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Raiders name Tony Sparano interim coach
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 better part of three seasons. His crowning achievement was turning around the franchise in his first season, taking a team that won one game in 2007 and going 11-5 in 2008 with an AFC East title. The 0-4 Raiders dumped Allen after two-plus seasons and an 8-28 record. They have had 11 consecutive seasons without a winning record or a playoff appearance. Sparano is Oakland’s eighth head coach since the Raiders traded Jon Gruden to Tampa...