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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at zboyer@washingtontimes.com.

 

Articles by Zac Boyer

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, reacts after a blocked shot by Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 114-93. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Without LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Heat pummeled by Wizards

Trevor Ariza had a game-high 25 points, Nenê added 18 points and the Wizards emphatically defeated the Heat, 114-93, before a sellout crowd of 20,356 at Verizon Center in their final home game of the regular season. Published April 14, 2014

Washington Wizards guard John Wall drives past Milwaukee Bucks forward Chris Wright during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 104-91. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards' defense smothers Bucks late in 104-91 victory

John Wall has maintained that the Wizards' solution to their offensive woes will be to keep shooting. As for their defensive issues, sometimes, it takes a concerted effort to stand up and challenge their opponent. Bradley Beal had 26 points to lead six players in double figures in scoring, and the Wizards forced 14 turnovers in the second half of a 104-91 victory over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at Verizon Center. Published April 12, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Redskins to face Kyle Shanahan, Browns in preseason

The Redskins will host the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field and play road games against the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers this August as part of their preseason schedule, the NFL announced Wednesday. Published April 9, 2014

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden answers questions during the NFC Head Coaches Breakfast at the NFL football meetings in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Redskins excited to begin working out in the Jay Gruden era

With Jay Gruden's hiring, the Redskins were able to begin their voluntary offseason program two weeks earlier than normal – a move the NFL instituted three years ago to assist teams making the transition from one coaching staff to another. Published April 7, 2014

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, right, throws out New York Mets' Andrew Brown in the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ryan Zimmerman awaiting results of MRI on right shoulder

Ryan Zimmerman was still awaiting the results of an MRI exam taken on his right shoulder and was not in the lineup on Sunday morning before the Washington Nationals were set to complete their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park. Published April 6, 2014

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws during the first inning of a baseball home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park Friday, April 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Zimmermann shakes off flu, not Braves in Nats' loss

Jordan Zimmermann lasted five innings, striking out nine while allowing four hits, but a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave the Braves the victory on Friday. Published April 4, 2014

Rob Jackson's fourth-quarter interception of Tony Romo was  the defining play in the Redskins' Week 17 NFC East-clinching victory over the Cowboys last season. This season, the teams face off for the second time in Week 16 at Cowboys Stadium. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

Linebacker Rob Jackson signs new contract with Redskins

Jackson played in 12 games for the Redskins last season, his sixth with the team, as the primary backup to Brian Orakpo. His only known visit was to Oakland, where the Raiders could not offer him a starting role. Published April 4, 2014

Washington Wizards guards John Wall, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 118-92, and clinched a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards' return to postseason is a rewarding moment for Randy Wittman, players

At last, Randy Wittman and the Wizards have broken through. Their 118-92 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday allowed them to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and they'll play their final seven games, beginning Friday on the road against the New York Knicks, comforted by their accomplishment. Published April 3, 2014

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colt McCoy runs with the ball during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Redskins sign backup quarterback Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy, a highly successful college quarterback who led Texas to the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday Published April 3, 2014

Washington Wizards guards John Wall, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 118-92, and clinched a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards top Celtics, clinch first playoff appearance in six years

John Wall had his hands in the air, celebrating, enjoying the moment on the Verizon Center floor when he walked over to his coach, Randy Wittman, and gave him a hug. For Wall, four years had been too long to go without a feeling like this. Six years after they made their last appearance, the Washington Wizards clinched a spot in the playoffs on Wednesday, thrashing the Boston Celtics, 118-92. Published April 2, 2014

Eagles wide receiver  DeSean Jackson leads all NFL rookies with 327 receiving yards this season.

DeSean Jackson, Redskins agree to terms on contract

It didn't take DeSean Jackson long to find a new team – and he didn't have to go far to do it. Jackson, who spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before being released by the team on Thursday, has agreed in principle to the terms of a contract with the Washington Redskins, his publicist, Denise White, wrote on Twitter shortly before midnight on Wednesday. Published April 2, 2014

DeSean Jackson signs his contract with the Washington Redskins on April 2, 2014 (Washington Redskins, via Twitter)

Robert Griffin III: 'It's an exciting time to be a Redskins fan'

The quarterback will now have a chance to work with one of the league's most explosive wide receivers after DeSean Jackson, released last week by the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed to terms on a contract with the Washington Redskins late Tuesday night. Published April 2, 2014