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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

Alabama's Jonathan Allen, left, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Washington Redskins during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Draft doesn't improve Redskins' odds in Vegas

The Washington Redskins strengthened up their defense with Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson during the NFL draft, but oddsmakers say the Alabama duo hasn't moved them any closer to winning the Super Bowl. Published May 3, 2017

Fans gather for the 2017 NFL football draft, Saturday, April 29, 2017, on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

London Fletcher, Drew Pearson egg on Eagles fans during NFL draft

Former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson spent their careers making countless plays against the Philadelphia Eagles. At the NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Saturday, Fletcher and Pearson made sure Philly fans knew it. Published May 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ian Cole (28) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Capitals still searching for answers in Penguins series

Heading into the second round of the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Capitals coach Barry Trotz predicted Washington was over any postseason jitters the team might have felt while struggling to put away the Toronto Maple Leafs. Published April 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino (13) shoots the puck for a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the third period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Holtby, Trotz agree: Penguins' goals were preventable

When the Washington Capitals faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1, goaltender Braden Holtby and coach Barry Trotz noted how many of Toronto's goals were coming off unpredictable bounces that were put back in the net. Published April 28, 2017

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, chases the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Crosby leads Penguins over Caps 3-2 in Game 1

Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds to start the second period, pacing the Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Capitals in Game 1 of the best of seven series. Published April 27, 2017