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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

Capitals prepare for outdoor game with indoor practice; Holtby to start Saturday

The Washington Capitals had to move Friday's team skate from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis to Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington due to wind gusts from a nor'easter. Head coach Barry Trotz announced Braden Holtby will start in goal for the Stadium Series game against Toronto Saturday. Published March 2, 2018

This Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, file photo shows Arizona head coach Sean Miller in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Utah in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) ** FILE **

Arizona coach Sean Miller doubles down: 'I've never paid a recruit'

University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller held an impromptu press conference Thursday to read a statement that doubled down on his denial of allegedly paying a high school recruit $100,000 to come to the school. "I have never knowingly violated NCAA rules while serving as head coach of this great program," Miller said. Published March 1, 2018

Stephen Curry talks to the media after the Golden State Warriors' shootaround Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Capital One Arena. (Screen shot / @Adam_Zielonka)

Warriors talk African American museum, stay mostly mum on politics

The Golden State Warriors, in town this week to play the Washington Wizards, spent Tuesday visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, bringing along some students from Kevin Durant's nearby hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Published February 28, 2018

Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate with their coach Oleg Znarok after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) **File**

IOC lifts Olympic ban on Russia after doping scandal

The International Olympic Committee had days earlier voted not to lift the ban in time for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, preventing the Russian athletes at the game from marching under their nation's flag. Published February 28, 2018