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Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has refused to guarantee Darren Ambrose a future at Portman Road as he runs the rule over the experienced winger.

Jonathan Parr

Jonathan Parr has been challenged to cement the left-back berth at Ipswich Town this season, having played second fiddle to Tyrone Mings last season.

Yesterday, 15:10
Richard Chaplow celebrates scoring the late winner at Watford

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richard Chaplow has signed a two-year deal with League One side Doncaster Rovers, following his release by relegated Championship side Millwall.

Yesterday, 11:30
Terry Butcher

Newport County AFC manager Terry Butcher has appointed former Ipswich Town team-mate Russell Osman his assistant manager at Rodney Parade.

Yesterday, 09:17
Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is targeting an improvement on last season’s sixth-placed finish after confessing his squad for the new campaign is close to completion.

Non League

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ipswich Town’s development squad will face Leiston and Bury ahead of new campaign.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Matt Dixon

Stowmarket Town have completed the signing of experienced striker Matt Dixon from Diss Town.

Monday, June 29, 2015
Leiston's John Sands, in action for Bury Town

Leiston striker John Sands has issued an ominous warning to rival Ryman Premier defences as he battles back to fitness.

Monday, June 29, 2015
Bradley Barber

New Bury Town midfielder Bradley Barber admitted the chance to play in the Ryman League again was too good to turn down, after leaving Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Felixstowe & Walton United.

Cricket

15:00

A top satirist and fundraiser extraordinaire are among the latest names added to the squad of a charity cricket team visiting Suffolk at the end of July.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tom Moore

Rookie bowler Tom Moore emerged as one of Essex’s bright spots as Australia dominated the first day of the four-day tour match at Chelmsford yesterday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
New Zealand's Matt Henry in bowling action against England during day three of the first Investec Test Match at Lord's, London

Tonight, former Suffolk schoolboys Reece Topley and Matt Henry will go head-to-head in an international Twenty20 match between England and New Zealand at Old Trafford.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Sudbury v Frinton 2nds. Sudbury batting. Tom Huggins batting.

Suffolk enjoyed the better of the opening day of their second Unicorns Minor Counties Championship fixture, thanks to a captain’s display from Tom Huggins at Copdock yesterday.

Rugby

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Rugby Union World Cup is heading to Ipswich next month on its tour of the country in the run-up to this autumn’s tournament.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Lewis Ludlam, right, and dad Arron.

Ipswich-born rugby star Lewis Ludlam has revealed his immense pride at representing England, ahead of the biggest match of his life on Saturday night.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Lewis Ludlam (on the ball), Will Owen (third left).

England, featuring Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen will defend their title against New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday, having overcome South Africa 28-20 on Monday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Alex Day

Former Suffolk schoolboy Alex Day turned down the chance to stay with Premiership giants Northampton Saints, in a bid to resurrect his promising career.

Basketball

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Newly-professional Ipswich Basketball Club have announced their second high-profile signing of the off-season – and their first foreign import – in the form of American Ryan Wilson.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Luke Mascall-Wright, left, Ipswich head coach Nick Drane and Sam Newman, right, sign for US colleges

Ipswich Basketball duo Luke Mascall-Wright and Sam Newman have become the latest players from the Copleston-based academy to be recruited to play college basketball in America.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sam Newman was superb against Lancashire

EBL Division Two play-off semi-final

Lancashire Spinners 97

Ipswich 74

With a strong travelling contingent behind them, Ipswich Basketball men’s team were looking to upset the odds and grab an historic victory away in the Spinners’ fortress.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ipswich's Rory Winter in action for the under 18s

While the U13’s and Senior Men were away competing in their final playoff games this season, the U14 Girls began their playoff journey with a tough trip to Bucks Hornets, writes Arron MacDonald.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 16:02

Colchester United have today completed the signing of former Yeovil Town captain, Joe Edwards.

Friday, July 3, 2015
New Colchester United signing, George Elokobi, in action for Wolves

Former favourite George Elokobi has this afternoon re-signed for Colchester United.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Anthony Wordsworth scores for Ipswich in a pre-season friendly at Southend last summer.

Former Colchester United and Ipswich Town midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has penned a two-year deal with League One newcomers Southend United.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Ben Gordon, in action at Notts County, has today left Colchester United

Ben Gordon has left Colchester United, by mutual consent, while ex-U’s skipper Magnus Okuonghae has joined Luton Town.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Matt Briggs, in action against Crewe last season

Colchester United today completed the signing of former loanee, Matt Briggs, on a two-year deal.

Speedway

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ipswich Witches 56 Plymouth Devils 35

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Nico Covatti, in good form again for the Witches last night

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches team manager Phil Hilton is hoping new boy Ashley Morris can go out and prove a point on Thursday night.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Things get tight between Ashley Morris (yellow helmet), Ritchie Hawkins (blue) and Claus Vissing as they head into the first corner of the rerun of heat four of the Ipswich v Berwick (Knock Out Cup) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 21 May 2015. Picture: Steve Waller

Ashley Morris can’t wait to get the chance to show Ipswich fans what he can do.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Ritchie Hawkins

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches skipper Ritchie Hawkins has left the Foxhall Heath club and has been replaced by 21-year-old former Plymouth man Ashley Morris.

Racing

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jockey Dane O’Neill continued a current purple patch as he landed a Group Three success as part of a double at Newmarket’s July course on Saturday.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Frankie Dettori riding Undrafted  wins the Diamond Jubilee Stakes during day five of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse

Son of Africa enjoyed a sparkling day on the July course on Saturday, winning the Diamond Dash Stakes over the minimum five-furlong trip.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Adam Kirby on Slip Sliding Away (yellow silks) wins the Allens of Petworth Stakes during day three of the May Festival at Goodwood Racecourse

Tom Queally, forever associated with Frankel, took the feature race on Friday night on Majestic Moon at a packed July course at Newmarket.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Pop superstar Kylie Minogue met horse racing superstar Frankel near Newmarket on Friday. Picture: Juddmonte Farms.

Queen of pop Kylie Minogue met Suffolk’s king of horse racing Frankel on Friday as she prepared for her live performance at Newmarket Racecourse.

More Sport

Bawdsey-based heptathlete Katy Sealy won the Central American Championship title for Belize in Nicaragua last week.

Yesterday, 11:18

After winning their two opening games, Suffolk bowls team were knocked out of the Middleton Cup at the weekend.

Yesterday, 10:15
Brazil's gymnasts trained at Pipers Vale in 2011, ahead of London 2012.

Ipswich Gymnastics Centre hosts its first-ever four-way international women’s artistic competition on Saturday (July 11).

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Ipswich swimmer Karen Pickering at the towns Crown Pools with the medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Canada

For years, Karen Pickering was known around Ipswich simply as ‘Swimmer’, and you can understand why, writes Sheen Grant after talking to the new mum of twin girls, Evie and Mia.

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