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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

FILE - In April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow smiles during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S.C. Tebow may have found his hitting groove once more with his third home run of the season - and first in six weeks - for the Columbia Fireflies. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner had struggled at the plate much of the week before ending an 0-for-18 slump with an RBI double on Saturday, May 20. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Tebow knows his baseball journey isn't just about him

Two months into his baseball career, Tm Tebow is trying to hone down the fundamentals of a sport he hasn't played since high school. But he also knows two things are more important: his love for God and people. Published June 4, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' general manager Brian MacLellan speaks to reporters in Arlington, Va. MacLellan has the power to completely remake the Washington Capitals in the wake of another early playoff exit, and a salary-cap crunch could force his hand.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

MacLellan: Capitals are not in rebuilding mode

When he finally held his end-of-the-season news conference on Tuesday, Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said he couldn't single out one particular fix to get the Capitals closer to a championship. But blowing up the roster, he said, makes no sense. Published May 30, 2017

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, is greeted at the bench by left wing Colin Wilson (33) after Forsberg's game tying goal in the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Capitals' castoff Forsberg has Nashville in NHL Finals

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson remembered the talent. Over the course of 47 games of Milwaukee Admirals hockey, Nashville's American Hockey League affiliate, Watson was enamored by the talent Filip Forsberg possessed during the 2013-14 season. Published May 30, 2017

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, left, celebrates scoring with Ryan Schimpf on Schimpf's two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nationals fall 5-3 as starters rest against Padres

Starter Joe Ross dug a hole the Nationals couldn't climb out of in a 5-3 loss that was initially delayed an hour and 20 minutes because of rain. The Nationals' depth didn't muster enough offense for a rally despite eight hits. Published May 28, 2017

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden looks on during an NFL football rookie minicamp, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Gruden on overtime change: 'Who cares?'

The NFL also made significant rule changes besides expanding celebrations on Tuesday, and that was news apparently to Redskins coach Jay Gruden. Published May 24, 2017

Robert Kelley, left, Matt Jones, center, and Ty Nsekhe celebrate Jones' touchdown in October. Kelley eventually replaced Jones as the Redskins' lead back and could handle the position next season, too. / AP photo

Matt Jones 'absent' as he misses Redskins OTAs

Asked if Matt Jones was skipping OTAs because he was unhappy with his role, Jay Gruden said he wasn't sure. "That's a good question, something Matt Jones will have to answer," Gruden said. Published May 24, 2017