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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 cornerback Josh Norman (24) sits on the bench during the late second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. The New England Patriots won 33-7. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Redskins reverse course on Josh Norman healthy scratch

Cornerback Josh Norman will be inactive for the Washington Redskins Sunday against the Detroit Lions despite being healthy enough to play, 106.7 The Fan reported and ESPN confirmed. Published November 24, 2019

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stands on the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

In battle of the goalies, Capitals fall to Canucks in shootout

For the second time this year, the Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks needed a shootout to decide their matchup. It was a high-scoring game last time in Canada, with the Capitals prevailing 6-5. Saturday was the polar opposite -- a goalie showdown, one that extended from regulation and overtime into the shootout. Published November 23, 2019

Washington Redskins offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75) watches from the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ** FILE **

Redskins' struggles with discipline resurface

The Washington Redskins finished Sunday's game with 11 penalties, after only picking up a total of seven over its previous two games combined. An issue with discipline that appeared to be improving cropped up again, and it threatens to be a problem for the rest of this lost season. Published November 20, 2019

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington. The Canadiens won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Backstrom out vs. Rangers; Capitals do salary-cap gymnastics with four call-ups

Nicklas Backstrom is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will miss the Washington Capitals' game Wednesday night at the New York Rangers. Meanwhile, a pair of injured players and a potential player suspension have made the Caps need to substantially tweak the roster, calling up four players from AHL Hershey in order to keep the team under the league's salary cap. Published November 20, 2019