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Oakland Raiders fire Dennis Allen

OAKLAND — Raiders owner Mark Davis on Monday fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to a Fox Sports report, on the heels of his team’s 0-4 start and no obvious signs of the progress Davis expected this season.

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Grays Harbor Birds — Least Sandpiper

You don’t have to know how to read Latin to understand “minutilla” has something to do with this bird’s size; indeed it is the smallest shorebird in the world…not much bigger than a sparrow. Another fact, though not pertinent to the harbor, it is believed the eastern populations fly non-stop over the ocean from New England to their winter territory in northeastern South America, from 1,800 to 2,500 miles! There is more.

New-look New York Giants offense suddenly clicks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They had spent the first three games of the season building confidence in the new offense and here, as halftime approached at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, the new-look New York Giants, suddenly high-speed and no-huddle, reached their most dangerous iteration.