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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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Thom Loverro: Fretting a missed opportunity

After three straight losing seasons, a Southeast Division championship and a dramatic season-ending run to the playoffs certainly qualifies as a success. Published April 15, 2009

Thom Loverro: Kalas' legacy much deeper than his voice

The broadcast press box at Nationals Park is several hundred feet above the playing field, but what happened up there shortly after noon Monday stunned everyone on the field who was preparing for the Washington Nationals' home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Published April 14, 2009

Thom Loverro: Kasten shows Philly some brotherly love

Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten's pitch to Phillies fans to come to Monday's home opener at Nationals Park was so hard to believe, I called one of the hosts of the radio show, Jody McDonald, to make sure it checked out. Published April 13, 2009

LOVERRO: Parker is heart and soul of coaching

Boston University coach Jack Parker conducted a clinic Friday at Verizon Center — not a clinic on how to coach hockey, but a clinic on what it means to be a coach. Published April 11, 2009

Thom Loverro: Kasten's own turmoil supersedes his team's

Stan Kasten had just finished putting the pieces back together after the Dominican baseball scandal. He was at the Washington Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Fla., meeting with fellow owner Mark Lerner and chief operating officer Alan Gottlieb when he got a call from his daughter. Published April 6, 2009

LOVERRO: A labor of the toughest love

Michigan State, North Carolina, Villanova and Connecticut will guard each other, fake each other, drive on each other and shoot over each other this weekend at the Final Four. Published April 2, 2009

LOVERRO: Capitals can't beat this heat

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau emerged from the locker room before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and all I could think of were the words to Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." Published March 28, 2009

LOVERRO: Ovechkin skates into T.O. territory

Leave it to Bruce Boudreau, Mr. Unpretentious, to get to the heart of the matter of Alex Ovechkin's staged celebration of his 50th goal Thursday. Published March 21, 2009

Thom Loverro: Deadline simply lifeless for content Caps squad

In the hours before the NHL trade deadline, Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, when asked where his team could improve, joked, "I don't know what we could use right now. Bobby Orr is retired, so we're not getting him." Published March 6, 2009

Thom Loverro: Conning his way right out the door

During the Washington Nationals' first spring training in 2005, a representative of the Lerner family - at the time one of the bidders for the franchise owned by Major League Baseball - made the trip to Viera, Fla., to get to know the team. Published March 2, 2009

LOVERRO: Yet another addition for Ring of Cash

So when will the celebration parade be held? Will the trophy be on display publicly for viewing? Will there be a ring ceremony at halftime during a game in the upcoming season? Published February 28, 2009