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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

**FILE** Maka Woodard, left, and Carl Williams, of Lexington, Ky., celebrate a last second game tying goal by the U.S. National Soccer Team against Costa Rica during a FIFA World Cup Qualifier at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 14, 2009. (Peter Lockley / The Washington Times)

D.C. 2024 Olympics bid has more dreams than details

From the glory to the guts, there's plenty to be sorted out as the Washington area takes another swing at landing its first Olympic Games. But the ball is now officially rolling. Published August 27, 2013

John Isner celebrates after upsetting top seeded Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5, in a quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

2013 U.S. Open: American men's tennis woes, by the numbers

The best men's tennis players in the world have once again gathered in New York, and they figure to make themselves at home. As the U.S. Open begins Monday, American threats are once again lacking in the men's draw. Published August 25, 2013

Jacob Ruppert, Hank O'Day and Deacon White will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday, July 28, 2013. All three men died in the 1930s, making this the first Hall of Fame class since 1965 with no living inductees. (Marc Lancaster/The Washington Times)

2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction will honor past in lieu of present

A collision of the Hall's two-tiered voting process and the first real referendum on baseball's Steroid Era has produced an induction weekend unlike any in recent memory. For the first time in nearly 50 years, none of the guests of honor will be present. Published July 23, 2013

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier looks toward the action during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning are buying out the contract of Lecavalier, a move that will create salary cap space and make one of the stars of the franchise's only Stanley Cup champion a free agent next month. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Vincent Lecavalier on Capitals' radar in free agency

Capitals brass met Saturday with Lecavalier, who will officially hit the open market Friday after the Tampa Bay Lightning bought out his contract last week. His sudden availability has teams lining up for a shot at the veteran center. Published June 30, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs at practice during an NFL football organized team activity at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

RG3 cleared for sprints as knee rehab remains on track

The Redskins quarterback ran sprints in the end zone along with rookies Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson, who also are recovering from injuries. And earlier this week, during organized team activities that weren't open to the media, Griffin said he ran two miles on the fields at Redskins Park. Published May 30, 2013

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren delivers a pitch to the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dan Haren has best outing yet as Nationals down Reds

Saturday, the old Haren was more in evidence. He kept a scuffling Reds lineup off balance throughout a season-best six-inning performance, leading the Nats to a 6-3 win and at last feeling like a real contributor. Published April 27, 2013

An unidentified Boston Marathon runner is comforted as she cries in the aftermath of two blasts which exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

LANCASTER: Sports nightmare meets reality with Boston Marathon attack

Big events are, by their very nature, big targets. Especially when schedules and venues are set months or years in advance. It doesn't take a security expert to grasp that all it takes is one psychopath to bring about the unthinkable. Monday afternoon, it happened. Published April 15, 2013

** FILE ** The Olympic rings for the 2014 Winter Games are installed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Ignat Kozlov))

2024 Olympics bid invitations sent to 35 U.S. cities

Letters went to the 25 largest cities in the country, plus 10 others that had previously expressed an interest in hosting. Washington at Baltimore are on the list, along with previous hosts Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis. Published February 19, 2013

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan (L) greets Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid at midfield after a 27-20 Redskins victory at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 23, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

Redskins-Eagles: Recap

A quick recap of the Redskins' 27-20 victory over the Eagles. Published December 23, 2012

Redskins-Ravens: Recap

The quick recap of the Redskins' 31-28 overtime win over the Ravens. Published December 9, 2012