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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 [email protected]

Articles by Deron Snyder

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

Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna reacts after giving up a two-run home run to New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the ninth inning in Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ** FILE **

SNYDER: Smart, analytical Astros? How about dumb, caveman Astros

Houston has been lauded for its acumen in analytics, its ability to gather and dissect data in determining the best moves -- on and off the field. The Astros' new-school approach, once revolutionary, is now commonplace in major-league front offices, largely run by Ivy Leaguers with business and finance degrees. Published October 23, 2019

Members of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Landover, Md. San Francisco won 9-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

SNYDER: 49ers party with Redskins' season already a washout

With conditions to remind them of home -- wet, windy and chilly -- the 49ers displayed a mindset directly from the school of positive psychology, finding sunshine on a rainy day. Meanwhile, the elements provided a perfect reflection for the Washington Redskins' damp and dreary season, which is already a washout less than halfway through. Published October 20, 2019