Two Czech cyclists have been listed among fifty or so riders suspected of using banned substances; Pavel Nedved indicates he'd like to [play football for at least one more season but national squad remains an open question; in ice hockey Ottawa opts for Carolina Hurricanes goaltender instead of Dominik Hasek.
Two Czechs among cyclists suspected of doping
Nedved to play football for "at least" one more season
The football World Cup may be well over for the Czech Republic but there is seemingly still a chance that star midfielder Pavel Nedved may continue to play for the national squad. Nedved told the Czech daily "Sport" that he was looking forward to playing club football for at least one more season - and that theoretically leaves the window open for the national squad - though for the time being - with a requisite question mark. For that matter, at the moment even Nedved's future in Italian club football is unclear, depending on the outcome of Juventus Turin's corruption scandal. Nedved has played for Juve for five years, but is not likely to continue with the club if it gets demoted to the 2nd or even 3rd league. Already there have been reports of interest in the French, Spanish leagues, and even the English Premiership. The Czech daily "Sport" cites Monaco as the likeliest destination, should Nedved leave the Italian league.
Hockey: Ottawa sign Gerber, fail to offer Hasek contract
In the NHL, the Ottawa Senators are seemingly investing in the future, signing Carolina Hurricane's goalie Martin Gerber at the weekend in lieu of 41-year-old goaltender Dominik Hasek. Hasek had an excellent season with the club last year and at one point looked set to lead the Senators to a Stanley Cup final, before being sidelined with a muscle injury at the Turin Winter Olympics. Now, with no contract forthcoming, his career may be over: it is now clear that if he wants one more shot at Lord Stanley's Cup, it will have to be with another team. Following Ottawa's decision, the team's General Manager John Muckler reportedly admitted that the Czech goalie was "disappointed" with decision: Hasek had long made clear that he was looking forward to coming back.