Stories by Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Giants edge Nationals in 18 innings

WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Giants, Nationals have little in common

WASHINGTON - The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That's pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday's NL Division Series opener.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Rookie managers mold teams in their image

Matt Williams, whose Nationals play host to Game 1 of an NL Division Series on Friday, and Brad Ausmus, whose Tigers open their ALDS at Baltimore today, are attempting to accomplish something only ...
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Shutdown in 2012 helped Strasburg

Two years after being shutdown by the Washington Nationals in 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg debuts this week.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Players get shot at redemption in MLB playoffs

Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen is among several players looking to fare better in this year's playoffs than they have in past postseasons.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Jordan Zimmermann throws Nationals' first no-hitter

WASHINGTON — Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Manning leads Giants to easy win

LANDOVER, Md. - Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes - including three to tight end Larry Donnell - and ran for another one as the New York Giants rolled past the Washington Redskins.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Cilic captures U.S. Open title

NEW YORK - Marin Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final at the U.S. Open on Monday.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Nishikori, Cilic will face off in mens US Open final

In one of the most unexpected championship matchups in Grand Slam tennis history, neither player is ranked in the top 10.
By Howard Fendrich

Serena Williams wins 3rd US Open in row

NEW YORK - Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Good friends square off for US Open title

Good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are back at the top of their games and back together, facing one another today for the U.S. Open championship.
By Howard Fendrich

Nishikori, Cilic stun Djokovic, Federer

NEW YORK - Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday at the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Serena Williams breezes into final

NEW YORK - Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Federer storms back

NEW YORK - Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals ...
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Serena rolls after slow start

NEW YORK - Serena Williams was broken twice in a row at the outset Wednesday night, before taking complete control for a 6-3, 6-2 victory over 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Federer makes another U.S. Open quarterfinal

NEW YORK - Pushing forward whenever possible, Roger Federer got back to the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 years with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista ...
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Errani eliminates Venus Williams

NEW YORK - 19th-seeded Venus Williams, a two-time U.S. Open champion, came within two points of victory four times before succumbing to 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5).
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Serena Williams rolls after rough start

NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Sharapova digs deep to win

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Bellis, 15, wins a U.S. Open match

NEW YORK - CiCi Bellis, 15, beat Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996.
By Howard Fendrich
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