The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Allen’s 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since 1963.

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Before the Kings made their run at free agents in the offseason, their first big sales pitch was to Rudy Gay in June. They were trying to persuade the small forward to stay in Sacramento for the 2014-15 season.

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The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Allen’s 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since 1963.

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