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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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Steve Schuh, county executive of Anne Arundel County, holds a copy of The Capital Gazette near the scene of a shooting at the newspaper's office, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked journalists in the building Thursday, killing several people before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: An unbowed Capital Gazette: 'We're putting out a damn paper'

If people make a newsroom special, I'm guessing the Capital-Gazette newsroom was a transcendent place, based on the outpouring of emotions from fellow journalists who knew some or all of the five members of the newspaper staff killed by a gunman who invaded their newsroom Thursday afternoon Published July 1, 2018

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, right, argues with home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater, center, after Scheurwater said Orioles relief pitcher Darren O'Day balked in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, June 25, 2018, in Baltimore. Showalter and O'Day were ejected from the game. Also pictured is umpire Gary Cederstrom, at left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: In Baltimore, whispers of Orioles leaving

The Orioles face a second-straight losing season after making the playoffs in 2012, 2014 and 2016, and coming off a season last year where they barely broke 2 million in attendance. This year, they are on pace for the lowest attendance -- averaging 20,062 -- since the ballpark opened in 1992. Published June 26, 2018

FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz answers a question during a news conference in Las Vegas. The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and three days after he resigned from that job. Trotz reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth double what he would have made annually on a shorter contract with the Capitals. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

LOVERRO: The business of happiness sometimes leaves a bruise

Ted Leonsis felt pretty good about the Washington Post naming his Monumental Sports and Entertainment Company one of the region's best places to work. "It means that the team here at MSE feels good about the work they are doing," he said. Well, not everybody. Published June 24, 2018

Washington Capitals team owner Ted Leonsis hoists the Stanley Cup after after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

LOVERRO: The night the Capitals won the Cup

Washington sports fans, make room for June 7, 2018 -- the night the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup and brought the first championship to the city in 26 years. Published June 7, 2018

Football Commissioner Pete Rozelle, right, pays a call on Baseball Commissioner William D. Eckert at the latter's office on July 27, 1966 in New York. It was the first formal meeting of the two commissioners. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Sports, politics conflicted 50 years ago with mourning of RFK's death

Anything that is going to have the powerful symbolism of sports is also going to generate enough passion to divide as well, in death as well as life. That was the case 50 years ago, as Major League Baseball tried to cope with the proper way to mourn the death of New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy on June 6, 1968. Published June 7, 2018

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby pauses during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Vegas can have the glitz, Capitals want the Cup

Sting was there, so was Wonder Woman and even Joe Gibbs. Turns out the Capitals didn't need superstars or superheroines or the most beloved coach the city has known. They had Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Braden Holtby. Published June 3, 2018

FILE - In this May 15, 2013, file photo, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee talks with reporters at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because owner Bill Foley's announcement was set for Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 2016. McPhee most recently served as special advisor to New York Islanders GM Garth Snow. Before that he spent 16 seasons as GM of the Washington Capitals.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FIle) **FILE**

George McPhee has his fingerprints all over this Stanley Cup Final

McPhee, who was the general manager in Washington from 1997 until he was fired in April 2014, is responsible for more than half of the Capitals roster that won just its second Eastern Conference championship and it playing in just their second Stanley Cup Final. Published May 27, 2018