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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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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

Nelson Cruz smashes 426-foot home run to drive in Juan Soto off of pitcher Zach Davies from Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park, April 21, 2022. (Photography: All-Pro Reels / Alyssa Howell) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Time for Manfred to settle the MASN dispute between Orioles, Nationals

The ongoing high-stakes fight over millions in television revenue between the Nationals and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the Orioles almost surely contributed to the Lerners' decision to potentially part with their team. And it's reason enough for the commissioner of baseball to, once and for all, put an end to the squabble. Published May 12, 2022

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Joan Adon (60) running after the ball during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., April 24, 2022. (Photo by All-Pro Reels)

LOVERRO: Start to this season enough to make anyone sick

Washington Nationals third baseman Lucius Fox took a few steps toward the dugout after Joan Adon's second pitch and threw up. Maybe he had a clue what was to come -- a 15-hit, 12-3 beatdown by the San Francisco Giants, sweeping the Nationals for the first time in Washington since 2008. Published April 24, 2022

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal with a jump shot against the Philadelphia 76ers at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., Jan. 17, 2022. (Photo by All-Pro Reels)

LOVERRO: For better or worse, wrist surgery likely sealed Beal’s max deal

Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard should feel comfortable -- very comfortable. After all, the deal for Bradley Beal continuing his career with this franchise was done when Beal had surgery in early February to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, according to sources. Published April 19, 2022

New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido can't tag Washington Nationals' Dee Strange-Gordon as he scores on a bunt by Washington Nationals' Lucius Fox during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Nationals save face by avoiding a season-opening sweep

The season may yet slip away, perhaps sometime soon. After all, the power and glory quotient when you walk into that Nationals clubhouse now is much dimmer than it has been in the past decade. But it didn't slip away Sunday. Not yet. Not yet. What the Nationals did show was the kind of emotion and execution you see in those teams that beat the odds. Published April 10, 2022