U.S. basketball star unlikely to be granted Latvian citizenship
Granting Latvia citizenship to US basketball player Shey Peddy would not be the right decision to make, as it could affect home athletes' motivation to strive for high achievements, said the chairman of the Sports Subcommittee in the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee Sandis Riekstiņš (New Conservative Party) on Latvian Radio June 7.
Ethiopian runners claim Rīga marathon double
Ethiopian Andualem Belay Shiferaw came first in the Tet Riga marathon this Sunday, reaching the finish line after two hours, 8 minutes, and 51 seconds, setting a new record. In the woman's race, Shiferaw's fellow national Birke Debele came first, finishing at 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 18 seconds, and also setting a new Riga marathon record, the organisers announced. 
Latvian soccer team gets new coach... and new coach
The new trainer of Latvia's national soccer team was officially announced March 13. A press conference of the Latvian Football Federation (LFF) introduced Slovenian Slaviša Stojanovič as the man who will attempt to get Latvia into the 2020 European Championship finals.
Gorkšs to stay on as soccer chief
Latvian Football Federation President Kaspars Gorkšs survived a vote of no confidence during the federation's extraordinary meeting on March 28.
Latvia scores famous Fed Cup victory over Slovakia
Latvia's women tennis players scored a thrilling victory over Slovakia's finest in the Federations Cup at the weekend, advancing them in the prestigious competition with the promise of even bigger days to come.
Porziņģis Dallas-bound as New York adventure comes to an end
The National Baketball Association's Dallas Mavericks have acquired All-Star Latvian forward Kristaps Porziņģis and three other players from the New York Knicks in exchange for a package that includes point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round picks, ESPN reports.
Ostapenko earns season's first win
On January 30, Latvia's second-best ranked woman tennis player Alona Ostapenko defeated France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 0-6, 6-0 in the opening round of the St Petersburg WTA Premier series tennis tournament.