In Sports News: UEFA reject an official protest from Slavia Prague over Liverpool receiving their seeding; Czech goalkeeper Martin Vaniak leaves for the Greek league, while striker Tomas Jun may be going to English Premier League side Fulham; Tomas Dvorak qualifies for the world athletics championships; and the leading Czech pole vaulter is out of action after an airlines loses all his poles.
UEFA reject Slavia protest over Liverpool seeding
Slavia Prague's protest against Liverpool's special dispensation to enter the qualifying rounds of the Champions League has been rejected by European football's governing body, UEFA. Liverpool have been given Slavia's seeding, meaning the Prague club could now face much tougher opposition in their bid to reach the prestigious competition.
Vaniak begins first foreign stint at 34, Jun in talks with Fulham
One of the best goalkeepers in Czech football Martin Vaniak has left Sigma Olomouc for Panionios of Greece, the keeper getting his first shot at a foreign league just a few months before his 35th birthday. Panionios recently recruited former Slavia boss Josef Csaplar as their manager.
Tomas Jun of Sparta Prague - the top scorer in the Czech league last year - is said to be in talks with English Premier League club Fulham over a possible transfer. Meanwhile, Sparta have bought a new striker, signing Miroslav Slepicka from Liberec.
Dvorak qualifies for Helsinki
Welsch joins fifth NBA team in three years
The only Czech in basketball's NBA, Jiri Welsch, has changed club, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Milwaukee Bucks. Welsch said he was surprised by the trade. Milwaukee, who finished near the bottom of the NBA last season, is his fifth club since he went to the US in 2002.
Frenchman appointed Czech volleyball coach
The Czech national volleyball team has a new trainer, with Frenchman Laurent Tillie taking over from Pavel Rerabek was sacked. Most members of the Czech team play in the French volleyball league.
Pole vaulter Ptacek loses poles
The Czech pole vault record holder Adam Ptacek is currently out of action, after an airline lost a bag containing all eight of his poles. Ptacek says airline Alitalia have offered him 500 dollars in compensation, which is half the cost of one pole.