In Sports News: the Czech Republic beat a physical Saudi Arabia side 2:0 in a World Cup warm-up; Karel Poborsky's Ceske Budejovice win promotion to the Czech first division; Nicole Vaidisova and Martina Navratilova win prizes in Strasbourg; and Roman Sebrle is forced to pull out of a meeting in Austria.
Czechs beat physical Saudi side in first of three World Cup warm-ups
"It was pretty tough, especially at the beginning when they really got stuck in. The referee didn't blow so often and we took a few kicks but I think the game calmed down in the second half. You go on the pitch to play football, not to make war."
The Czechs' next World Cup warm-up is against Costa Rica in Jablonec on Tuesday. They'll be without midfielder Tomas Rosicky for that game - he has pulled a muscle and it is not yet clear whether he will return for the final pre-Germany friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Prague next Saturday.
Poborsky's Ceske Budejovice win promotion to top flight
Karel Poborsky is very likely to be the only player at the World Cup who ended the league season in his country's second division; he moved to Ceske Budejovice, a club he part owns, after being kicked out of Sparta Prague. But if Poborsky, who is 34, stays at Ceske Budejovice he will be back in the Czech top flight next season - the club has just secured the second promotion spot. Kladno finished top.
Vaidisova wins first WTA title on clay, Navratilova takes title 175
Vaidisova's wasn't the only Czech success in Strasbourg - the legendary Martina Navratilova took the doubles with partner Liezel Huber of South Africa. It was the 175th title of her career for Navratilova, who turns 50 in October.
Sebrle pulls out of "lucky" Gotzis meeting with injury
Nymburk win Czech basketball title again
Nymburk have won their third Czech basketball title in a row: a 98:76 win over Kunin on Sunday made it 4:1 to Nymburk in the best-of-seven final series.