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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

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, right, celebrates past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto after hitting a two-run home run off pitcher Spencer Howard during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  **FILE**

Juan Soto wins first Silver Slugger award

After finishing with an MLB-best 1.185 on-base plus slugging percentage during the 60-game season, Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto earned his first Silver Slugger award, Louisville Slugger announced Thursday night on MLB Network. Published November 5, 2020

Early voting begins in the District of Columbia as voters wait in line at an early voting center at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Athletes make their voices heard on Election Day

Maryland's athletes were part of a trend that saw sports figures across the region and the country making their voices heard on Election Day, with calls to vote on social media or appearances at polling stations to encourage political participation. Published November 3, 2020

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) scrambles against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Steelers top mistake-prone Jackson, Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens had a couple of chances to win Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the final play, an unsuccessful throw into the end zone in hopes of a miracle. Published November 1, 2020