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Samuel L Jackson tweets on West Ham player's death

Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson has offered his condolences to the family of West Ham footballer Dylan Tombides, who has died from testicular cancer.

The actor posted a picture of him meeting Mr Tombides at a cancer awareness event in November last year.


West Ham 'divided' on bid for convicted rapist

West Ham United are divided on whether they should sign striker Ilombe Mboyo, who was jailed for his part in the gang-rape of an under-age girl in 2004, according to reports.

Gent's Ilombe Mboyo. Credit: KURT DESPLENTER/Belga

Mboyo was 17-years-old and a member of a Brussels gang when he was sentenced to eight years in prison - of which he served three years - for the crime.

The Belgian footballer, now 26, claims he benefited from taking part in the rehabilitation programme called Football in Prison.

The son of West Ham owner David Sullivan, Jack, asked fans on Twitter what they thought of signing Mboyo.

After several responses, he tweeted: "99% of you have said no to Mboyo. I'll pass it on to my Dad. I'm sure we won't sign him. We respect your views".


Future of Olympic Stadium to be decided

West Ham and Leyton Orient are both bidding for the Olympic Stadium Credit: ITV News

A decision on who might become the new tenant of the Olympic Stadium could be made today.

The future of the £429 million showpiece venue is up for discussion at a board meeting of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Whoever is named as preferred bidder may secure a new home at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, under a lease of up to 99 years.

West Ham United, Intelligent Transport Services in association with Formula One, the University College of Football Business (UCFB) and Leyton Orient are on the shortlist.

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