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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 Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) celebrates his goal, near Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Ovechkin not the only Capital worthy of All-Star nod

With about two weeks remaining until the rosters are announced for the 2019 All-Star Game, it's worth noting that Alex Ovechkin is not the only Capital having a great year. Published December 26, 2018

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson, left, defends New York Knicks guard Ron Baker (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) ** FILE **

Wizards introduce Ron Baker, prepare to face Kelly Oubre and Suns

Saturday will be Kelly Oubre Jr.'s first time playing against Washington, after he and Austin Rivers were dealt to Phoenix to acquire Trevor Ariza from the Suns. In the meantime, the Wizards introduced new signing Ron Baker. Published December 21, 2018

Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) walks off the court after Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Washington, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 98-89. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Trevor Ariza to start for Wizards

Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza will make his team debut Tuesday night. Well, his second debut. Published December 18, 2018

Washington Redskins strong safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (20) stops Jacksonville Jaguars running back David Williams (33) after a short gain during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Redskins playoff scenarios and standings for Week 15

Ask any Washington Redskins player in the locker room after Sunday's game, and he would say the team did what it needed to do for one week. Nobody's talking playoffs or watching what the Dallas Cowboys were doing -- the Redskins just needed a win. Published December 17, 2018

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