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  • 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-...
  • Hyde10: Ten thoughts Harbaugh, Dolphins & football weekend

    1. The continued reports that Jim Harbaugh won't stay beyond this year in San Francisco raise a potentially interesting question for Steve Ross: Would he want Harbaugh at Michigan or the Dolphins? Let's be fair and say the Dolphins season would have to...
  • Hyde5: Where Dolphins' numbers rank at quarter-pole

    Hyde5: Where Dolphins' numbers rank at quarter-pole
    1. We're at the quarter pole of the NFL season, and that's a good time to take stock of where the Dolphins rank in various stats. The Heat's Pat Riley divides the NBA season into 20-game segments to measure where his team stood. That, he figured, was a...
  • On The Fly: Another Shot For West Haven's Tony Sparano

    Dennis Allen is out as coach of the 0-4 Raiders — they didn't leave him in London, did they? — and Tony Sparano is in on an interim basis. Sparano is a West Haven native who attended the University of New Haven, where he was the Chargers coach...
  • Dennis Allen fired by winless Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders have fired Coach Dennis Allen after four games into the 2014 season, a team official told The Times on Monday night. The Raiders are winless this season, losing to the New York Jets, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Miami...
  • Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

    Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen
    The Oakland Raiders, off to an 0-4 start, fired coach Dennis Allen, a team official confirmed late Monday. Allen was 8-28 in two-plus seasons for the Raiders, who have lost an NFL-high 10 consecutive games. He was Oakland’s seventh head coach...
  • Connecticut's Own Tony Sparano Named Head Coach Of Raiders

    Connecticut's Own Tony Sparano Named Head Coach Of Raiders
    Connecticut native Tony Sparano is an NFL head coach again. Sparano takes over as interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders after the firing of Dennis Allen, the team announced on Tuesday. Sparano had been the Raiders' assistant head coach/offensive...
  • Raiders name Tony Sparano interim head coach

    The Oakland Raiders named former Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano as their interim head coach on Tuesday, one day after firing coach Dennis Allen. “Tony Sparano has a strong presence in this organization,” said Raiders General Manager...
  • Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

    The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team's interim head coach. Sparano replaces Dennis Allen, who was fired Monday after the Raiders' 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Londan the previous day. Allen's team's...
  • Hyde10: Ten thoughts on the Dolphins win against Oakland

    Hyde10: Ten thoughts on the Dolphins win against Oakland
    LONDON - Jolly ol’ England indeed.  How many ways was this tonic Sunday to the Dolphins' season, balm on their pain, exactly the kind of laugher this team needed? Well, Joe Phibin could talk of a win and not his past week of misadventure in...
  • Report: Dolphins have in-house friction with coach Joe Philbin

    Report: Dolphins have in-house friction with coach Joe Philbin
     There’s a rift growing between Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and Dawn Aponte, the team’s executive vice president/football administration, according to a report on CBSSports.com, and it could lead to changes after the season.  Philbin...