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Ipswich Town land Bournemouth striker Pitman

Brett Pitman has completed his move to Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old moves to Portman Road after penning a three-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.

The switch is separate from the deal that saw Town defender Tyrone Mings join Bournemouth and Ryan Fraser head in the opposite direction.

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How many league goals Brett Pitman scored for Bournemouth last season.

Pitman scored 13 league goals last season as the Cherries were promoted to the Premier League as champions.

Ipswich Town's Mings joins Bournemouth in club-record deal

Tyrone Mings (right) has joined Bournemouth. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has joined Premier League newboys Bournemouth in what is a club-record deal for the Cherries.

He's signed a four-year contract on the South Coast.

Ryan Fraser is heading to Ipswich Town on loan. Credit: PA

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has moved to Portman Road on a season-long loan as part of the transfer.

Northampton Town sign sacked Leicester City goalkeeper Smith

Former Leicester City goalkeeper Adam Smith Credit: Northampton Town FC

Northampton Town have given a second chance to disgraced Leicester City goalkeeper Adam Smith, after he was recently sacked by the Foxes for his involvement in a sex video on their end-of-season tour of Thailand.

The Cobblers have signed the 22-year-old on a two-year-deal, subject to a medical.

Smith joined Leicester City in 2010 and spent five years with the Foxes, but had loan spells with six clubs including Cambridge United and Stevenage.

Chris Wilder. Credit: PA

"I'm aware that this signing will create debate. Adam was involved in an incident at Leicester that was very wrong and he knows that better than anyone.

He paid a price for that, he has apologised and is ashamed of what happened.

He is a very good goalkeeper, and one who needs to be in and around a first team place to push himself forward and I am sure he will prove a good addition."

– Chris Wilder, Manager, Northampton Town

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Scientific study: Top racehorses are getting faster

A survey suggest the speeds achieved by racehorses is increasing. Credit: ITV News Anglia

For years we've seen athletes getting ever faster but now a study has shown that contrary to what experts had thought - the speeds achieved by racehorses have also been increasing.

Scientists looked at more than 600,000 race times to compare the speeds since the mid 1800s.

Scientists are not sure whether the quickening pace, largely driven by sprinters, is due to breeding, better training, jockey tactics, or a combination of factors.

More recent data from 1997-2012 confirms that the finish line is not in sight yet. Improvements in performance are still on-going, despite heavier handicap weights.

Click below to watch a report from the home of horse-racing, Newmarket, by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Northampton's football club set to be sold off

Northampton Town football club is set to be taken over by an Indian consortium.

Chairman and owner of the League Two side, David Cardoza, has signed a 'heads of terms agreement'.

The deal includes 100% of the company that owns the lease on the land.

Click below to watch a report from Sixfields by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Beecroft

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