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  • Riga “Dinamo” wins KHL Hope Cup
    Lavins Oskars Cibulskis Gunars Skvorcovs Vitalijs Pavlovs and Martins Bicevskis scored the goals for Dinamo while Evgenii Orlov Anton Poleschuk and Timofey Shishkanov scored the goals for Amur As reported Riga Dinamo defeated Russian ice hockey club Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo on aggregate in the qualification round of the Hope Cup then defeated Ukrainian ice hockey club Donetsk Donbass three games to two in the quarterfinals and finally defeated Belarus ice hockey club Minsk Dynamo three games to zero to advance to the finals LETA also reported Riga Dinamo finished the KHL s regular season in 14th place in the Western Conference and did not qualify for the KHL playoffs On the other hand Amur finished in 11th place in the Eastern Conference This is the first time in team history Dinamo did not qualify for the KHL playoffs The ten KHL teams that did not qualify for the playoffs competed in a special post season tournament called the Hope Cup Comments Related Articles Sumo champ hangs up robe Latvia finishes second at basketball championships Olympians receive honors and cash Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Rokas Gustys the Lithuanian Globetrotter Latvian football beats Estonia in Verpakovskis farewell match Gulbis triumphs at Nice Open Jelgava wins Latvian Football Cup Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective

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  • Rokas Gustys, the Lithuanian Globetrotter
    with Gustys A final visit to the campus in Hempstead N Y with his mother and uncle sealed the deal for him He chose Hofstra over Wake Forest Georgia Tech Boston College Rhode Island Georgia Tulane and Hawaii among others We really liked the place and coach is really what led me here he said and when a head coach comes to see you that much and drive through crazy mountains he showed me a lot of love and a lot of attention He really wanted me and it was easy to decide Mihalich in his second season at Hofstra after 18 years at Niagara in upstate New York describes Gustys as fearless You saw how competitive he was said Mihalich You saw he was a winner As a college coach you like to recruit winners I saw someone right away who was a tough kid a good player and a winner When Gustys graduated from the Sabonis Basketball Academy in his hometown of Kaunas the second largest city in Lithuania and near the centre of the country he had the opportunity to shake the hand of his country s basketball hero Arvydas Sabonis Gustys is not short by any means but even he marvels at the size of Sabonis I really liked to watch him play said Gustys of Sabonis a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is President of the Lithuania Basketball Federation Gustys has not been home to Lithuania since last summer when he was trying out for the youth national team and likely won t be back until next summer He s only lived in America for three years and has had an easy time assimilating There are lots of Lithuanians and Eastern Europeans he said I often find some cool places to eat and the weather reminds me most of home Long Island s temperature is known to be very humid in the summer but also frigid in the fall and winter months Considering he looked up to Sabonis it s no surprise he brings a dominant game to the floor He says defence is his biggest strength and is improving in shooting and posting up I play hard every time I step on the court he said After two poor seasons with ten or fewer wins Hofstra is in the midst of a season with great expectations Sports Illustrated among other publications chose the Pride to make the NCAA Tournament something the school hasn t achieved since 2001 Every college basketball team in the country says they want to win a conference championship and clinch a spot in the famed March Madness tourney but when Gustys speaks about it he shows genuine hope and passion about the topic I m trying to do everything for the team to reach those goals he said We have to get better every day You feel it because Coach Mihalich is a really good coach and everyone expects to win

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  • Latvian football beats Estonia in Verpakovskis’ farewell match
    The main thing is that the team stays in Liepaja and will play in the final I spent a good deal of my life playing for the national team it was like a second family to me I think I was playing well today and I enjoyed every minute of it There is a lot of emotions I still remember my surprise when I could join the national team at the age of 19 I scored in that match it was like a fairy tale Verpakovskis said in an interview with the Latvian State Television after the game The 34 year old Verpakovskis was on the pitch for 11 minutes in yesterday s game He announced his retirement from the national team last year and earlier this year announced his retirement from professional football Verpakovskis has become the new director of Liepaja which was established earlier this year on the ashes of Liepaja s now defunct football club Liepajas metalurgs Verpakovskis has played in 104 games Latvian national team s games and is Latvia s all time leading goal scorer with a total of 29 goals scored for the national team Verpakovskis is best known and remembered in Latvia for helping the national team to surprisingly qualify for the 2004 European Championships EURO 2004 In his club career Verpakovskis has played for such clubs as Ukrainian giants Kiev Dinamo Croatian football club Hajduk and Spanish football clubs Celta and Getafe He began his career with Latvian football club Liepajas metalurgs Comments Related Articles Latvia finishes second at basketball championships Riga Dinamo wins KHL Hope Cup Olympians receive honors and cash Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Rokas Gustys the Lithuanian Globetrotter Gulbis triumphs at Nice Open Jelgava wins Latvian Football

