In Sports News: Tomas Berdych climbs back into the top ten in tennis's world rankings after reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon; Nicole Vaidisova says goodbye to the All England Club at the same stage, but has more to regret; football goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to wear a special protective helmet for another season; Vladimir Smicer scores on his 'debut' for Slavia Prague; and Dominik Hasek receives a better contract from Detroit Red Wings, while Robert Lang leaves the NHL club.
Berdych back in top ten after reaching Wimbledon quarter-finals...
...while Vaidisova has more to regret after getting close to semis
Petr Cech set for another season in protective helmet
Petr Cech was speaking in Prague at Sparta Prague's youth training centre in the middle of the gigantic Strahov stadium, where he was conducting a football summer school for children. That was on Sunday; Cech is now bound for the United States with Chelsea, who are set to play a few exhibition games, including one against Los Angeles Galaxy; the match will be David Beckham's first outing for the club, and is sure to receive a huge amount of attention.
Smicer scores on 'debut' for Slavia
Hasek improves contract, but deserves more, says agent
Czech ice hockey star Dominik Hasek has, as expected, signed a new one-year contract with Detroit Red Wings. According to US media reports, the 42-year-old is set to earn two million dollars, with the chance of the same amount again in performance bonuses. That is an improvement on the 1.65 million the Dominator was on last season. However, Hasek's agent said the goaltender deserved a lot more.
Lang leaves Detroit for Chicago
Meanwhile, another Czech Robert Lang has left Detroit after three years at the club. Lang departs Red Wing for the Chicago Blackhawks under something of a cloud: the forward says he had no choice but to leave after a change of coach left him surplus to requirements at Detroit.