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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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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

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