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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

FILE - In this April 6, 2009 file photo, former NBA players Earvin "Magic" Johnson, right, and Larry Bird laugh at a news conference before the championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Detroit. The producers and playwright behind the Broadway play "Lombardi" are planning to go from football to basketball with "Magic/Bird," a new play that will chronicle the lives of Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

Larry Bird on Magic Johnson: He never went downhill

Magic vs. Bird was one of the NBA's most intense rivalries ever, and when Magic Johnson announced on Nov. 7, 1991, that his career was over, the news hit former Celtics great Larry Bird as hard as anyone in the league. Published February 9, 2017

Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison, center, gets between Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) and Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green, left, during an altercation on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Scuffle breaks out at Suns-Grizzlies game

With just over a minute remaining in the Phoenix Suns-Memphis Grizzlies game, Grizzlies guard Troy Daniels sunk a three and was promptly fouled by the Suns' Devin Booker. Published February 9, 2017

New York Jets Brandon Marshall is seen doing an interview on Radio Row on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Brandon Marshall: Tom Brady ‘not the best player ever’

After the New England Patriots' unbelievable Super Bowl comeback, many began proclaiming that quarterback Tom Brady is the greatest player that has ever walked on a football field. But not New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Published February 9, 2017