Stories by Howard Fendrich

Friday, May 27, 2016

Injury forces Nadal out of French Open

Citing an injury to his left wrist, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the French Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Serena, Venus win by same scores on same court

PARIS - First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French ...
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Murray grinds out win over wild card at French Open

PARIS - Andy Murray is still in the mix at the French Open, reaching the third round by coming from behind yet again to win 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday against French wild-card entry ...
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Serena wins opener as two rivals ousted

PARIS - Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wawrinka rallies past Rosol to avoid major upset

PARIS - So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round? "No," Wawrinka replied quickly, his arms ...
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Kyrgios' towel shout causes stir on soaked French Open Day 1

PARIS - It all started with what Nick Kyrgios insisted was an innocuous, if admittedly loud, directive to a ball kid to retrieve a towel between points - shouted above the din of spectators at the ...
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Braves fall to Nationals, remain winless

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper sliced a two-run double to left with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting Washington past Atlanta 2-1 on Tuesday night for the Nationals' 12th consecutive home victory ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, April 11, 2016

Braves fall to 0-6 for the first time in nearly 30 years

WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves lost 6-4 to the Washington Nationals, who used Wilson Ramos' four singles and two RBI to help cover up a shaky start by Max Scherzer on Monday night.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, March 11, 2016

Yellow Jackets run out of steam vs. Cavaliers

WASHINGTON - With its typical stingy defense, plus 26 points from conference player of the year Malcolm Brogdon, No. 4 Virginia moved into the ACC Tournament semifinals by beating Georgia Tech ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Miller pounds Panthers, wins MVP

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Von Miller was second-to-none in the Super Bowl
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Favre, Stabler head Hall of Fame class

SAN FRANCISCO - Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Goodell pledges to help get stadium deals done in Oakland, San Diego

SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday "to do everything possible" to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums
By Howard Fendrich

Reeves' influence still felt on Broncos

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dan Reeves has barely merited a mention in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, his imprint on these Denver Broncos an afterthought.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Game's new blood faces off against old guard

Slowed by age and injury, Peyton Manning is no longer the record-breaking passer he once was. Cam Newton is just 26, making his debut in the big game.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Packers recover after slow start to rally past Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Aaron Rodgers recovered from a poor start to throw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy and James Starks each ran for a score, and the Green Bay Packers came back to beat the Washington ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Redskins face Packers still searching for first win over a winner

ASHBURN, Va. - If the Washington Redskins are going to win a playoff game for the first time in a decade, they'll need to earn their first victory this season over a team that finished above .500.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Williams is the AP Female Athlete of the Year

After nearly become the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a season, Serena Williams was chosen as The Associated Press Female Athlete of ...
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Harper, Nationals ready to improve on 2015

WASHINGTON - For a guy who won the NL MVP award, Bryce Harper sure is eager to move on from 2015.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Washington Nationals to sport new look in dugout and in the field

WASHINGTON - Ryan Zimmerman is about to play for his sixth full-time manager, Dusty Baker, since reaching the majors with the Washington Nationals a decade ago, so he's used to change. What's ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Redskins are relevant for a change

Thanks in large part to residing in a dismal division, the Washington Redskins are actually relevant.
By Howard Fendrich
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