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Jacob Calvin Meyer

Jacob Calvin Meyer is a sports reporter for The Washington Times, covering the Washington Nationals and whatever else is needed. Before starting at the Times in October 2021, he covered a little bit of everything for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, including sports, education and COVID-19. While he grew up near Baltimore, he made his roots in Pennsylvania, graduating from Waynesburg University in 2017 and starting his career with the Observer-Reporter and York Dispatch newspapers. He can be reached at

Articles by Jacob Calvin Meyer

United States forward Christian Pulisic, center, and other players participate in an official training session at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Young U.S. squad aims to realize potential at Qatar World Cup

The United States returns to the World Cup Monday for the first time since 2014 after missing out on the quadrennial tournament four years ago. The young squad enters its opening match against Wales without weighty expectations. Published November 20, 2022

Washington Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis (6) greets fans after the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Washington. The Wizards won 121-112. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards finding their stride without Beal in lineup

All the Wizards needed to get back on track was to be without their $250 million superstar for a week. The Wizards have won four straight without Bradley Beal -- the team's longest winning streak since November 2021 -- as his sidekicks, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, have led the way. Published November 14, 2022