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Adam Zielonka

Adam Zielonka

Adam Zielonka is a sports reporter for The Washington Times covering the Capitals, the Wizards and other pro and college sports in the D.C. area. He previously worked for The Capital in Annapolis, Md. A New Jersey native, he graduated from DeSales University and earned his master's at the University of Maryland. Zielonka can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Adam Zielonka

Baltimore Orioles' Mark Trumbo stands on the field during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Baltimore. The Rangers won 10-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Orioles look for silver linings in another lost season

It's not their worst season in recent memory -- in fact, their record will end up an improvement over last year's. But on Saturday the Baltimore Orioles reached 100 losses for the second straight year. Published September 16, 2019

5 biggest questions for the Capitals entering 2019-20

The Washington Capitals kick off their preseason Monday by hosting the Chicago Blackhawks. Here are the five most important questions the Capitals and their players face in the 2019-20 season. Published September 15, 2019

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown pauses while working out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ** FILE **

Antonio Brown will play in Week 2 game for Patriots

Antonio Brown is expected to make his New England Patriots debut Sunday in their Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins, five days after a sexual assault lawsuit was filed against the star wide receiver. Published September 15, 2019

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ** FILE **

Capitals toughen themselves up as championship window narrows

After adding some tough players over the summer, the Washington Capitals enter the 2019-20 season facing a tough reality: Several of their best players are 30 or older, two key cogs are in the last year of their contracts and their window to win a second Stanley Cup won't be open forever. Published September 12, 2019

The Washington Mystics' bench celebrates a 3-point basket in the final minute of the team's 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx during a WNBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

Mystics reach playoffs in best position yet to capture elusive title

The Washington Mystics are the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win the WNBA championship -- which would be the franchise's first title in 22 years of existence, the first in Elena Delle Donne's career and the first for coach Mike Thibault, the winningest coach in league history. Published September 9, 2019

Mystics end regular season with a bang by thrashing Sky

Elena Delle Donne rang up 25 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks and Tianna Hawkins added 24 points and nine boards as the Washington Mystics stomped out the Chicago Sky in the regular season finale. Published September 8, 2019