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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Uni-Norths Owls set sights high after grinding win against Easts

Chris Dutton Local rugby match report Uni-Norths Owls v Easts

Easts rise with new sponsors and players for battle with Uni-Norths Owls

Chris Dutton They've been robbed, beaten and on the brink of folding, but Easts believe they are laying the foundations to rebuild with new sponsors injecting $20,000 and overseas players joining the foundation...

Lauren Wells backs Jana Pittman's ambitious comeback bid

Chris Dutton Lauren Wells is backing Jana Pittman to add new flavour to her 400 metres hurdles Olympic Games dream.

FFA Cup dream run for lowest-ranked team Brindabella Blues

Tuggeranong United looking to kick-on in the FFA Cup.

Chris Dutton Brindabella Blues set sights on Canberra soccer fairytale.

Mark Bosnich backs Socceroos and A-League in Canberra

Mark Bosnich with the AFC Asian Cup in Barton during the trophy tour.

Chris Dutton Australian great Mark Bosnich has come out swinging for Canberra, declaring the capital deserves to host the Socceroos in a World Cup qualifier and urging officials to reignite an A-League bid.

Locker Room: Cal Bruton hits the streets as Nick Kyrgios loses bags


Chris Dutton Cal Bruton takes to the streets as Nick Kyrgios gets his season back on track.

Socceroos on ACT government wishlist as Andrew Barr backs better NRL partnership

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has backed Ricky Stuart's calls for the NRL to forge a better relationship with Canberra.

Chris Dutton ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr hopes to throw soccer into the Canberra sporting battleground when he lobbies the Football Federation Australia in the hope of securing rights to host a Socceroos'...

GWS Giants boss urges Canberra teams to avoid cannibalising in funding battle

Three's a crowd as Giants, Brumbies and Raiders go into battle

Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson ACT Brumbies chief executive Michael Jones says it's up to the Super Rugby club and the Canberra Raiders to prove they deserve a bigger slice of ACT government funding as they find a way to co-exist...

Goulburn pops champagne as St Patrick's ruin Hockey ACT party

St Patrick's star Naomi Evans scored three goals to rain on Goulburn's parade.

Chris Dutton They finished the game with champagne, but St Patrick's spoiled the part as they completed a first-grade double to rain on Goulburn's hockey parade.

Rugby union

Ratu Tagive puts hand up for Super Rugby as Wests hold on to beat Gungahlin Eagles

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton Former NRL hopeful Ratu Tagive has thrown his hand up to help ease the ACT Brumbies’ back line injury woes, but admits he’s on a steep learning curve after just a handful of rugby union...

Nick Kyrgios delays injury comeback, targets clay return in Barcelona

Chris Dutton Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has again delayed his comeback from injury to ensure niggling problems do not derail his grand slam plans in the coming months.

Canberra ready for new age of AFL talent, says St Kilda great Aaron Hamill

St Kilda great Aaron Hamill has backed the new wave of Canberra talent to shine.

Chris Dutton St Kilda great Aaron Hamill believes the GWS Giants' stronghold in Canberra will unearth a new era of talent and re-establish the capital as an AFL breeding ground.

Jockey Kayla Nisbet turns broken bones into a positive to find love of racing

Chris Dutton Luckless Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet has vowed to turn her nightmare injury run into a positive, insisting her broken bones have helped her fall in love with racing again.

AIS Arena gets $10 million facelift to revive The Palace

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton The AIS will sink almost $10 million into the venue formerly known as "The Palace" to revamp Canberra's premier indoor venue.


The ultimate journey of persistence for injury-ravaged sprinters Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthwes

Canberra duo Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthews will race in the Stawell Gift this weekend after overcoming their injury woes.

Chris Dutton Coach Matt Beckenham describes them as the "ultimate story of persistence", but Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthews were prepared to walk away from the sport they love and their sprint dreams because...


Melissa Breen says Stawell Gift pay parity and $40,000 prize can change a life

Melissa Breen says the prizemoney at the Stawell Gift can change a female athlete's life.

Chris Dutton Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen has spent her entire life chasing her dreams on the track, but the fastest woman in Australian history says the Stawell Gift is the one race that can change...


ACT trio aiming to break more records at Little Athletics Australian titles

Joey Kremer, 15, will compete at the Little Athletics Australian championships in Perth after setting an ACT record.

Chris Dutton Veteran throwing coach Les Bottles is building a stable of junior athletes he believes can rival the best in Australia and three of his rising stars will test themselves at the Australian...

Junior Brumbies win national title to end 10-year drought

Brumbies under-17s captain Tom Ross and Ryan Lonergan with the Gold Cup trophy in Perth.

Chris Dutton Brumbies under-17s coach Paul Simonsson has backed some of his star players to rise through the ranks to earn Australian representative honours after their drought-breaking national title triumph on...

Brumbies Smith twins become Australian citizens

Identical twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith have formed a tag-team combination on the Brumbies' bench.

Chris Dutton They're new Australian citizens with Wallabies ambitions and Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith dream of getting a chance to take their tag-team front-row act into the international arena.

Nick Kyrgios pushes through growing pains to build robust body

Nick Kyrgios is ready to build a robust body to withstand the pressure of the professional tour.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios admits he's still trying to "find the right load" for his body, but is confident he has laid the strength and fitness foundation to ensure he can push through growing pains to make an...