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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muguruz outplays Williams for French Open title

PARIS - Garbine Muguruza won her first major trophy and prevented Williams yet again from collecting No. 22, outplaying the defending champion in a 7-5, 6-4 victory at Roland Garros on Saturday.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, June 3, 2016

Williams, Muguruza meet for French Open title

PARIS - Two years ago at the French Open, Serena Williams was stunned in the second round by 20-year-old Garbine Muguruza, who was participating in only her 13th match at a major tournament. They ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Williams manages to advance

PARIS - Serena Williams came through when she needed to, moving closer to a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title by figuring out a way to beat Yulia Putintseva 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Murray advances to French Open semifinals

Andy Murray alternated between brilliant and bad for the better part of two sets Wednesday, before righting things to beat No. 9 Richard Gasquet 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-0, 6-2 and reach his fourth ...
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Two highly seeded women lose in the French Open

PARIS - Yes, they actually managed to complete a match on this wettest of weeks at the French Open. Two, even. And both involved surprises: Two of the top half-dozen seeded women lost within ...
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, May 29, 2016

South Carolina native makes it to French Open quarterfinals

PARIS - When Shelby Rogers finished last season at No. 146, she set a modest goal for 2016: boosting her ranking enough to gain direct entry into Grand Slam tournaments. She accomplished that for ...
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
 
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