General manager Scot McCloughan speaks during a news conference at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. The Redskins fired McCloughan on the opening day of NFL free agency. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing Thursday, March 9, 2017.
General manager Scot McCloughan speaks during a news conference at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. The Redskins fired McCloughan on the opening day of NFL free agency. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing Thursday, March 9, 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

The Cleveland Browns have hired former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan as a pre-draft consultant, a Browns team source confirmed to The Washington Post. McCloughan, a highly regarded talent evaluator in NFL circles, will work closely with Browns general manager John Dorsey. The pair once worked together in Green Bay under former Packers general manager Ron Wolf. However, a second source said McCloughan isn't working exclusively with the Browns. Instead, he's still running his own scouting service firm and is consulting with other clients. The former Redskins general manager formed his private agency after he was fired "for cause" by Washington on March 9, 2017. McCloughan, who was two years and two months into a four-year contract, filed a grievance with the NFL last summer and testified under oath in October to lawyers representing the team during the discovery phase of the process.

— Kimberley A. Martin, The Washington Post


Varsity football

Gilman names Bach, from Mountain View High in Georgia, coach

Nick Bach, from Mountain View High School in Georgia, has been named Gilman football coach, according to a news release from Gilman officials. Bach takes over for Tim Holley, who announced that he would step down after leading the Greyhounds to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game in November. Holley, the longtime Gilman athletic director and assistant football coach, took over the program to smooth the transition when Biff Poggi and much of his staff left the Greyhounds after the 2015 season. Poggi is now coach at St. Frances. At Mountain View, in Lawrenceville, Ga., northwest of Atlanta, Bach has coached the Bears since 2013, serving as head coach the past three seasons. The Bears reached the state playoffs for the first time in 2016, playing in Class 7A. They also received their first statewide ranking in 2016, as high as No. 9. Last fall, the Bears finished 9-2 and made it to the second round of the playoffs. Bach has been named the Touchdown Club of Atlanta's Coach of the Week, Region 6 7A Coach of the Year and the Gwinnett County Coach of the Year. Bach, who has been an assistant football coach at Johns Hopkins and three other universities, also teaches history and will join the Gilman faculty and football program this summer. He played defensive end at SUNY-Buffalo, from which he graduated in 2001.

— Katherine Dunn

Men's college lacrosse

Jacksonville surges past Navy in season opener, 12-7

The Jacksonville men's lacrosse team scored five straight goals in the second quarter to pull away from visiting Navy, 12-7, in the season opener for both teams Sunday. Dwayne Mattushik scored a career-high five goals and Hunter Forbes went 20-for-23 on faceoffs to lead the Dolphins in front of an announced 2,481 at D.B. Milne Field. Ryan Wade and Christian Daniel led the Midshipmen with a goal and two assists each, while Ryan Kern had 14 saves. Leading just 5-4 after the first quarter, Jacksonville outscored Navy 5-0 in the second to take a 10-4 halftime lead. Chris Hill and Casey Rees (Boys' Latin) scored in the third quarter for Navy, each on assists from Wade, to cut the deficit to 10-6, but Mattushik and Shawn Ewert scored just 16 seconds apart with about 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Navy faces No. 1 Maryland on Sunday in College Park before its home opener Feb. 17 against UMBC.

Division III: No. 1 Salisbury opened its season with a 16-7 home victory over No. 19 Hampden-Sydney (0-1), scoring 12 goals in the second half. Eight Salisbury players scored as Corey Gwin and Tyler Snyder (Mount Saint Joseph) had three goals apiece. Cory Berry had a team-high four caused turnovers for the Sea Gulls , who outshot the Tigers 57-24.

Men's college basketball

Ohio State suspends Mount Saint Joseph grad Williams

Ohio State basketball guard Kam Williams has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. School spokesman Dan Wallenberg tweeted Sunday that coach Chris Holtmann had suspended Williams, a senior from Baltimore who attended Mount Saint Joseph. A specific reason wasn't given. The fifth-year player is averaging 8 points per game. The announcement came hours before No. 17 Ohio State was scheduled to tip off against Illinois in Columbus.

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