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.
Kurucs matches career high with 24 points in NBA
In NBA action on January 7, Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs matched his career high with 24 points, but the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Boston Celtics 95:116 (22:34, 23:22, 29:30, 21:30), snapping a three-game winning streak.
Sigulda returns to the bobsleigh big time
The international bobsleigh (or bobsled) and skeleton season kicks off in Sigulda, Latvia December 7 with the sports' elite competitors descending on the town for the first round of the World Cup.
Latvian slopes experiment with year-round snow
Latvia has experienced its first real snowfall of the season this week, but as Vidzeme TV reports, there has been snow on the ground in Latvia throughout the summer and fall months - albeit on a trial basis.
Boxing champ Briedis fronts Rīga promotional film
Latvian boxing champion Mairis Briedis is the central figure in a new short video designed to promote Rīga as a tourist destination. The light-hearted romp involves Briedis - who really is a policeman - leading a tour of the city, with a nod to Rocky along the way.
Sevastova through to semifinals in Moscow
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Sevastova through to second round of Moscow WTA
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Monday defeated Slovakia's Magdalana Rybarikova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Sevastova closes in on WTA top 10
Anastasija Sevastova, the leading Latvian tennis player, reached a new personal best on October 15, taking 11th place in the World Tennis Association rankings.
Winter Olympic bid in jeopardy as Stockholm gets cold feet
Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics - which includes collaboration with Sigulda in Latvia - has been thrown into serious doubt after an agreement was reached between the Stockholm City Council’s two newly-merged parties that it will not host the Games, reported the LETA news agency October 13.