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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

Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker (7), of Australia, fights for the ball with Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Sloppiness plagues Wizards in loss to Bucks

Whether it was the rare 2 p.m. start on Martin Luther King Day or the start of a concerning trend, the Wizards couldn't stop turning over the ball against the Bucks. Part of that was to be expected, given the Bucks' trapping style forces 14.3 turnovers per game -- which ranks 10th best in the league. Published January 15, 2018

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey speaks to the media following an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Mike Mularkey, Titans agree to part ways

The Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Mularkey agreed Monday to mutually part ways, two days after the Titans were blown out 35-14 by the New England Patriots in the second round of the playoffs. Published January 15, 2018

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby deflects a shot during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Three Capitals named to the NHL All-Star Game

The Washington Capitals had three members named to the NHL's All-Star Game Wednesday: goaltender Braden Holtby, forward Alex Ovechkin and coach Barry Trotz. Published January 10, 2018

Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) and Jeff Skinner (53) wait for a face-off against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Ovechkin, Capitals fill hole left by Justin Williams

Justin Williams returns to Capital One Arena for the first time during the regular season Thursday, but the Capitals have managed to make up for his production after he left for the Carolina Hurricanes in the offseason. Published January 10, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld (7) in action against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Brad Penner)

Eagles first No. 1 seed to be underdog in playoffs

The Philadelphia Eagles have the best record in the NFC, but Las Vegas oddsmakers aren't sold on them to make any noise in the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons are favored over the Philadelphia Eagles by 3 points. Published January 8, 2018

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and head coach Jay Gruden stand on the field prior to an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Judging QB wins? Cousins, Gruden disagree

How much is quarterback play related to the Washington Redskins finishing 7-9? KIrk Cousins and Jay Gruden respectfully disagree on the subject. Published January 8, 2018

File- This Dec. 24, 2017, file photo shows Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins scrambling during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Cousins will make his 48th consecutive start for the Redskins. It could be his last depending on which path his seemingly never-ending free agent saga takes this off-season.  (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Important dates to know moving forward for Cousins, Redskins

The Redskins and Kirk Cousins can negotiate a long-term contract at any time now that the regular season is over, but Cousins said Friday that he's willing to wait and see if the franchise sticks him with a third consecutive franchise tag. Published January 7, 2018