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West Ham to open new stadium against Juventus

The Olympic Stadium is West Ham's new home. Credit: PA

West Ham's first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Italian giants Juventus.

The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host the Serie A champions a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, August 7, for the Betway Cup.

Joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold told the club website: "We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United's history by welcoming one of the world's biggest clubs to our fantastic new home."

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Pardew set to sign new Crystal Palace deal

Alan Pardew has taken Palace to the FA Cup final. Credit: PA

Alan Pardew may have guided Crystal Palace to the FA Cup final but he is still not ready to sign a new contract at Selhurst Park.

Goals in each half from Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham secured a 2-1 win over Watford and a return to Wembley to face Manchester United next month.

But Pardew, who has agreed in principle to a contract extension, is still delaying putting pen to paper until Palace have confirmed their survival in the Premier League.

No, I'm not ready to sign yet because the decision I made was that I wouldn't sign it until we're mathematically safe.

We have to keep our focus and ensure the team is ready for three important league games. We need to get the points, and then we can enjoy the cup final.

– Alan Pardew


London Marathon runner collapses with cardiac arrest

A London Marathon runner has collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest, the London Ambulance Service has confirmed.

London Marathon runner collapses with cardiac arrest. Credit: Google Maps

The LAS said they were called around 1.45pm to reports of a cardiac arrest and for emergency medical assistance on Upper Thames Street.

The person was taken St Thomas' hospital.

Further details have not yet been released.

Tim Peake and earth runner finish London Marathon

Tim Peake has finished the London Marathon in an estimated time of three hours 35 minutes.

Tim Peake's representative running in the London Marathon has completed the race in just over four hours.

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Tryone was running as part of Team Astronaut and was raising money for for the Princes Trust.

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Jemima Sumgong wins women's London Marathon

Kenyan runner Jemima Sumgong has crossed the finish line of the women's London Marathon with a winning time of 2:22:58.

Jemima Sumgong has won the women's London Marathon Credit: Reuters

Despite suffering a heavy fall near the end of the race, the 31-year-old picked herself back up and went on to beat last year's winner, Ethiopian Tigist Tufa, in a close final mile.

Sumgong took a tumble at around 23 miles, apparently tangling feet with Aselefech Mergia in an incident that also saw one of the favourites Mary Keitany fall.

Sumgong, who has been a runner-up in the Boston, Chicago and New York marathons, cracked her head against the floor but ignored her clear discomfort to rejoin the leading pack and eventually pass them.

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