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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 this April 26, 2017 file photo, Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) gestures after his 3-pointer during the second half in Game 5 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Washington. Porter's $106 million, four-year contract solidifies his spot as part of the Washington Wizards' core and also, temporarily, makes him their highest-paid player ahead of John Wall and Bradley Beal.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Pursuit of continuity proves expensive for Wizards

The question of whether Otto Porter was "worthy" of a max contract was irrelevant. From the beginning of Porter's restricted free agency, Porter's agent David Falk knew a team would offer his client the max. Published July 19, 2017

Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

MLB trade deadline sellers worth keeping an eye on

For about 12 minutes, baseball fans on Twitter thought the Nationals traded top prospect Victor Robles for the Tigers' J.D. Martinez. The furor turned out to be unfounded -- but what's fueling the rumor mill is as certain as the calendar. July 31, to be specific, MLB's trade deadline. Published July 18, 2017