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Tom Schad

Tom Schad

After spending nearly two years as an intern at The Washington Times, Tom Schad rejoined the staff as a sports reporter in August 2014. A Colorado native and American University graduate, he previously served as a reporter and copy editor at The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and He can be reached at

Articles by Tom Schad

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Nationals have problems, but Max Scherzer isn't one

Through four starts this season, Scherzer has shown why he was entrusted with such a mind-boggling contract. In Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Cardinals, he allowed just two runs and six hits over seven innings. Published April 23, 2015

Washington Nationals' Yunel Escobar celebrates the game winning solo home run as he slides into home during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1, in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Yunel Escobar, Nationals walk off in style

Escobar crushed a game-winning solo home run to left field in the 10th inning and slid into home plate, a perfect representation of the production -- and flair -- he has brought to Washington so far. Published April 22, 2015

AT LEFT: Maryland's Melo Trimble catches a ball during practice for an NCAA college basketball tournament second round game Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Valparaiso plays Maryland on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). AT RIGHT: Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament round of 32 game against Utah in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Maryland, Georgetown to renew old basketball rivalry

For the first time since 1978-79, the Terrapins and Hoyas will face off in consecutive regular seasons, meeting at the Xfinity Center on Nov. 7 and the Verizon Center in 2016-17. Published April 22, 2015