In Sports News this Monday: Sparta Prague draw their first game under new manager Jozef Chovanec while Slavia hammer Kladno to stay in front in the Czech football league; goalkeeper Antonín Kinský says thanks but no thanks to the chance to become Petr Čech’s understudy at Chelsea; and former world tennis number seven Nicole Vaidišová falls to 34th in the rankings.
Sparta fall further behind leaders Slavia in first game under new boss Chovanec
That result leaves the country’s richest club seven points behind league leaders Slavia, who walloped Kladno 5:0 at Eden, with goals from Milan Ivana (two), Vladimír Šmicer, Jaroslav Černý and Ladislav Volešák.
Goalkeeper Kinský declines chance to join Čech at Chelsea
The goalkeeper Antonín Kinský says he is not interested in becoming Petr Čech’s understudy at Chelsea. The 33-year-old has been tracked by the mega-bucks club, but said while he was flattered by the interest he wanted to play every week, not warm the bench. Kinský, who is with the Russian side Saturn, has five international caps.
Vaidišová falls to 34th in rankings
The decline of the Czech women’s tennis number one Nicole Vaidišová continues, with the 19-year-old falling out of the world top 30. She is now 34th and will drop further in the rankings again, given that she hasn’t started at a tournament in Linz where she reached the quarter-finals last year. In fact Vaidišová, who reached number 7 in the world just under a year and a half ago, has ended the season early due to a wrist injury.