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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

Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) raises his arms at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. Washington won 17-15. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Up-and-down Heinicke hitting stride for surging Washington

What quarterback will Taylor Heinicke be in December? That's the question that could very well determine the fate of a team that is 5-6 and the No. 7 seed in the NFC with a chance to win the division. Published December 1, 2021

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) scores on a two-point conversion against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Running backs Gibson, McKissic lead the way

Running backs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic totaled 48 touches -- 36 carries and 12 catches -- for 202 yards, two touchdowns and the key two-point conversion in Washington's 17-15 win over Seattle on Monday. Published November 30, 2021

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd, front right, celebrates his goal next to left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, as Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry, center back, skates by, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

First-period success paying dividends for Capitals

The first period has been the Washington Capitals' best this season. In each of the last three games, the Capitals have scored on their first shot on goal, with the most recent in the team's 6-3 win over Montreal on Wednesday. Published November 25, 2021

Maryland head coach Brenda Frese talks with guard Ashley Owusu (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in College Park, Md.Maryland won 79-76. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

After beating Baylor, No. 2 Maryland prepares for two more challenging contests

"I didn't want to be surprised in March," said Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese about scheduling early season games against tough teams. The No. 2-ranked Terrapins beat No. 6 Baylor on Sunday and now prepare for contests versus No. 5 N.C State and No. 7 Stanford later this week. Published November 23, 2021

In this Aug. 2, 1985, file photo, Donald Trump, right, New York real estate magnates Stephen Ross, left, and USFL Commissioner Harry L. Usher, center, participate in a news conference in New York to discuss the agreement they have reached in principle to merge the Houston Gamblers and New Jersey Generals football franchises. The New Jersey Generals have been largely forgotten, but Trump’s ownership of the team was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist. With money and swagger, he led a shaky and relatively low-budget spring football league, the USFL, into a showdown with the NFL. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File) **FILE**

USFL reveals teams ahead of spring 2022 kickoff

The United States Football League, the briefly successful spring football league in the 1980s, is making a return, and it released the eight teams that will play this upcoming spring. Published November 22, 2021