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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn’t even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano calls to his team during an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Raiders promoted offensive line coach Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen.

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AP source: Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen answer a reporter's question during a media conference following a training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, England, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. The Raiders will play the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday Sept. 28.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.

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Cal releases report on student-athlete grad rates

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California will raise the academic requirements of incoming student-athletes as part of an effort to improve graduation rates for football players and other athletes.

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