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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

Maryland's Connor Kelly moves past the defense of Denver's Christian Thomas (43) and Danny Logan (19) to score against goalkeeper Alex Ready (16) during the second half of an NCAA college Division 1 lacrosse semifinal, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. Maryland won 9-8 and will advance to face Ohio State in the championship final. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Maryland leads the pack as college lacrosse season begins

Navy, if it gets healthy, looks to be a contender again. Georgetown is off to a good start. But, two weeks into the new college lacrosse season, it's clear that everyone is chasing the University of Maryland, out to defend its national championship. Published February 14, 2018

Jordan Greenway (18), of the United States, celebrates with teammate Bobby Sanguinetti (22) after scoring a goal during the second period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against Slovenia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

U.S. men's hockey team loses Olympic opener to Slovenia

With its National Hockey League players not on the Olympic roster and playing in North America, the United States dropped its first men's hockey game of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Published February 14, 2018

Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Shaun White's snowboarding gold overshadowed by harassment allegation

Shaun White won gold in the men's snowboarding halfpipe Tuesday at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for his third career Olympic gold medal, but faced questions from reporters after his final run about a 2017 sexual harassment settlement. Published February 14, 2018

In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) ** FILE **

LaVar Ball will pull Lonzo from Lakers if they don't sign his brothers

Has there ever been anyone in sports more intent on getting his or her way than LaVar Ball? The patriarch of the Ball family told a Lithuanian basketball reporter that he wants his three sons to play for the same NBA team -- if not with the Los Angeles Lakers, then somewhere else. Published February 13, 2018