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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

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

Chloe Kim stays 'hangry,' live-tweets on her way to gold

Chloe Kim is Team USA's new Olympic star. She's just 17 years old, so fans can expect to hear a lot more from the snowboarding gold medalist in the years to come. But fans also heard a lot from Kim's Twitter account in the first several days of these Olympics. Published February 13, 2018

age old: Tackle football would be banned for children younger than 14 under a bill filed in the Maryland General Assembly. Critics say it amounts to government overreach, but supporters say children's well-being should come first. (Associated Press)

Maryland bill limits tackle football for children

Maryland is one of four states considering legislation that would ban tackle football in public schools and parks for children and restrict contact in other sports for young athletes. Published February 11, 2018

North Korean supporters cheer during the preliminary round of the women's hockey game between Switzerland and the combined Koreas at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

North Korean cheerleaders stealing show at Winter Olympics

North Korea decided to send 22 athletes and 230 women in a "cheering section" to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in a joint effort with South Korea to re-engage, though the countries are at war in a decades-long standoff. Published February 11, 2018