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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett's 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at deronwashtimes@gmail.com.

Articles by Deron Snyder

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about new rules aimed at speeding up play of baseball games among other major topics of conversation at spring training media day Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SNYDER: Rob Manfred fixing what some say isn't broken

The new commissioner is tinkering with the time-honored tradition of timeless baseball. He's trying to bring MLB in-line with the current times, where each second battles for attention. Published February 25, 2015

Rodriguez

SNYDER: Alex Rodriguez didn't need another public whipping by the press

Rodriguez went yard when he declined the team's offer to hold a news conference at Yankee Stadium, where he could apologize for using steroids, lying about it and dragging his sport through the mud while he fought a 211-game suspension that was reduced to 162 games. The last thing we needed was another public flogging. Published February 18, 2015

Macon County star linebacker Roquan Smith announces he is attending UCLA during a national signing day event at the school's gymnasium, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Montezume, Ga. (AP Photo/The Macon Telegraph, Jason Vorhees)

SNYDER: Truth in advertising needed when it comes to college recruiting

Hugs and handshakes are staples of the high school signing ceremony, while staffers at the college exchange high-fives. But like everything connected to major college sports, the National Letter of Intent has an underbelly that’s dark, seamy and foul-smelling. Published February 11, 2015

The Phoenix Suns missed the playoffs last season despite finishing 14 games over .500. NBA commissioner Adam Silver is open to tweaking the current playoff format. (Associated Press)

SNYDER: Adam Silver ready to tackle NBA's imbalance

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is no dummy. Like the rest of us, he's aware that his conferences can be dubbed "the Least" and "the Best." But instead of lamenting the fact that so many sorry Eastern Conference teams reach the postseason, he sounds ready to do something about it. Published February 9, 2015