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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 and A University of Georgia graduate, he began his career as a sportswriter at the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald. He can be reached at

Articles by Marc Lancaster

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton reacts to a touchdown pass to wide receiver Andrew Hawkins during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. The Bengals defeated the Redskins 38 - 31.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Redskins-Bengals: Recap

A quarter-by-quarter recap of the Redskins' 38-31 loss to the Bengals. Published September 23, 2012

** FILE ** Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez acknowledges the crowd after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Washington. It was Gonzalez's 20th win of the season, and the Nationals won 10-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Gio Gonzalez wins 20th as Nationals rip Brewers

The Washington Nationals paid a heavy price for Gio Gonzalez last winter, shipping four well-regarded players to Oakland to obtain the left-hander and immediately signing him to a lucrative contract extension. Published September 22, 2012

Stephen Strasburg's forgettable afternoon started with the first Padres batter when a soft fly fell untouched for a double. He was pulled after allowing four earned runs in four innings. It marked the first time he failed to last at least six innings this season. (Associated Press)

Little goes right for Strasburg in Nats' 6-1 loss

From the very beginning Tuesday, everything seemed wrong for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. A botched pop-up to start the game. A sudden rainstorm that frustrated the pitcher and forced a brief first-inning delay. A murky mishap with a balm that apparently brought some unwelcome heat. Published May 15, 2012

A Washington Redskins player is interviewed April 3, 2012, while his helmet sits on the floor during a presentation in New York. (Associated Press)

Redskins' 2012 preseason schedule set

Wherever Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III end up on draft night, there's a good chance they'll face off at FedEx Field this August. Published April 4, 2012

Nationals catcher Jhonatan Solano (left) shares strategy with catcher Sandy Leon (right) during an exhibition Friday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla. Both are behind Wilson Ramos and Jesus Flores on Washington's depth chart. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Backup catchers help out in camp by keeping pitchers' arms warm

Sean Burnett worked through his repertoire pitch by pitch, knocking off the rust in a bullpen session typical of the early days of spring training. It would be a few more days before he and his fellow Washington Nationals pitchers had a chance to face batters, so Burnett was throwing for an audience of one - catcher Sandy Leon. Published March 4, 2012

Ryan Zimmerman has set a Saturday deadline for a contract extension to be worked out, and the Washington Nationals are 'hopeful' to get it done. He has two years left on his current deal. (Associated Press)

Ryan Zimmerman contract talks ongoing

As the hours ticked toward a self-imposed Saturday deadline, Ryan Zimmerman appeared as relaxed as ever Friday morning. Published February 24, 2012

Mr. Space Shuttle's final shoot

When Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated in flames and smoke on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, panic rippled through the photo department at Newsweek. As space shuttle launches had become somewhat routine, the magazine hadn't bothered to send a photographer to document Challenger's latest mission. Published July 7, 2011