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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 center Marcin Gortat, (4), of Poland, poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

From mohawk to money to menu selections, Marcin Gortat is here to help

For all the talk about guards John Wall and Bradley Beal — Beal anointed them the best backcourt in the league Monday — and Paul Pierce's arrival, much of the Wizards' effort to move past the Eastern Conference semifinals will lay with Gortat. Published September 29, 2014

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell (84) scores a touchdown over Washington Redskins strong safety Bashaud Breeland (26) in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants in NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Thursday, September 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Without Hall, Redskins secondary picked apart

In their first week without cornerback and defensive captain DeAngelo Hall, the Redskins secondary was trampled. Bashaud Breeland started at cornerback in place of Hall, who is out for the year because of a ruptured Achilles' tendon. It did not go well for the rookie. Published September 26, 2014

Dave Zelonis of Bowie, Md. cheers for the Redskins marching band outside the stadium before the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants in NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Thursday, September 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Despite controversy, NFL still popular with fans

The parking lots at FedEx filled continued to fill as the sun fell. Fans in jerseys — from Cooley to Kerrigan — managed barbecues and pulled on another layer to counter the stern breeze. Talk about Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson or Greg Hardy amid the pregame revelry and pomp was limited, at best. Published September 25, 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)

Redskins no fans of short turnaround for Thursday night game

"Obviously this is a week that I would rather not have a Thursday night game," coach Jay Gruden said. "Probably any week would be a week I would rather not have a Thursday night game. It is what it is. Every team has got to do it one time and we are no different." Published September 24, 2014

Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Cousins says Redskins are still Robert Griffin III's team

Smiling, per usual, Kirk Cousins stuck to his statements of the past. In his mind, the Redskins remain Robert Griffin III's team. Even after Cousins throws for 427 yards in his first full game taking over for Griffin. Published September 23, 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

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

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

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