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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

FILE - In this July 8, 2016, file photo, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson answers questions during a news conference at the team's training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y. The Knicks and Jackson parted ways Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, ending a three-year tenure that saw plenty of tumult and not a single playoff appearance. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Knicks part ways with Phil Jackson

The Zen Master is out of a job as the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson "mutually agreed" to part ways Wednesday. Published June 28, 2017

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Reds rock Roark early, roll over Nats 6-2

From just his second pitch in the Nationals' 6-2 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Reds, it was apparent Tanner Roark's issues aren't going away anytime soon. Published June 25, 2017