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Will Mourinho be sacked? (Picture:AFP/Getty)

Former Manchester United striker Lee Sharpe expects Jose Mourinho to be sacked by Christmas amid growing turmoil at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese tactician has cut a frustrated figure in pre-season after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward failed to deliver several key transfer targets.

Mourinho was furious that the club failed to land a new centre-back and United put in a defensive horror show against Brighton to suffer a first defeat of the season on Sunday.

After the 3-2 loss to Chris Hughtons side, Sharpe explained why he has been so unimpressed with Mourinhos outlook this season.

And he expects Mourinho to lose his job before the turn of the year.

Sharpe told Sky Sports: I am expecting the manager to get sacked before Christmas.

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If he is going to continue with this dourness and this moaning, then people will turn around and say this attitude is not getting us to the top so we need to change it.

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A festival of Rugby Union will be held in Margaret River this Saturday with the Southwest Rugby Championship coming to an end.

Country Rugby Champions Geraldton Tigersharks will make their way down to challenge a combined Collie side.

Whilst their ultimate goal is a game against the Gropers, as yet it hasn't happened due to Margaret River missing the Country Championships.

They will open the day at noon on the Main Oval. Following that there will be an U-7s junior game which will showcase some of the talents of the next generation. This will be a great spectacle for them and great for the development of Rugby with the ultimate goal to attract interest in a Junior Gropers outfit next year. When they finish they'll be forming a tunnel for the teams taking the field with the Southwest Premiership up for grabs.

The Gropers have had their most successful year to date. With twelve wins from twelve games they almost gained the maximum points available. Ending with 48 points plus an 11 bonus points they were 1 point short of a record regular season tally ending with 59. A

lso with an average scoreline of 62-5 they should firm as favourites. They are under no illusions though as the only thing that matters is the silverware after the final whistle on Saturday. Dunsborough have beaten Bunbury to gain the right to defend their title after a heartbreaking Final saw the Gropers lose their chance for a 5th straight premiership by 2 meagre points.

Some star inclusions this week will bolster the side.

Captain Sam Henry rejoins the team as does star fullback Jake Wheels Algate. Dan Lee has been at his best and has finally worked his roster to be available for a final.

Jayde Tiopira has made a successful late season return after injuring his knee in the 10's earlier this year. His size and experience will prove invaluable.

Despite the late omission of vice-captain Tim Fearon, the Gropers will be at near full strength and are amped to regain the Shield this Saturday.

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Hawks collect slim win over Panthers | Photos

The Augusta Margaret River Hawks showed why they are a genuine threat on the road to the South West Football League finals with their nailbiting three point win over Carey Park in Margaret River on Saturday.

For their efforts, Carey Park shook the home side early, Jeffrey Carter securing the visitors first major score in the first few minutes of the game.

Carter then took another clean mark just seconds later to give him another attempt on goal to give the Panthers double figures while the Hawks struggled to send the ball their way.

Carey Park continued to dominate throughout the first term, slotting their third goal while the Hawks languished without a point to their name.

Matt Jukes was the first of the Augusta Margaret River flock to look promising, sending the ball through for a behind while his team mates searched for opportunities against a powerful Panthers side.

Much of the Hawks energy was spent holding back the Carey Park attack early in the game, the visitors marking and passing game stronger in comparison to a series of messy fumbles by the home side.

Mitch Gerrans landed the Hawks first goal before Brett Dobson secured a second to boost the Hawks momentum.

Thomas McDonald suffered a big hit in a contest on the first quarter siren and had to be helped off the ground while the Panthers took a breather with a 9 point lead.

Carey Parks Riese Wilkey stamped his authority on the second quarter with an early goal, seemingly an easy run against the Hawks defenders who spent much of the first half behind the marking contests.

Jeffrey Carter again on the run sent the ball down to Zane Verhaaf to add another goal to the Carey Park tally.

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New era. New crop. New generation. Those were the phrases coming out of the mouths of the pundits this weekend as Great Britains athletes showed their talent at the European Championships in Berlin.

Led by sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, Britain finished the 10-day multi-sport event with a tally of 74 medals to finish second overall, behind Russia. But it was first place in the athletics, with 18 medals, including seven golds.

With Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah either retired, nearly retired or focusing efforts elsewhere, UK Athletics has been crying out for new stars for some time. The events of the last week suggest that after a wait of six years their successors may be emerging.

Read more: The European Championships 2018: will new multi-sport event sink or swim?

The star of the show was undoubtedly Asher-Smith. The 22-year-old ran two British record times of 10.85 seconds and 21.89 to win gold medals in the 100m and 200m respectively, outclassing the field in dominant style, before completing a treble of golds in the 4x100m with Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, then Bianca Williams tonight.

She is the first woman to complete the 100-200-4x100m European treble since German Katrin Krabbe in 1990.

“Its joy and also a shock,” said Asher-Smith after winning her second gold on Saturday. “Things in my life dont normally go to plan. I crossed the line and thought: Ive won. I looked at the time and couldnt believe it. This is completely new territory for me.”

Her feelings were certainly mutual, with plenty of others producing promising performances. The sprint events were the stand-outs, with Zharnel Hughes taking the 100m in 9.95 seconds, ahead of team mate Reece Prescod.

Laura Muir added to the excitement today by powering away from the field to win gold and her first major outdoor title in the 1500m.

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TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against the Orioles.

Morales hit a one-out solo homer in the fourth, then added a three-run drive in the fifth — both off Baltimore right-hander Andrew Cashner (4-11) — for his 22nd career multihomer game.

Renato Nunez replied with a solo home run for the struggling Orioles, who have lost nine of their past 11.

Estrada (7-9) allowed three runs and seven hits, improving to 9-2 in 18 career games against Baltimore.

Ryan Tepera got four outs and Jaime Garcia struck out the only batter he faced. Tyler Clippard worked the eighth and Ken Giles finished for his 16th save in 16 opportunities.

Toronto outfielder Kevin Pillar went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Blue Jays won for the 10th time in 11 meetings with Baltimore this season.

On Sunday, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons publicly berated Pillar in the dugout after Pillar ended the sixth inning by getting thrown out attempting to steal third. Toronto trailed the New York Yankees 6-2 at the time.

Cashner allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings to remain winless in four starts against Toronto this season.

Craig Gentry had three hits for the Orioles, while Chris Davis hit a sacrifice fly.

ALL IN THE FAMILY

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TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against the Orioles.

Morales hit a one-out solo homer in the fourth, then added a three-run drive in the fifth — both off Baltimore right-hander Andrew Cashner (4-11) — for his 22nd career multihomer game.

Renato Nunez replied with a solo home run for the struggling Orioles, who have lost nine of their past 11.

Estrada (7-9) allowed three runs and seven hits, improving to 9-2 in 18 career games against Baltimore.

Ryan Tepera got four outs and Jaime Garcia struck out the only batter he faced. Tyler Clippard worked the eighth and Ken Giles finished for his 16th save in 16 opportunities.

Toronto outfielder Kevin Pillar went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Blue Jays won for the 10th time in 11 meetings with Baltimore this season.

On Sunday, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons publicly berated Pillar in the dugout after Pillar ended the sixth inning by getting thrown out attempting to steal third. Toronto trailed the New York Yankees 6-2 at the time.

Cashner allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings to remain winless in four starts against Toronto this season.

Craig Gentry had three hits for the Orioles, while Chris Davis hit a sacrifice fly.

ALL IN THE FAMILY

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A look at whats happening around the majors Tuesday:

SOUTH BEACH STANTON

Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs.

Stanton went 0 for 7 with four strikeouts in mid-April when the Marlins visited Yankee Stadium. The slugger has 32 homers this year and 299 in his career going into this two-game series.

“Its going to be weird for sure walking in, going to the visitors side,” Stanton said. “But I am looking forward to it. Its a big part of my life, my time down there. It will be a cool experience.”

MISSED YOU

Star second baseman Jose Altuve is set to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Astros. Houston wobbled minus the reigning AL MVP, whose knee trouble put him on the DL for the first time in his career. The World Series champs lost 13 of the next 20 games after Altuve was sidelined July 25. He has led the AL in hits for four straight years and is batting .329 this season. Altuve is ready to be in the lineup at Seattle.

