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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

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson tackles Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Redskins ground and pound their way to second straight win

The Washington Redskins won a slow and bruising game over the Carolina Panthers, 29-21, by pounding Guice and Adrian Peterson up the gut for 248 rushing yards and playing their best defensive game of the season. Published December 1, 2019

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore celebrates an interception with teammate Jamie Collins during an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 in Foxborough, Mass. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini) ** FILE **

Patriots take two planes to Houston to quarantine ill players

An illness going around the locker room is serious enough to cause the New England Patriots to take two planes to Houston for their Sunday night game against the Texans -- one carrying the sick players, the other carrying the healthy. Published December 1, 2019

Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias presents awards before the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

'Moneyball' revolution changes landscape of Washington-area teams

Forty years after statistician Bill James began to popularize advanced analytics in sports, and 16 years after the baseball book "Moneyball" entered the American consciousness, the analytical revolution has crash-landed in the Washington-Baltimore sports landscape. Published November 28, 2019

Washington Redskins' Josh Norman on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) ** FILE **

Norman can't get on the field with Redskins as he returns to Carolina

Josh Norman has faced the Panthers before, but Sunday marks his first game at Bank of America Stadium since his four-year stint with Carolina. A South Carolina native who appreciates his roots in the region, Norman's would-be homecoming is overshadowed by a fall from his former perch as one of the NFL's best cornerbacks. Published November 28, 2019

Washington Redskins strong safety Montae Nicholson (35) and offensive tackle Donald Penn (72) walk out together to take the field to begin the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Family of woman in drug death protest Nicholson, Redskins

Around 15 family members mourning the death of Julia Crabbe, a woman who had an apparent drug overdose while spending time at Redskins safety Montae Nicholson's home Nov. 14, held a quiet protest outside Redskin Park on Wednesday. Published November 27, 2019