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We begin in the NFL where, less than 24 hours after the end of the regular season, there’s already been some big changes on this the 2014 season's incarnation of Black Friday.

The New York Jets kicked things off with the double firing of head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik. The latter had only been in the job since 2013 but Monday's decision brings to an end Ryan's five year stay in New York.

With the Jets finishing on a 4-12 record it was far from a surprise announcement.

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Since then the Chicago Bears have parted ways with Marc Trestman and GM Phil Emery after their own dismal season came to an end whilst the Atlanta Falcons fired Mike Smith after their hopes of playing playoff football were extinguished courtesy of a poor performance against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

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Jim Harbaugh meanwhile looks set to swap the NFL for college football with the now former 49ers coach having reportedly agreed to take the Michigan job.

Rumors concerning a return to his Alma Matter had been doing the rounds for months but an official announcement is expected shortly with Harbaugh set to earn over $ million per season at the Wolverines.

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Across to the NBA and the New York Knicks’ terrible season rolls on. Defeat against the Portland Trail Blazers last night means they have now lost eight straight and sit on a 5-28 record as we approach the turn of the year.

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And finally in college basketball the Washington Huskies’ hopes of a perfect season are over after a 62-57 defeat to the Stony Brook Seawolves. Having won their opening 11 games of the season this was the no.13 ranked Huskies' first defeat.

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Atlanta Falcons
New York Jets
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