Porzingis starts season with star game

Latvia's NBA star Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 31 points in his season opener on October 19, grabbing 12 rebounds and assuming a leading role in a game the New York Knicks lost to Oklahoma City Thunder 84:105 (24:27, 18:26, 17:26, 25:26). 

The strange case of the taxman with the golden gambling streak

With the Latvian national soccer team's recent victory against Andorra regarded as a notable achievement, it would be fair to say the national football league (Virsliga) does not stand serious comparison with Serie A in Italy or Germany's Bundesliga.

Kristaps Porziņģis in the words of his first coach

Kristaps Porziņģis, an NBA player with the New York Knicks, is by a long shot the best-known sportsman Latvia has produced in years. Basketball coach Edvīns Sprūde trained him for eight years in Porziņģis native Liepāja. Sprūde was effectively the first step in a career that has made Kristaps one of the most prominent newcomers in the NBA, Sprūde says in an interview with Rus.lsm.lv.

Win over Andorra ends world cup campaign

Latvia managed at least to finish a generally dismal soccer World Cup qualifying tournament on a high of sorts October 11 with a 4-0 win at home to part-timers Andorra.

Ostapenko up to 8th place in WTA rankings

Latvia's No 1 female tennis player Jelena Ostapenko has climbed another two places in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and is ranked eighth this week, a new record for both Ostapenko and Latvia.

Briedis wins in Riga

Latvia's champion cruiserweight Mairis Briedis retained his world title in the early hours of October 1 in a hard-fought encounter with Cuban Mike Perez.

New anti-doping agency approved

The Latvian government on September 26 supported an initiative from the Health Ministry for the creation of a new national anti-doping agency.

Porziņģis alleged to have been caught speeding

Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis was caught exceeding the speed limit while home in Latvia this month, LSM's Latvian language service reported September 25, citing the LETA news agency. 

Runner claims world treadmill record

A Latvian runner has broken a world record according to the rules of the Guinness World Record company by running 144.44 kilometers on a treadmill in 12 hours.

Watch: Ostapenko claims second title of the season

Latvian tennis star Jelena Ostapenko proved her extraordinary triumph at the French Open earlier in the year was no fluke by adding a second tour win of the season to her trophy cabinet September 24.

Ostapenko stampedes on in Seoul

On September 21 Latvia's top tennis player Jelena Ostapenko (WTA 10) beat Japan's Nao Hibino (WTA 72) to advance to the quarterfinals, organizers said. 

Latvian becomes MX2 world champion

Latvian motocross rider Pauls Jonass  of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team was crowned the 2017 MX2 World Champion on September 17, reports LETA.

Latvia into Eurobasket quarter finals

Latvia moved almost effortlessly into the last eight of the Eurobasket European Basketball Championships September 10 with a comprehensive demolition of Montenegro in Istanbul.

Sevastova into US Open quarter final

Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova produced a thrilling display September 3 that sees her progress to the quarter finals of the US Open tennis chapmionships.

First win at Eurobasket

Latvia's men's basketball team racked up its first win of the European championships September 2, beating Belgium in Istanbul.

Eurobasket campaign starts with hard-fought loss

The Latvian men's basketball team launched its European championship campaign with a loss to tournament favorites Serbia, but in the process showed that they undoubtedly deserve to be sparring with the best.

Hartley retained as ice hockey coach

Bob Hartley has agreed to stay on as the head coach of the Latvian national men's ice hockey team, the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation said August 24.