches sacked after defeat to Boleslav proves last straw; disappointment for Samková at snowboard cross Worlds in Spain; and Plíšková advances in Indian Wells.
Slavia remain in front after late OG from Teplice
Sparta sack manager after defeat to Mladá Boleslav proves final straw
The only goal of the match came from the head of Brazilian defender Douglas and he won praise from Boleslav’s Tomáš Přikryl, himself a former Sparta player.
“He’s capable of doing that. All you need to do is set him up and he received a fantastic ball. It always feels good to beat Sparta – everybody wants to do it and we managed after a series of poor results. So super!”
Sparta are now nine points from top spot with 10 rounds to go after a poor run of form that saw two defeats in four league games since the winter break and an exit from the Europa League. That proved too much for the club’s management to take and on Monday Sparta fired their coaches Tomáš Požár and David Holoubek. The assistants Zdeněk Svoboda and Stanislav Hejkal will take over on a part-time basis.
Disappointment for Samková at snowboard cross Worlds
Plíšková reaches fourth round in Indian Wells
World tennis number three Karolína Plíšková has reached the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after overcoming Irina-Camelia Bugu of Romania 6-4 7-6 on Sunday. Last season the Czech player got to the semi-finals of a competition dubbed the “fifth Grand Slam”.