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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

FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, Washington Mystics' Tayler Hill watches during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. When Hill told Mike Thibault she was pregnant after her rookie season in the WNBA, the Mystics’ coach and general manager offered immediate support. Almost three years later, that support is being rewarded in a big way as Hill has evolved into a more complete player than she was before giving birth to her son, Maurice. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) ** FILE **

Tayler Hill returns for Mystics 11 months after tearing ACL

The road to recovery from a torn ACL is long for any athlete. For Tayler Hill, whose journey culminated Tuesday in her first appearance in a Washington Mystics game in 11 months, the support around her was constant and crucial. Published June 19, 2018

At Stable, a restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C., a crowd of Switzerland fans watch the Swiss men's national soccer team take on Brazil in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, June 17, 2018. (Adam Zielonka / The Washington Times)

D.C. bars see World Cup boom despite U.S.'s absence

The United States failed to qualify for this World Cup, but in a multicultural city like Washington D.C., soccer fans are still soaking in the tournament en masse. Some new pop-up bars will screen every match, while other long-standing establishments already have their allegiances to countries like England, Germany and Mexico. Published June 17, 2018

Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly (25) battles with Jay Beagle, left, during a face off during an NHL hockey practice Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Capitals lead the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals series. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ** FILE **

Capitals free agents like Carlson, Beagle hopeful to return

Jay Beagle, a fan favorite, might have to wait his turn as the Washington Capitals sort out what to do with their other UFAs and RFAs. General manager Brian MacLellan is also considering trading Philipp Grubauer. Published June 14, 2018

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz speaks to the media, Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The Capitals will host the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday night in Washington. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) ** FILE **

Trotz in talks with Capitals about contract extension

Barry Trotz told reporters Wednesday that he wants to return as head coach of the Washington Capitals, and he is talking with general manager Brian MacLellan about a contract extension. Published June 13, 2018

The 2018 Washington Capitals pose for their official team photo with the Stanley Cup (center) at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Photo by Adam Zielonka / The Washington Times)

Capitals pose for official Stanley Cup photo

A few hours before Tuesday's parade near the National Mall, the Washington Capitals had a bit of business to take care of. The team posed for their official Stanley Cup photo at Capital One Arena. Published June 12, 2018