FROM WAY BACK

Blue Jays rookie catcher Danny Jansen is being reunited this week with his “big bro” Adam Jones as Toronto hosts Baltimore. When Jones was a minor leaguer with Class A Wisconsin in 2004, the then-18-year-old lived with Jansens family. Jansen was 9 years old at the time but has since embarked on his own pro career, making his major league debut last week. Jones tweeted Monday recalling Jansen “waking me up at 7am before you had to go to school” and the two of them playing video games.

“This is a Movie,” Jones added.

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A look at whats happening around the majors Tuesday:

SOUTH BEACH STANTON

Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs.

Stanton went 0 for 7 with four strikeouts in mid-April when the Marlins visited Yankee Stadium. The slugger has 32 homers this year and 299 in his career going into this two-game series.

“Its going to be weird for sure walking in, going to the visitors side,” Stanton said. “But I am looking forward to it. Its a big part of my life, my time down there. It will be a cool experience.”

MISSED YOU

Star second baseman Jose Altuve is set to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Astros. Houston wobbled minus the reigning AL MVP, whose knee trouble put him on the DL for the first time in his career. The World Series champs lost 13 of the next 20 games after Altuve was sidelined July 25. He has led the AL in hits for four straight years and is batting .329 this season. Altuve is ready to be in the lineup at Seattle.

FROM WAY BACK

Blue Jays rookie catcher Danny Jansen is being reunited this week with his “big bro” Adam Jones as Toronto hosts Baltimore. When Jones was a minor leaguer with Class A Wisconsin in 2004, the then-18-year-old lived with Jansens family. Jansen was 9 years old at the time but has since embarked on his own pro career, making his major league debut last week. Jones tweeted Monday recalling Jansen “waking me up at 7am before you had to go to school” and the two of them playing video games.

“This is a Movie,” Jones added.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Injuries and unexpected developments have left the Green Bay Packers thin at running back with just two camp practices and two games left in the preseason.

Only Ty Montgomery, who has overcome injury issues in the past, and little-known halfback Joel Bouagnon have made it through camp unscathed.

The Packers were forced to sign Bronson Hill and LeShun Daniels over the weekend to replenish depth.

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Hill spent two games on Arizonas 53-man roster after bouncing around a host of practice squads. Daniels played four games for Washington last season.

“Were a little thin at running back,” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “Weve got a number of different balls in the air, (more) than I recall at this particular juncture of a training camp.”

A hamstring injury has forced Aaron Jones to miss most of camp. Jones, who has yet to play in a preseason game after a breakout rookie season, will miss the Sept. 9 regular-season opener against Chicago and the Sept. 16 game against Minnesota after being suspended by the NFL for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.

Jones injured his hamstring early in camp and took part in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time again on Monday.

“Hopefully Aaron will get to go more into Oakland,” McCarthy said.

Jamaal Williams said Monday that his ankle injury suffered in last weeks preseason win over Pittsburgh was the result of Steelers linebacker Vince Williams grabbing and twisting it at the end of a run.

Williams did not practice Monday, but took handoffs and appeared to move well during a workout with the medical staff. He said he planned on kicking the next defensive player who does what he says Vince Williams did.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Injuries and unexpected developments have left the Green Bay Packers thin at running back with just two camp practices and two games left in the preseason.

Only Ty Montgomery, who has overcome injury issues in the past, and little-known halfback Joel Bouagnon have made it through camp unscathed.

The Packers were forced to sign Bronson Hill and LeShun Daniels over the weekend to replenish depth.

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Hill spent two games on Arizonas 53-man roster after bouncing around a host of practice squads. Daniels played four games for Washington last season.

“Were a little thin at running back,” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “Weve got a number of different balls in the air, (more) than I recall at this particular juncture of a training camp.”

A hamstring injury has forced Aaron Jones to miss most of camp. Jones, who has yet to play in a preseason game after a breakout rookie season, will miss the Sept. 9 regular-season opener against Chicago and the Sept. 16 game against Minnesota after being suspended by the NFL for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.

Jones injured his hamstring early in camp and took part in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time again on Monday.

“Hopefully Aaron will get to go more into Oakland,” McCarthy said.

Jamaal Williams said Monday that his ankle injury suffered in last weeks preseason win over Pittsburgh was the result of Steelers linebacker Vince Williams grabbing and twisting it at the end of a run.

Williams did not practice Monday, but took handoffs and appeared to move well during a workout with the medical staff. He said he planned on kicking the next defensive player who does what he says Vince Williams did.