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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Capitals Carrie Graf vows to give everything as club launches review

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says she will step aside if she doesn't feel she is the right person to end the club's biggest losing streak in 20 years.


Junior Canberra golfer Josh Armstrong aims high after Australian Open qualifier

Sport: Josh Armstrong, 16 of Nicholls in Canberra practicing his golf at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club. 24th November 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Canberra teenager Josh Armstrong wants to prove he is ready to take on the big boys of world golf and hopes to tap into two-time Australian Open champion Aaron Baddeley's knowledge to fast-track his...

ACT Government aims to keep alive Canberra sport Hall of Fame and star award

Canberra's Patty Mills is starring in the NBA.

Chris Dutton The ACT government is searching for the best "vehicle" to recognise Canberra's elite and grass roots sports people to ensure a generation of stars aren't lost in the record books following the demise...

Aaron Stubbs sets sights on Rio Olympic Games after Queanbeyan Gift win

Aaron Stubbs, left, celebrates after winning the Queanbeyan Gift.

Chris Dutton Gold Coast sprinter Aaron Stubbs has set his sights on the Rio Olympic Games after his Queanbeyan Gift triumph.

Renee Montgomery's gutsy effort not enough to end Canberra Capitals' woes

Sport: Canberra Capitals take on Townsville Fire Women's National basketball League championship at the AIS Arena in Canberra. From left, Townsville Fire player Micaela Cocks and Canberra Capitals player Renee Montgomery in action . 22nd November 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton A gutsy effort from import Renee Montgomery wasn't enough to end the Capitals' WNBL disaster streak on Sunday.

Canberra's Matt Millar sick in the guts after missing Australian Masters chance

Matt Millar dropped from the overnight lead to a tie for sixth at the Australian Masters.

Chris Dutton Canberra golfer Matt Millar "felt sick in the stomach" after he misfired in the last round of the Australian Masters.


Courtney Taylor wins gold as Canberra sends biggest squad to Pacific School Games

Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen, Australia's fastest ever female sprinter, missed out on funding through Athletics Australia's National Athlete Support Structure program.

Chris Dutton Teenage swimmer Courtney Taylor hopes her first Pacific School Games gold medal opens the floodgates for success as she straps herself in for a hectic week in Adelaide.


Twelve-year-old Annerly Poulos outshines Nick Kyrgios in Canberra

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios was the marquee man, but it was a 12-year-old junior who stole the show for the Canberra Velocity.


Queanbeyan sneak into Gallop Cup finals and set up hectic week of cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo and Queanbeyan will play three games in three days next weekend, including the Twenty20 final.

Chris Dutton Weston Creek Molonglo skipper Jono Dean says his team must find a way to adjust to a hectic schedule next weekend.

Australia's tallest female basketballer Sue Geh inducted into ACT Sport Hall of Fame

Olympic basketballer Sue Geh will be inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame on Monday.

Chris Dutton She was the gentle 206 centimetre giant who stood out because of her height, but ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductee Sue Geh helped build a legacy for women's basketball in Canberra.

Canberra Capitals suffer setback with Lauren Jackson ruled out until January

Lauren Jackson has suffered another injury setback and won't play until January.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals' miserable season has taken another major hit, with Lauren Jackson suffering another injury setback which will keep her out of WNBL action until January.

Canberra's Aaron Ayre makes mad dash across Melbourne for Sheffield Shield debut

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Chris Dutton Canberra's Aaron Ayre had to make a mad dash across Melbourne and walk off the field in a first grade match to go to the MCG.


Anna Meares can 'smell' Olympics as coach sets challenge to rise again

Anna Meares' coach says a repeat of her London Olympic performance won't

Chris Dutton Anna Meares can "smell" the Olympic Games, but her coach has laid down a challenge to raise the bar.

Canberra Stadium officials defend pitch standard after Socceroos' World Cup qualifier

Socceroos defender Ryan McGowan and Kyrgyzstan player Amirov Ildar challenge for the ball in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton Canberra Stadium officials adamant 'there were no concerns about the playing surface at all'.

AIS breaks down sporting barriers to bring coaches and athletes together

Changes afoot: AIS director Matt Favier says the institute will continue to evolve to keep Australia at the top of international sport.

Chris Dutton The AIS is breaking down the barriers between sports, coaches and athletes.


AIS boss Matt Faviar says it's 'naive' to think athletics drug problems only in Russia

Matt Favier says athletics needs to win back respect after drugs scandal.

Chris Dutton AIS boss Matt Favier says it would be "naive" to think the doping scandal engulfing athletics is limited to Russia, but hopes the public will trust Australian athletes and the diligence they show in...


Canberra sets sights on tennis stars for $75,000 Challenger tournament

Tennis ACT hopes six top 100 players will compete in a $75,000 event in January, with Marcos Baghdatis on the radar.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis officials will target more top-100 players including former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis for a $75,000 event in January in another major step to boost the capital's...


Drug testers knock on Jared Tallent's door after Russian cheats rob him of gold moment

Tallent, left, is expected to become the retrospective Olympic champion after WADA's report detailed bribes paid to officials to allow Russian athletes, including Sergey Kidyapkin, to compete.

Chris Dutton Angry race-walking champion Jared Tallent slammed the IAAF for its role in covering up drug cheats and will use the pain of being "robbed" of his Olympic Games gold-medal moment to get redemption in...

Matt McKay says Socceroos in Canberra 'feels like home' for World Cup qualifier

Chris Dutton Matt McKay says returning to Canberra is like coming home as the Socceroos try to win back fans in the capital.

Tom Rogic sets stage for dream homecoming as Tim Cahill urges young stars to stand up

Tom Rogic scored a cracker for Celtic at the weekend.

Chris Dutton Socceroos rising star Tom Rogic has set the stage for a dream homecoming in Canberra this Thursday.