Digest: Redskins considering NFL Network's Mayock as GM
Mar 11, 2017 | 2:06 AM
Less than 24 hours after firing general manager Scot McCloughan, the Washington Redskins remained active on multiple fronts, including identifying potential candidates to fill their new front-office vacancy. On the same day quarterback Kirk Cousins signed his franchise player tender and big-target wide receiver Terrelle Pryor signed a one-year contract to help fill the void left by departing 1,000-yard receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, sources confirmed that the team is considering hiring NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock as general manager. Mayock, 58, a former New York Giants safety, is a familiar face to fans who follow the NFL scouting combine and NFL draft each spring, providing on-air analysis of the prospects. ESPN first reported Washington's interest in Mayock, and three different people confirmed the team's interest to The Post. According to two sources, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is an admirer of Mayock's work on NFL Network. It wasn't clear when or if Mayock would actually interview, however. Friday afternoon, he released a statement saying in part that there had been, "no official contact between myself and the team and no interviews about the job." Former Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik also is reportedly a person of interest for Washington. Dominik worked under Redskins team president Bruce Allen in Tampa when Allen held the title of general manager there from 2003 to 2008. Some league insiders view senior executive Doug Williams as Washington's top internal candidate, and college scouting director Scott Campbell and pro scouting director Alex Santos also could receive consideration.
—Mike Jones, Liz Clarke and Master Tesfatsion, The Washington Post
Around the league: The Bills released former Ravens cornerback Corey Graham, who had been used more as a safety in Buffalo. ... The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with former Ravens tight end Phillip Supernaw.
Sarita Condie made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.5 of a second left to lift Navy (24-8) to a 54-53 victory over Army West Point (22-10) in a Patriot League women's basketball semifinal in Lewisburg, Pa. Condie went 5-for-5 from beyond the arc and finished with a game-high 26 points. The Mids will face Bucknell, a 69-57 winner over American, in Sunday's championship. Navy completed a three-game sweep of the Black Knights.
Men's college basketball:Patrick Cole had 21 points, including three 3-pointers, seven rebounds and six assists, Kyle Benton added 12 points with eight rebounds and top-seeded North Carolina Central (24-8) won, 74-49, over UMES (14-20) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal in Norfolk, Va. Bakari Copeland was the only Hawk in double figures with 15 points. UMES won two games at the conference tournament, a first since 1974.
Men's college lacrosse: Freshmen Casey Rose and Kieran Mullins each had a hat trick and Max Edelmann (CCBC-Essex) made eight saves as No. 8 Rutgers (6-0) won, 17-4, over No. 14 Stony Brook (4-1). The Scarlet Knights scored the game's first six goals.
College baseball: Junior Brian Shaffer (North Harford) tied a career high with eight strikeouts and allowed just one run in seven innings in earning a 7-1 win over visiting Bryant on Friday. Shaffer lowered his ERA to 2.19. Sophomore left-hander Andrew Miller finished out the last two innings, striking out five. Junior Will Watson led the Terps (7-5) offensively with two hits and three RBIs. Maryland has won six straight games, its longest winning streak since taking 10 in a row March 8-22, 2015.
Varsity boys basketball: After seven years of leading the Glenelg Country program, Kevin Quinlan announced that he will be stepping down. Quinlan, who has a combined record of 122-80 since taking over the Dragons before the 2010-11 season, said it's time for him to embark on a new chapter in his life. "I turned 50 last Friday so I had kind of been evaluating everything the past few weeks."
More varsity boys basketball: No. 3 Mount Saint Joseph (37-3) won, 63-59, over No. 5 Mount Carmel (29-11) at the Alhambra Catholic Invitational in Cumberland. The Gaels face Gonzaga (30-5) in tonight's championship game at 8:15, and the Cougars will play St. Maria Goretti (29-8) for third place at 6:30. Goretti (29-8) rallied in the fourth quarter but fell, 77-74, to the Eagles; the Gaels outscored Gonzaga 30-17 in the period. Jake Kuhn scored 25 points and Elijah Clarance had 22 points for Goretti.
Varsity football: Good Counsel promoted 1983 graduate Andy Stefanelli (McDaniel) to head coach. During the past eight seasons, Stefanelli has been freshman head coach and recruiting coordinator, accumulating a record of 71-2. He takes over for the retired Bob Milloy, who led Good Counsel for 16 seasons and is Maryland's all-time winningest coach.
NBA:Bradley Beal scored 21 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the visiting Washington Wizards to their fourth straight victory, a 130-122 win over the Sacramento Kings. The Wizards rallied from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win for the sixth time in seven games. The victory, combined with a loss by the Boston Celtics, gave Washington the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Beal made a pair of 3-pointers and scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, and added a 3-pointer in overtime to help the Wizards avoid an embarrassing loss to the Kings, who have dropped seven straight and are 1-7 since the trade of DeMarcus Cousins during the All-Star break. Overall, Beal made five 3-pointers, hit 13 of 24 shots, converted all seven free throws, and added 10 rebounds and four assists.