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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 guard Bradley Beal (3) collides with Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Miles (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Washington. Beal left the game with a right ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bradley Beal leaves game because of sprained right ankle

Going full speed late in the first quarter, Bradley Beal slipped, twisted his right ankle and went to the ground. The Wizards, sufferers of multiple layers of misery in the second half of the season, watched Beal limp off the court. Published March 25, 2015

Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole uses the reminder of failure in a poor outing Thursday as a prod for more work and improvement. (Associated Press)

A.J. Cole strives for perfection on the mound

Long and self-critical answers followed Cole's first spring start for the Washington Nationals last Thursday. Cole had walked two, given up four hits and generally wobbled against the New York Mets. His dissatisfaction afterward was evident. Published March 15, 2015

Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon (15) shoots against North Carolina's Brice Johnson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

Virginia not concerned about being a No. 2 seed

That Virginia ended up a two seed startled some. Duke, which was the only team to beat Virginia in John Paul Jones Arena this season, remained a No. 1 seed despite also losing in the semifinals of the ACC Conference Tournament. Published March 15, 2015

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) watches his single during the eighth inning in Game 2 of baseball's NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants in Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Anthony Rendon has mild sprain of left MCL, should return within a week

The Nationals hoped Anthony Rendon would be ready to go Friday after bruising his knee on a dive in the field Monday. However, Rendon will miss more time because his bruise turned out to be a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Published March 13, 2015

Wilmer Difo is making a positive impression at Nationals spring training. (AP photo)

Nationals youngster Wilmer Difo sees, attacks

Difo replaced Anthony Rendon at the top of the Nationals' lineup Wednesday and went 2-for-3. He swung at the first fastball he saw from Cy Young winner David Price for a double, then hit a triple in his next at-bat. Published March 12, 2015

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, left, and teammate Emmanuel Burriss throw the ball during a spring training baseball workout, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Anthony Rendon scratched from Nationals lineup

Rendon made a diving stop in the field two days ago and came away with bruising and swelling on the interior of the knee. Nationals manager Matt Williams was not concerned about the injury going forward. Published March 11, 2015