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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 Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) looks to score as Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson (25) and Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) defend during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Pierce leaves game after banging knees

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce banged his knee coming through a screen late in the second quarter Friday and left the preseason game with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter. Published October 17, 2014

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer watches his team play during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Palmer to start for Cardinals

Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer will start Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals against the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports. Published October 12, 2014

Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, left, is guarded by Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Wizards forward Humphries has hand surgery

Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries had surgery on his right small finger Thursday to repair nerve damage and will not return to basketball activities for 3-4 weeks. Published October 10, 2014

Washington Redskins' Brian Orakpo takes a knee during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Orakpo, Clark and Riley still out

Three Redskins starters did not practice again Thursday as the team prepares to play the Arizona Cardinals. Published October 9, 2014

Trainers check Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Williams, Clark, Orakpo sit out practice

Left tackle Trent Williams had a day off from practice Wednesday because of a sore knee. Williams injured his kneecap Week 4 against the New York Giants. He played through the pain Monday night against the Seahawks. Published October 8, 2014

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce, left, pokes Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, rigth, in the head during a time-out as Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, center, gets between the two during the first half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Pierce fined, four Wizards suspended

Paul Pierce was fined $15,000 and four Wizards were suspended after a scuffle with the Chicago Bulls on Monday that was initiated by Bulls forward Joakim Noah, then boosted by Pierce's retaliation. Published October 8, 2014

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) and Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) tackle Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as he rushes for a gain in the third quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks in Monday Night Football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, October 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Russell Wilson a man out of reach for Redskins' defense

Defensive coordinators around the league are in agreement about one thing: Scrambling quarterbacks keep them up at night. The perfect plan, the perfect coverage can be trashed in an instant by a mobile man taking the snaps. Seattle's quarterback took the Redskins' defensive gameplan and ran all over it Monday night. Published October 7, 2014

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks a tackle by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) on his way to a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Russell Wilson, Seahawks keep Redskins reeling

Washington, which has one win in the last 11 months, has a short week to recoup before it heads to a 3-1 Cardinals team out of the rough-and-tumble NFC West. Published October 6, 2014