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Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Rich Campbell

**FILE** Brendon Todd on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am PGA Tour golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

On the fringe of PGA Tour, Brendon Todd waits for the call

Todd, who will play the AT&T National this week, is among the dozens of golfers who cycle annually, and sometimes weekly, between the PGA Tour and the developmental Tour. He is striving to regain the full PGA Tour status he had in 2012 and 2009 — and hold on to it this time. Published June 25, 2013

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) practices throwing while scrambling at mini camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Md., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3 progress continues as summer break, wedding approach

When his teammates scatter to their offseason sanctuaries at the end of this week, Griffin will continue to rehab his knee at Redskins Park. And when his personal life leads him away from Ashburn this summer, his rehab regimen will not stop. Published June 11, 2013

Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and Rex Grossman, the starter for most of the 2011 season, share a moment during the first organized team activity. Griffin was the Heisman Trophy winner last year at Baylor. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

CAMPBELL: Rex Grossman a better resource for RG3 than Donovan McNabb

His resume, like McNabb's, includes a former first-round draft selection, a Super Bowl defeat, a fall out of favor with the team that drafted him and the endurance of heavy fan scrutiny. Oh, and one other noteworthy accomplishment: Grossman took McNabb's starting job here three seasons ago by outworking him. Published June 6, 2013

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on the red carpet at the NFL Honors show in New Orleans on Feb. 2, 2012. It was his first public appearance since surgery on two knee ligaments 24 days earlier. Rich Campbell / Washington Times.

CAMPBELL: RG3 has chance to head off potential image problem

What he wrote Sunday on Twitter to thank fans for their unsolicited purchases from his wedding registry was a nice gesture. We like our heroes humble, and D.C. has no greater icon these days than RG3. To know he cherishes the jerky maker and the corn peeler and the napkins is reassuring. But the picture Griffin posted with the thank-you message was a bad look. Published May 20, 2013

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, shakes hands with New York Rangers right wing Arron Asham (45) after a Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Alex Ovechkin endures ‘frustrating’ series vs. Rangers

The Capitals crashed and burned Monday in a 5-0 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 7 on home ice. That coincided with Ovechkin’s sixth consecutive game without a goal, the longest playoff drought of his career. Published May 14, 2013

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, launches his stick into the stands after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of their NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in New York, Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Rangers evened the series at 3-3 with a 1-0 shutout, forcing a Game 7 in Washington, Monday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Capitals break down in New York, Rangers force Game 7

The Capitals committed five penalties during their 1-0 loss in Game 6 and never had a power play. Postseason success is rarely a tidy matter for this team, and another round of undisciplined play ensured that Sunday. Published May 12, 2013

Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) guards New York Rangers right wing Arron Asham (45) as he works in front of goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the third period of Game 5 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Friday, May 10, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NHL playoffs: Joel Ward gets Game 5 redemption

Joel Ward, Game 5 and the New York Rangers. That combination, before Friday night, was synonymous with missed opportunity and disappointment for the Washington Capitals. This year’s script was different, though. Friday night’s had a happy ending. As Ward glided toward his teammates to celebrate the Caps’ 2-1 overtime victory at Verizon Center, he was redeemed. Published May 11, 2013

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on the red carpet at the NFL Honors show in New Orleans on Feb. 2, 2012. It was his first public appearance since surgery on two knee ligaments 24 days earlier. Rich Campbell / Washington Times.

RG3 says knee surgery rehab on track, he’s ‘doing great’

He had surgery on Jan. 9 to revise his ACL reconstruction and repair the lateral collateral ligament and medial meniscus. Doctors expect him to be ready for the Redskins' first regular season game, which is Monday, Sep. 9 at home against Philadelphia. Published May 8, 2013

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, right, watches a Phoenix Suns versus Los Angeles Lakers matchup with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Lakers 99-76. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

CAMPBELL: Redskins’ culture change evident even at bowling alley

Winning has a way of proliferating good vibes. The Redskins finally are realizing that. This is what owner Daniel Snyder had in mind when he hired general manager Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shanahan little more than three years ago. Published May 8, 2013

Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo (29) makes an interception during a scrimmage at the team's rookie minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Secondary flexibility for Redskins will come from rookie class

Bacarri Rambo celebrated his interception during rookie camp Sunday morning by running to Phillip Thomas on the sideline, jumping and bumping shoulders with him. The sequence previewed a best-case scenario for the Washington Redskins. The two rookie safeties could eventually help a secondary that provided more questions than answers last season. Published May 5, 2013

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game Over Green gives Caps OT win over Rangers

Mike Green’s eighth career overtime goal and first overtime playoff winner earned Washington a 2-0 series lead and kept its home ice advantage ahead of Game 3 at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. The Capitals were in this position two seasons ago and went on to beat the Rangers four games to one in the quarterfinals. Published May 4, 2013

Stanley Cup playoffs 2013: No let-up in Braden Holtby’s performance

Holtby proceeded to stop all 29 shots he faced the rest of the game, and the Capitals’ offense matched that production in Washington’s 3-1 win. It was a promising start to Holtby’s second career playoff appearance and an extension of how well he played during the Capitals’ late-season run to the Southeast Division championship. Published May 3, 2013

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is displayed at midfield before the start of a preseason NFL football game in Landover, Md. The team's nickname, which some consider a derogatory term for Native Americans, has faced a barrage of criticism. But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, “Redskins” still enjoys widespread support. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Redskins’ nickname has strong support in poll, but more oppose

The survey indicates 79 percent of Americans favor keeping the "Redskins" name, which some American Indian groups, in particular, consider offensive. Eleven percent believe the name should be changed; 8 percent were unsure, and 2 percent didn't answer, according to the report. Published May 2, 2013