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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

Chief Wahoo's departure puts Redskins in spotlight

When criticism of the use of Native American imagery and names for sports teams escalated in recent years, Washington Redskins fans could always point to the Cleveland Indians and shrug, '"At least we don't have Chief Wahoo." Published January 29, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Super Bowl 2018: Eagles-Patriots prop bets, wagers

Ahead of next week's Super Bowl LII, here are some of the most common -- and wackiest -- prop bets you can wager on before the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Published January 25, 2018

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal (3) advances the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) **FILE**

Bradley Beal makes his first NBA All-Star Game

On Tuesday, Beal was named to All-Star Game for the first time, voted in by Eastern Conference head coaches, marking another step for the Wizards star. Published January 23, 2018

Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant speaks during a halftime ceremony retiring both of his jersey's during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) ** FILE **

Kobe Bryant gets nominated for an Oscar

Kobe Bryant was nominated for an Academy Award on Tuesday for his animated short "Dear Basketball." The short film is an animated version of the "Dear Basketball" poem he wrote for the Players' Tribune in 2015. Published January 23, 2018

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) and Dallas Mavericks' J.J. Barea, of Puerto Rico argue after a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. Barca was charged with a technical foul after the outburst between the two. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

John Wall, J.J. Barea trade barbs

The trash-talking between Washington Wizards guard John Wall and Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea spilled off the court Monday when both players took shots at each other in post-game interviews. Published January 23, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands off the ball to running back Dion Lewis (33) during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tom Brady on injury: It wasn't mind games

Speaking to WEEI, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said his chances of playing in the AFC championship game "didn't look good for a minute" when first suffering a thumb injury last week. Published January 22, 2018