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Lithuania tops U-18 Euro basketball

Lithuania tops U-18 Euro basketball

VILNIUS — The Baltic states made a fine showing in the 2010 FIBA U18 European Championship, with an undefeated Lithuanian team making their Russian counterparts look like little boys in Vilnius on Sunday evening. Lithuania crushed the Russians 90-61, playing before a Seimens Arena crowd that set an all-time attendance record for youth basketball in […]

Balčiūnaitė brings second Baltic gold

Balčiūnaitė brings second Baltic gold

BARCELONA, Spain — The Baltic states managed to snag another gold medal at this year’s European Athletic Championships in Barcelona with Lithuanian Živilė Balčiūnaitė’s victory in the women’s marathon. Balčiūnaitė’s 42.195 km run clocked in at 2:31:14, beating the silver-medal winner Nailya Yulamanova of Russia by a full minute. The medal is Balčiūnaitė’s first gold […]

Radēviča wins Latvia’s 1st gold

Radēviča wins Latvia’s 1st gold

BARCELONA, Spain — Ineta Radēviča became Latvia’s first European Athletic Championships female gold medal winner after leaping 6.92 m in the long jump competition on Wednesday. Radēviča, who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, won a NCAA triple jump championship for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and is a former Playboy model gave the best jump of […]

Gulbis booted from LA by Falla

Gulbis booted from LA by Falla

LOS ANGELES — Turned out to be not such an impressive comeback for Ernests Gulbis after all. After managing to put away Lukas Lacko 7-5, 7-5 in the first round of the Farmers Classic on Tuesday, Gulbis just didn’t have the stamina to defeat Colombian Alejandro Falla in a long, hard-fought match on Thursday. Gulbis […]

Gulbis wins after time off

Gulbis wins after time off

LOS ANGELES — It was a tough match but in the end Ernests Gulbis came through, defeating Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 7-5, 7-5 in the first round of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. This was Gulbis’ first action since a hamstring injury forced the budding Latvian tennis star out of Wimbledon. “It was a tough […]

Baltic clubs out of UEFA Europa League

Baltic clubs out of UEFA Europa League

VILNIUS — The Baltic clubs did not fare well in the second round of UEFA Europa League competition, with only Jelgava winning out of six teams playing on Thursday. The Baltic states have never been football powerhouses, and this was readily apparent this week. Ventspils lost to Teteks 3-1, Sillamäe was crushed 5-0 by Dinamo […]

Kanepi wins Palermo WTA tournament

Kanepi wins Palermo WTA tournament

TALLINN — Kaia Kanepi won the Internazionali Femminili di Tennis tournament in Palermo, Italy, becoming the first Estonian tennis player to win a WTA title. Kanepi showed her true potential in the tournament, playing the best tennis of her career thus far. In the final on Sunday Kanepi defeated Flavia Pennetta of Italy in straight […]

One Baltic club passes first round of qualifying

One Baltic club passes first round of qualifying

RIGA — Of the four Baltic teams to appear in the first round of UEFA Europa League qualifying, only one will move on to join a further five Baltic clubs in the second round. There were four teams from the Baltics involved in the first round of qualifying, but after participating in a home and […]

Sevastova moves onto quarters in fashion

Sevastova moves onto quarters in fashion

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova has moved into the final 8 following a destructive performance in the round of 16. Showing little respect for the 5th seeding of her opponent Shuai Peng of China, Sevastova took just over 48 minutes to run over the world no. 44 6-1, 6-1. Peng was completely outplayed by […]

Taaramäe prominent in Tour de France stage 2

Taaramäe prominent in Tour de France stage 2

SPA, Belgium— Young Estonian cyclist Rein Taaramäe has gained valuable exposure in the opening stages of the Tour de France. On Monday’s second stage, the tour continued its journey through Belgium, with riding cycling 201 km from Brussels to Spa. It is tradition for the tour to start in another country, with riders finally hitting […]

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