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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: Pressure peaks for Nats at '9B'

Everyone is anticipating the knock-down, drag-out fight that will begin one month from Wednesday between the Washington Nationals and agent Scott Boras over everyone's projected No. 1 draft pick and future Hall of Famer, pitcher Stephen Strasburg. Published May 6, 2009

Lange brings boxing relevance back to D.C.

Any list of sports franchises in the D.C. area starts with the Redskins and includes other prominent clubs like the Capitals and Nationals. Then there are the not-so-prominent outfits like the Washington Freedom and D.C. Armor. Published May 1, 2009

LOVERRO: Home-ice advantage is as clear as a bell

The Capitals' home-ice advantage of the 2009 season didn't seem to be there for them when they dropped Games 1 and 2 at home in this series. But it was in all its glory Friday night. Published April 25, 2009

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

Time to step forward, not backward

The Nationals should see nearly a 20 percent improvement over last season's embarrassing 59-102 record. 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