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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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Mark Lerner and his family have refused to pay rent to the District because the city failed to meet Nationals Park's construction deadline.

LOVERRO: Lerners, who won by losing before, double-down on futility

When I arrived at the Washington Nationals' spring training earlier this year in West Palm Beach, I wrote about how the clubhouse had the feel of the 2008 season -- extra lockers, unrecognizable players and last-gasp veterans looking to extend their careers. Published July 21, 2022

A placard for Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Commanders football team, is seen, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, during a Hous​e Oversight Committee hearing on the Washington Commanders' workplace conduct, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Snyder did not attend the hearing virtually or otherwise. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

LOVERRO: No more franchise, no more team, only Snyder and doom

Dan Snyder has consumed the Washington football franchise. There is no team. No Commanders. We certainly know the Redskins don't exist anymore. Snyder might as well have changed his organization's name to the Washington Enrons. Published June 27, 2022

A placard for Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Commanders football team, is seen, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, during a Hous​e Oversight Committee hearing on the Washington Commanders' workplace conduct, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Snyder did not attend the hearing virtually or otherwise. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

LOVERRO: House panel ready to hold Dan Snyder accountable

Dan Snyder might want to stay out of the country floating around the world on his yacht. He may not own the Washington Commanders for much longer. Skipper Dan the Sailor Man didn't own the Commanders on Wednesday. The House Oversight and Reform Committee did. Published June 22, 2022

Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks to a player during an NFL football practice at Inova Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Del Rio’s free speech costly for Commanders

The stadium was dead already in the city, despite Mayor Muriel Bowser's support. But Voodoo Jack's comments cost those who are still trying to salvage that effort. It cost the Commanders political capital in the city, where they have none. Published June 9, 2022