Articles by Howard Fendrich



Sharapova Unseated by Rising Star Radwanska

  • 03 September 07
  • The Associated Press
Pay no attention to what Maria Sharapova said after her U.S. Open title defense came to an end Saturday.

First Round a Cakewalk for Sharapova

  • 30 August 07
  • The Associated Press
The lady in red shanked a backhand wide, prompting Maria Sharapova's opponent to leap in the air and pump her fist and smile as though she'd won the match -- or, indeed, the U.S. Open championship itself.

Ovechkin and Capitals On Upward Trajectory

  • 08 November 06
  • The Associated Press
Alex Ovechkin insists he cares far more about turning the Washington Capitals into winners than accumulating personal statistics. He's managing to do both at the moment.

Rookie Ovechkin Is Washington's Heartbeat

  • 05 October 06
  • The Associated Press
Alexander Ovechkin grabbed a golf club for the first time in his life at the Washington Capitals' preseason charity tournament.

Safin Beats Vik in U.S. Round 1

  • 01 September 06
  • The Associated Press
As recently as six years ago, the question everyone had for Marat Safin was, ""Just how many Grand Slam titles will you win?""

Kuznetsova Captures U.S. Open Title

  • 13 September 04
  • The Associated Press
By all rights, Svetlana Kuznetsova should have been a cycling star.

Russians Ousted in Rainy Day Action

  • 03 September 03
  • The Associated Press
Jennifer Capriati reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals Monday by beating Elena Dementieva of Russia.

Sampras Makes History With 14th Grand Slam

  • 10 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Pete Sampras was right all along: He did have a 14th Grand Slam title in him.

Safin Last Man Standing in Epic 1st Round Clash

  • 29 August 02
  • The Associated Press
Marat Safin and Nicolas Kiefer traded strokes for 4 1/2 muggy hours at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Yugoslavia Edges Russia to Take Title

Russia Reaches Semifinals in Athens

Russia, Lithuania Win to Start Worlds

5 Athletes Test Positive For Doping

Juve Fails to Secure Italy Title, Settles for Draw With Parma

Juventus Nears Title While Parma Falters

Baggio Carries Burden of Fallen Star