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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Matthew Paras

Jeremy Maclin to visit Bills, Ravens

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was released on Friday, and he already has visits lined up with two teams. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Maclin will visit the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday and the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. Published June 6, 2017

Former NBA player and current television analyst Charles Barkley, left, jokes with hockey greats Wayne Gretzky, right, and Paul Coffey, center, during a news conference before Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Charles Barkley slams NBA playoffs, praises NHL

As an NBA analyst, Charles Barkley has seen a lot of one-sided basketball throughout the playoffs. So with TNT not broadcasting the NBA Finals, Barkley has been free to discuss his other interest -- hockey. Published June 6, 2017

In this June 9, 2016, file photo, retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles. Bryant came through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by retweeting one student's request on May 18, 2017, to get them out of a final exam. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Kobe Bryant and Jalen Rose star in hilarious commercial

Kobe Bryant and Jalen Rose have always had a bit of a history. Rose injured Bryant's ankle in the 2000 NBA Finals and Bryant got his revenge years later, dropping 81 points on Rose and the Toronto Raptors in 2006. Published June 5, 2017

FILE - In April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow smiles during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S.C. Tebow may have found his hitting groove once more with his third home run of the season - and first in six weeks - for the Columbia Fireflies. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner had struggled at the plate much of the week before ending an 0-for-18 slump with an RBI double on Saturday, May 20. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Tebow knows his baseball journey isn't just about him

Two months into his baseball career, Tm Tebow is trying to hone down the fundamentals of a sport he hasn't played since high school. But he also knows two things are more important: his love for God and people. Published June 4, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' general manager Brian MacLellan speaks to reporters in Arlington, Va. MacLellan has the power to completely remake the Washington Capitals in the wake of another early playoff exit, and a salary-cap crunch could force his hand.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

MacLellan: Capitals are not in rebuilding mode

When he finally held his end-of-the-season news conference on Tuesday, Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said he couldn't single out one particular fix to get the Capitals closer to a championship. But blowing up the roster, he said, makes no sense. Published May 30, 2017

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, is greeted at the bench by left wing Colin Wilson (33) after Forsberg's game tying goal in the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Capitals' castoff Forsberg has Nashville in NHL Finals

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson remembered the talent. Over the course of 47 games of Milwaukee Admirals hockey, Nashville's American Hockey League affiliate, Watson was enamored by the talent Filip Forsberg possessed during the 2013-14 season. Published May 30, 2017

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, left, celebrates scoring with Ryan Schimpf on Schimpf's two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nationals fall 5-3 as starters rest against Padres

Starter Joe Ross dug a hole the Nationals couldn't climb out of in a 5-3 loss that was initially delayed an hour and 20 minutes because of rain. The Nationals' depth didn't muster enough offense for a rally despite eight hits. Published May 28, 2017