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Andy Kostka

Andy Kostka

Andy Kostka is a sports reporter for The Washington Times. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and held internships at USA TODAY and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during college. Kostka can be reached at

Articles by Andy Kostka

CORRECTS TO TWO-RUN HOME RUN, INSTEAD OF SOLO HOME RUN - Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton follows the ball next to Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers as he hits a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)  **FILE**

Nationals decline options on four veterans to create roster flexibility

By the time the 2021 season rolls around, the Nationals will look different. With the latest series of moves coming Wednesday, Washington opened its offseason by declining to pick up 2021 options on veterans Adam Eaton, Anibal Sanchez, Howie Kendrick and Eric Thames. Published October 28, 2020

Maryland wide receiver Jeshaun Jones, right, runs past Texas defensive back Brandon Jones for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  **FILE**

After lengthy recovery, Maryland's Jeshaun Jones shares return with his mom

Maryland's Jeshaun Jones let the tears fall, and he was relieved none of his teammates surrounding him on the bus said anything. He preferred to share that moment of returning to the football field with his mom, Nicole Baran, who knew exactly what he'd gone through since tearing his ACL in August 2019. Published October 28, 2020