Sport Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych beat third seed David Ferrer to move into the Australian Open semi-finals

The Czech star rattled through the first two sets before overcoming a brief blip in the third to beat the Spaniard 6-1 6-4 2-6 6-4 and book his place in the semi-finals

Alan Dzagoev scored two goals to take Russia to victory over the Czech Republic

Russia coach Dick Advocaat plays down expectations ahead of Poland match

Russia coach Dick Advocaat tried to play down expectations as his side head into their second Euro 2012 Group A fixture against hosts Poland.

Greece refuse to take Czech Republic lightly

Coach Fernando Santos insists he has paid no attention to the Czech Republic's heavy defeat to Russia during Greece's preparations for their Group A meeting in Wroclaw.

Rivalry: Russian blogs say fans will unveil a banner reading ‘Smolensk’ during Poland’s anthem

Poland v Russia: A rivalry most bitter

Poland v Russia carries the bad blood of centuries and, with the Katyn massacre's wounds reopened, there are fears of mayhem on the terraces today, says Shaun Walker in Warsaw

Theodor Gebre Selassie

It wasn't racism, it was about a Mexican wave, says Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko

Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko yesterday described allegations that Russian football fans racially abused Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie at a Euro 2012 game in Poland as "stupid and untrue".

Jessica Ennis was in solid not spectacular form in Beford yesterday

Jessica Ennis on track – now with a young pretender chasing her

World No 1 heptathlete hails Olympic standard of Liverpool teenager Johnson-Thompson

Greece’s Kostas Fortounis keeps his eye on the ball during training yesterday

Greece injury concerns worsen but insist they will go for broke

Already struggling with their absentees, Greece were hit by another setback yesterday ahead of their Euro 2012 game against the Czech Republic when Giorgos Fotakis pulled out of training with a right thigh injury.

<p><strong>Vyacheslav Malafeev:</strong></p><p>  Dealt smartly with early Czech efforts, came off his line well and handleded confortably. Powerless to prevent Pilar’s goal.<strong> 6</strong></p>

Russia v Czech Republic player ratings

Man-for-man marking from the Euro 2012 match at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw

Alan Dzagoev scored two goals to take Russia to victory over the Czech Republic

Dzagoev double reveals extent of Russian threat

Russia 4 Czech Republic 1

Usain Bolt points the way to victory in Rome last night

Bolt banishes cobwebs to clock his fastest time for three years

World's fastest man did not get off to the best of starts, but he made up for it - big time

Usain Bolt hungry for Olympic Repeat despite slow start Ostrava

Usain Bolt insists he would not care about losing every race between now and the Olympics as long as he retains his titles in London.

Petr Cech saves Arjen Robben's penalty in extra-time

Petr Cech signs new four-year deal with Chelsea

Chelsea's Champions League hero Petr Cech has signed a new four-year contract.

Russian jet crash in Czech Republic injures six

A Russian military jet's landing gear malfunctioned as it touched down in the Czech Republic today, injuring six people when it rolled off the runway, broke apart and caught fire, officials said. At least one man was in life-threatening condition.

Baltacha loses in semi-final

Elena Baltacha missed out on a place in the Sparta Prague Open final as she lost her semi-final against Klara Zakopalova on Saturday.

Murray struggled to hide his frustration against Berdych

Angry Andy crashes out but claims he is learning on clay

Tomas Berdych is one of only three players in the world's top 20 – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the others – who have won more matches against Andy Murray than they have lost. The powerful Czech's big-hitting game usually gives Murray trouble and once again he got the better of him yesterday, winning their quarter-final at the Monte Carlo Masters 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal in Miami

Rafael Nadal progresses in Miami

Rafael Nadal was a convincing third-round winner at the Sony Ericsson Open as he raced past Czech player Radek Stepanek.

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