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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett's 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at

Articles by Deron Snyder

Jim Riggleman guided the Nationals to a 38-37 record, the latest in a season Washington has been above .500 since 2005.

SNYDER: Peace, blessings and a decade of columns

Chronicling the comings and goings is essential in my chosen profession. But all too often lately, discussing our own "goings" has become a thing in this business. Published December 30, 2019

Washington Redskins wide receiver Steven Sims (15) celebrates after scoring on a touchdown pass from quarterback Dwayne Haskins, not visible, during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

SNYDER: Maybe a division title is closer than it seems

No matter how much you abhor the thought and shudder at the possible consequences, you might concede that beleaguered team president Bruce Allen was (swallow hard) right. Washington IS close. Published December 22, 2019

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) **FILE**

SNYDER: Cheating Astros, Patriots need to be sent a message

The 2018 Super Bowl champions and 2017 World Series champions find themselves embroiled in cheating scandals today because they apparently don't understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable forms of stealing. Published December 11, 2019

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young looks at the scoreboard during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill. Ohio State says defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland due to possible NCAA violation in 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

SNYDER: Kinder, gentler NCAA? Not for Young and Wiseman

The NCAA and its proponents insist that college athletes and non-athletes should be viewed in the same light. But the athletes consistently are treated differently, with more scrutiny and less justice. Published November 11, 2019

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon loses his helmet as he strikes out during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

SNYDER: If the Nationals can only keep one, choice is clear

Every front office in baseball is currently going through a familiar process, making moves and plotting strategy that will shape their 2020 roster. It's nothing new for the Nationals, who also do likewise every year, adding and subtracting faces from the prior season. Published November 6, 2019