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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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Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left, speaks with center fielder Adam Jones after a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 4-0. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: MLB needs an Orioles franchise that works

Inevitably, the disease rooted in the B&O Warehouse was too strong to resist. And now you have the infected 115-loss Baltimore Orioles of 2018, and the widespread speculation that Showalter, whose contract is up, won't be retained. Published September 30, 2018

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was steady in Washington's victory on Sunday, while friend and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hampered by an injury. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

LOVERRO: Smith validates a victory for Allen on and off the field

It couldn't have been easy for the Prince of Darkness to watch as the organization brought in one know-it-all suit after another to take over his duties. But for one glorious Sunday, none of that mattered -- not the empty seats, nor the new ideas about begging fans to buy tickets and being, horror, transparent about the business. For once, on Sunday, Allen was winning on the field. Published September 23, 2018

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: In search of that slippery 'sense of urgency'

It is the Holy Grail of sports that every coach or player is searching for, and perhaps nowhere is that search greater than in the locker rooms and clubhouses of Washington sports teams. The elusive "sense of urgency." Published September 20, 2018

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper sits in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

LOVERRO: The end of a season, and maybe an era, for Harper

This final seven-game Washington Nationals homestand, starting Thursday night against the New York Mets, is something special -- it will likely be the last time fans get to see Bryce Harper, a player who has become a legend in this town, in a Nationals uniform. Published September 18, 2018

LOVERRO: Sellout streak falls along with Redskins

In the first half of the Washington Redskins home opener Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the video board at FedEx Field urged hometown fans on with this: "We can't hear you." With all the empty seats in the building, they might have added, "We can't see you, either." Published September 16, 2018

This Aug. 1 2018 photo shows a board at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., listing the odds on pro football games in the first week of the NFL season. Resorts casino will begin taking sports bets in person on Wednesday, Aug. 15, becoming the fifth Atlantic City casino to do so. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: Betting big on legalized sports gambling

If you live in Maryland, the District or Virginia, placing a perfectly legal bet on Saturday's Maryland-Texas game was just a short drive away. Betting on the Washington Redskins season? Just a matter of getting in your car and motoring over to Charles Town, West Virginia. Published September 2, 2018

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III passes during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Griffin playing for his NFL life in meaningless 'revenge' game

Perhaps it is appropriate that this showdown finally happens on a meaningless stage in a meaningless game between a team coming off a losing season and a quarterback fighting to just make a roster in the NFL, while the rival is sitting on a pile of cash as the starter for a Super Bowl-favored team. Published August 28, 2018