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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

The Bank of America logo is seen on a branch office, Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. Bank of America’s profits fell by 8% in the third quarter as the bank set aside cash to cover potential loan losses. It’s the latest bank to start socking away money for a potential recession, as Wall Street’s biggest banks have become increasingly gloomy on the U.S. economy going into the winter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Federal judge questions Brian Davis’ Bank of America lawsuit

A federal judge raised questions about Brian Davis' lawsuit against Bank of America regarding its handling of the Washington Commanders' sale and said in an order Wednesday that she would not respond to his request for an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order until the investment bank responds to the complaint. Published May 24, 2023

The Washington Commanders football team's logo is seen at the NFL football team's facility in Ashburn, Va., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Commanders’ trademark application denied, team to respond

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Washington Commanders a trademark for "Washington Commanders," noting that the name is to be likely confused with an existing trademark and prior applications that were filed before the team tried to register the mark. Published May 24, 2023

San Diego Padres' Juan Soto reacts as he scores a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Juan Soto hits his stride with Padres

Ten months after the trade, Soto still looks different -- weird, even -- wearing yellow and brown. But recently, Soto has at least started to resemble the same Juan Soto whose performance with the Nationals drew oft-made comparisons to Ted Williams. Published May 24, 2023

FedEx Field, home of the Washington Commanders NFL football team, is shown before the start of a football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Landover, Md. A group led by Josh Harris and Mitchell Rales that includes Magic Johnson has an agreement in principle to buy the NFL's Washington Commanders from longtime owner Dan Snyder for a North American professional sports team record $6 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 13, 2023, because the deal had not been announced. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Brian Davis sues Bank of America over handling of funds, Commanders sale

Urban Echo Energy LLC -- a company owned by Davis -- filed a lawsuit last week against Bank of America that seeks $500 billion in damages over what it says was a failure to communicate a $7.1 billion offer to Commanders owner Dan Snyder for the franchise. Published May 23, 2023

FILE - Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (99) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Landover, Md. The Washington Commanders have decided not to pick up Chase Young’s fifth-year option, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, April 26, 2023, because the team had not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, FIle)

Chase Young, Montez Sweat skip Commanders OTAs

Defensive ends Chase Young and Montez Sweat weren't in attendance Tuesday for the next phase of the Commanders' voluntary offseason workouts, a source with knowledge of the situation. Published May 23, 2023

Washington Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Sunday, April 9, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)

Finding a star at No. 8 to be tough task for Wizards

Holding the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft -- which the Wizards do this year after failing to move up in Tuesday's lottery -- doesn't have to be a waste. Stumbling across an All-Star that seven other teams passed on doesn't happen a lot. But it has happened. Published May 17, 2023