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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

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is greeted by fans as he leave the field after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 27-10. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Kirk Cousins named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders, the league announced Wednesday. Published September 27, 2017

Washington Capitals' Madison Bowey pauses during practice at their NHL hockey practice facility, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bowey, Djoos in the mix for Capitals defense

With the first game of their 2017-18 season just over a week away, the Capitals are using workouts and the last few preseason games to test their defensemen under a variety of situations. Published September 26, 2017

In this image released by HBO, Kit Harington portrays Jon Snow in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)

Werth, Harper must really love of 'Game of Thrones'

October baseball is coming. After they clinched home field advantage for the National League Division series, the Nationals went all out in dressing up as "Game of Thrones" characters when leaving Citi Field in New York. Published September 25, 2017