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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

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talks to a reporter in the locker room after football practice in East Rutherford, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Manning in hot water over memorabilia lawsuit

Quarterbacks are particularly known for the way they have control of their preparation process. They spend hours on tape, know the exact timing where receivers are going to be on routes and even the way footballs are supposed to feel (I see you, Tom Brady). Published April 18, 2017

Chicago Cubs' team members celebrate during the 2016 World Series championship ring ceremony before the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Chicago Cubs have championship rings with 108 diamonds

The Chicago Cubs received their World Series championship rings before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and they came with a neat twist -- each ring has 108 diamonds in them to symbolize the number of years it took to win another championship. Published April 13, 2017

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, left, and Chris Sale sit on the bench against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, April 10, 2017. Detroit won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Flu-bugged Red Sox fumigate the clubhouse

The case of the flu has become so bad for the Boston Red Sox that the team had to fumigate the clubhouse while they were away on a recent road trip to get rid over the germs. Published April 11, 2017