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Adam Zielonka

Adam Zielonka was a sports reporter for The Washington Times.

Articles by Adam Zielonka

Sports commentator and former Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson leaves following a private church service for former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

John Thompson's legacy extends far beyond basketball

John Thompson Jr., the larger-than-life Georgetown University and D.C. legend, is credited -- and rightly so -- with breaking down barriers for Black coaches, for making his hometown a better place and for serving as a protector, mentor and role model for generations of young men and women. Published August 31, 2020

Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes, right, congratulates relief pitcher Sean Doolittle after the Nationals defeated the New York Mets 16-4 in a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ** FILE **

Nationals place Doolittle on 10-day injured list

The Washington Nationals placed struggling relief pitcher Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right knee fatigue and selected the contract of pitcher Seth Romero, who will join the 30-man active roster in his place. Published August 13, 2020

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) makes a save and clears the puck away as Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) watches during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals let lead crumble, drop Game 1 to Islanders

T.J. Oshie and the Washington Capitals saw two strong periods of hockey go to waste by allowing four unanswered goals and posting a 4-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Published August 12, 2020

Fan cutouts are seen behind home plate at Miller Park after it was announced that the Milwaukee Brewers home opener was postponed after two St. Louis Cardinals employees tested positive for the coronavirus, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) ** FILE **

Major League Baseball considering bubble for playoffs: Reports

Major League Baseball is considering holding the 2020 playoffs in multiple bubble cities to limit travel and the potential spread of the coronavirus during a critical time in the sport's schedule, ESPN and the Los Angeles Times reported. Published August 11, 2020

In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, Maryland head coach Michael Locksley, center, looks on as he is about to lead his team out of the tunnel for the first half of an NCAA college football against Temple, in Philadelphia. One year ago, Maryland took Ohio State into overtime before a failed 2-point conversion resulted in a 52-51 defeat. In the rematch Saturday, the Terrapins are a 43-point underdog. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) ** FILE **

Big Ten to cancel football season following vote: Reports

The Big Ten Conference is expected to announce the cancellation of its 2020 football season Tuesday, multiple reports said, mere days after it released a revised schedule featuring 10 conference games for every team. Published August 10, 2020

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), right wing T.J. Oshie (77), center Nicklas Backstrom (19), defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) celebrate Oshie's goal against the Boston Bruins during first-period NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals beat Bruins, draw Trotz's Islanders in next round

The Washington Capitals closed out the first week of meaningful games in the Toronto bubble by beating the Boston Bruins, earning themselves the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and setting up a first-round series with Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders. Published August 9, 2020

Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Terrapins receive new Big Ten-only football schedule

The Big Ten released a revised football schedule for 2020 on Wednesday morning, one where each team plays 10 conference teams and no nonconference opponents. Maryland now will start its football season at Iowa on Sept. 5 and close at home against Minnesota on Nov. 21. Published August 5, 2020