Jim Mitchell joining Rutgers as defensive coordinator
Former St. Mary's captain Jim Mitchell is joining Rutgers as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator, the school announced. Mitchell was an assistant coach at Goucher in 2007 and 2008 and was goalie coach at Duke in 2011. He spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Bellarmine. His defense ranked eighth and 13th in the NCAA in goals-against average in each the past two seasons. In 2011, he was goalie coach at Duke.
Lacrosse: Attackman Shack Stanwick and midfielder Tal Bruno, both of Boys' Latin and set to play at Johns Hopkins, were named first-team All-Americans by the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association. Also chosen to the first team were Hopkins recruit Joel Tinney, a midfielder from Culver (Ind.) Academy; and Loyola Maryland recruit Chase York, a defenseman from Mercer Island (Wash.) High. Attackman Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) was chosen to the second team, along with Maryland recruit Adam DiMillo, a midfielder from Bishop Timon-St. Jude High in Buffalo, N.Y.; fellow Terps recruit Jenson Makarov, a goalie from Wheat Ridge (Colo.) High; Loyola recruit Foster Higgins, a defenseman from Episcopal School of Dallas; and Navy recruit Greyson Torain, a defenseman from DeMatha High in Hyattsville. Seventeen states were represented on the teams.
Former Ravens QB Mitchell joins 'The Biggest Loser'
Former Ravens quarterback Scott Mitchell, who started two games for the team in 1999 and had a 12-year NFL career, will be featured on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," a show in which people try to lose weight under the supervision of personal trainers. Mitchell, who weighed 240 pounds at the end of his playing career in 2001, now weighs 366. He's listed as a bill collector, and according to the show's website, wants to get healthy for his family.
Redskins: Starting quarterback Robert GriffinIII played one drive in Washington's 23-6 win in its preseason opener against the New England Patriots on Thursday night at FedEx Field, throwing two completions on four attempts for 9 yards.
Terps transfer King picks Kansas, can play this year
Former Maryland wide receiver Nigel King has transferred to Kansas, according to reports and the player's Twitter page. King already graduated, so he will be eligible to play immediately as long as he enters a graduate program that is not offered at Maryland. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound player had 33 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore last season. But the Terps are deep at wide receiver, and King was set to enter preseason camp as a backup. He will compete for one of Kansas' two outside receiver jobs. King begins preseason practice listed as the backup to senior receiver Tony Pierson on the Jayhawks' depth chart, according to The Kansas City Star.
Golf: Nathan Chuwait of Herndon, Va., shot a 2-over-par 73 in the final round to win the boys divisionof the JoS. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Junior Championship at Turf Valley Resort's Hialeah Course in Ellicott City. Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., won the girls division with a 1-over-72 final round.
Boxing: James "Keep'em Sleeping" Stevenson, 31, of Baltimore will fight Sammy Vasquez tonight for the United States Boxing Association welterweight title at CONSOL Energy Arena in Pittsburgh. Both boxers are undefeated.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired forward-midfielder David Estrada from Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for a 2017 third-round SuperDraft pick. United has also released Christiano Francois (Maryland), whom the club signed Jan. 24 in the waiver draft.