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  • Gulbis triumphs at Nice Open
    both had a few breakpoints but failed to convert The tie break continued much in the same vein but in the end it was Gulbis who won 7 5 to claim his sixth ATP title The victory in Nice is also Gulbis first trophy on clay Gulbis is currently ranked 19th in the ATP rankings whereas Delbonis is in 45th place Gulbis has earned 250 ATP ranking points for winning the Nice Open Comments Related Articles Latvia finishes second at basketball championships Riga Dinamo wins KHL Hope Cup Olympians receive honors and cash Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Rokas Gustys the Lithuanian Globetrotter Latvian football beats Estonia in Verpakovskis farewell match Jelgava wins Latvian Football Cup Sumo champ hangs up robe Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic

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  • Jelgava wins Latvian Football Cup
    The score after regulation and extra time was 0 0 During the penalty shoot out Jelgava beat Skonto 5 3 Jelgava s midfielder Artis Lazdins was named the best player of the match Jelgava will participate in the UEFA European League s qualification tournament Comments Related Articles Latvia finishes second at basketball championships Riga Dinamo wins KHL Hope Cup Olympians receive honors and cash Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Rokas Gustys the Lithuanian Globetrotter Latvian football beats Estonia in Verpakovskis farewell match Gulbis triumphs at Nice Open Sumo champ hangs up robe Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of

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    Fever Over the weekend of August 8 9 the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service confirmed another 46 cases of African Swine Fever in the country Read More U S and Lithuanian armies taking part in joint exercises Logistics specialists from the Lithuanian and United States armies will take part in training exercises in Lithuania and Poland from Augu Read More Latvia rejects passports featuring Crimea as Russian territory The Latvian Foreign Ministry has announced it will refuse visas to Russian citizens who hold passports featuring Crimea as part of the Russian F Read More Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways The Latvian Transport Ministry as the shareholder of the state owned Latvijas Dzelzcels Latvian Railway fired Ugis Magonis as the railway comp Read More Lithuanian political scientists new Polish President Duda will seek closer ties with Baltic States Lithuanian political scientists believe newly inaugurated Polish President Andrzej Duda will co operate more with the Baltic States than his p Read More Up to 20 tonnes of Latvian made cheese destroyed in Russia Up as 20 tons of Latvian made cheese smuggled into Russia will now be destroyed in the Russian city of Orenburg Yuli Read More Kaunas signs cooperation agreement with Jewish NGO over Zaliakalnis cemetery The Municipality of Kaunas Lithuania s second largest city has signed a cooperation agreement with Jewish nongovernmental organization Ma Read More Previous 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly

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  • Grybauskaite - Lithuania should accept over 1,000 refugees
    refugee crisis in the Mediterranean by 2017 It is the optimum number Lithuania is capable of accepting over two years Grybauskaite told journalists at the Lithuanian parliament Her comments come after Brussels latest suggestion that Lithuania should receive 1 105 asylum seekers from countries such as Syria Iraq and Eritrea over the next two years In summer 2015 Lithuania committed to receiving 325 affected refugees However September 9 saw the EC propose the country accepts an additional 780 refugees who are currently in Hungary Greece and Italy Under Brussels new plan European Union member states will have to resettle 160 000 people an issue to be discussed by interior ministers next Monday The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and

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  • Lithuania to host "refugees welcome" demonstration in Vilnius
    also slammed Lithuanian politicians who have recently called for criminalising Muslim clothing and who have warned about a future increase in crimes and Lithuania s Islamisation Lithuania should not only accept refugees under mandatory quotas from the European Union but also see it as an absolute minimum we should do she continued She added the existing refugee integration infrastructure in Lithuania is good but xenophobia and racist attitudes will be the main obstacles facing the successful integration of refugees Europe is now dealing with the worst refugee crisis since World War 2 with around 350 000 migrants having arrived in the EU from war torn North African countries since January 2015 In order to help Southern Europe to handle the burden Brussels proposed last week the relocation of 120 000 refugees from Italy Greece and Hungary In summer 2015 EU member states agreed to accept 32 000 refugees on a voluntary basis Lithuania then committed to taking in 325 refugees by 2017 Last week however the Lithuanian government acknowledged the country would probably have to accept more refugees than originally proposed Lithuania was among Central and Eastern European countries that were against the proposed mandatory refugee quota system The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of

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