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Digest: RB Jones, QB Sudfeld among Redskins' cuts

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The Redskins have finally ended running back Matt Jones' tenure a year after handing him the starting job.

The Washington Redskins have finally ended running back Matt Jones' tenure a year after handing him the starting job, releasing him Saturday. Jones lost his job halfway through last season after failing to fix his fumbling woes. Rob Kelley replaced him in the lineup, and team officials entered the offseason with plans to stick with Kelley as the starter and also used a fourth-round pick on Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine. The Redskins also released third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld and plan to go with only two on the 53-man roster. Meanwhile, Washington engaged in trade talks with two teams and decided to send tight end Derek Carrier to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 seventh-round pick, two people with knowledge of the situation said. Also cut Sunday were wide receiver Maurice Harris, defensive lineman Joey Mbu, guard Kyle Kalis, center Lucas Crowley, safety Fish Smithson, linebackers Pete Robertson and Zach Vigil and offensive lineman John Kling. Washington also waived linebacker Ron Thompson Jr. with an injury settlement.

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Men's college soccer: Sebastian Elney scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute to lift No. 6 Maryland (3-0) over host No. 15 UCLA, 3-2, in overtime early Saturday morning. Gordon Wild scored on a penalty kick after a UCLA handball in the box in the 56th minute and Eric Matzelevich scored from 15 yards to regain the lead in the 73rd minute for Maryland. The Bruins fell to 1-1. ... UMBC fell, 5-2 to host Villanova (1-2). Sammy Kahsai (Northwestern High) and Tom Paul each scored for the Retrievers (2-1). ... Loyola Maryland (2-0-1) and host William & Mary (1-1-1) played to a 90-minute scoreless draw in a rain-soaked game Friday night.

Women's college soccer: Ash Fairow and Alex Jackson scored in the first half and Sydney Fortson made a career-high 11 saves to lead visiting Navy (4-2) to a 2-0 win over Pacific (1-3-1).

Women's college volleyball: Freshman outside hitter Erika Pritchard had seven aces to lead Maryland over Elon (3-3) in four sets, 25-11, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, and the Terps moved to 6-0 with a four-set win over Furman (3-3), 25-15, 25-17, 18-25, 25-14, to win the Liberty Invitational in Lynchburg, Va. ... Junior Carola Biver had a match-high 10 kills to lead Towson (5-0) to a 3-0 sweep of Virginia, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19, in the Appalachian State Invitational in Boone, N.C. The Cavaliers fell to 2-3. ... UMBC (1-5) closed out play in the Ameritas Players Challenge in Lincoln, Neb., by falling in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23, to Oral Roberts (1-5). ... Ann Ernst, Haley Puddy and Molly Jarvis each had 12 or more kills, but La Salle (5-1) rallied to defeat Loyola Maryland (1-4) in five sets, 25-13, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-7, at the Akron Invitational in Ohio.

Women's college rugby: Mount St. Mary's women's lost, 60-5, to host Notre Dame of Ohio in the program's first-ever game. Jordan Butcher scored the first try in Mountaineers' history.

College field hockey: No. 6 Maryland (1-1) fell to No. 2 Duke, 2-0, on Friday night in the Big Ten/ACC Cup in Lancaster, Pa.

WNBA: Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 37 points and the Washington Mystics (18-15) secured the fifth playoff spot with a 110-106 overtime victory over the visiting Seattle Storm (14-19) on Friday night.

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