Porzingis promises entertaining national team debut

Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porzingis, who will be making his debut with the senior national team in an exhibition match against Poland in Riga on Friday, hopes to please the home crowd with a spectacular slam dunk.

Sevastova, Gulbis see rankings pick up

After advancing to the quarterfinals of the Bastad tournament in Sweden, Latvia's Anastastija Sevastova has taken 16th place in Women's Tennis Association rankings, a new record for the player previously ranked 17.

Latvian tennis players see rankings pick up

Latvian tennis players Anastasija Sevastova and Jeļena Ostapenko have both improved their standings in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, with Ostapenko ranked 12th after making it into the quarterfinals in Wimbledon 2017, repeating her career high.

Ostapenko into Wimbledon last eight

Jelena Ostapenko continued her remarkable winning streak July 10, beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 to rack up 11 grand slam singles victories in a row.

Wimbledon quarter finals beckon

Latvia's tennis sensation Jelena Ostapenko is back in action at the Wimbledon tennis championships in the United Kingdom July 7, playing to reach the quarter finals of the tournament.

Gulbis to meet Djokovic after defeating Del Potro

Latvian tennis continued its remarkable summer of success July 6 with erratic genius Ernests Gulbis pulling off a surprise but convincing victory over highly-fancied Juan Martin Del Potro in the men's singles at Wimbledon.

Ostapenko marches on at Wimbledon

Latvia's tennis sensation Jelena Ostapenko made it through to the third round of the women's singles at Wimbledon July 5 with a victory over Caanda's Francoise Abanda.

Jelena Ostapenko in her own words

"I think I am very powerful and I was born with this strength... I could never sit quietly. I simply couldn't stay in the corner playing with building toys," says Jeļena Ostapenko, the 20-year-old Latvian tennis player who was launched instantly to stardom after her stunning victory at Roland Garros this June. Her goals are clear - a Career Grand Slam and the title of the world's No. 1 tennis player. "I'll do my best," she says. 

Watch: Latvia's women's basketball team into quarter finals

Latvia's summer of sporting success shows every sign of continuing with the national women's basketball team progressing to the quarter finals of the Eurobasket championships with a surprise victory over reigning champions Serbia in the Czech Republic.

Bertāns, Porziņģis on board for Eurobasket

There was more great news for sports fans June 14 with confirmation that both of Latvia's NBA basketball stars will play for the national side in this year's Eurobasket tournament.

WATCH: Jelena Ostapenko press conference in Latvia

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko held a press conference in Latvia June 13. Thanks to our colleagues at LTV, it will be available below.

Latvia's new sporting superstar answered questions in Latvian, Russian and a couple in English towards the end - and revealed that in addition to those three languages she is also learning a bit of Spanish and French.

Ostapenko welcomed home to Latvia

A large crowd of people gathered at Riga International Airport June 12 to welcome home Jelena Ostapenko after her remarkable victory at the French Open. 

Cēsis stands up to 'boring history' US media slur

After some slightly skeptical comments about the attractions of the Latvian town of Cēsis by a pair of US radio hosts, rap duo Transleiteris have hit back with what is possibly the best promotional video ever made.

Ostapenko wins French Open!

Jelena Ostapenko made history by being the first Latvian tennis player ever to contest a grand slam final on June 10. She played Romania's Simona Halep at historic Roland Garros in Paris. We did game by game updates of what happened.

Who is Jeļena Ostapenko?

On June 10 Jeļena Ostapenko makes history when she becomes the first Latvian ever to play in a grand slam tennis final, against Romania's Simona Halep. And while her fellow Latvians have heard her name (we at LSM even tipped her for a possible Olympic medal last year and they said we were crazy!) to the rest of the world the unseeded 20-year-old is still an unknown quantity. So who is Jeļena? 

Ronaldo in action in Riga tonight

Superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is in Riga preparing to take to the field later June 9 for Portugal in a match against Latvia.

Ostapenko reaches French Open final!

Latvia's Jelena  (Aļona) Ostapenko wrote a new chapter in Latvia's sporting history June 8 as she played Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the semi final of the French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros, Paris.