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Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2004, file photo, Boston Red Sox starter Pedro Martinez throws to the New York Yankees in the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS in Boston. Martinez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LOVERRO: Hall of Fame voters prove process isn't broken

Somehow, despite headlines like "Baseball's broken Hall of Fame process" and "Hall of Fame PED hypocrisy must end," baseball writers managed to elect four qualified Hall of Fame candidates. Published January 6, 2015

Washington Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen speaks to reporters during an NFL football news conference at the Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

LOVERRO: Bruce Allen's platitudes would have disgusted his father

Allen's father, former Redskins coach George Allen, knew how hollow future promise was after a long history of failure past. Then again, the father would have never given his team a pat on the back for winning two games and trying. Published January 4, 2015

Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, second from left, talks with Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (59), second from right, during afternoon practice at training camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, August 1, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Fletcher attack on Haslett a new low in Redskins dysfunction

The most vicious hit the Washington Redskins took Sunday at FedEx Field wasn't the 24-0 beating at the hands of the St. Louis Rams. It wasn't suffering their 10th loss of the season. No, the hardest hit the Redskins took was from one of their own. Published December 7, 2014

Maryland guard/forward Jake Layman (10) dunks against Virginia guard Justin Anderson (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in College Park, Md. Virginia won 76-65. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Maryland will really miss ACC now that basketball season is here

The raucous atmosphere at the Xbox Wednesday night between Maryland and Virginia was everything you would expect from a rivalry game — a game with history, a game with tradition, a game that meant something. That concludes the rivalry portion of the Maryland men's basketball schedule for this season. Published December 4, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) joins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on the practice field during an OTA at Redskins park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 4, 20124. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

LOVERRO: RG3, Colt McCoy represent two sides of 'unforgiving' league

After two of the worst performances we've seen by any quarterback wearing a burgundy and gold jersey, Griffin has been benched for the Colts game Sunday in favor of a guy who said he didn't even know if he would make the roster. If that doesn't teach Griffin a lesson in humility, I don't know what will. Published November 27, 2014