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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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Columns by Thom Loverro

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

LOVERRO: Finish strong, then go home

It's tough to figure what the right move is for the Redskins when they play a meaningless final game of the season Sunday in San Francisco against the 49ers. Published December 27, 2008

LOVERRO: Teixeira chase is a big step forward

Well, they won't love local boy Mark Teixeira anymore in Baltimore after the word came down Tuesday that he agreed to sign with the hated New York Yankees. Published December 24, 2008

Teixeira, Yankees make deal?

Reports: Yankees, free agent first baseman agree on eight-year, $180 million contract. Published December 23, 2008

Thom Loverro: A win in the worst way

The way the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles played offense Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field, you easily could have named this final home game "The Worst Coach in America" Bowl. Published December 22, 2008