Ostapenko finishes as runner-up in Miami Open
US Open champion Sloane Stephens won in straight sets 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to win her first Miami Open title and while Ostapenko's game started well, her barnstorming style failed to pay off in the second set when Stevens gradually asserted control.
Speed skater breaks national record at Olympics
Latvian speed skater Roberts Zvejnieks on February 20 took second place in his run and qualified for the quarterfinals of the 500-meter men's short-track event in the 2018 Winter Olympics, reports LSM's Latvian-language service. 
Dukurs brothers miss out on Olympic medals
The Dukurs brother, Martins and Tomass, considered perhaps Latvia's best hopes for medals at the PyeongChang WInter Olympics, failed to make the podium Friday as mistakes cost them dear,
Latvia ranks fourth in men's 1500 m speed skating
Haralds Silovs, Latvia's sole speed skater at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ranked fourth in men's 1500 m speed skating on February 13. This is the best-ever achievement in the sport for the Baltic nation. 
Latvian women outstanding at Federation Cup
The Latvian women's tennis team was successful in advancing out of the Federation Cup's Europe/Africa Zone Group I for the first time since 1993 on February 10 after defeating Serbia 2-1.
Latvia ready for Winter Olympics
February 9 marks the opening of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. A total 102 medals will be divvied up in 15 disciplines, and Latvia wants to get in on the action too.
Injury will keep Porziņģis off court for months
An MRI on Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis, who plays for the NBA's New York Knicks, revealed he tore the ACL in his left knee in 103-89 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced.
Porziņģis wants to be endowed with 'ņ' and 'ģ' for centenary game
Latvian NBA star Kristaps Porziņģis (or Kristaps Porzingis, without the special characters, as it appears on the tableau) would like his surname to include the Latvian letters 'ņ' and 'ģ' on the scoreboard for the Knicks' game vs the Milwaukee Bucks, slated for April 7 and dedicated to Latvia's centenary. 
Briedis goes down fighting but wants a rematch
An epic performance by Latvia's champion boxer Mairis Briedis nevertheless was not enough to prevent him yielding up his unbeaten record to Ukraine's talented Oleksandr Usyk Saturday night.
Ostapenko through to third round at Australian Open
Latvia's foremost tennis star Jeļena Ostapenko (known in Latvia as Aļona, WTA 7) advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after beating China's Duan Ying-Ying (WTA 100) in a nerve-wracking game with 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.