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One-time Tacoman visits Latvia in search of her roots

In an episode near the end of her thoughtful and eloquent memoir, "Among the Living and the Dead," Inara Verzemnieks accompanies a cousin on her mail route in rural Latvia. They stop at a crude mailbox nailed to a tree. The mailbox belongs to an old woman who has elected to live alone, deep in the

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-16 17:17:00

Slovenia ready to make history by remaining unbeaten

Back in 2003, it was Lithuania that managed to keep a perfect 6-0 in Sweden and reach its third gold medal (after beating Spain in the final). 7 EuroBasket competitions later, Slovenia aims to do the same. The Slovenian squad currently holds an 8-0 record, in Helsinki and Istanbul. They are one win

EUROHOOPS.NET - 2017-09-16 16:00:33

Kristaps Porzingis is excited to show off his improved game

New York Knicks fans will be happy to hear this. After an offseason full of grueling weight workouts and a run with Latvia at EuroBasket, Kristaps Porzingis is ready to show off an improved game. "I've kept working extremely hard on my game this summer," Porzingis said recently, via the Knicks. "Th

247SPORTS - 2017-09-15 12:14:07

NBA Scouting Executive: Luka Doncic "Leap Years Above" Anyone Else in 2018 Draft Class

Luka Doncic could very well be next year's top draft pick (Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press) It's been a pretty great week for Slovenian star Luka Doncic. On Tuesday, he put up 27 points and nine rebounds in a quarterfinal win over Kristaps Porzingis and Latvia. Then, on Thursday, Doncic s

DEF PEN - 2017-09-15 17:53:04

Poland hikes defence spending surpassing NATO target

Trump tweet after London attack draws UK rebuke Provided by AFP The Polish parliament, in which the rightwing government has a majority, endorsed plans by Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz, seen in May 2017, to raise the budget from the current 2 percent of GDP to 2.5 percent by 2030 Poland on Fr

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 17:19:18

France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe

Nannies, Parents Race to Find Their Kids After London Subway Blast Provided by AFP le French Economy Minister Bruno Le "We need to make sure in Europe that all companies are paying their fair share of tax, that is the meaning of our initiative," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said French Fi

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 16:27:07

Russia and Serbia reach FIBA EuroBasket semifinals

One day after Spain and Slovenia picked up wins in the quarterfinals of FIBA EuroBasket 2017, Russia and Serbia did the same to fill the remaining spots for the semifinal round. Russia defeated Greece by the final score of 74-69, earning its first trip the semifinals in six years. They'll be opposed

FANRAGSPORTS.COM - 2017-09-13 20:08:00

Luka Doncic's triple double leads Slovenia past Spain to Eurobasket final

If you look at the Spanish national team's roster competing in Eurobasket 2017, you're bound to notice the star power. That's because Spain is loaded with six NBA players, including both Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol, Willy Hernangomez and Juancho Hernangomez, Ricky Rubio and Alex Abrines. But as dominan

SB NATION - 2017-09-14 21:18:51

On termination of Danske bank A/S Latvia branch participant status on Latvian Central depository

Based on application of Danske bank A/S Latvia branch and LCD rules No 1 "On LCD participants", Article 9 Latvian Central depository (further - LCD) board decided to terminate Danske bank A/S Latvia branch LCD participant status on September 14, 2017, consequently closing all Danske bank A/S Latvia

GLOBENEWSWIRE.COM - 2017-09-14 09:00:00

NBA Executive Touts European Teenager As Potential No. 1 Draft Pick In 2018

An international basketball star is borne at EuroBasket 2017 in the form of Luka Doncic. The 18-year-old Slovenian forward turned heads Tuesday in his team's quarterfinal loss to Latvia. Doncic went toe-to-toe with New York Knicks and Latvia star Kristaps Porzingis, compiling a stats line that woul

NESN.COM - 2017-09-14 18:34:10

Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games get underway

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Russian military pilots, right, report upon arrival at an airbase at an undisclosed location in Belarus. Russia and Belarus are holding a massive war games, Zapad 2017,

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-09-14 18:12:49

Russia war games in Belarus spark anxiety in Baltics

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are watching with concern the latest round of Russian military drills that some analysts think might be the largest of their kind since the Cold War. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who often criticizes Russian leaders, said the war ga

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-14 17:49:00

Slovenia vs Spain: Luca Doncic's ultimate test

In what is going to be the most "Spanish" ever semifinal, you simply can't bet against Pau Gasol and his "armada", despite the fact that Doncic is the best ever 18 years old player in Eurobasket and he has numbers that can be compared with Don Pau himself. Doncic, who signed a contract with Spanish

EUROHOOPS.NET - 2017-09-14 14:50:18

Huddersfield midfielder Kasey Palmer ruled out with serious hamstring injury

Huddersfield midfielder Kasey Palmer could be sidelined until January due to a serious hamstring injury, head coach David Wagner has confirmed. Playmaker Palmer, 20, on another season-long loan from Chelsea after helping the Terriers win promotion, suffered a recurrence of an old problem while on re

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 13:57:34

Eurozone Employment Growth Slows Marginally

(RTTNews) - Eurozone employment grew at a slightly slower pace in the second quarter, Eurostat reported Wednesday. Employment increased 0.4 percent sequentially in the second quarter, following a 0.5 percent rise in the first quarter. Year-on-year, employment growth stabilized at 1.6 percent. In t

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-13 12:48:23

VIDEO: Kristaps Porzingis victim of cheap shot from ex-Knick at EuroBasket 

The Knicks can't wait to get Kristaps Porzingis back. The Knicks should be sending a private plane to bring Kristaps Porzingis back to New York as fast as possible. The Knicks' biggest star - sorry, Carmelo Anthony - was the victim of a cheap shot from ex-Knick Anthony Randolph Tuesday during a q

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-13 12:35:18

Rezidor Hotel Group: Radisson RED to arrive in Riga, Latvia

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED in Riga, Latvia, in collaboration with the Astor Group. The hotel will be located on Elizabates iela, in the heart of th

GLOBENEWSWIRE.COM - 2017-09-13 11:03:00

Duval to contest World RX Latvia round

The Belgian driver, who is a regular competitor in his home round of World RX, will deputise for the absent Jean-Baptiste Dubourg in a DA Racing Eurodatacar Peugeot 208. Dubourg, a two-time Andros Trophy champion, is a permanent driver in the World RX series but will skip the Latvian round to be wit

MSN.COM - 2017-09-13 10:47:05

Doncic's father: "I was not surprised by Luka"

Luka Doncic's father; Sasa Doncic had some really important words for his son's quarter-final game vs. Latvia and Slovenia's upcoming semi-final game with Spain. After Τuesday's quarterfinal game between Slovenia and Latvia, the spotlight's attention rightfully fell on Luka Doncic and his sensation

EUROHOOPS.NET - 2017-09-13 20:55:56

Kristaps Porzingis: New York Knicks star gets into scuffle with Anthony Randolph

Sept. 13 (UPI) --New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis got into it with a former Knicks player Tuesday at the European Championships. Porzingis was suiting up for Latvia in a 103-97 loss to Slovenia in the quarterfinals of the EuroBasket2017 tournament in Istanbul. With about 8 seconds remaining i

UPI - 2017-09-13 19:29:35