Thom Loverro, The Washington Times

Thom Loverro

The Washington Times

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Past articles by thom:

LOVERRO: Rivera needs to accelerate progress, or last season’s division title was an illusion

Ron Rivera took a step in the right direction in that first year by winning the NFC East, exceeding expectations. But it was, and remains, important for him to at least meet expectations in this second season, if not exceed them, to deal with the stuff that comes along. → Read More

LOVERRO: Biles made right decision to withdraw, but isn’t worthy of canonization

This was a competition decision, one that is part of the world of gymnastics. It prevented her from competing, so she didn't compete. Yet her legion of protectors sought to paint this as some sort of seminal moment in sports, where an athlete refuses to compete because of mental health issues, an overreaction and overcompensation to protect her legacy and defend her decision. → Read More

Washington DC Sports News, Redskins

The Washington Times is your source for the latest scores, stats, and coverage of DC sports. → Read More

Bill Bray, now lawyer, still in the MLB game

Bill Bray was at an amateur baseball tournament in Florida last month when he got the news — he had passed the bar exam. Bill Bray, former major league relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds, was now Bill Bray, lawyer. → Read More

Georgetown, Maryland Sports, Stats, Scores, News

Scores, stats, and more: up-to-the-minute Georgetown, Maryland and Virginia college sports coverage at The Washington Times. → Read More

LOVERRO: Regents' decision on Durkin will define their legacies

What will be the legacy of these people — pillars of the community, successful leaders in their respective fields? → Read More

Boston Red Sox

Latest news and commentary on Boston Red Sox including photos, videos, quotations, and a biography. → Read More

Red Sox, Dodgers connections helped facilitate return of baseball to D.C.

It was the Boston Red Sox who helped facilitate the return of baseball in Washington in 2005, and it was a key figure with the Los Angeles Dodgers who was instrumental in the ownership and development of the franchise in its early days following the relocation of the Montreal Expos to Washington. → Read More

Jay Gruden needs to point blame at front office, not at himself

Have we finally reached the stage where those who worship at the Gruden altar finally consider the possibility that he may be right? Or is there far more blame to spread around? → Read More

LOVERRO: What's cooking at FedEx is an old Redskins recipe

A running back, a good defense, solid special teams and winning the turnover battle — that recipe for success in your grandfather’s NFL is today’s blue-plate special for the Redskins. → Read More

Jay Gruden, Redskins may need a little more mojo in the bayou

Redskins coach Jay Gruden will be looking for the good kind of magic Monday night in New Orleans, the kind that makes you happy. → Read More

Rich Tandler brought passion, deep knowledge of Redskins to his reporting

It was a rare and remarkable feat: Someone who hadn’t come up in the business, forcing his way into the conversation, during his 50s no less, and rising to the top in a major market like Washington — and doing so with 21st century tools. → Read More

Ted Williams' marketing deal with Sears may have landed him Washington Senators job

In a conversation on my podcast “Cigars & Curveballs,” McLain maintained that Washington owner Bob Short was able to convince Williams to come to Washington to manage the Senators because of Short’s influence with Sears. → Read More

Redskins make Alex Smith comfortable enough in win over Panthers

After last week’s beating by the Saints, quarterback Alex Smith talked about the comfort level of the offense when the Redskins fall behind early in a game. So Sunday, the Carolina Panthers — specifically their special teams said, “Alex, let us make you feel comfortable,” on their way to a 23-17 loss to Smith and Co. → Read More

Redskins give fans reason for doom and gloom even in first place

Why does it feel like the Washington Redskins are the worst, most pathetic, most embarrassing franchise in the NFL? Why is the air around here filled with toxic gloom and doom about the hometown football team? → Read More

If Evgeny Kuznetsov is as good as Capitals hope, keep that Stanley Cup warm

All signs are pointing to Kuznetsov raising his game, and with it, making an already formidable Capitals offense absolutely frightening for opponents. → Read More

Major League Baseball needs an Orioles franchise that works

Inevitably, the disease rooted in the B&O Warehouse was too strong to resist. And now you have the infected 115-loss Baltimore Orioles of 2018, and the widespread speculation that Showalter, whose contract is up, won’t be retained. → Read More

Bryce Harper had keys to the city, but never fully opened the door

He never really embraced Washington like he could have — not like teammates Max Scherzer and Sean Doolittle. And the longer Harper stayed, the most distance he seemed to put between him and his so-called city. → Read More

Alex Smith validates a victory for Bruce Allen on and off the field

It couldn’t have been easy for the Prince of Darkness to watch as the organization brought in one know-it-all suit after another to take over his duties. But for one glorious Sunday, none of that mattered — not the empty seats, nor the new ideas about begging fans to buy tickets and being, horror, transparent about the business. For once, on Sunday, Allen was winning on the field. → Read More

Jay Gruden and search for elusive sense of urgency

It is the Holy Grail of sports that every coach or player is searching for, and perhaps nowhere is that search greater than in the locker rooms and clubhouses of Washington sports teams. The elusive “sense of urgency.” → Read More