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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

Mallett to play 'pretty extensively' against Redskins

Ravens starter Joe Flacco is nursing a back injury, but coach John Harbaugh told reporters Monday that backup QB Ryan Mallett will still play "pretty extensively" in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins. Published August 7, 2017

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, celebrate after connecting on a two-yard touchdown pass next to Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush during the third quarter of after an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Blacklisted? Kaepernick's former teammates steer clear

The Washington Redskins begin the preseason Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens, a team that has weighed signing Colin Kaepernick. What do those on the Redskins who have played with Kaeperncik think? Published August 6, 2017

Breeland hears trash talk from fans, gives it right back

Two plays during the Redskins' Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday left fans hollering at cornerback Bashaud Breeland after getting beat both times. But for Breeland, that's part of the fun of training camp. Published August 5, 2017

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 28, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Cubs are rolling as Nationals head to Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are a much improved team since the Nationals last played them in a four-game series in June. The Nationals head to Chicago for a three-game series, starting Friday, in what could be a playoff preview. Published August 4, 2017

Washington Redskin defensive line coach, Jim Tomsula, left, talks with his players during practice at the Washington Redskins NFL training camp in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

It's all about plug and play on Tomsula's D-line

Jim Tomsula has no plans to establish a training camp pecking order for his D-line. Instead, the Redskins are rotating lineman in and out -- constantly evaluating play and keeping legs fresh. Published August 3, 2017

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands near the entrance to the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Miami. NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton was held out of Miami's lineup for the first time since May 31. The Reds defeated the Marlins 6-4. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Stanton upset with Marlins rebuilding cycle

Giancarlo Stanton seemed to realize the futility of the Marlins always being a "couple years away" on Saturday. The Nationals begin a three-game series against Miami on Monday. Published July 31, 2017