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Todd Dybas

Todd Dybas

Todd Dybas is a sports writer at the Washington Times. He has covered the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and NCAA Div. I athletics. Dybas is a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. A St. Bonaventure University graduate, he began his career in upstate New York before making stops in Boston and Seattle. He can be reached at tdybas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Todd Dybas

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) looks back as Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Nate Allen (29) chases after him on a scoring reception during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

DeSean Jackson plays his role in anticipated return to Philly

Like the week leading to the game, Sunday's bitter fight between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins became in large part about Jackson. His speed, injury, the fans' reaction and the still-murky story behind Jackson's release from the Eagles in the offseason forced him to be the headline. Published September 21, 2014

Eagles' Jason Peters, right, and the Redskins' Chris Baker, left, brawl in the fourth quarter as an official tries to break it up during an NFL football game in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, David Maialetti)

Baker ejected in fight between Eagles and Redskins

An already chippy game between division rivals took a violent turn Sunday when the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles ended up in a multiplayer fight that spilled onto the Washington sideline. Published September 21, 2014

Trainers attend to Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

DeAngelo Hall leaves Redskins game with injury

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall left the game in the third quarter Sunday because of an Achilles injury. Hall was driven off the field on the cart and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Published September 21, 2014

Washington Nationals starter Blake Treinen delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The day after clinching, the Nats take a break

The Nationals will put out a lineup of backups, from the mound to the outfield, Wednesday night. It will be the first break for the regulars at the end of the season, one likely needed after a night of imbibing large quantities of alcohol. Published September 17, 2014

**FILE** Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11), center, and his teammates celebrate as Jayson Werth (28) hits a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in game four of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Thursday, October 11, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Zimmerman's status key question for Nationals entering postseason

Hard decisions await manager Matt Williams. He said Wednesday that he expects Zimmerman to play "pretty regularly" when he returns from the disabled list. Again, Zimmerman will be an option in left field and at first and third base. Published September 17, 2014

Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman rests in the dugout before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Zimmerman feels good after first rehab game in field

The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman had five at-bats and played three innings in the Instructional League Tuesday in Viera, Fla. According to manager Matt Williams, Zimmerman came out of the game feeling great. Published September 16, 2014

Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, left,  and Josh Murray , second from left, talk with  with Washington Nationals Bryce Harper before playing the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta.       (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

Harper leaves game in fourth inning

Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was replaced in the fourth inning Monday night in Atlanta by Nate Schierholtz. Published September 15, 2014

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers in the fifthinning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Nationals on cusp of division title

A crisp Stephen Strasburg and four runs were enough to reduce the Nationals' magic number to two. They can win the National League East on Tuesday night against rival Atlanta. Published September 15, 2014

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman prepares to take batting practice before a baseball game at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Washington. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list and this is one of the first times he has taken batting practice. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Zimmerman back to games tomorrow

The Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman will take the field Tuesday during rehabilitation work in Florida. Published September 15, 2014

Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) smiles before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coincidence or not, Span heating up at opportune time for Nats

Each day, Span watches video of that night's starter, plus his at-bats from the night before. He said there is nothing magical about the times he righted things after the typical dips a player goes through during the season. Published September 15, 2014

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) is helped off the field after he was injured, by tackle Trent Williams (71) and head coach Jay Gruden, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson hurt

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson landed on his left shoulder with 6:46 remaining in the first quarter -- just minutes after quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured and carted off the field -- knocking him out of the game. Published September 14, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) injures his left ankle as tries to avoid Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) in the first quarter  at FedEx Field, Sept. 14, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

RG3 resolute in face of 'excruciating' injury

Griffin grotesquely dislocated his left ankle Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars and is out for a yet-to-be determined amount of time. An MRI and other tests will be taken Monday. Afterward, Griffin will know his fate for the remainder of the season. It appears bleak. Published September 14, 2014