Beguiling charms

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- In rolled the train...walking distance lay the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the Old Town's 12th-century...more than $6. Business as usual That's Prague, city of medieval wonders and art nouveau...

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Hasek undergoes surgery

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek is recovering...hometown after undergoing successful groin surgery. Hasek was operated on in Prague last week, his spokeswoman, Petra Obsilova, said Tuesday. He is now recovering...

Novotna beats Nagyova in semifinal

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Home-crowd favorite Jana Novotna rallied to beat Slovakia's...eventually took the set and the match. Before the match, Novotna was invited to Prague Castle to meet with President Vaclav Vavel, who congratulated her on her...

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Hasek to retire after next season

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- He's earned millions of dollars, won Olympic gold...Gretzky and John Elway. Sabres assistant general manager Larry Carriere flew to Prague for the news conference and praised Hasek's contributions to not only the...

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Pluto demoted as astronomers approve new definition for planets

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - For decades, it's been confused with a cartoon dog and...specialist in neutron stars from Northern Ireland who oversaw the proceedings in Prague - urged those who might be "quite disappointed" to look on the bright side...

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Fasel: No NHL players at Olympics if league is shut down in January

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The 2006 Winter Olympics will be played without NHL players...IIHF's 100-year anniversary. The IIHF congress will vote on the host city in Prague on May 8. Canada is widely expected to win over the two other candidates...

Children prepare for Prague festival

...the language in preparation for the 2005 Prague Children's Music Festival. "I'm...to Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic, where they will perform...flight to Europe to perform at the 2005 Prague Children's Music Festival. The group...

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Novotna at home on Czech clay

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Jana Novotna, finally adjusting to clay after her Wimbledon triumph, moved into the Czech Open semifinals...

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Defending champ Yagudin shaken by qualifying fall

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- World and European champion Alexei Yagudin appeared wan and confused after a disastrous qualifying round Monday...

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U.S. grouped with Sweden, Russia in Olympic hockey

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The United States will play Sweden and Russia in its hockey group at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Canada will...