The Brooklyn Nets selected the talented Latvian basketball player Rodions Kurucs with the 40th selection in this year's NBA Draft overnight.
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko (known as Jelena outside Latvia) is appearing in a new advertisement from the airBaltic airline.
Despite going into the world ice hockey championships as unfancied outsiders, the excellent performances the Latvian team put in on the way to a narrow quarter final loss to eventual champions Sweden has earned them a hike in the IIHF world rankings.
Tsedat Abeje Ayana from Ethiopia won the Lattelecom Riga Marathon on May 20 as the fastest male runner and also set a new race record.
Latvia took on reigning champions Sweden in the quarter finals of the IIHF world ice hockey championship in Denmark May 17
Latvia's interest in the 2018 world ice hockey championships will continue after an historic win over host nation Denmark May 15.
Latvia came within an ace of a massive sporting upset May 14 at the IIHF world ice hockey championship in Denmark.
Latvia's national ice hockey team on May 14 face Canada in an important match at the IIHF world championships in Denmark.
Team Latvia kept their hopes of participation in the latter stages of the IIHF 2018 world ice hocket championships well and truly alive with a great win May 12 over Germany in Denmark.
Latvia's unfancied ice hockey team pulled out a great performance May 10 to get within an ace of beating the unbeaten USA team in the IIHF world ice hockey championship in Denmark.
Latvia's campaign at the IIHF world championships in Denmark picked up momentum May 8 with a convincing 5:0 win against Korea.
Following a win against Norway in their opening game, Latvia's ice hockey players got a rude awakening against Finland in the second match of their IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark.
Latvia's series of matches in the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship got off to a satisfying start May 5 with a win over Norway in Denmark.
Each year, thousands of ice hockey fans from Latvia flock to the world championships to support their team in person. Nevertheless, this year fewer hockey enthusiasts than usual are expected to attend, instead following their team on TV screens, reports LSM's Latvian-language service.
Former Latvian national soccer team captain Kaspars Gorkšs was elected president of the Latvian Football Federation on Friday.
Latvia’s top-ranked tennis players Aļona (Jelena) Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova secured victories in second-day matches of the Fed Cup on April 22, advancing Latvia to World Group II with a 3-1 win over four-time Fed Cup champions Russia.
Latvia and Sweden will sign a memorandum in June providing for cooperation on Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, using Latvia's Sigulda track for the Olympic luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events.
On Saturday an NBA game dedicated to Latvia's centenary was held in New York, with Latvia's president and local Latvians present, reported LTV April 9.
The veteran coach from Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs has been sacked as the head coach of the Latvian national football team.
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.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player on Thursday advanced to the final of the Miami Premier series tournament after defeating America's Danielle Collins 7-6, 6-3.
19-year-old Rebeka Koha triumphed at the European Weightlifting Championships and placed well-ahead of the second place holder, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.
In early December, Sigulda will hold the first stage of the 2018/2019 season's World Cup in the skeleton and two-man bobsleigh event, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation said.
This year's Riga marathon will have a festive flavor to coincide with Latvia's centenary, organizers of the annual race series said at a launch event March 7.
Latvia finished its campaign at the 2018 PyeongChang winter Olympics with plenty of good performances but just one medal, a bronze won by Oskars Melbardis and Janis Strenga in the two-man bobsleigh.
Latvia's speed skater Haralds Silovs on February 23 finished in 15th place in the 2018 Winter 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.
Latvia scored the first medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics with Oskars Melbārdis' two-man bob ranking third in a four-round run.
Latvia's figure skater, 18-year-old Deniss Vasiļjevs on February 17 concluded his Olympic debut at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, ranking 19th in men's figure skating.
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,