Digest: Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay to interview for Rams job

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Redskins OC Sean McVay will meet with the Rams about their vacant head coaching position, two sources said.

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will meet with the Los Angeles Rams about their vacant head coaching position, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday. McVay, who just completed his third season as Washington's offensive coordinator, will interview for the position Thursday in Los Angeles. The Rams fired Jeff Fisher on Dec. 12 after he posted a 31-45-1 record in nearly five seasons. Potential candidates linked recently to the Rams include Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, and former NFL coaches Jon Gruden, Jim Harbaugh and Mike Shanahan. McVay, 30, helped direct a Redskins unit that finished this season ranked third in the NFL in total offense, averaging 403.4 yards per game, and 12th in scoring at 24.8 points per outing. The Redskins ranked 17th the season before in yards per game (353.8) and 10th in scoring (24.2).

— Mike Jones, The Washington Post

More Redskins: Washington announced it has signed nine players to reserve/future contracts: defensive lineman A.J. Francis (Maryland), wide receiver Matt Hazel, linebacker Rufus Johnson, defensive lineman Joey Mbu, offensive lineman Ronald Patrick, defensive back Shak Randolph, tight end Wes Saxton, wide receiver Kendal Thompson and offensive tackle Isaiah Williams.

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Jockey McCarthy, trainer Magee win year-end titles

The 2016 calendar year ended with some familiar names at the top of the standings on the Maryland horse racing circuit, as jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his second leading rider title in three years and Kieron Magee finished with his third consecutive title as leading trainer. McCarthy, 22, rode 167 winners and banked $5,353,601 in purse earnings from 933 starters at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. His 67 wins led Laurel's winter-spring meet to kick off 2016, and he topped Pimlico's Preakness meet with 29 victories. The Wilmington, Del., native was also Maryland's leading rider in 2014 with 167 wins, and finished third with 86 during an injury-marred 2015. He finished 2016 with career highs in wins (274) and purses earned ($8.75 million). Jevian Toledo won Laurel's summer and fall meet titles and finished second with 157 wins. Magee was first with 64 wins and fourth with $1,254,761 in purse earnings from 316 starters in 2016, after leading Maryland with 65 wins in 2015 and 55 in 2014. He led the trainer standings at Laurel's winter-spring stand (29) and Pimlico's Preakness meet (14). Mary Eppler, a Baltimore native who made history as the first woman to win the training title at Laurel at its recently concluded fall meet, and Jamie Ness tied for second with 45 victories.

Lacrosse: Former Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings edged teammate Kayla Treanor by just 20 votes to claim the Inside Lacrosse Division I Player of the Year Award, decided by an online poll. Terps defender Alice Mercer received 4.172 percent of the vote to finish fifth. Treanor, who plays for the Boston Storm, was named the United Women's Lacrosse League Player of the Year. Baltimore Ride attacker Dana Dobbie, a former Maryland player, now a Loyola Maryland assistant, received 18.151 percent of the vote to finish third. McDonogh's Chris Robinson finished fourth with 12.55 percent of the vote for the women's Coach of the Year award. North Carolina's Jenny Levy won with 45.661 percent. In the men's Coach of the Year vote, Salisbury's Jim Berkman finished fourth. North Carolina's Joe Breschi was first with 51.73 percent. In the girls High School Player of the Year vote, won by Summit (N.J.) attacker Sara Szynal, McDonogh attacker Brindi Griffin finished second, McDonogh midfielder Andie Aldave third and Manchester Valley attacker-midfielder Lizzie Colson fifth.

Women's college basketball: Maryland center Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week. … UMBC freshman guard Tyler Moore was named the America East Rookie of the Week for the second straight week.

NBA: Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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