In Sports News this Monday: Ski jumper Matura tops the World Cup podium for the first time after nearly 170 attempts; Berdych reaches the quarter-finals in Melbourne; Jágr enjoys a dream start at new club Dallas; and striker Vydra now has 16 goals in 23 games for Watford.
Ski jumper Matura wins first World Cup event at 32
“The hill here is specific, it’s more like for ski flying, and there is usually a headwind. Those are things that to a large degree suit me, but still you have to be on form. I knew when I arrived that the competitions here would be windy, and that I could perhaps reach the podium. But for me the fact I won twice is something that is indescribable.”
Berdych advances to quarter-finals in Melbourne
Jágr enjoys dream Dallas debut
Vydra, 20, finds net for 16th time in 23 games for Watford
The Czech striker Matěj Vydra is going great guns in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Vydra, who is 20 and began his career at Baník Ostrava, is on loan at Watford from Italian side Udinese. On Saturday, he won a penalty and scored twice for the Hornets to bring his tally for the season so far to 16 goals in 23 appearances. Given the Czech national side’s trouble finding the net in recent times, coach Michal Bílek will no doubt be monitoring Vydra’s progress closely.