Saturday, 17 August 2019
Sport | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prague Lions defeated the Vysočina Gladiators in the Paddock League Semifinal and earned a spot in Czech Bowl XXVI. Their opponent will be the Ostrava Steelers.

Sport | ESPN

Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strýcová won her first major title in doubles. Strýcová and Hsieh Su-wei won the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court. "There is no word to describe the feeling," said Strýcová, a Czech veteran who will take over the No. 1 rankings in doubles on Monday. "It's kind of like unreal, but in the same time, it's amazing."

Life | Sport | TSN

Jonas Forejtek and Jiri Lehecka won the junior boys' doubles title at Wimbledon. The top-seeded pair from the Czech Republic beat Liam Draxl of Canada and Govind Nanda of the United States 7-5, 6-4.

Life | Sport | World Air Sports Federation

In an historic first, the 14 pilots of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship took off for Qualifying in the new location of Lake Balaton on Saturday. At second in the overall standings, defending World Champion Martin Šonka set a blistering track record to clinch the pole.

Life | Sport | The Sports Examiner

Czech climber Adam Ondra posted his first World Cup lead win since 2015 with a triumph in Chamonix (FRA), giving him a win in both Bouldering (in Meiringen/SUI) and Lead this season.

Sport | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prague Lions defeated the Vysočina Gladiators in the Paddock League Semifinal and earned a spot in Czech Bowl XXVI. Their opponent will be the Ostrava Steelers, who are making their third appearance in a row in the Czech Bowl.

Life | Sport | Yahoo Sports/AFP

Coco Gauff stunned Wimbledon with her run to the fourth round aged just 15, but the youngest player competing at the All England Club is her friend Linda Fruhvirtova -- who only recently turned 14.

Sport | The Scotsman

To beat the best, you have to be at your 
best. And on Monday, Barbora Strýcová was and Johanna Konta wasn't. As a result, it is the 33-year-old Czech, who has spent most of this year thinking about retiring, who will face Serena Williams in semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Sport | Expats.cz

Tomáš Satoranský may no longer be a Washington Wizard, but he's about to become the highest-paid athlete from the Czech Republic in professional sports.

Sport | Fox Sports

Petra Kvitová has confirmed she intends to play Wimbledon after suffering no ill-effects from practising at the All England Club.

Sport | Expats.cz

Václav Nedomanský, who fled communist Czechoslovakia in the mid-1970s to become a star forward for the Detroit Red Wings, was elected as part of a six-member class of 2019 inductees to the NHL Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Sport | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prague Lions host their final regular season game of the year this Saturday against the Ústí nad Labem Blades. In addition to football, the Lions will have great food, cold beer, and coffee for their fans' enjoyment.

Sport | Radio Prague

A new National Sport Agency is due to be established in the Czech Republic taking over responsibilities for sports funding from the Ministry of Education. Its main aim is to create a new system of funding for Czech sport.

Sport | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The Czech Republic is the first European nation to host the Men's World Softball Championship which is taking place from June 13-23. The sport has been played in the country for decades thanks to the tireless efforts of one man, Aleš Hrabě.

Finance | Sport | Brno Daily

On Monday, the Czech government approved a proposal to increase its grant to the Brno MotoGP by CZK 16 million, taking its total contribution to CZK 55 million. The move follows CZK 10 million that was guaranteed by Brno City Council in April, and should put the event on a sustainable financial footing, for this year's event at least.