Posts Tagged Czech Republic

World’s top paddlers tackle Md. whitewater course

Russian kayaker Nikita Gubenko begins a training run at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry, Md., , on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He is among  the athletes competing in the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held at the course Sept. 17-20. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week’s canoe and kayak whitewater slalom world championships.

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Davis Cup: Vesely salvages pride for Czechs

French tennis players celebrate after defeating Czech Republic and winning the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Setting their sights on a first Davis Cup win since 2001, the French players are finding extra motivation in the daunting task awaiting them.

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France qualifies for Davis Cup final

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, left, and Richard Gasquet celebrate winning a set against Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their doubles match in the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday.

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