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Sparano's house up for sale

Tony Sparano confirmed reports that his house is for sale while on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.

"I'm an empty nester," he said after chuckling at the question. "My daughter just moved away to college and my two sons are out of the house so my wife and I have a huge house with nobody in it for the first time. And we’re beach people, so that would be about it."

According to a report on the Sun Sentinel's website, Sparano house is being listed for just under $1.5 million.

It is widely expected that Sparano will be fired this season. It's considered a question of when, not if. The 0-6 Dolphins are one of three winless teams in the NFL.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross courted Jim Harbaugh, then the coach at Stanford, in the offseason before giving Sparano a contract extension.

Miami has struggled mightily this season; it is -7 in turnover differential and has the lowest percentage of third-down conversions in football.

Sparano was asked on Wednesday how difficult it's been to deal with losing and the speculation that he may be fired.

"The bottom line is any of that other stuff doesn't really matter, but the losing has been difficult," the embattled coach said.

Sparano noted that the Dolphins have remained competitive in each game, but quickly added, "this game isn’t about could’ves and should'ves, so were where we are right now."