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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

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Capitals sputtering as playoff race tightens

Sunday's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs marked the latest instance in which the Capitals failed to string together back-to-back wins. Washington hasn't produced consecutive victories in more than a month. Published January 30, 2023

FILE - Los Angeles Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown is shown during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Brown was a five-star running back destined for the University of Georgia back then in the early 2000s, his mind focused on the Bulldogs and the NFL. He hadn't even imagined trading in his cleats for a whistle — “I was adamant about not being a coach,” he says with a grin.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Commanders interview Thomas Brown for offensive coordinator

The Washington Commanders' search for an offensive coordinator continued Tuesday as the team conducted an interview with Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Thomas Brown, making him the fifth candidate to be interviewed for the position. Published January 24, 2023

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8) smiles while sitting on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Washington. The Wizards won 138-118 and Hachimura scored a career-tying 30 points. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)

Wizards trade Rui Hachimura to Lakers

The Washington Wizards traded forward Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for guard Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks. Published January 23, 2023