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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 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

FILE - In this Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) prepares for a face off against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla. Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder, the team announced the news early Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)

Marian Hossa to sit out next season due to skin allergy

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has had a decorated career in the NHL, but it could be coming to an end. Hossa and the Blackhawks announced Wednesday that he'll miss the entire 2017-18 season due to a "progressive skin disorder." Published June 21, 2017