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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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LOVERRO: The ultimate survivor

Jim Bowden walked through the Space Coast Stadium complex Saturday for the first time since news broke that the Nationals got scammed out of $1.4 million on his watch by their highly touted Dominican prospect, the player formerly known as Smiley Gonzalez. And no one yelled, "Dead man walking." Published February 22, 2009

LOVERRO: With star on board, Nationals save face

The Washington Nationals on Thursday night were about 12 hours away from walking into a hearing in Arizona and telling Ryan Zimmerman -- the face of the franchise -- that he has one ugly face. Published February 21, 2009

Thom Loverro: Dunn, Nats a good match

The furor over the player formerly known as "Smiley" at Washington Nationals spring training took the spotlight off what should have been the story of the day Wednesday - the first time their $20 million man appeared on the field. Published February 20, 2009

THOM LOVERRO: The Hall of Shame

According to the rules for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, "voting shall be based upon the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played." Published February 11, 2009

Thom Loverro: Verizon Center crowd rises to the challenge

As the clock ticked away in what was probably the best and most exciting one minute and thirty seconds of hockey the Washington Capitals played this season, Verizon Center seemed poised to lift off the ground. Published February 1, 2009

LOVERRO: Ravens' slogan misses the point

Nearly 30 years after his last fight and almost 20 years since his voice could be heard above a whisper, Muhammad Ali remarkably remains a tool of inspiration in sports. Published January 17, 2009

Thom Loverro: All-Stars aligning

Washington Capitals fans wounded by the lack of representation of their club in the upcoming All-Star Game can consider Wednesday night's matchup against the Penguins in Pittsburgh as the next best thing. Published January 14, 2009

THOM LOVERRO: Finding passion outside baseball

Michael Vick's lawyer hopes his client will be allowed to leave federal prison this month, where he is serving time on dogfighting charges, and move on to a halfway house. Published January 4, 2009

THOM LOVERRO: Rookies headline a wild weekend

What could be more far-fetched than to predict that three of the four rookie coaches in the NFL would lead their teams to the playoffs this season? Published January 3, 2009