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Articles by Thom Loverro

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

THOM LOVERRO: The Hall of Shame

According to the rules for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, "voting shall be based upon the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played." Published February 11, 2009

Thom Loverro: Verizon Center crowd rises to the challenge

As the clock ticked away in what was probably the best and most exciting one minute and thirty seconds of hockey the Washington Capitals played this season, Verizon Center seemed poised to lift off the ground. Published February 1, 2009

LOVERRO: Ravens' slogan misses the point

Nearly 30 years after his last fight and almost 20 years since his voice could be heard above a whisper, Muhammad Ali remarkably remains a tool of inspiration in sports. Published January 17, 2009

Thom Loverro: All-Stars aligning

Washington Capitals fans wounded by the lack of representation of their club in the upcoming All-Star Game can consider Wednesday night's matchup against the Penguins in Pittsburgh as the next best thing. Published January 14, 2009