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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 running back Antonio Gibson (24) scores a touchdown in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Lavonte David (54) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Washington’s long fourth-quarter drive seals victory over Tampa Bay

Not many things are scarier in the NFL than giving the ball back to Tom Brady with a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter. But the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback never got the opportunity at a comeback, as Washington's offense went on a 19-play scoring drive in the fourth quarter to seal the 29-19 victory. Published November 14, 2021

Washington Capitals center Connor McMichael, right, scores a goal in front of Buffalo Sabres left wing Vinnie Hinostroza in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Capitals’ once-graying roster gets youth infusion due to injuries

Connor McMichael, 20, is one of several rookies making an impact for the Capitals this season -- a surprise considering the team has one of the oldest rosters in the NHL. Washington's graying roster has been a point of discussion for multiple years. Last season, the team's opening night roster was the NHL's oldest at 29.7 years old. This fall, the Capitals entered the 2021-22 campaign with the league's third-oldest roster at 29.3 years old. Published November 10, 2021

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto is cheered by the team after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Seven free agency questions for the Nationals

With about 100 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training in February, here are seven questions facing the team this offseason: Published November 9, 2021