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The spectacle that is the World Poker Tour

The spectacle that is the World Poker Tour

Know more about this card game tournament that has the world watching.   The high stakes poker tournaments that are presented by the World Poker Tour (also known as “WPT”) began a resurgence via the method in which the social game is played followed, enjoyed, and viewed. Even if the World Series of Poker (WSOP) […]

Lithuania pulls off two wins in Turkey

Lithuania pulls off two wins in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey — Lithuania’s national basketball team has two victories under its belt thus far in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, making quick work of New Zealand on Saturday and edging by Canada on Sunday. The Tall Blacks kept it close in the first quarter with Lithuania but faltered in the second as Lithuania pulled […]

Kanepi falls short against Hantuchová

Kanepi falls short against Hantuchová

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Kaia Kanepi has entered a losing streak after her impressive win against no. 14 Shahar Peer earlier this month, losing the second round at Montreal and out in the first in New Haven. Kanepi was defeated in only two sets by Daniela Hantuchová, with the Slovakian brushing her aside after a […]

Lithuania falls to U.S. in exhibition

Lithuania falls to U.S. in exhibition

MADRID, Spain — After performing poorly in the first quarter, the U.S. national basketball team put up a resounding comeback against their Lithuanian counterparts, pulling ahead to defeat the Baltic state 77-61 in an exhibition game before the World Championships in Turkey starting Aug. 28. The loss on Saturday does not bode well for the […]

Gulbis, Kanepi bow out of tourneys

Gulbis, Kanepi bow out of tourneys

CINCINATTI, U.S. — Both Baltic tennis stars Ernests Gulbis and Kaia Kanepi have been eliminated from their respective tournaments this week. Gulbis reached the top 16 in the Cincinnati Masters to put up a solid effort against no. 4 Andy Murray. However, after winning the first set 4-6 the drawback of the Latvian’s usual aggressive […]

Kanepi upsets to win in Montreal

Kanepi upsets to win in Montreal

MONTREAL — Budding Estonian tennis star Kaia Kanepi showed No. 14 ranked Shahar Peer a thing or two in Wimbledon, taking the Israeli down 6-3, 6-3 and continuing her hot streak. Kanepi has been playing the best tennis of her young career this summer, becoming the first Estonian to win a WTA singles tourny when […]

Only Estonia doesn’t disappoint in friendlies

Only Estonia doesn’t disappoint in friendlies

RIGA — A series of friendlies this week pegged the Baltic states to their usual bottom rung of national football teams with only Estonia pulling off a win against the tiny, obscure Faroe Islands but only barely. In the final ten minutes of regular time Estonia managed to equalize and then score the winning goal […]

Gulbis chokes in Canada

Gulbis chokes in Canada

TORONTO — Ernests Gulbis tried his best but failed to perform any better in Canada than his disappointing result at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, this time going down 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 to Robin Söderling in the second round of the Rogers Cup. Gulbis took the opening set, but after two hours he succumbed […]

Gulbis back on track in Montreal

Gulbis back on track in Montreal

MONTREAL — Budding Latvian tennis star Ernests Gulbis is back on track in Canada’s Rogers Cup after an embarrassing defeat in Los Angeles last month. In the first round of the Rogers Cup “The Gull” flew past Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets, coasting by 6-1 in the first and coming back from a 3-0 […]

Latvia not impressing in Eurobasket thus far

Latvia not impressing in Eurobasket thus far

RIGA — The Latvian national basketball team has come up short in two of its first three games of Eurobasket 2011 qualifying round, getting hammered 110-88 by Israel on Sunday and losing to Montenegro 96-66, both on the road. The squad did manage a victory in its second game on Thursday at home, edging out […]

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