In Sports News: the Czech football team get off to a good start in their bid to reach Euro 2008, with two debutants shining in a 2:1 win over Wales, though Wales manager John Toshack believes match officials made serious mistakes; Sparta Prague appoint their 16th boss in 13 years - former star player Michal Bilek; two Czech singles players start the second week at tennis's US Open; and Czech women's record holder Barbora Spotakova wins the javelin at the last Golden League meeting of the season.
Czechs start Euro campaign with win, though Wales boss Toshack cries foul
"Apparently the first goal - they tell me - was in a clear offside position. I didn't see that too much. The second goal annoyed me - you can't take a free kick...throw the ball on the floor and take it while it's rolling, it's not in the rules - it has to be still. We're clutching at straws a little bit, maybe, saying that, but that is what happened. You wouldn't say that's why we lost...things happened after that. But we took a chance when we were 1:0 behind, we got ourselves back into it...to lose it after that is cruel, because they're bad goals from our point of view, I think they could have been prevented. Although if the first one's offside, it's offside."
The Czech Republic should face a sterner test in their next game, against Slovakia in Bratislava on Wednesday night.
Bilek becomes 16th Sparta Prague manager in 13 years
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Gold for Spotakova in Berlin
Barbora Spotakova, who recently set a new Czech women's record in the javelin, topped the podium at the final athletics Golden League meeting of the season in Berlin at the weekend.