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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.


Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.


Melinda Gainsford-Taylor backs Melissa Breen to break 11 seconds

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Australian sprinting great Melinda Gainsford-Taylor has backed new national 100-metre record-holder Melissa Breen to break the 11-second barrier this year.


ACT Comets teenager Matt Condon has chance to shine against Victoria

Chris Dutton ACT teenager Matt Condon will get the perfect chance to show why he's touted as a future Australian cricket star on Tuesday.


No funding for Melissa Breen after setting sprint record

Melissa Breen and Melinda Gainsford-Taylor

Chris Dutton Australian sprinting great Melinda Gainsford-Taylor admits ''it's sad'' the sport doesn't have enough money to fund new national 100 metres record holder Melissa Breen.

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Brave Shea leads the way

Chris Dutton Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.


Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts hits technical hitch

Sport. Javelin thrower, 22 year old Kelsey-Lee Roberts, threw a
personal best of 60.12 metres at a meeting at the AIS last Friday
night. January 26th 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


Chris Dutton An obscure technicality robbed Kelsey-Lee Roberts of her Commonwealth Games dream.


Hurdler Michelle Jenneke kicks off Commonwealth Games bid

Chris Dutton Michelle Jenneke hopes the new AIS track can launch her Commonwealth Games bid in Canberra on Saturday.


ACT Meteors look to create women's cricket history

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Kris Britt of ACT celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Rachael Haynes of NSW during the WT20 semi final match between NSW and ACT at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Meteors skipper Kris Britt is adamant her ragtag team can clinch a shock premiership.


WNBL: Nat Hurst cashes in on Turkey offer

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals star Nat Hurst has defended her decision to quit the club with two games left in the WNBL season.


Sam Carter hopes Super Rugby form with Brumbies will beat a well-worn path to Wallabies

Brumbies player Sam Carter.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies have a plan to transform Sam Carter into a Wallaby.

Soccer, Cricket

Double trouble as ACT Meteors and Canberra United get ready for Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry

Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry looms as Canberra's tormenter in clashes with the ACT Meteors and Canberra United.

Women's sport

Lauren Jackson furious over Super Bowl snub to her WNBL team, Seattle Storm

Seattle Storm v Phoenix Mercury.

Chris Dutton Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson has blasted ''sexist'' coverage of Seattle's NFL Super Bowl victory.


Meteors coach Andrew Dawson seeks a marathon effort in Twenty20 title bid

Chris Dutton The ACT Meteors were eating ''Voltaren for breakfast'' to keep their Twenty20 title hopes alive, and now they are banking on inspiration from a marathon great to lift them into the grand final.


BMX champ Caroline Buchanan pledges commitment to next generation

Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan has recruited two rising BMX riders to her ??Next Gen?? stable. Canberra?s Mikayla Rose, 13, and Sydney?s Paige Harding, 10, will work with Buchanan as they aim to take the next step in their careers.
MUST CAPTION: Adam McGrath Hcreations Photography

Chris Dutton Olympian Caroline Buchanan wants to usher in a new generation of BMX stars.

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Toomua full of beans in new role


Chris Dutton Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.


Oh brother: Blake Dean to lead Queanbeyan in Cricket ACT one-day final

Chris Dutton Queanbeyan is banking on Blake Dean to guide them to a Cricket ACT one-day title on Sunday.


W-League: Canberra United hands Sydney FC first loss of season

Chris Dutton Canberra United fired a warning shot to its W-League rivals and staked its claim for the title on Wednesday.


Canberra United players happy to see Ellyse Perry on Ashes cricket duties

Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry's former team plans to exploit her absence to boost its championship hopes on Wednesday night.

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Brumbies move the goal posts

Chris Dutton The first Asian recruit in Brumbies’ history, Harumichi Tatekawa is still struggling to understand English so you can imagine his confusion when the coaches told him to practice his goal kicking over...