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Evan Royster (22) is one of several players in competition on the Redskins' roster who are competing in training camp to be the backup running backs behind  starter Alfred Morris. The Chantilly native is trying to avoid the fate he suffered in 2011, when he was cut and signed to the practice squad. (Associated Press)

ON THE RUN: Competition for Redskins backup running back is heating up

Of all the position battles at Redskins training camp this year, running back is probably the most heated. Alfred Morris is the incumbent favorite after two straight seasons of 1,200 or more rushing yards. But the talent lining up behind him cannot be ignored, and with the deadline for the 53-man roster only a month away coach Jay Gruden and his staff may have too much of a good thing on their hands. Published July 31, 2014

The Redskins' Richard Crawford checks on Jerry Rice Jr. , on Thursday after Rice went down with what coach Jay Gruden thinks could be a serious shoulder injury. (Associated Press)

Jerry Rice Jr. not resting on father's laurels in Redskins camp

Pressure is not a foreign feeling for NFL rookies. From the moment they are drafted or sign as free agents, the pressure is on for them to prove that they belong on a roster. When your father is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the pressure can only be worse. Published July 31, 2014

Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams pauses on an exercise bicycle during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo)

Laid-back approach suits Trent Williams just fine

Joking around can be a good way to relieve the stress of training camp, but it's not all fun and games for Williams, the big left tackle, and his teammates. After running a full-pad practice on Monday and resting on Tuesday, the Redskins wore just jerseys and shorts on Wednesday. Published July 30, 2014

Manchester United's Ashley Young leads the squad into their game Tuesday against Italian club Inter Milan at FedEx Field. (Associated Press)

Manchester United out to regain its elite status

Few teams in the Premier League can boast as rich a history as Manchester United. The English club holds a record 20 league titles as well as a record 11 FA Cups — an honor they share with Arsenal. But even the most outstanding teams have times of struggle, and the 2013 campaign was such a time for the Red Devils. Manchester United plays Italian club Inter Milan at FedEx Field on Tuesday. Published July 28, 2014

**FILE** Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly talks to the media as spring football practice begins Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame ready for different route to title

"Every year our expectations are to compete for a championship," Kelly said Thursday at a football camp he hosted at St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. "With the playoff format now it's 'How do you get to the playoffs?'" Published July 24, 2014

Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) battles for a rebound with Philadelphia 76ers' Daniel Orton, left, and Lavoy Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. Minnesota won 126-95. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Daniel Orton hopes Wizards provide escape from D-League

After being drafted by the Orlando Magic 29th overall out of Kentucky in 2010, the 6-foot-10 center has struggled to find a consistent spot on an NBA roster. In addition to stints with the Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers, Orton has spent time with three different NBA Development League teams including the Maine Red Claws, who currently own his rights. Published July 10, 2014

Washington Nationals Bryce Harper is congratulated by teammates after a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park, on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Matt Williams: No rift with Bryce Harper over lineup talk

"I've got Bryce's back, in every way. And that will not change," the manager said Tuesday. "I want him to play every day and I want him to play the way Bryce knows how to play. He's going to hit in different spots in the lineup, and he's okay with that and he's going to in different spots in the outfield and he's okay with that too." Published July 1, 2014

**FILE** Big Ten Commissioner James Delany, left, speaks at a news conference to announce the University of Maryland's decision to move to the Big Ten in College Park, Md., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Seated alongside Delany is Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Maryland celebrates move into Big Ten

"Today is a great day to be a Terp," said Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson. "Over the past 15 months we've been asked to be a partner and a member of the Big Ten and [Tuesday] it will be official. We've never felt like we were outsiders and we've always been part of the participation of becoming a true member of the Big Ten." Published June 30, 2014

Tiger Woods takes a practice swing before hitting out of a sand trap on the ninth fairway during the first round of the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Tiger Woods' return: back good, short game not so much

Woods was forced to putt 17 times through his first nine holes and bogeyed his first two holes of the day. By the time he had made the turn, Woods was four shots over and had only managed one birdie, while playing partners Jason Day and Jordan Spieth struggled as well. Published June 26, 2014

Bill Haas watches his putt on the 11th green during the first round of the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. Haas bogeyed the hole. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bill Haas starts strong at Congressional in title defense

Through the opening day of Tiger Woods' Quicken Loans National, Haas is sitting in fourth place at 3-under — just two shots back of leader Greg Chalmers. The result was favorable for Haas on a day when the course at Congressional was less than forgiving. Published June 26, 2014

Tiger Woods walks off the 16th green during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Short game fails Tiger Woods in return at Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods teed off Thursday for his first round of competitive golf since having back surgery at the end of March, shooting a 3-over-par 74 in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda - a score that had him, at mid-afternoon, at the bottom of the leaderboard. Published June 26, 2014

Billy Hurley III hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the pro-am at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament being played on Wednesday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. PHOTO: Pete Marovich Special to The Washington Times

BIlly Hurley III looks for next step on Tour after U.S. Open

Hurley earned his best career finish at Congressional in 2012 when he finished tied for fourth place at 4-under par. Combine that with the fact that he is having the best year of his career and the Leesburg, Virginia, native could quickly become a favorite this week. Published June 25, 2014

Ernie Els, of South Africa, waves after a birdie on the 12th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ernie Els on highs and lows at Congressional, visiting White House

Els has a mixed history at Congressional Country Club. His highest moment came in 1997 when he conquered the competition at the U.S. Open, and one of his lowest occurred when he missed the cut in the same tournament on the same course in 2011. Published June 25, 2014

Tournament Host Tiger Woods answers questions from the media during a press conference Tuesday at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament being played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. (Pete Marovich Special to The Washington Times)

Tiger Woods preaches patience despite early return for Quicken Loans National

"I think with that old adage, with age comes wisdom, and I have certainly become much more patient," said Woods. "I think especially with two little ones, that has definitely taught me a lot of patience, and it has carried over into my golf on the golf course as well as off." Published June 24, 2014

Washington Redskins Silas Redd (24) runs a drill during organized team activities at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Silas Redd thankful for opportunity with Redskins

After a college career that saw him flourish at Penn State and tail off after transferring to USC, the running back is trying to impress as an undrafted free agent. Published June 24, 2014

Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon, right, is fouled by Georgetown forward Nate Lubick (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jerrelle Benimon looks to surprise again in NBA

He is not a Jabari Parker or an Andrew Wiggins, who are household names for college basketball fans, and his name does not appear on any of the major draft projections. But if Benimon is selected in Thursday's NBA draft he could surprise those who overlooked him. He already has proven to be a revelation to some. Published June 23, 2014