Rīga FC marches on in Europe
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.
Sevastova is the Champion of Baltic Open 2019
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.
Sevastova through to quarterfinals in Baltic Open
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.
Sevastova through to second round in Baltic Open
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. 
Sevastova through to second round of Bucharest WTA
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.
Porziņģis signs 158 million dollar deal with Dallas Mavericks
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.
Stockholm and Sigulda have Olympic dream dashed
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.
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.