HOWARD FENDRICH

Week 8: Cam, Sherman critique NFL officials

If it’s a given that NFL officials will be criticized now and then, such bad-mouthing becomes that much more significant when some of the league’s... Read more

Kershaw a mystery entering opener

WASHINGTON — It is one of baseball’s enduring mysteries in recent years and will be front-and-center in Game 1 of the NL Division... Read more

No all-Williams final after Kerber stops Venus

LONDON - Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at Wimbledon. Read more

Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points

LONDON - The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday. Read more

Full of angst, Murray reaches semis

PARIS - Entertaining as his French Open quarterfinal might have been, Andy Murray hardly enjoyed the experience. "When you're out there," Murray said, "I personally find it quite stressful. Read more

Top women lose, complain about rain

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 minutes of each other, No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 6 Simona Halep. Read more

'Lost my way': Murray pushed to five sets again at French Open

PARIS - As if ordering room service, Andy Murray's latest unheralded French Open tormenter requested that a can of Coke and a Mars bar be brought to him right there on Court Philippe Chatrier for sustenance during their five-setter. Read more

From Harper's ejection to Scherzer's 20 Ks, Nationals in news

WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer's record-tying 20-strikeout performance was only the latest in a recent series of newsworthy moments for the Washington Nationals, one right after the other.  Read more

Once thought fragile, Redskins TE Reed gets 5-year extension

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jordan Reed's route-running and pass-catching skills have never been in doubt - just his durability. Read more

Washington places franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago at this time, Kirk Cousins was relegated to backup status with the Washington Redskins, owned a resume that included... Read more

NFL says concussions way up in 2015; will study reasons why

The NFL says reported concussions rose 58 percent in regular-season games to the highest number in any of the past four years. Read more

It's Manning's Broncos vs. Newton's Panthers

Today's NFL is all about the quarterbacks, so perhaps it's fitting that the 50th Super Bowl features a matchup between Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers. Read more

Freeney, 2 Skins starters, others from 'street' to playoffs

ASHBURN, Va. - A veteran of more than 50 starts in his first four NFL seasons, linebacker Mason Foster spent most of September as a free agent. Read more

Rams QB stays in despite helmet slam

For all of the NFL’s insistence that it takes head injuries seriously, and for all of the new measures intended to ensure that players who might... Read more

Nationals fire manager Williams after only 2 seasons

WASHINGTON - In describing what he will look for in a manager to replace Matt Williams, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo might have been pointing out exactly what he felt went wrong with the man he hired two years ago and fired Monday. Read more

Nats suspend Papelbon 4 games for fight with Harper

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper is not quite sure what he could have done differently to avoid the dugout fight with teammate Jonathan Papelbon that resulted in the Washington Nationals suspending the closer for four games without pay. Read more

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