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  • 导出博客文章INDIANAPOLIS -- Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is promising to change the culture inside Miamis locker room and make it a better workplace than the one that forced Jonathan Martin to leave the team last season. Federico Fazio Jersey . Philbin said Thursday he wants players to treat one another with civility and he wont tolerate anything less. In taking questions for the first time since Ted Wells released his report into the bullying scandal that rocked the league, Philbin made it clear things would be cleaned up. "We are going to do things about it. We are going to make it better. We are going to look at every avenue. We are going to uncover every stone, and we are going to have a better workplace," Philbin said at the NFL scouting combine. "Im going to make sure that happens." The changes have already begun. On Wednesday night, the Dolphins fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and longtime head athletic trainer Kevin ONeill for their roles in the scandal. While the timing seemed odd, on the eve of a six-day event where Miami and the leagues 31 other teams can interview and test draft hopefuls, Philbin said the Dolphins needed time to contemplate the reports findings and possible punitive actions. The Wells investigation found that guard Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. Martin left the team at midseason, and Incognito was suspended for the final eight games. Martin has said that the persistently vulgar language made him feel trapped. Wells determined that Turner didnt try to stop the harassment and even took part in some of the taunting of offensive lineman Andrew McDonald. The report said ONeill expressed hostility toward the investigation and cut short an interview with those conducting it, even though Philbin said he instructed everyone to tell the truth. Philbin, who said he was unaware of the bullying when it happened, said he found the details of the language his players used and their actions to be "inappropriate and unacceptable" and immediately helped Martin find medical treatment. "Im going to be more vigilant, Im going to be more diligent, Im going to be more visible and Im going to have a better pulse," Philbin told the biggest crowd of reporters to gather around a combine for a coach in recent memory. New general manager Dennis Hickey insists the team is making a concerted effort to change course. Hickey told reporters that he and Philbin have met with each department inside the organization to reinforce their goals, expectations and standards to create a more welcoming environment. "We want our organization to be a culture of respect," Hickey said. "We take this seriously and we want to set the standard around the league." What happens next is still unclear. Three weeks ago, team owner Stephen Ross said he did not expect Martin or Incognito to be back with the Dolphins next season. Philbin declined to comment specifically on either player except to say Ross and Martin were expected to meet soon and that he took immediate action when he learned of the allegations against Incognito. Hickey did not provide any additional insight and spoke mostly in generalities about building the best 53-man roster he could. Martins agent, Kenneth Zuckerman, has said he plans to meet with the Dolphins in Indy. The bigger question, however, may be whether the Dolphins reputation in the wake of the report could scare off free agents. "I think free agents will be attracted to who we are because we have a great coaching staff, you can live in Miami, we have a great owner who is committed to the product and weve got an environment that when you get in the building and meet the people, you get some sense of what the organization is about," Hickey said. The report found no evidence that Philbin was aware of abusive conduct within the team. But Philbin emphatically took responsibility to clean things up. "I have faith in our locker room, faith in the players that we have. I think we have an outstanding coaching staff," Philbin said. "Im confident in the direction, Im confident were going to make the changes necessary to improve the workplace at the Miami Dolphins complex and improve our football team." Clement Grenier Jersey . made a diving catch in left field for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday. Zimmermann (14-5) allowed only two baserunners, finishing with 10 strikeouts and one walk in the fifth no-hitter in the majors this year. Gregoire Defrel Jersey . Andrews, Scotland - Oliver Wilson fired a final- round, 2-under 70 on Sunday and he held on to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by one shot.Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Courtney Lee returned to the Memphis lineup after missing two games with a concussion and made an impact, scoring 22 points to help the Grizzlies take a 102-91 win over the Phoenix Suns and remain unbeaten on the season. Mike Conley scored a game-high 24 points with 11 assists for Memphis, as he and Lee both shot 9-of-14 from the field. Marc Gasol had 18 points and Memphis improved to 5-0 to build on the best start in franchise history. Theyre a good team and holding them to under 20 points in both the third and the fourth quarter, were really proud of our guys, said Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger. We just played with a lot more force. Eric Bledsoe netted 23 points for Phoenix, losers in two of three. Markieff Morris added 20 points and Isaiah Thomas gave 15 off the bench. We just have to execute, said Bledsoe. I dont think we did a good job of executing. The Suns led by six at halftime and went up by nine when Bledsoe opened the second half with a 3-pointer. The lead was eight when Lees laayup ignited the Grizzlies, who outscored Phoenix by 13 the rest of the quarter. Rick Karsdorp Jersey. Lee and Conley combined for 17 in the third, nearly matching the 19 points that Phoenix scored as a team. Gasol and Lee both scored four points to account for an 8-0 Grizzlies run early in the fourth. P.J. Tucker and Markieff Morris gave the Suns hope with back-to-back triples later in the stanza, but Lee countered with a 3-ball and the lead wouldnt dip under eight the rest of the way. Markieff Morris scored the games first four points and Marcus Morris dunked to make it 6-0. Memphis was forced to use an early timeout, but responded with a Conley jumper and Lee 3-pointer. Midway through the quarter, Conley tied it with a long two. Phoenix led 27-26 after one and extended their lead to 52-46 at halftime. Game Notes Memphis has won five straight against the Suns ... Memphis had 25 assists on its 40 baskets. Phoenix only assisted on 13 of its 32 field goals ... Both teams scored 15 fastbreak points. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap NFL Hoodies China NFL Gear NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback ' ' '