Three arrested in soccer match-fixing probe
The Latvian State Police have detained three people in a criminal case concerning possible match fixing in Latvian soccer, the State Police's Chief Ints Kuzis told a press conference on October 9.
Latvia increasing its spending on sport and recreation
Latvia spends more than the European Union average on the provision of sport and recreation, when it is considered as a percentage of the government budget, according to Eurostat data released September 23 to mark the European Week of Sport (23-30 September).
Latvian beach volleyballers qualify for Olympics
Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka capped a successful two days at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament on Sunday as the pair became the first women's team from Latvia to qualify for the Olympics by defeating Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic, reported the LETA newswire September 22.
Rīga Marathon 2020 registration opens
September 16 sees registration open for the Rīga Marathon, for what is being described as the which "30th anniversary season" with the first Rīga marathon taking place in 1991, according to organizers.
Ostapenko through to 2nd round of Zhengzhou WTA
Latvia's second women's tennis player Jeļena (also known as Aļona) Ostapenko on September 10 defeated China's Xiaodi You 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 in the opening round of the Zhengzhou WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
First Latvian swims la Manche
Latvian swimmer Valerijs Kalmikovs, who competed at two Olympic Games, completed a successful swim between England and France across the Strait of Dover on September 9, becoming the first athlete from Latvia to accomplish the famous feat of aquatic endurance.
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.