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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

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

Washington Redskins fans react after Tennessee Titans wide receiver Derek Hagan (80) celebrates a 38 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Redskins' future murky as ever after unsightly win over Titans

Nobody should be tipping their hat to anyone in that Redskins locker room — heck, in this Redskins organization — for barely beating a bad Titans team. Except maybe to Colt McCoy, the third-string quarterback who saved the franchise from one of its most embarrassing losses at home in a long list of embarrassing losses. Published October 19, 2014

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talk together after the Washington Redskins lose to the Seattle Seahawks 27-17 in Monday Night Football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, October 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: A tale of Redskins quarterbacks past, present and pretend

The scene at FedEx Field Monday night while the Washington Redskins were struggling nobly in a 27-17 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks was a variation on Charles Dickens' holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol." Published October 7, 2014

Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams  removes his cap while answering questions during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NL Division Baseball Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

LOVERRO: Matt Williams' best-laid plans could put Nationals in ground

So, the Nats have a plan for when a starting pitcher coming off a no-hitter has shut out the opposing team in a postseason game, allowing just three hits in his last 18 innings, with two outs, still throwing 94 miles per hour, after retiring 20 straight hitters, walks his first batter after getting squeezed by the home plate umpire? Published October 5, 2014