Canada seek to end medal drought at Ice Hockey World Championships
Canada seek to end medal drought at Ice Hockey World Championships

Led by Sidney Crosby, Canada will be looking to end their five-year medal drought at the ice hockey world championships as the 2015 edition starts in the Czech Republic on Friday.

Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning victory ride

Poland on Friday said it had denied entry to a Russian biker gang backed by the Kremlin, which is planning to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's role in the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.

England FA chief says Harry Kane wants to play at Euro Under-21s
England FA chief says Harry Kane wants to play at Euro Under-21s

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said the agent of Harry Kane has told him the Tottenham striker wants to play at the European Under-21 Championships in the Czech Republic in June.

Petra Kvitova takes Czechs past France to Fed Cup final
Petra Kvitova takes Czechs past France to Fed Cup final

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova sent holders the Czech Republic into their fourth Fed Cup final in five years after breezing past France`s Caroline Garcia in straight sets here on Sunday.

Czechs lead France 2-0 in Fed Cup semi-finals
Czechs lead France 2-0 in Fed Cup semi-finals

Lucie Safarova handed holders the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over France in the Fed Cup semi-finals after beating Caroline Garcia in three sets in the opening rubber on Saturday.

Safarova, Garcia to open Czechs vs France Fed Cup tie
Safarova, Garcia to open Czechs vs France Fed Cup tie

Lucie Safarova and Caroline Garcia will open the Fed Cup semi-final tie between the Czech Republic and France in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Saturday, following Friday`s draw.

Former Czech PM Stanislav Gross dies at age 45

Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister but was forced to resign nine months later, has died at the age of 45.

Petra Kvitova back to lead Czechs against France
Petra Kvitova back to lead Czechs against France

Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has come back from a month-long break to lead holders the Czech Republic against France in the Fed Cup semi-finals in Ostrava on April 18-19.

Old hand Eidur Gudjohnsen makes triumphant return for Iceland
Old hand Eidur Gudjohnsen makes triumphant return for Iceland

Iceland coach Lars Lagerback`s decision to tempt Eidur Gudjohnsen out of international retirement paid off handsomely in Kazakhstan, with the 36-year-old scoring his first goal in over five years for his country in a 3-0 win. 

Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan freed after 2 years

Two female Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday.

Two Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

Two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were travelling on a bus through southwestern Pakistan have been released, the Czech government said on Saturday.

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech ready to leave in summer 2015
Chelsea keeper Petr Cech ready to leave in summer 2015

Long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea rather than spend another season as understudy to Thibaut Courtois.

Ethnic Czechs move from Ukraine to former homeland

The Czech president has greeted a group of Ukrainians of Czech decent who have accepted his country's offer to move back to their former homeland because of the turmoil in Ukraine.

Alleged Russian spies unmasked by Czech intelligence: Report

Czech intelligence has identified three Russian diplomats assigned to the country as spies, a media report said Thursday, citing an anonymous government source.

Australia to face Kazakhstan on grass in Darwin
Australia to face Kazakhstan on grass in Darwin

Australia will face Kazakhstan on a purpose-built grass court in the steamy northern city of Darwin in their Davis Cup quarter-final in July, officials announced Wednesday.

Foreigners seized by Islamic State in Libya: Austria

Islamic State militants in Libya seized a group of foreigners at the al-Ghani oilfield last week, a spokesman for the Austrian foreign ministry said citing "secure information" on Monday, adding that they were alive when taken.

Top players missing as Czechs take on Aussies in Davis Cup
Top players missing as Czechs take on Aussies in Davis Cup

The Czech Republic and Australia will both be without their top players when they clash in a Davis Cup World Group first-round tie in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava this weekend.

Lucie Safarova closes in on WTA top ten
Lucie Safarova closes in on WTA top ten

The Czech Republic`s Lucie Safarova is banging at the door of an otherwise unchanged top ten in Monday`s WTA rankings thanks to her win in the Doha Open.

Blow for Aussies as Nick Kyrgios out with back problem
Blow for Aussies as Nick Kyrgios out with back problem

Australia`s top-ranked player Nick Kyrgios Thursday said he was withdrawing from next week`s Davis Cup World Group showdown against the Czech Republic with a back problem.

Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shooting

Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic gathered on Wednesday to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history.