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Past articles by Howard:

Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff drawn into same group at WTA Finals

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A season ago, Iga Swiatek only qualified for the WTA Finals with a couple of weeks to spare. She was the fifth of eight playe... → Read More

Washington, once among NFL’s elite franchises, has plummeted under Daniel Snyder

Few NFL teams have managed to lose as much as Washington has since Daniel Snyder was part of a group that purchased the franchise for a then-record $800 million in 1999. → Read More

Pegula, Gauff 1st 2 US women in Top 4 since Serena, Venus

Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are the first pair of U.S. women both in the top four spots of the WTA rankings since sisters Serena and Venus Williams ... → Read More

Taylor Fritz reaches top 10, seeks more in breakthrough year

Taylor Fritz is in the midst of a breakthrough season, reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, winning three tour titles and recently becoming the... → Read More

Iga Swiatek out of BJK Cup, saying scheduling is ‘not safe’

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek will not play in the Billie Jean King Cup and complained Monday about that event being scheduled to start immediately after the... → Read More

Phillies top Nats, cut magic number to 1 in NL wild-card bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto’s Phillies now need just one more victory — or one more loss by the Milwaukee Brewers — to end Philadelphia’s 11-year ... → Read More

Kyle Gibson rocked; Phils drop 6th of 7 in 13-4 loss to Nats

Philadelphia began Saturday a half-game ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the third wild-card berth in the National League. → Read More

Kyle Gibson rocked; Phils drop 6th of 7 in 13-4 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bid by interim manager Rob Thomson and the Philadelphia Phillies to end the club’s 11-year playoff drought was hurt by a 13-4 lo... → Read More

Analysis: Think of Federer’s Laver Cup as an All-Star affair

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is, by his own admission, a jokester. A couple of his Laver Cup teammates would agree. → Read More

‘Prime Time’ Tiafoe lifts Team World to 1st Laver Cup win

LONDON (AP) — The last to arrive, befitting his reputation in the locker room, Frances Tiafoe strutted into the post-match news conference after clinc... → Read More

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic set new bar for next generations

LONDON (AP) — Here is one way to look at what Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the now-retired Roger Federer accomplished: The group known as the Big ... → Read More

Retired Roger Federer offers advice to Laver Cup teammates

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer’s tearful farewell to his playing career is over. True to his word, the 20-time Grand Slam champion did not say goodbye fo... → Read More

Roger Federer retires, bids farewell with Rafael Nadal at his side

Roger Federer bid adieu with one last contest before he retires after a career that included 20 Grand Slam titles and a statesman’s role. → Read More

Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last match

LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for... → Read More

Roger Federer’s last match is doubles loss with Rafael Nadal

His list of achivements includes 103 singles trophies, 310 weeks at No. 1, a Davis Cup title, and Olympic medals. → Read More

Roger Federer's last match is doubles loss with Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles and a statesman's role. He wrapped up his days as a professional player with a loss in doubles alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal for Team Europe in the Laver Cup against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World. → Read More

Roger Federer to end tennis career with final match in London

Tennis star Roger Federer will retire with 20 Grand Slam titles. → Read More

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic awaiting word on Australian Open

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is still awaiting word on whether he will be allowed to... → Read More

Federer's farewell to be in doubles; comeback? 'No, no, no'

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer leaned back on a couch, the picture of relaxation in a navy... → Read More

Roger Federer says he knows it’s right decision to retire

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer says he now is at peace with his choice to retire from professional tennis and plans to close his career with one doubles ... → Read More