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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

Washington Nationals MASN Sports play-by-play announcer was honored this past weekend as co-D.C. sportscaster of the year, along with CSN Washington's Joe Beninati, the voice of the Washington Capitals. (The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Salisbury, North Carolina, an oasis of hope for sports media

Sports writers and broadcasters flocked to the small town outside of Charlotte to be honored for the work they do in their respective fields -- at a time when that work is often publicly ridiculed and attacked by anonymous critics with keyboard muscles, or dismissed by wealthy athletes with agent-driven personal web sites. Published June 9, 2015

Nationals pitcher Joe Ross made his major-league debut Saturday. He could be part of the 2016 starting rotation. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Joe Ross the latest glimpse to Nationals' pipeline

Did you like what you saw Saturday on the mound from 22-year-old Ross at Nationals Park? You may be seeing more of him -- maybe a lot more next season. You may have been looking at one of the members of the Washington Nationals' 2016 starting rotation. Published June 7, 2015

Following last week's Pacquiao-Mayweather debacle, HBO gave boxing fans a real, action-packed fight Saturday night between Canelo Alvarez (right) and James Kirkland. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Point blame at Manny Pacquiao for Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight debacle

Much of the outrage is directed toward Pacquiao and the fact that he had injured his shoulder while training and failed to disclose it to Nevada boxing officials. That resulting in his inability to receive a pain-killing shot the night of the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Published May 10, 2015

There were lots of angry people who were $100 lighter after watching Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s (left) victory Saturday night over Manny Pacquiao. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his money's worth, but the fans didn't

There were a lot of angry people who were $100 lighter after watching Mayweather surgically take apart Manny Pacquiao on his way to a unanimous decision in their much-anticipated 12-round showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. They paid to watch Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran I. Instead, they got Leonard-Duran II. Published May 3, 2015