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Todd Dybas

Todd Dybas was a sports writer for the Washington Times.

Articles by Todd Dybas

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry sits on the bench after fouling out of the game during fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Saturday, April 18, 2015,  in Toronto. The Wizards won 93-86 in overtime. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Lowry expected to bounce back for Toronto

After his first All-Star season, Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry had an abysmal Game 1 against the Wizards. He, and others, expect that to change in Game 2. Published April 20, 2015

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, center, lays off a pass as Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson (15) and DeMar DeRozan defend during the second half in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Saturday, April 18, 2015,  in Toronto. The Wizards won 93-86 in overtime.  (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Three points: Things to ponder after Game 1

The Wizards' Game 1 win in Toronto is a step, but no series-winning guarantee. Teams that win Game 1 on the road are 68-56 (.548) all time. They also lose Game 2 almost all the time: 9-95 (.234). Published April 18, 2015

Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce, center, is congratulated after their 93-86 overtime win against the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Paul Pierce brews disdain, then thrives on it

Veteran Paul Pierce had residents of Toronto wound up even before tip-off Saturday. By the end of Game 1, he had silenced them with a game-high 20 points and a Wizards road win to open the series. Published April 18, 2015

John Wall embraces fellow guard Bradley Beal after the Wizards beat the Celtics on April 2 to clinch the franchise's first playoff berth in six years. The pair celebrated an overtime victory in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Bulls (below). Washington clinched the series in five games. (associated press photographs)

Wizards continues to pin hopes on John Wall, Bradley Beal

Beal and Wall remain the Wizards' engine, the whole thing this season and the future hangs on. Each say they are in a good place when heading on the road to deal with the Raptors. All that's left is to prove it. Published April 17, 2015

Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) hits a ball to right field to bring in a run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Denard Span close to returning to Nationals

Following a 3-for-4 night with Single-A Hagerstown, Span is on a path to rejoin the Nationals soon after missing five weeks because of abdominal surgery. Published April 16, 2015

Jayson Werth says he's close to returning

Werth said playing on Opening Day was discussed, but he's not quite ready. The Nationals placed him on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to March 27. Published April 6, 2015