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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

Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins (3) celebrates a field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars with teammate Tress Way (5) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Redskins scrape out win over Jaguars to keep season alive

The team that was riding a four-game losing streak and starting its fourth quarterback of the year kept its playoff hopes on life support, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on a last-second field goal Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Published December 16, 2018

Washington Redskins' Josh Doctson (18) during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Josh Doctson, Chris Thompson active for Redskins vs. Jaguars

Wide receiver Josh Doctson will play for the Washington Redskins Sunday at the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending part of the week in concussion protocol. Running back Chris Thompson and safety Montae Nicholson, who popped up on Washington's injury report Friday with illnesses, are also active. Published December 16, 2018

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Alex Smith out of hospital after extended stay

After multiple surgeries on his right leg and a bout with an infection, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital he was staying in. Published December 16, 2018

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dunks the ball in front of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards fall to Celtics in overtime thriller

After Bradley Beal converted a thrilling play to force overtime, Kyrie Irving nailed two dagger 3-pointers late and handed the Celtics a 130-125 win over the Wizards. Published December 12, 2018

A travel company called Phans of Philly purchased electronic billboard space in Las Vegas while MLB winter meetings were in town. The billboards proclaim that the city wants star free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign with the Phillies. (Photo courtesy of Joseph DiBiaggio)

'Philly Wants Bryce Harper' billboards appear in Las Vegas

The Philadelphia Phillies are rumored to be a major contender for Harper, and a travel company called Phans of Philly purchased electronic billboard space around the Las Vegas Strip with a message for the superstar. Published December 12, 2018

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III walks on stage after he was selected as the second pick overall by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

2020 NFL Draft going to Las Vegas

The NFL announced at its owners' meetings Wednesday that the 2020 NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas. Published December 12, 2018

Washington Redskins run onto the field prior to during an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) ** FILE **

Redskins playoff scenarios and standings after Week 14

In spite of the team moving onto its fourth quarterback in five weeks, its defense turning into a sieve and its fans flocking away from FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins are not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC. Published December 11, 2018

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs as he is pursued by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) and others during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Epic blowout ranks among Redskins' worst losses

With the team supposedly still fighting for a playoff berth, Sunday's game was an embarrassing loss for the Washington Redskins. How embarrassing? Enough so to rank in our five worst blowouts in franchise history. Published December 9, 2018