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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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New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) cannot make a catch during the second half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

LOVERRO: Blowouts, bad calls and dropped balls

After three games with lopsided scores, lack of drama and the continuous story that has plagued the NFL of poor officiating, the Green Bay Packers' future Hall of Fame quarterback reminded everyone that the playoffs are supposed to feature the best the league has to offer. Published January 8, 2017

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Cousins with Redskins in 2017? God knows

Of course Kirk Cousins harbors resentments about his time in Washington -- including his second-class citizenship in the organization while sitting behind Robert Griffin III. But understanding Cousins starts with reading what he wrote and reading what he reads. Published January 5, 2017

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws under pressure from Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall (32) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Kirk Cousins has answered the question

In a preseason game against the Bears nearly four months after Mike Shanahan ruined Kirk Cousins' day by calling him and telling him the Redskins had drafted him in the fourth round -- behind star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III -- Cousins put on a performance that should have told everyone he was more than just a fourth-round pick. Published December 25, 2016

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Jack Evans: The Redskins in a new RFK is a win-win

There may be some argument as to whether 1997 was the worst year of pro sports within the boundaries of the city. But I don't see how. There were no professional sports in the District in 1997. Published December 22, 2016

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden right, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Great game? What Redskins were they watching?

Jay Gruden called Sunday's win a "great game," but the Redskins leave Philadelphia with a familiar rash of troubling question about the franchise's direction. Published December 11, 2016

Chicago White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton (1) misjudges a ball hit by New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks for an RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The trade, the tweet, and the Nationals' strategic gamble

Shortly after the news broke Wednesday afternoon that the Washington Nationals had traded two of their top pitching prospects to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Adam Eaton, Bryce Harper tweeted, "Wow." Not exactly, "Where's my ring," is it? Published December 8, 2016

Former commissioner Bud Selig speaks on the set for the MLB Network, at Major League Baseball's winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. Selig and Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz were voted into the 2017 class of baseball's Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington fans can raise a glass to Bud Selig

It's tough to get excited about baseball executives in the Hall of Fame, but here in Washington, there's a deep well of appreciation -- or there ought to be, at least -- for Bud Selig. Published December 6, 2016

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper waits at second base during a pitching change in the ninth inning of Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, early Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Washington. The Dodgers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Specter of Harper free agency haunting Nats

A few years ago, the idea of the Nationals competing with the Yankees to keep players like Bryce Harper was laughable. No one is Washington is chuckling now. Published December 4, 2016

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred responds to a question after the baseball owners quarterly meetings at the Drake Hotel Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Labor peace comes to baseball, but future remains uncertain

The sides were smart enough to extend a good thing. Up next for them is what the landscape will look like in five years amid declining television revenue. Luckily for baseball, it's positioned as a streaming pioneer. Published December 1, 2016