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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 Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) points to a teammate during the Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

LOVERRO: Gruden's no-drama Redskins always put on a show

Jay Gruden is either the funniest guy to ever step up to the microphone for the Washington Redskins, or else he finally has been infected by his boss, the Prince of Darkness, Redskins president Bruce Allen. Published August 4, 2019

Washington Redskins quarterbacks Colt McCoy (12), Case Keenum (8) and Dwayne Haskins Jr., (7) run drills during the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

LOVERRO: Redskins' QB drama has always been center stage -- and still is

Trent Williams' absence certainly looms large over the Washington Redskins this summer, but the question of who will be playing left tackle when the 2019 season begins is not the biggest story in training camp. No, that has been and remains the QB decision facing the team. Published July 30, 2019

Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL Capitals and NBA Wizards, addresses the American Gaming Association's Sports Betting Executive Summit, at the MGM Grand National Harbor Casino, in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled last May 14 that any state can legalize sports betting if it chooses, and since then the action has been swift. Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, with more than 20 others at least considering legalization. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: Leonsis offers Wizards fans a warmed-over backup plan

If you were happy with the news Monday about Transparent Ted Leonsis' new-age management plan for the Washington Wizards, you might want to think about this -- this was Plan C, or maybe Plan D or some other plan even further down the alphabet. Published July 23, 2019

In this Nov. 18, 1995, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, right, delivers a right to the head of challenger Jake Rodriguez during their scheduled 12 round bout in Atlantic City, N.J. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Donna Connor, File) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Whitaker was a musician in the ring with a style never to be duplicated

The great George Foreman once said boxing is like jazz -- the better it is, the less people understand it. If that is the case, Pernell Whitaker was Miles Davis. He practiced the science in the sweet science, the part that is most misunderstood and unappreciated, the lost art of defense -- not getting hit while delivering punches. Published July 21, 2019

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, left, slides home to score a run against Kansas City Royals catcher Cam Gallagher, right, on a double by Howie Kendrick during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Surging Nationals need more help than rest

Rendon and Scherzer better rest up, because the hard part is still ahead of them -- catching a good Atlanta Braves team in first place in the National League East. The Nationals are going to need more than days off. They'll need some help. Published July 7, 2019

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, right, throws to first base for a double play after forcing out Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton at second on Anthony Rendon's ground ball to end the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 4-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: A season-defining moment escapes the Nationals' grasp

After splitting four games with the Arizona Diamondbacks, they faced the two teams ahead of them in the division, Philadelphia and Atlanta -- so coming away with six wins counts for something. But the last 10 could have been more. Published June 23, 2019