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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

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 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

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

Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals take the field during their Grapefruit League game against the Detroit Tigers during Spring Training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida on March 20, 2014.    Photo by Gregg Newton

Nationals, Astros working toward spring training facility

The Palm Beach Post reported Astros owner Jim Crane and Nationals general partner Art Fuccillo met Tuesday with officials from Palm Beach County and the city of West Palm Beach about an 84-acre site that has been proposed for a joint training facility. Published May 14, 2014

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow speaks at the Easter service of Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas, Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/William Philpott)

What will Tim Tebow do? Television, for now

The former University of Florida quarterback probably won't have to worry about future schedule conflicts in that regard after flaming out in NFL chances with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. The 26-year-old did not play this season after being cut by the New England Patriots following training camp. Published December 30, 2013

Katie Ledecky of the United States smiles as she holds her gold medal after winning the Women's 400m freestyle final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Katie Ledecky named U.S. Olympic SportsWoman of Year

Ledecky's remarkable performance at the world championships in Barcelona, which saw her win gold in all four events she swam — setting new world records in two of them — led to the honor. Published October 24, 2013

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, from left, Navy's Marcus Thomas (26), Evan Palelei (58) and Wave Ryder (8) head onto the field at the start of an NCAA college football game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. The Defense Department said Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, that it has temporarily suspended all sports competitions at the service academies as a result of the partial government shutdown. The decision jeopardizes this weekend's football games , Air Force at Navy and Army at Boston College. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler, File)

Shutdown might ground Navy, Air Force, Army football games

"Somehow we ought to be able to get organized as a country," said Air Force coach Troy Calhoun. "But we live in a world where a lot of times you think you absolutely have to be either a conservative or a Democrat, one or the other, rather than some unity." Published October 1, 2013