Canada, Finland advance to world hockey title game

Hockey 05/25/19, 16:29

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final.Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turris and Thomas Chabot also scored for Canada. Tomas Zohorna scored the Czechs.In ...

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election

Europe 05/25/19, 01:19

Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots in European Parliament elections.The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year's elections, which are taking place over four days and involve all 28 EU nations.Many predict nationalists and far-right groups will gain ground. They ...

Update: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

Europe 05/24/19, 07:59

The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local):2:50 p.m.Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to win despite the fraud charges he ...

Russia to host 2023 hockey worlds in St. Petersburg

Sports 05/24/19, 07:02

The International Ice Hockey Federation has picked the Russian city of St. Petersburg to host the 2023 world championships.Russia plans to build a 23,000-seat arena in central St. Petersburg for the event, and also use the city's Ice Place venue built for the 2000 worlds.The IIHF says it awarded two ...

Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds

Hockey 05/21/19, 11:06

Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after the United State plays Canada on Tuesday night.The Czech Republic ...

Czech international Sural killed in auto crash in Turkey

Sports 04/29/19, 12:20

Czech Republic international Josef Sural was killed and six other Alanyaspor players were injured Monday when their van crashed on the way home from a Turkish league soccer match.The 28-year-old Sural died in the hospital during emergency surgery, Alanyaspor president Hasan Cavusoglu told NTV television by telephone.The six other players ...

PHOTOS: Czech believers revive Easter rattling procession

Europe 04/19/19, 06:53

Participants in black suits with white masks are marching in the southern Czech city of Ceske Budejovice, beating drums and pushing small carts in a revival of an Easter tradition.In several European countries the church bells fall silent in the evening on Maundy Thursday — according to tradition they fly ...

Czech court: rights of alleged Russian hacker violated

Business 04/09/19, 11:17

The Czech Republic's highest court says a former justice minister violated the rights of an alleged Russian hacker by allowing his extradition to the U.S. before a separate asylum case was finalized.Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other American companies in 2012, compromising the personal ...

Brazil and Argentina struggling ahead of Copa America

Soccer 03/27/19, 12:11

The Copa America is less than three months away and both Brazil and Argentina have shown they are far from their best.Brazil is having trouble defending and transitioning from the back to the attack. Argentina, meanwhile, is struggling with a drop in individual skill on the ball — even with ...

Gabriel Jesus helps Brazil rally past Czech Republic 3-1

Soccer 03/26/19, 17:04

Substitute Gabriel Jesus scored twice in the second half as Brazil came from behind to beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in an international friendly on Tuesday.Roberto Firmino started the rally, equalizing four minutes into the second half as he capitalized on a defensive blunder and beat goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka one ...

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison term

Sports 03/26/19, 08:52

A court in the Czech Republic convicted a man of knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and sentenced him to eight years in prison.The regional court in the city of Brno ruled on Tuesday that Radim Zondra caused Kvitova serious bodily harm in December 2016 when he ...

Sterling scores hat trick, England beats Czech Republic 5-0

Sports 03/22/19, 16:59

Raheem Sterling scored his first England hat trick in a 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the start of 2020 European Championship qualifying on Friday.Harry Kane also netted a penalty and Tomas Kalas compounded the visitors' miserable night by scoring an own goal at Wembley Stadium as England made ...

Sterling in tribute to deceased player, may face UEFA action

Sports 03/22/19, 16:39

Raheem Sterling revealed a t-shirt memorializing a young footballer after scoring his second goal for England against the Czech Republic on Friday.Damary Dawkins, a Crystal Palace youth team player who had been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukaemia for four years, died on Sunday aged 13.Sterling's t-shirt under his England jersey had ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Sports 03/21/19, 04:05

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic's capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay ...

Young England, reeling Germany ready for Euro qualifiers

Soccer 03/20/19, 02:06

Few big teams need to sweat the 2020 European Championship qualifiers, but for Germany the pressure is already on.After a terrible 2018, Joachim Loew's new-look squad is aiming for revenge against the Netherlands, which helped relegate Germany in the inaugural Nations League last year.Elsewhere in the opening two rounds of ...

Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Europe 03/18/19, 12:12

The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit.The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets, though it won't say exactly how much beer it ...

US hoops draws Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan in World Cup

Sports 03/16/19, 11:09

USA Basketball still doesn't know which players will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer in China.Their first three opponents, however, are finally set.The Americans' quest for an unprecedented third consecutive FIBA World Cup championship will start against the Czech Republic, followed by games against Turkey and Japan ...

Czechs to face England, Brazil with striker Patrik Schick

Soccer 03/12/19, 06:23

Patrik Schick has recovered from an unspecified injury to be selected in the Czech Republic squad playing England to open 2020 European Championship qualifying next week.Four days after the March 22 match at Wembley Stadium, the Czechs will face Brazil in a friendly in Prague.Schick scored for Roma on Monday ...

Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common

Politics 03/07/19, 15:47

President Donald Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis now have another thing in common: They both like the same campaign slogan. Babis said Thursday at the White House that he similarly wants to "Make the Czech Republic great again." The two leaders already have much in common. President Donald Trump shakes hands ...

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