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Tommy Chalk

Tommy Chalk is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Prior to joining The Times in September of 2016, Tommy covered the NHL and NFL for FOX Sports. A 2014 graduate from the University of Maryland, Tommy worked as a freelance writer covering advanced statistics within the NHL and NFL, writing analytical articles for The Washington Post and SB Nation blog Japers' Rink. Additionally, Tommy has sports reporting experience from his time with The Post Game and The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism's Capital News Service.

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Articles by Tommy Chalk

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) has his arm taped during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Rob Gronkowski doesn't travel with Patriots to Arizona

Rob Gronkowski did not travel with the New England Patriots as the team left for Arizona to face the Cardinals on Sunday night, according to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. Published September 9, 2016

Western All-Star Shaquille O'Neal (32) of the Phoenix Suns and Western All-Star Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers share the MVP award after the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in Phoenix. Associated Press.

Kobe congratulates Shaq on Hall of Fame nod

For the later part of their careers, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal weren't exactly buddy-buddy. But that feud seems to have simmered down as both athletes have matured. Published September 9, 2016

FILE - In this May 13, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa trains during an NFL football rookie training camp in San Diego. Bosa's holdout has overshadowed everything else going on with the Chargers, who went public with the contract dispute.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Chargers' Joey Bosa likely out for season opener

San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has been dealing with a hamstring injury all week, and the 2016 third-overall will likely miss the season opener. Published September 8, 2016

Ryan Lochte (Associated Press)

Ryan Lochte given 10-month suspension

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte has been given a 10-month suspension by both USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee following Lochte's bizarre incident at the Rio Olympic Games. Published September 8, 2016

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. At 37, Brees skills do not appear diminished; he led the NFL in yards passing last season. He also is highly motivated because he is entering the final season of his contract. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Drew Brees signs extension with Saints

Drew Brees set a deadline for the New Orlean Saints for a contract extension, and the Saints made sure to get him locked up. Published September 7, 2016

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, in San Diego. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Kaepernick's choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterback's right to protest.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Kaepernick to donate proceeds from skyrocketing jersey sales

Colin Kaepernick's had his share of criticism over his protest of the national anthem, but the San Francisco 49ers' backup has also seen some extra green -- the quarterback's jersey sales have skyrocketed to No. 1 in the NFL. Published September 7, 2016

In this July 31, 2015, file photo, Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, in Gainesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Tiger Woods eyeing October return

It has been an entire year since Tiger Woods last played a round of professional golf, but the former No. 1 player in the world is shooting to make a return in October. Published September 7, 2016

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson gestures as he is introduced before a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson vows to stand for anthem

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson would struggle to kneel or stand on a football field (Watson tore his Achilles in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions), but if he could, he would choose to stand during the national anthem. Published September 7, 2016

Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer (31), from Germany, pauses in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Capitals' Philipp Grubauer added to Team Europe

With Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen out three to four weeks with an upper body injury following a collision with a teammate in an Olympic qualifier for Denmark, Team Europe had to replace him on their World Cup roster. Published September 6, 2016