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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

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

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III acknowledges the crowd as he runs on to the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

RG3 takes case to jury Sunday with verdict in doubt

The trial of Robert Griffin III — whether or not he can be an elite NFL starting quarterback — continues Sunday at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Plenty of seating is available in the courtroom. If you are a fan of the defendant, I'd suggest you attend. Published November 13, 2014

Jack Lummus of Baylor University in November 1939. (AP Photo)

LOVERRO: Jack Lummus worthy of NFL recognition for heroic service

Lummus, like so many others of his generation, answered the call, and did so with such courage and honor that he awarded the Medal of Honor — one of two NFL players to receive the prestigious award and the only one to have received it posthumously. Published November 11, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches the action from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: For Jay Gruden, expressing doubt about RG3 might be only way to push back

Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't appear to be clueless. He seems like a smart guy. So I'm going to assume he knows exactly what he is saying — and what he is doing — when he publicly, without batting an eye, drops little bombs in the media like the ones he did Monday about his quarterback. Published November 4, 2014

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

LOVERRO: Madison Bumgarner takes place among October immortals

Just like Sandy Koufax did before him. Like Mickey Lolich, and Bob Gibson and Orel Hershiser. The Giants' country-strong left-hander earned his place in World Series lore with three remarkable performances on the way to a championship. Published October 30, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) scrambles out of the pocket under pressure from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

LOVERRO: Redskins should ride Colt McCoy while they can

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed Griffin's confidence that he is still the quarterback — if and when he is ready to be the quarterback — minutes after the quarterback who will have to go back to the bench gave the coach an NFL win he didn't have to hold his nose to enjoy. Is he kidding? Published October 28, 2014

Group portrait of players from the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Negro League baseball teams in front of grandstands filled with spectators before the opening game of the inaugural "Colored World Series" in 1924. (Photo by J.E. Miller via Library of Congress)

LOVERRO: 90 years ago, Negro League stars lit up Kansas City

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro National League champions, faced Philadelphia's Hilldale Baseball Club, the champions of the competing Eastern Colored League. It marked the first time two Negro League champions from different leagues agreed to play in a championship series of note. Published October 21, 2014