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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Matthew Paras

With the World Series Trophy on display, Alan Trammell, from left, Jack Morris, general manager Bill Lajoie and Lance Parrish, members of the 1984 World Series Championship team, are honored in a 15th anniversary ceremony before the Tigers game Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) **FILE**

World Series trophy can be seen at MLB FanFest

Did you miss out on the chance to get a picture with the Stanley Cup? Take one with the Commissioner's Trophy -- given to the team that wins the World Series -- instead. Published July 13, 2018

Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard answers a question during an end of season news conference for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) **FILE**

Dwight Howard officially signs with Wizards

The Wizards announced the move Thursday. Though terms were not disclosed, center Dwight Howard will sign a two-year deal at the taxpayer mid-level exception, with a player option after the first year. Published July 12, 2018

Washington Redskins offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75) watches from the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Brandon Scherff, Jamison Crowder among Redskins in line for new deals

Outside of adding wide receiver Paul Richardson, the Redskins remained mostly quiet in free agency this year. While Washington also re-signed some of their own players, veterans Orlando Scandrick and Pernell McPhee were the Redskins' two other notable signings. Published July 12, 2018

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in New York. Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) and forward Quincy Acy (13) watch a video replay. The Hornets won 111-105. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ** FILE **

Wizards signing Dwight Howard could be risky

The Washington Wizards will sign Dwight Howard to a one-year, $5.9 million contract once the 32-year-old center and the Brooklyn Nets reach a buyout agreement, according to multiple reports. Published July 3, 2018