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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

Articles by Todd Dybas


Virginia's Anderson may miss 4-6 weeks with hand injury

Justin Anderson winced when Virginia's head athletic trainer, Ethan Saliba, fussed with the bandages on the two outside fingers of his left hand Saturday night. Anderson was on the bench for the second half of Virginia's brutish defensive fight with the Louisville Cardinals because of a fractured finger. Published February 8, 2015

Virginia coach Tony Bennett is not worried about the NCAA tournament or NBA mock drafts. He is ready to wrap a tournament-style week on Saturday by hosting No. 9 Louisville. (Associated Press)

Virginia Cavaliers' focus on tough stretch, not projection

Tony Bennett doesn't want to hear about conjecture. NBA mock drafts, which he doesn't put much stock in anyway, and consideration of players leaving are for after the season. NCAA Tournament Bracketology doesn't interest him either. Most who project tournament spots see Bennett's Virginia team as a top seed and heading from Charlottesville to Charlotte to start its tournament participation. Published February 5, 2015

Wizards guard Bradley Beal celebrates a three-point basket. Only four teams in the NBA make fewer threes per game. (Associated Press)

Wizards still searching for remedy for missing 3-point shot

Only four teams in the league make fewer 3-pointers per game. Part of it is system, part of it is personnel. The main issue is that lack of 3-point shooting is the largest deficiency for an otherwise potent Wizards team. Published January 26, 2015

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Randy Wittman: 'You're not going to stop' Kevin Durant

Time off for Kevin Durant only delayed what he usually does. The last time the Washington Wizards faced the Oklahoma City Thunder's spindly scoring conundrum, he returned from missing six consecutive games because of an ankle injury. His first night back came during Washington's trying swing through Texas before heading to play the Thunder earlier in the month. Durant scored 34 points in the Thunder's 109-102 win. No one was surprised. Published January 20, 2015

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) talks with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich after an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 101-93. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards have another game moved to a bigger setting

The first step in a return to relevancy for the Washington Wizards was to have the local market take notice. Now, the national powers that be are starting to pay more attention. Published January 14, 2015

The Wizards' Paul Pierce sits on the bench in his team's blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. The Wizards face a similar high-powered team in the San Antonio Spurs at home on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

No rest for the weary Wizards with Spurs in town

Wound-licking has a time statute in the NBA thanks to the manic schedule. For the Washington Wizards, that window of woe is less than 48 hours since the world champion San Antonio Spurs will be in town Tuesday night. Published January 12, 2015

Wizards forward Otto Porter has seen his minutes cut as Martell Webster makes his way back into the rotation from his third career back surgery. Porter did not play Jan. 2 against Oklahoma City after playing just eight minutes against Dallas. (Associated Press)

Aggression key for Wizards' Otto Porter with Martell Webster back

Webster's return creates a pileup at small forward and shooting guard for the Wizards. Between he, Paul Pierce, Otto Porter, Rasual Butler and Bradley Beal, coach Randy Wittman has multiple options, which includes resting Pierce. Published January 8, 2015