Stories by Howard Fendrich

Friday, April 4, 2014

Braves benefit from replay ruling, edge Nationals

WASHINGTON - Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond's inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals' home opener and ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tiger's status for Masters uncertain

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Austrian, 34, becomes oldest Alpine gold medalist

Austria's Mario Matt handled the tough gates and soft snow better than anyone. and won the Olympic slalom Saturday night
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

US teen Shiffrin recovers from bobble, wins slalom gold

Young and restless, United States teenager Mikaela Shiffrin recovered from a near-catastrophic bobble on Friday to win the Olympic slalom gold.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Miller, Weibreight emotional after podium finish

This medal mattered to Bode Miller. Not so much because, at 36, his bronze in Sunday's super-G makes Miller the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history. Or even because he now owns six medals in ...
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Switzerland's Viletta takes super-combined gold

Switzerland's Sandro Viletta took the super-combined gold on Friday in a result that surprised nearly everyone, while Croatian Ivica Kostelic took home the silver in a result that couldn't have ...
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Maze, Gisin wind up with only Olympic Alpine tie for 1st place

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin took different paths on an Olympic downhill, but they were equals Wednesday.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Austrian conquers skiing greats in men's downhill

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Four years after ski-loving Austria departed the Winter Games without any men's Alpine medals for the first time, Matthias Mayer made his nation 1-for-1 in 2014.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Carroll says Seahawks won't settle

NEW YORK - Less than 12 hours after winning the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already was talking about getting started on next season.
By Howard Fendrich

Seahawks' Smith named Super Bowl MVP

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Seattle's Malcolm Smith became only the third linebacker in NFL history to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Everything NFL attempts seems to work out fine

Only the all-powerful NFL, it seems, could get away with a February title game outdoors at a northeast site.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

NFL's Roger Goodell mentions more playoff teams, replay

NEW YORK - If Commissioner Roger Goodell gets his way, change could be coming to the NFL.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Manning had his own questions about return

Peyton Manning couldn't ignore his own questions about whether he could return to his old form.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Injury bug bites many Olympic skiing hopefuls

An Associated Press review shows more than half of top 50 Alpine ski racers in the world have missed time with major injuries.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

US skiing star Vonn out of Olympics

Expected to be one of the biggest stars at these Olympics, Lindsey Vonn announced Tuesday - exactly one month before the opening ceremony - she won't be able to race in Russia.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

NFL studies postseason stucture

For the seventh consecutive season, at least one NFL team will be forced to play a playoff game at the stadium of an opponent with a worse record.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

Serena Williams gets top award

Serena Williams was easily named the winner on Wednesday of the 2013 AP Female Athlete of Year award. She also won the award in 2002 and 2009.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Vonn finishes fifth in World Cup super-G

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - After a fifth-place finish, Lindsey Vonn used six simple words to sum up her comeback from major knee surgery. "I know," Vonn said, "I can win again."
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Vonn aggressive in second World Cup race

Lindsey Vonn said she felt more comfortable and was intentionally more aggressive in second World Cup race on Saturday, finishing 11th.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Vonn is conservative in return

In her first competition since a February fall, Lindsey Vonn skied conservatively by her standards and finished 40th of 60 starters in a World Cup downhill.
By Howard Fendrich