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Thom Loverro: Kasten's own turmoil supersedes his team's

Stan Kasten had just finished putting the pieces back together after the Dominican baseball scandal. He was at the Washington Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Fla., meeting with fellow owner Mark Lerner and chief operating officer Alan Gottlieb when he got a call from his daughter. Published April 6, 2009

LOVERRO: A labor of the toughest love

Michigan State, North Carolina, Villanova and Connecticut will guard each other, fake each other, drive on each other and shoot over each other this weekend at the Final Four. Published April 2, 2009

LOVERRO: Capitals can't beat this heat

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau emerged from the locker room before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and all I could think of were the words to Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." Published March 28, 2009

LOVERRO: Ovechkin skates into T.O. territory

Leave it to Bruce Boudreau, Mr. Unpretentious, to get to the heart of the matter of Alex Ovechkin's staged celebration of his 50th goal Thursday. Published March 21, 2009

Thom Loverro: Deadline simply lifeless for content Caps squad

In the hours before the NHL trade deadline, Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, when asked where his team could improve, joked, "I don't know what we could use right now. Bobby Orr is retired, so we're not getting him." Published March 6, 2009

Thom Loverro: Conning his way right out the door

During the Washington Nationals' first spring training in 2005, a representative of the Lerner family - at the time one of the bidders for the franchise owned by Major League Baseball - made the trip to Viera, Fla., to get to know the team. Published March 2, 2009

LOVERRO: Yet another addition for Ring of Cash

So when will the celebration parade be held? Will the trophy be on display publicly for viewing? Will there be a ring ceremony at halftime during a game in the upcoming season? Published February 28, 2009

LOVERRO: The ultimate survivor

Jim Bowden walked through the Space Coast Stadium complex Saturday for the first time since news broke that the Nationals got scammed out of $1.4 million on his watch by their highly touted Dominican prospect, the player formerly known as Smiley Gonzalez. And no one yelled, "Dead man walking." Published February 22, 2009

LOVERRO: With star on board, Nationals save face

The Washington Nationals on Thursday night were about 12 hours away from walking into a hearing in Arizona and telling Ryan Zimmerman -- the face of the franchise -- that he has one ugly face. Published February 21, 2009

Thom Loverro: Dunn, Nats a good match

The furor over the player formerly known as "Smiley" at Washington Nationals spring training took the spotlight off what should have been the story of the day Wednesday - the first time their $20 million man appeared on the field. Published February 20, 2009