OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Radek Stepanek has recovered from a neck injury to open the Czech Republics quest for the third straight Davis Cup title by playing the opening singles match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands in their first-round series. Trysten Hill Jersey . Stepanek retired from his Australian Opens first-round match against Blaz Kavcic in the fourth set. Thursdays draw also pits Australian Open semifinalist Tomas Berdych against Igor Sijsling. Berdych and Stepanek teamed up to beat Spain in the 2012 final and did the same to defeat Serbia in November to retain the title. In Saturdays doubles, the Czech pair of Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely will face Thiemo de Bakker and Jean-Julien Rojer. Reverse singles are scheduled for Sunday. The winner will face either Canada or Japan in Aprils quarterfinals. Amari Cooper Jersey . The Italian football federation announced the appointment, three days after new president Carlo Tavecchio was elected. Tavecchio and Conte spoke on the phone early Thursday. Dallas Cowboys Shirts . The Missouri Tigers Defensive End and SEC Defensive player of the year is eligible for the upcoming NFL draft in May.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Midfielder Eric Alexander scored his first goal of the season and the New York Red Bulls earned a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Sunday. Peguy Luyindula scored his third goal of the season for the Red Bulls in the 76th minute, a right-footed shot from atop the penalty box. Alexander, who had taken just four shots on goal this season, headed in a cross in the 17th minute from the left wing by Lloyd Sam after New England goalie Bobby Shuttleworth was knocked to the turf in the scramble. Luyindulas goal was his first in 10 matches. The Red Bulls (4-5-6) snapped a four--match (0-3-1) winless streak in which they had allowed 10 goals. Cooper Rush Jersey . . New York also snapped a 17-match (11-0-6) winless streak in New England against the Revolution. New York goalie Luis Robles earned his third shutout of the season, spoiling New Englands season-best crowd of 23,950 by making eight saves and foiling five corner kicks. The Revolutions Diego Fagundez launched a shot off the right wing off the far left goal post in the 44th minute. New England (7-5-2) suffered its second straight shutout loss, having its unbeaten streak of five matches (4-0-1) at home end as well. ' ' '