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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

Maryland coach Gary Williams swings the net after his Terps beat Indiana 64-52 in the NCAA final in Atlanta Monday, April 1, 2002. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

LOVERRO: Gary Williams earned Hall of Fame through sweat equity

Gary Williams sweated his way to fame, and those who watched him get the most out of his teams, from American University to the University of Maryland, admired and enjoyed every bead of sweat, because you knew it was devoted to winning. Published April 6, 2014

Bryce Harper is hit by a pitch from Atlanta Braves left-hander Luis Avilan in the Washington Nationals' loss on Friday night. (Associated Press photo)

LOVERRO: Nationals have a chance to set the tone early vs. Braves

This weekend at Nationals Park, starting Friday at the home opener when Washington faces the Atlanta Braves, is Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran. It's this coming season's Washington Redskins opener vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (bet on it). Published April 3, 2014

Bobby Magruder (via YouTube)

LOVERRO: Behind Bobby Magruder, D.C. boxing scene lives on

Remarkably, kids are still showing up in boxing gyms in Maryland, Washington and Virginia looking to be the next Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. Or maybe even Bobby Magruder, a four-time Washington Golden Gloves champion who fought Sugar Ray Leonard three times as an amateur. Published March 27, 2014