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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 (31) throws during first inning of the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Scherzer pitching his way to be likely bet for Cooperstown

You might want to keep your calendar open for the end of July starting in 2027, and maybe a few years beyond, just to be safe. That is likely when the first real Washington National -- pitcher Max Scherzer -- is on the stage in Cooperstown, talking about what it meant to help rebuild the foundation for baseball in the nation's capital. Published July 29, 2018

FILE - In this May 29, 2012, file photo, Russian national ice hockey team member Alexander Ovechkin, right, holds a certficate of recognition given to him by President Vladimir Putin, left, in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.  **FILE**

LOVERRO: Ovechkin destined for supporting role in Trump-Putin drama

No one knows for sure if Putin is coming, and if he does, when in the fall it might be. But October seems like the likely time, and the further away from the Nov. 6 election day, the better. In this political environment, who knows? But the Capitals have five home dates in October, and Putin could conceivably be in town for any one of them. Published July 24, 2018

Fireworks are displayed before the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

LOVERRO: All-Star Game caps July sports renaissance in District

The landscape of sports in the region has changed so dramatically over the past two decades that July in Washington has become a sports fan's buffet -- topped off this July with Nationals Park hosting Major League Baseball's 89th All-Star Game Tuesday night, with a nationwide audience focused on the District. Published July 17, 2018

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, the sun sets behind FedEx Field before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers in Landover, Md. Three politicians in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are teaming up across partisan lines to try and prevent their governments from waging a bidding war with public money to build a new stadium for the Washington Redskins.  The liberal Democrat in Maryland, conservative Republican in Virginia and left-leaning independent District of Columbia Council member have introduced legislation to set up an interstate compact barring any public spending on incentives for a new stadium. The current lease at FedEx Field in suburban Maryland ends in 2027 and the team is exploring new potential locations.   (AP Photo/J. David Ake) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: Two franchises looking for someone to clean up the mess

Like that blood-splattered car Jules and Vincent in "Pulp Fiction," the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins are each a horrific, gut-churning mess that the folks in charge can't begin to figure out how to clean up. Published July 10, 2018