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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

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about new rules aimed at speeding up play of baseball games among other major topics of conversation at spring training media day Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SNYDER: Rob Manfred fixing what some say isn't broken

The new commissioner is tinkering with the time-honored tradition of timeless baseball. He's trying to bring MLB in-line with the current times, where each second battles for attention. Published February 25, 2015


SNYDER: Alex Rodriguez didn't need another public whipping by the press

Rodriguez went yard when he declined the team's offer to hold a news conference at Yankee Stadium, where he could apologize for using steroids, lying about it and dragging his sport through the mud while he fought a 211-game suspension that was reduced to 162 games. The last thing we needed was another public flogging. Published February 18, 2015

Macon County star linebacker Roquan Smith announces he is attending UCLA during a national signing day event at the school's gymnasium, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in Montezume, Ga. (AP Photo/The Macon Telegraph, Jason Vorhees)

SNYDER: Truth in advertising needed when it comes to college recruiting

Hugs and handshakes are staples of the high school signing ceremony, while staffers at the college exchange high-fives. But like everything connected to major college sports, the National Letter of Intent has an underbelly that’s dark, seamy and foul-smelling. Published February 11, 2015

The Phoenix Suns missed the playoffs last season despite finishing 14 games over .500. NBA commissioner Adam Silver is open to tweaking the current playoff format. (Associated Press)

SNYDER: Adam Silver ready to tackle NBA's imbalance

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is no dummy. Like the rest of us, he's aware that his conferences can be dubbed "the Least" and "the Best." But instead of lamenting the fact that so many sorry Eastern Conference teams reach the postseason, he sounds ready to do something about it. Published February 9, 2015

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

SNYDER: Gamble leaves one to wonder what Pete Carroll was thinking

Carroll would be slapped with a malpractice lawsuit in medicine. He would be charged with breach of fiduciary responsibility in business. He would face a recall election in politics. Depending on the country, he would be looking over his shoulder in international football. Published February 2, 2015

With three Super Bowl trophies already in hand, leading man looks straight out of Hollywood and Brazilian fashion model for a wife, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes it very easy to root for. He goes for his fourth Super Bowl trophy on Sunday againt the Seattle Seahawks. (Associated Press)

SNYDER: Tom Brady makes it easy to root for him as America's darling

The Dallas Cowboys might be America's Team. But Tom Brady is Captain America. He has it all. The up-from-the-bootstraps background. The leading-man looks straight out of Hollywood. The knockout fashion model for a wife. Three, perhaps soon-to-be four, Super Bowl rings. Published January 28, 2015