In tennis, the Czech Republic have booked a safe passage to the Davis Cup quarterfinals by beating Belgium; cross-country star Lukáš Bauer wins classic 15 km to add to commanding lead in World Cup standings; Czechs finish last in Euro Hockey Tour; a TV crew is robbed during World Cup ski jumping event.
Tennis: Czechs down Belgians, book spot in Davis Cup quarterfinals
“It was clear from the beginning of the week that the team was in good spirits, and we were in good shape and felt great. I’m glad the match turned out the way it did and that we succeeded.”
Dlouhý and Vízner lost their singles matches on Sunday, some consolation for the Belgians in the best-of-five series. The Czechs will face Russia in the quarterfinals.
Cross-country skiing: Bauer triumphs in Estonia to add to lead in standings
Euro Hockey Tour: Czechs beat Russians but finish last
NHL action: Hejduk scores twice as Colorado sink Vancouver
Czech forward Milan Hejduk scored twice and Jaroslav Hlinka notched as assist for the Colorado Avalanche against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, helping their team to a 6:2 victory. Hejduk now has 20 goals this season. The win was the Avalanches 4th in six games, keep the Avalanche a point behind division leaders Minnesota.
On Sunday the Toronto Maple Leafs got the better of the Detroit Red Wings’ Dominik Hašek: then goalie was beaten 62 seconds into overtime on a shot redirected by Nik Antropov. The Red Wings lost 3:2.
Thieves target TV crew, officials’ hotel rooms during ski jumping event
A German TV crew was robbed during a World Cup ski jumping event in Liberec, north Bohemia on Sunday. The news was released by a International Skiing Federation spokesperson. It has been specified that perpetrators stole a number of laptop computers, a camera, as well as cash from the crew’s rooms at a local hotel. Also robbed were two federation officials. Damages have been estimated at several hundred thousand crowns. A representative of the hotel where the incident happened said the guests would be compensated for the stolen property.