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Marc Lancaster

Marc Lancaster

Marc Lancaster is the sports editor at The Washington Times. He has covered Major League Baseball for the Tampa Tribune and the Cincinnati Post and served as an editor at FanHouse.com and SportsIllustrated.com. A University of Georgia graduate, he began his career as a sportswriter at the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald. He can be reached at mlancaster@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Marc Lancaster

Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond (20) and Bryce Harper share congratulations after the Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners 8-3 in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Nats' 2015 schedule features visits to Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium

The Orioles series is a departure from how it has been scheduled in recent years — four consecutive games with two at each team's park. The 2015 games between the Beltway rivals could take place in the heat of the playoff race with September dates at Nationals Park. Published September 8, 2014

Fans watch during opening ceremonies before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Most expensive NFL tickets: NFC East teams demand big bucks

The annual data compiled by Team Marketing Report put the division's teams well above the average NFL ticket price of $84.43, led by the Giants at $111.69 per game. And New York doesn't even top the overall list. Published September 4, 2014

After a disappointing rookie year,  Redskins strong safety Bacarri Rambo (24) is determined to make a stronger impact on defense in his second season. (Photos by Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Proving A Point: Redskins' Bacarri Rambo vows to make impact in second year

Coming out of the weekend of the 2013 NFL Draft, many lauded safety Bacarri Rambo as a great value pick for the Redskins in the sixth round. But when the lights came on and the observers who mattered began making their evaluations, Rambo's star fell about as fast as it could have for a rookie handed a starting job from Week 1. Published July 29, 2014

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) waits to speak to members of the media following morning practice on the opening day of Washington Redskins Training Camp at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

DeAngelo Hall: In picking best NFL corner, 'I'll take myself'

"As a corner, if you don't feel like you're the best, you've got a problem right there," he said. "I never said I was the best, I would be a fool to think 11 years in I'm the best in the game right now. [But] I definitely think I'm pretty successful at doing what I do." Published July 24, 2014

Buffalo Bills Mike Caussin (80) watches the action during their NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Redskins training camp: Mike Caussin thrilled to join hometown team

Caussin, who signed on Tuesday as a free agent, hasn't played in an NFL game since the 2011 season. He made six appearances and got a pair of starts for the Bills that year, and those games were responsible for his career totals of five receptions for 41 yards. Published July 24, 2014

Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) prepares to bat during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Most popular MLB player jerseys: Bryce Harper at career low

His absence from the field this year probably hasn't helped; Harper missed just over two months after undergoing surgery on his thumb in late April, and has struggled at the plate since rejoining the lineup. Published July 10, 2014

U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., responds to a reporter's question on Iraq during a media availability after he delivered an evening lecture at the U.S. Naval War College Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Newport, RI. McCain delivered a blistering assessment of the U.S response to the developing military situation in Iraq from the Senate floor earlier today. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

John McCain: I'd drop Redskins nickname if I owned team

Speaking at the annual Associated Press Sports Editors conference in Arlington, Virginia, the Arizona Republican was dismissive of last week's decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel some of the team's "Redskins" trademarks but said the team should listen to objections about the name. Published June 26, 2014

ESPN soccer play-by-play commentator Ian Darke in the booth prior to the Argentina vs. USA match on March 26, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J. (ESPN photo)

Ian Darke: Talking to America's favorite soccer announcer

"If it's a duller game, like a goalless draw ... I always picture people sitting at home on their sofa with a beer and think, 'I'd be bored if I was sitting at home watching this.' You'd better come up with something to make it a bit spicier." Published June 9, 2014

Miami's Dale Carey reacts after being called out while trying to steal second base during the fifth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Oklahoma State, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Oklahoma State defeated Miami 7-1. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Nationals pick up some bats on Day 2 of MLB draft

Five of their eight picks Friday were offensive players, starting with Nebraska high school catcher Jakson Reetz in the third round. After taking three consecutive college right-handers, the Nats then closed out the day by taking three outfielders and a first baseman, all college players. Published June 6, 2014

United States' Fabian Johnson celebrates after scoring a goal against Turkey in the first half of an international friendly soccer match on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

As World Cup nears, U.S. fine-tuning continues with win over Turkey

In the 26th minute of a game that meant nothing, everything the United States is capable of flashed before the eyes of an adoring crowd. And therein lies the frustration of these warmup games in which every nation participates in the anxious weeks leading up to soccer's biggest show. No concrete conclusions can be drawn. Published June 1, 2014

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos acknowledges the fans during after a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Washington. Ramos had two hits for four RBI's. The Nationals won 6-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

As another key player falls, Nationals keep persevering

"We don't talk about the injuries," said general manager Mike Rizzo. "It's part of baseball. That's why you build depth in the organization. We're not going to alibi, we're not going to use it as an excuse, we haven't mentioned it." Published May 18, 2014

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Gio Gonzalez to DL with shoulder problem

The Nats put Gonzalez on the DL Sunday morning with left shoulder inflammation a day after he was knocked around by the Mets. Washington recalled reliever Ryan Mattheus before Sunday's series finale against New York. Published May 18, 2014