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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet backed to overcome injuries

24 October 2012. Relax. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Canberra Racing. Local Jockey, Kayla Nisbet.


Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton David Hayes has no doubt Canberra apprentice Kayla Nisbet can return bigger and better from her recent run of injuries.


Canberra's revamped Manuka Oval joins Australian sport's big boys, says curator


Chris Dutton Manuka Oval curator Brad van Dam says the iconic Canberra venue can prove itself ''one of the big boys'' of Australian sport.

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Bronte Halligan: Like her father Daryl Halligan but treading water

Bronte Halligan

Chris Dutton Rugby league goal-kicking ace Daryl Halligan built his career on pinpoint accuracy and daughter Bronte wants to do the same.


Hockeyroos back in the hunt for major title, says Anna Flanagan

Anna Flanagan

Chris Dutton Whirlwind year has set up Hockeyroos for future success, says Canberra young gun Anna Flanagan.


Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen calls for drinks breaks rule change

SPORT: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park. United player Ashleigh Sykes reacts after the referees decision .  8th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants the FFA to overhaul drinks break rules after a sapping 1-0 loss.


Tennis star Nick Kyrgios to qualify for the Australian Open due to injury rest

Sport: Asia-Pacific Tennis League, North Woden Tennis Courts, Canberra. Canberra Velocity men v Stanmore Wyverns. Nick Kyrgios of Canberra Velocity. 16th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios will back his ability to win a last-minute qualifying tournament for the Australian Open.


Katie Mack leads ACT Meteors to clean sweep over South Australia

SA Scorpians vs the ACT Meteors at Chisholm Oval. Meteors' celebrate after Rene Farrell, gets SA's Lauren Ebsary out LBW.
Filed: Sunday, 8 December 2013 11:58:54 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Chris Dutton ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has backed Katie Mack as an Australian star of the future.


No foiling veteran fencer hopes to stay en garde for 30 more years

Sport.  Veterans Men's Foil Championship.  from left Nigel Nutt from the ACT congratulates Andre Tyshchenko from NSW after he won the Gold Medal round of the Veterans Men's Foil Championship at AIS Arena.  7 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton He's been fencing for 35 years and Nigel Nutt plans to keep competing at the nationals for another 30.


Meteors target a flying finish in T20 to send message to finals rivals

New ACT Meteors recruit Katie Mack, centre, joins her new teammates in Canberra for a bonding session at paintball before spending the night outdoors in Canberra's winter. Australian under-21s player Mack has joined the Meteors for the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL)

Chris Dutton ACT Meteors want to stake their claim as women’s national Twenty20 finalists.


Spaseski’s 100 off 107 balls all in vain

Sport.  Cricket.  North Canberra Gungahlin bowler Chris Schimizzi during the match at Harrison Oval.  7 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Eastlake skipper Michael Spaseski smashed another blistering century on Saturday but it wasn’t enough.

Locker Room

Tornadoes will blow you away


Chris Dutton Meet the Canberra women who want to generate interest in American football without stripping down.


Ryan Carters: model student of the game

Ryan Carters

Chris Dutton Former Australia bowler Geoff Lawson says Canberra star Ryan Carters is ready to launch his cricket career.

Sporting world mourns the passing of Mandela

JOH13:SPORT-RUGBY; JOHANNESBURG,SOUTH AFRICA, 24JUN95 - South African President Nelson Mandela (R) hands over the William Webb Ellis Cup to Springbok captain Francois Pienaar after his team defeated New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final June 24.  South Africa won 15-12 in extra time.  pdn/Pool RWC  REUTERS

Andrew Wu, Chris Dutton NELSON Mandela left an indelible mark on rugby and cricket - two sports which have traditionally been dominated by white South Africa.

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Football Federation Australia is all eyes for young talent

Former Socceroos Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar.

Chris Dutton FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.


Ex-Socceroos skipper warns Rogic and Valeri

Tom Rogic

Chris Dutton Craig Moore has warned Canberra duo Tom Rogic and Carl Valeri a lack of game time could harm their World Cup hopes.


Ashes cricket: Brett Lee warns Australia bouncers won't cut it in Adelaide Test

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Ian Bell of England jumps as he evades a short pitched ball from Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Test great Brett Lee has warned Australia it must scrap its bouncer barrage and adopt a smarter bowling strategy in Adelaide if it wants to beat England in the second Test, which starts on Thursday.


Brett Lee proud to lead Prime Minister's XI

Brett Lee has been named the captain of the Prime Ministers XI at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton A four-wicket haul for the Prime Minister's XI launched Brett Lee's international career and the fast-bowling great wants to help usher in the next Australian star when he captains the side next...


Canberra United star Sally Shipard stays positive despite knee injuries

Chris Dutton Frustrated Canberra United star Sally Shipard is refusing to let another knee problem ruin her comeback hopes and is confident she can play a major role in the W-League campaign.


Second century puts rising star Carters in contention for Prime Minister's XI

Ryan Carters.

Chris Dutton Another century launches Ryan Carters into contention for Prime Minister's XI.


Yes Prime Minister, I'm ready

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra star Ryan Carters hopes he's found the ''recipe for runs'' and another blistering century has launched the 23-year-old into contention for the Prime Minister's XI.