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Thom Loverro

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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Scot McCloughan, right, speaks during an NFL football press conference where he was introduced as the Washington Redskins new general manager, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Ashburn, Va. At left is Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Despite narrative, Redskins' offseason far from successful

The definition of repressed memories: Memories that have been unconsciously blocked due to the memory being associated with a high level of stress or trauma. For synonyms, see Washington Redskins fans. How else do you explain the narrative that the team has had what some are calling a successful offseason? Published April 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ian Cole (28) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Capitals don't have answer for Penguins' 'compete level'

When the Penguins disposed of the Columbus Blue Jackets in five games in the first round, their coach, Mike Sullivan, spoke of his team's "compete level." That's a level the Washington Capitals, in the era of Alex Ovechkin, have never had in postseason hockey. Published April 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Crosby, Penguins make Capitals pay for lack of fight

Crosby and company sized up the lack of fight in the Capitals early in the game, and it wasn't hard to make that determination. Washington playing at home in the first game of the second round of the playoffs before a juiced up home crowd with the intensity of a game in Edmonton in February. Published April 27, 2017

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Small college kicker about to make a splash in NFL

Starting Thursday, NFL general managers -- and others who fancy themselves as personnel experts -- will do the football version of shopping spree at Costco's when the draft gets underway. Published April 23, 2017

FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in Boston. With Ovechkin's ice time and Braden Holtby's workload down, the  Capitals are well-positioned for a Stanley Cup run. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

LOVERRO: This year a referendum on Capitals' heart

You'll probably hear a few references during these Stanley Cup playoffs about Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan's quote in February 2016 about the team's window "closing" in two years. Published April 11, 2017

**FILE** Patrick Ewing, basketball player for Georgetown University, with coach John Thompson on March 9, 1985.  (AP Photo)

LOVERRO: Odds stacked against Patrick Ewing at Georgetown

Patrick Ewing's tenure as head basketball coach at Georgetown University will be likely be considered successful if he has this resume -- a 278-151 record over 13 seasons, eight NCAA appearances, three Big East titles and a Final Four. Published April 4, 2017

Scot McCloughan, right, speaks during an NFL football press conference where he was introduced as the Washington Redskins new general manager, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Ashburn, Va. At left is Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Bruce Allen's Redskins 'clarity' is anything but

The exit of Scot McCloughan, in some ways, mirrors that of Mike Shanahan. When asked at the Shanahan firing press conference about reports of fractured relationships, Bruce Allen insisted otherwise. Published March 28, 2017