Stories by Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Members of Congress ask Goodell to take strong stance on domestic violence

WASHINGTON - Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Brady wins Super Bowl MVP, titles record with fourth title

GLENDALE, Ariz. - As a kid, Tom Brady idolized Joe Montana. Now, at age 37, Brady owns just as many Super Bowl titles - and just as many Super Bowl MVP awards - as the Pro Football Hall of ...
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Junior Seau is elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOENIX - Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

NFL commissioner says league is in 'good place'

PHOENIX - As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready ...
By Howard Fendrich

Seattle's defense is touted as among best in NFL history

A pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Patriots probed about using deflated footballs

NFL investigating whether Patriots deflated footballs used in AFC title win against Colts
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

League heads skip hearing on domestic violence

WASHINGTON - Mem­bers of the Senate Commerce Committee chastised the commissioners of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL for skipping a hearing on domestic violence in pro sports.
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
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