On August 15, Latvian football club Rīga FC enjoyed possibly the finest hour in its history so far, playing out a 2:2 draw at Finnish football club Helsinki HJK in a second-leg UEFA Europa League third qualification round qualifier.
Latvia's Aļona Ostapenko defeated Russia's Anstasia Pavlyuchenkova with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in a strained second round of Rogers Cup 2019 on Wednesday, August 7, according to tournament organisers.
Latvia's No.2 Aļona Ostapenko defeated France's No.1 Caroline Garcia in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, in the first round of Rogers Cup on Monday, August 5, according to tournament organizers.
Roberts Štelmahers has been appointed the new head coach of the Latvian national men's basketball team, the Latvian Basketball Association announced on August 1, according to LETA.
Around 30 to 40 Latvian athletes representing 15 different sports will take part in the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Aldons Vrublevskis, President of the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC), told LETA on July 29.
On Sunday, July 28, Latvia's No. 1. Anastasija Sevastova defeated Poland's Katarzyna Kawa in the finals of the Baltic Open in Jūrmala with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, according to tournament organizers.
On Wednesday, July 24, Latvia's No.1 Anastasija Sevastova defeated Slovenian Dalila Jakupovič in a three set match with a score of 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4 and reaches the quarterfinals in the Baltic Open in Jūrmala, according to tournament organizers.
Anastasija Sevastova defeated Varvara Flink with a score of 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the WTA International series on Tuesday, July 23, in Jūrmala, according to tournament organizers.
On Tuesday, Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova defeated Romania's Ana Bogdan 5-7, 7-6 (7:4), 7-5 in the opening round of the Bucharest WTA International series tennis tournament.
The National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks have officially re-signed Kristaps Porziņģis, the 7-foot-3 All-Star selection from Latvia who still hasn't played a game for them since being acquired in a big deal before the trade deadline last season, ESPN reported, according to the LETA newswire.
Visual elements of a festival of street sports in Rīga have come under criticism for their sexist and misogynistic depiction of women, reported LTV's news department July 2.
Latvian superstar Kristaps Porziņģis has agreed on a five-year 158 million dollar (139 million euro) deal with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), reported LETA on June 1.
Hopes that Sigulda in Latvia could become an Olympic venue were dashed June 24 when Olympic officials chose Italy's Milan and Cortina as the hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympic games at a meeting in Switzerland.
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.
On May 4, Latvian weight-lifter Ritvars Suharevs won gold at the World Junior Championship in Fiji. Suharevs, who competed in the 81 kilogram weight category, lifted an overall of 251 kilograms, coming 3 kilograms short of a personal record.
Latvia played its final game at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 21, ending its campaign with a convincing 4:1 win against Norway.
The Latvian national hockey team was defeated by Sweden 4:5 (0:1, 1:1, 3:3) at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 20.
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.
Latvia takes on mighty Sweden at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 20.
Latvia's national ice hockey team lost a crucial game at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 16.
Latvia returned to winning ways at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 14 with a 3-0 victory over Italy. The win gives them two wins and a loss from their first three games.
NBA star Kristaps Porziņģis was involved in a bloody altercation over the weekend at a club in his hometown of Liepaja, ESPN reports.
Latvia's national ice hockey team put in two good performances at the start of their International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship campaign over the weekend, coming away with a convincing win and a narrow loss.
The International Olympic Committee on May 10 officially disqualified long jumper Ineta Radeviča from fourth place at the 2012 London Games.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on April 25 defeated Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Stuttgart WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova (WTA No. 13) beat Latvia's No.2 racket Aļona Ostapenko (WTA No. 29) in a three-set battle with 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 in the first round of the Stuttgart Open, organizers say.
Latvia's hopes of defeating Germany in next weekend's Fed Cup tennis clash with Germany have taken a knock with the news that top-ranked player Anastasija Sevastova will not be participating.
Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva on April 11 won a bronze medal at the European Wrestling Championships in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest, reported the LETA newswire.
The Cabinet of Ministers on April 9 agreed on guarantees regarding Latvia's participation in the organization of the 2026 Winter Olympic together with Sweden.