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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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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LOVERRO: Rizzo deserves long-term deal, Scherzer says

The Washington Nationals have a lot invested in Max Scherzer -- a seven-year, $210 million contract signed two years ago -- but Scherzer had a lot invested in the Nationals' future as well. Published February 21, 2018

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) jogs to the dugout during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Strasburg, Harper fueled rebirth of baseball in D.C.

Six years after they first took the field together, it appears this may be the final year of the Nationals' Strasburg-Harper tag team of dreams -- and their last chance together to fulfill what at one time seemed to be their destiny. Published February 20, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) walks in the dugout before Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park in Washington. There will be one very important question hovering over Harper and the Nationals throughout spring training and the entire 2018 season: Will this be his last year with the club? (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

LOVERRO: Ignore the $500M elephant in the room, Harper says

The Washington Nationals superstar, entering his final contract year, met with those he wants to wall off -- the media -- on Monday at Nationals spring training and declared that he would only be answering questions related to the 2018 season. Published February 19, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) walks in the dugout before Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park in Washington. There will be one very important question hovering over Harper and the Nationals throughout spring training and the entire 2018 season: Will this be his last year with the club? (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Nationals carry the burden of Lerner's expectations into new season

Good news for Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner. When he gets to West Palm Beach for spring training, he'll find the World Series trophy there. Granted, it will be on the Houston Astros' side of the training facility they share with the Nationals, but at least he can get close to it. Published February 13, 2018

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2000, Vince McMahon, chairman of the World Wrestling Federation, speaks during a news conference in New York. The XFL is set for a surprising second life, McMahon announced Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. McMahon said the XFL would return in 2020 but offered few other details about the late winter/early spring football league. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File) **FILE**

LOVERRO: The XFL is Vince McMahon's white whale

Two years from now, perhaps shortly after the final gun of Super Bowl 54, Vince McMahon will set sail on the sports media sea in his quest to hunt down his white whale -- the XFL, resurrecting the body of his failed football league. Published February 6, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) pauses on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Washington. Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and could miss much of the rest of the regular season, the Wizards announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

LOVERRO: No bench, no backup now means no Wall for Wizards

If they someday make a film about the John Wall Wizards, they may call it "I, Ernie." Like Tonya Harding, the Wizards general manager didn't swing a baton to damage Wall's knees. But Ernie Grunfeld is certainly a co-conspirator. Published January 30, 2018

FILE - In this July 23, 2007, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens throws to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. Clemens and Barry Bonds fell short in elections to the baseball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

LOVERRO: Time is running out on baseball's cheaters

Despite the cries from the Cheated Generation about the persecution of "victims" like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, tantrums have failed to give either Clemens or Bonds the momentum needed to reach the 75 percent threshold for entry. Published January 25, 2018