Stories by Howard Fendrich

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Big names overcome struggles at French Open

PARIS - While nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal won in straight sets on a cloudy, windy Thursday, some red dirt got in the machine for three of the other biggest names at Roland Garros.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Crowd brings Frenchman back in Paris

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sock it to 'em: Americans Sock, John Isner win openers

PARIS - Jack Sock, a 22-year-old born in Nebraska and currently residing in Florida, and former Georgia standout John Isner, won first-round matches at Roland Garros.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, May 25, 2015

Venus Williams is ousted by Stephens in first round

PARIS - Sloane Stephens' 7-6 (5), 6-1 dismissal of seven-time major champion Venus Williams, who at 34 was the oldest woman in the field, as a statement about the directions their respective ...
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Deep Hawks ready for Cavaliers' James

WASHINGTON - As far as Jeff Teague and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks are concerned, bring on LeBron.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hawks advance to Eastern Conference finals

WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday night.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, May 11, 2015

Teague leads Hawks past Wizards to tie series

WASHINGTON - Finally looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed than the team that's been so-so in the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 106-101.
By Howard Fendrich

Coach OK with Ovechkin's comments

ARLINGTON, Va. - Alex Ovechkin certainly can talk the talk, from his "All series, baby" jab aimed at Henrik Lundqvist during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pierce banks in buzzer-beater to sink Hawks

WASHINGTON - Paul Pierce's banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, May 4, 2015

Capitals shut out Rangers

WASHINGTON - Braden Holtby made 30 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Resting Hawks fall to Wizards

WASHINGTON -- John Wall had no trouble finding his rhythm, producing 24 points and nine assists Sunday night to lead the Wizards to a win over a second-string group of Atlanta Hawks 108-99.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Obama watches Princeton women earn first-ever tournament win

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - With President Obama supporting his niece and the rest of Princeton's women's basketball team a few rows from courtside, the Tigers managed to stay unbeaten and earn their ...
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

Monday, Feb. 2, 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

Sunday, Oct. 5, 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
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