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Katie Sheppard 'great footballer', dies aged 20


RIP Katie sheppard. ? prayers are with her and her family. Great footballer that I got to play along side as a kid!


Only 20. Unbelievable. Thoughts and prayers with her family, friends and everyone @whufc_official. RIP Katie Sheppard x


RIP Katie Sheppard. Another talented girl gone far too early. Sleep tight x @westhamladies

Tributes to West Ham ladies player after sudden death


Our deepest condolences go to the family & friends of @whufc_official's Katie Sheppard who has sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with them


.@arsenalladies sends its deepest sympathy to the family of @westhamladies player Katie Sheppard who has sadly passed away. #RIP


RIP: Our thoughts are with the family & friends of former @westhamladies player Katie Sheppard at this sad time #RIP



West Ham player was 'bubbliest person' and club fanatic

Director of Football Julia Setford said everyone at the club had been left shocked and saddened by Katie Sheppard's sudden death.

Katie was an absolute West Ham fanatic, she had a Season Ticket and it was her absolute ambition to play for West Ham Ladies. When she was at training, she was the bubbliest person and just fantastic to have around the club.

She joined us when she was 17 and played for the club for two seasons. Katie was a central midfielder and she made a couple of first-team appeatrances under me before she went off to university.

Katie was a fantastic person and a lovely kid. It is such sad news for us all. The club will certainly be a lesser place without her.

West Ham United ladies player dies, aged 20

West Ham United ladies player Katie Sheppard has died, aged 20. Katie first played for West Ham's under-19 side before making her first-team debut as a substitute in an FA Women's Premier League Cup tie in November 2012.

Credit: West Ham United

In a statement, the club said:

"It is with great sadness they we have to report the untimely passing of Katie Sheppard. She had played for the Ladies team for the past two seasons, a true Hammers fan and season ticket holder at Upton Park. We send our condolences to all her family and friends at this sad time."

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'An honour' to host the Tour de France in Westminster

Tour could not have got off to a better start – the sight of the world’s best cyclists sprinting down The Mall is one that will linger long in the memory.

It has been an honour to host the Tour in Westminster and we wish the riders all the best as the race continues across the Channel.

– Councillor Philippa Roe, leader of Westminster City Council


Hearn completes sale of his stake in Leyton Orient

Barry Hearn has completed the sale of his stake in Leyton Orient Football Club to Francesco Becchetti.

Hearn’s company Matchroom Sport Ltd’s 90pc shareholding in the Club has passed to the Italian businessman, who will become the Club’s new chairman.

Hearn, his son Eddie, Steve Dawson and David Dodd have resigned from the board of directors whilst Matthew Porter has stood down as Chief Executive but will remain as a director of the Club.

Sports promoter Hearn acquired a controlling stake in Leyton Orient from Tony Wood in March 1995, making him one of the longest serving owners in English football, during which time the Club’s stadium has been rebuilt on three sides and the team has established itself in League One, following promotion in 2006.

A full announcement regarding the Club’s new board of directors and a press conference with Barry Hearn and Francesco Becchetti will follow on Thursday.

– Leyton Orient statement

Marcel Kittel, winner of stage 3 of the Tour de France

Full results from Tour de France (Cambridge - London, 155 km) today are:

  • Marcel Kittel (Germany / Giant) 3:38:30"
  • Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale)
  • Mark Renshaw (Australia / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step)
  • Bryan Coquard (France / Europcar)
  • Alexander Kristoff (Norway / Katusha)
  • Danny van Poppel (Netherlands / Trek)
  • Heinrich Haussler (Australia / IAM Cycling)
  • Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spain / Movistar)
  • Romain Feillu (France / Bretagne)
  • Daniel Oss (Italy / BMC Racing)
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