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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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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1982, file photo, Alexis Arguello covers up as defending champ Aaron Pryor throws a hard right during the second round of boxing action at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at the age of 60. Pryor's family issued a statement saying the former boxer died at his home in Cincinnati after a long battle with heart disease. (AP Photo/File)

The ring linked Pryor, Arguello in life and in death

In a decade full of great non-heavyweight fights -- Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns, Leonard vs. Duran, Marvin Hagler vs. Hearns -- Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Nov. 12, 1982 was as good as any. Published October 11, 2016

Washington Nationals' Jose Lobaton (59) and others, celebrate his three-run homer during the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jose Lobaton wakes up Nationals from NLDS slumber

The game had the feel of a Washington surrender, facing a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series, heading out to Los Angeles for Game 3 Monday. There was one difference, though. Jose Lobaton was playing in this game. Published October 9, 2016

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nats will go as far as Scherzer can take them

Former Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Bret Boone believes that the Nationals chances for postseason success rides on the right arm -- and the shoulders -- of Friday's game one starter, Max Scherzer. Published October 6, 2016

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) comes off the field after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 31-20. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Redskins win this one in spite of Cousins' misfires

The Redskins (2-2) won for the second straight week -- a 31-20 victory at home (yes, finally a home game that actually felt like a Redskins home game) -- but, for the second straight week, the win was a gift from the opposing team. Published October 2, 2016

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden smiles while greeting fans after practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Jay Gruden's relationship with Redskins fans complicated

The most important connection is winning, and Redskins fans, at this point, would worship a coach who insulted them every week if he built a perennial winner. But that connection with fans is what gets you through the tough times. It's the benefit of the doubt when things go south. Published September 11, 2016