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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]

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Former NFL player Terrell Owens arrives at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

SNYDER: Even as a Hall of Famer, Owens in a class by himself

Terrell Owens is one of the greatest NFL receivers ever, period. He's also one of the strangest NFL players ever, period. The latter has no bearing on the former, or at least it shouldn't. But Owens continually proves he's in a class by himself, which will be the case during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Aug. 4. Published July 18, 2018

Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy reacts after he hit a single that drove in two runs during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, early Monday, June 25, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 8-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

SNYDER: Nationals may finally experience a good, ol' fashioned pennant race for a change

Washington was in third place when it headed to Tampa following Sunday's win against Philadelphia, three games behind the first-place Braves and Phillies. It's an unusual spot at an unusual juncture; June 24 marks the latest Washington has been third since 2013. We're simply not used to the Nats scratching and clawing for a chance to reside atop the division. This is awesome! Published June 25, 2018

Kelly Oubre Jr., right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 15th overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York. Oubre was traded on draft night to the Washington Wizards (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) **FILE**

SNYDER: NBA shows less is more with draft, unlike NFL counterpart

A couple of months ago, the NFL unleashed an unprecedented amount of broadcast coverage for its annual draft, flooding the airwaves of ESPN, NFL Network, Fox and ABC, while airing every round on network TV for the first time. Thank goodness the NBA doesn't take the same approach. The league's draft begins -- and ends -- on Thursday. Published June 20, 2018

6. LeBron James: $85.5 million (Basketball, U.S.)  Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)

SNYDER: LeBron James paired up with John Wall? Don't bet on it

Baseball's hot-stove league was once the gold standard for leagues' ability to stay in the news during their offseason. But the NBA has blown it away with a microwave version that commences immediately after the Finals. Published June 18, 2018

Sunday's Futures Game at Nationals Park could be the first glimpse for many fans of next-generation talent like teenager Juan Soto, who was lighting up the minors before being called up earlier this season by the injury-depleted Nationals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

SNYDER: Martinez shouldn't make a habit of giving Soto a day off

Juan Soto's first trip to Yankee Stadium marked the first time since May 21 that he wasn't in the Nationals' starting lineup. Manager Dave Martinez finally gave Soto a day off Tuesday, allowing the phenom to be an observer while soaking in the storied ballpark and fabled pinstripes. Published June 13, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights celebrate the team's 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals Friday, May 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Marc Sanchez)

SNYDER: Expansion Knights rally a still-wounded city

The ability of sports to bind geographic kinfolk is fleeting, but it's always strongest after tragic events and during championship runs. When those conditions exist simultaneously, the result is epic. Published May 21, 2018