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  • Week 9 Preview: Raiders at Seahawks

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update: Changes Player Spotlight Week 9 Preview: Raiders at Seahawks Oakland Raiders (0-7) at Seattle Seahawks (4-3) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, at CenturyLink Field, Seattle - TV: FOX *TV announcers: Kevin Harlan, Rich...
  • Raiders' Mack playing well while searching for first sack

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Oakland Raiders - INSIDE SLANT Khalil Mack is still looking for his first sack as the Oakland Raiders reach the midway point of the season. He almost got one against the Cleveland Browns, but Brian Hoyer managed...
  • Raiders' offense continues to run on empty

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Oakland Raiders - INSIDE SLANT Tony Sparano is a firm believer in the running game and said as much upon being hired as Oakland Raiders' interim head coach. As head coach of the Miami Dolphins, his teams consistently...
  • Bill Parcells claims "neophyte owner" contributed to his Dolphins exit

    Bill Parcells claims "neophyte owner" contributed to his Dolphins exit
    Bill Parcells himself admits he became notorious for his franchise hopping, and "Hamlet-like resignations" from NFL teams. But in his new biography, "Parcells: A Football Life," the former Dolphins executive admits an uncomfortable relationship with...
  • Turning point to Dolphins' season has arrived

    Turning point to Dolphins' season has arrived
    DAVIE - Every team falls into an abyss. For the good teams the bottom of the ocean isn't very deep. Tell Tom Brady he's washed up for a week and watch him dismantle a good Cincinnati Bengals team, and get the Patriots season back on track. Mediocre to...
  • Kelly: Dolphins' QB and coach aren't good enough

    Kelly: Dolphins' QB and coach aren't good enough
    Can we stop pretending we don't know how this movie ends? We've seen this drama play out in South Florida for several years now, and Miami Dolphins fans have never liked the script or the actors. First time NFL head coach — Nick Saban, Cam...
  • Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins, Canes, football weekend

    Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins, Canes, football weekend
    1. The hot question of the Dolphins loss is whether Phillip Wheeler should have been on Green Bay tight end Andrew Quarless. Fox game analyst John Lynch, a former safety, said before the play, "I think you've got to bring pressure ... your cornerbacks...
  • Raiders' Sparano stages ball burial in latest in long line of ploys

    A funeral doesn't sound like a good way to motivate a losing football team. Well, maybe if it's the type of service Tony Sparano held this week as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, burying a football at the practice facility of the 0-4 team to...
  • State College Notes: Thrill A Minute For New Haven Football

    State College Notes: Thrill A Minute For New Haven Football
    How's this for an introduction to the excruciating tension involved with being a coach? The University of New Haven football team, under first-year coach Chris Pincince, has played five games. The Chargers lost to West Chester by five, lost to LIU Post...
  • Raiders name Tony Sparano interim coach

    The Oakland Raiders on Tuesday named Tony Sparano interim coach, promoting the offensive line coach to the top job after firing coach Dennis Allen the day before. Sparano coached the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011, amassing a 29-32 record in the...
  • Jon Gruden to Raiders is like NFL coming to L.A.: a bit of a longshot

    Sixteen years ago, before they hired Jon Gruden, the Oakland Raiders got a frigid dose of reality from the agent of the little-known, teenage-looking coach. "Nobody's lining up for this job," said agent Bob LaMonte, essentially delivering an ice-...