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Kirk Cousins, not Robert Griffin III, to start for Redskins at QB

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's time in Washington could be nearing an end.

The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. "We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win," coach Jay Gruden said. "It's Kirk's team." Although Gruden said it's Cousins' job for the season, not just the Sept. 13 opener against the Miami Dolphins, the quarterback is not overconfident. "It's a step in the process," Cousins said. "It doesn't feel like a finish line, by any means. Time will tell. It's going to be an interesting ride." Griffin, who has struggled since tearing his right ACL and MCL in a January 2013 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, was scheduled to start Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, but was scratched the previous day after suffering a concussion Aug. 20 against the Detroit Lions.

Men's college soccer: Sophomore Gregg Hauck (North County) had a goal and two assists as No. 12 UMBC (1-0-1) routed Central Arkansas, 5-0, to win the Hampton Inn BWI Kick-Off Classic on Sunday night. The Bears fell to 0-2. Hauck shared America East Conference Player of the Week honors with Stony Brook's Jason Orban. … Navy senior Jackson Morgan was picked as Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, and senior Derek Vogel received Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Women's college soccer: Senior Shannon Collins scored on a first-half corner kick as Maryland beat La Salle, 1-0, on Sunday night. The Explorers (0-1-2) remained winless, while the Terps improved to 3-1. … Towson junior Natalia Pinkney was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.

Women's college volleyball: UMBC freshman Maddie Schneider was named America East Player and Rookie of the Week. … Towson freshman Jocelyn Kuilan was honored as CAA Rookie of the Week.

Men's college golf: Six former Navy golfers were named to the Patriot League 25th anniversary team: Billy Hurley (2000-2004), Aaron Wright (1994-1998), Brian Crum (1999-2003), Ryan Dranginis (1996-2000), Erich Schoen (2004-2008) and Pete Lauder (1996-2000).

Major Arena Soccer League: Blast defender Mike Deasel has retired, the team announced. The Blast also signed forward Andrew Hoxie and midfielder Jeremy Ortiz.

WNBA: Jewell Loyd had 18 points and Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) scored 15 to help the Seattle Storm (9-20) beat the Washington Mystics, 69-59, on Sunday night. Washington led by as many as 13 in the first half, and Natasha Cloud's layup with 5:11 left in the third quarter gave the Mystics (16-12) a 10-point lead. The Storm scored the next 19 points to make it 57-48 with 6:24 to play.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit tied the host Portland Thorns FC, 3-3, on Sunday night. Crystal Dunn had two goals and an assist for Washington (8-5-6), while Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) added an assist as well. U.S. women's national team members Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath scored for Portland (6-8-5).

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