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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Alison Bai leads Canberra Velocity to win before focusing on Australian Open wildcard

Chris Dutton Canberra Velocity star Alison Bai is riding high on confidence after guiding the team into the Asia Pacific Tennis League final and hopes it can help her clinch an Australian Open berth this week.

Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese off to the Queanbeyan races for a farewell

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Mark Bosnich says Western Sydney Wanderers boycott threats are embarrassing and would set Australian football back

Chris Dutton Former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Bosnich calls on Wanderers to abort their boycott threats in Morocco, labelling the drama embarrassing.

Mark Bosnich apologises to Canberra for A-League snub and backs capital's Socceroos talent

Mark Bosnich.

Chris Dutton Former Socceroo Mark Bosnich says sorry to Canberra on "behalf of football" for the way the city was snubbed by the A-League.

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Hockeyroos adamant they can turn Champions Trophy pain into success next year

Canberran Edwina Bone says the Hockeyroos are proud of how they played during the Champions Trophy in Mendoza, Argentina.

Chris Dutton The Hockeyroos will use the "bitter pill" of losing the Champions Trophy final to lift them to greater heights on their journey to reach to world No. 1 ranking next year.

Cricket ACT boss Mark Vergano resigns after 13 years

Cricket ACT chief executive Mark Vergano is stepping down after 13 years in the job.

Chris Dutton Cricket ACT boss Mark Vergano resigns after 13 years in charge.

Phillip Hughes tributes: Flags fly at half-mast at Lord's in England for the 'cheeky chappie'

Flowers laid at the Grace Gate at Lord's in London in tribute to Phillip Hughes.

Chris Dutton Flags are flying at half mast at Lord's in tribute to Phillip Hughes and his former English teammates have remembered him as a "cheeky chappie" and "top man".

Wallabies and Ashes rivals send support to Phil Hughes

Chris Dutton The shockwave that hit Australian cricket on Tuesday has made it all the way to England, with Ashes rivals uniting in support of Phil Hughes and the Wallabies sending their thoughts to the following...


Ellyse Perry dominates as captain after knee injury

Australian captain, Ellyse Perry, fielding.

Chris Dutton Dual international Ellyse Perry says she has no immediate ambitions to take on a captaincy role in either cricket or soccer despite taking the leadership reins on Tuesday for the first time since...


Canberra Capitals aim to end hoodoo against Bendigo Spirit

Abby Bishop

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are intent on ending a three-year hoodoo against the Bendigo Spirit to "make a statement" about their WNBL championship credentials.

Canberra sport

ACT Sport aims to level financial playing field in junior sport


Chris Dutton ACT Sport and the Smith Family join forces to help children in financially disadvantaged families to fully participate in junior sports.


Glenn Turner weighs up Rio Olympic Games dream with Kookaburras

Australia's Glenn Turner celebrates a goal against the Netherlands.

Chris Dutton It's Rio or bust for Goulburn hockey star Glenn Turner as the Olympian prepares to make a decision on whether he wants to continue his international career.


New Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop to prove the WNBL doubters wrong

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop.

Chris Dutton New Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop says she's ready to shoulder the workload required to lift the club back into the WNBL finals, adding the "doubters" of her leadership credentials will add...


Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts launches new swim fitness program as she weighs up her future


Chris Dutton Five-time Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts has contemplated retirement from swimming as she weighs up her future, declaring "I would be satisfied with what I've done if I stopped tomorrow".

Drugs in sport

Rower Kim Crow slams drug cheats and backs calls for harsher doping penalties

Rower Kim Crow demands harsher penalties for ‘dirty’ doping cheats.

Chris Dutton World champion rower Kim Crow has slammed drug cheats for stealing the "innoncence of sport", backing a submission for harsher penalties for athletes found guilty of doping.


Daniel Grzic chases A-League dream in Palm Beach's FFA Cup clash with Central Coast Mariners


Chris Dutton Canberra junior Daniel Grzic wants to use the FFA Cup to launch his A-League career and the teenager believes a match-up with the Central Coast Mariners can help boost his hopes of landing a contract.


Canberra tennis warriors get chance to secure Australian Open wildcard

Jake Lalliard and Nicole Morris.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is Canberra's tennis superstar, but a bunch of weekend warriors want to emulate his remarkable rise to earn a shock berth at a grand slam tournament next year.


Canberra Capitals prepare for five games in eight days to start WNBL season

Stephanie Talbot and Hanna Zavecz won't die trying in a WNBL pre-season tournament.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals recruit Hanna Zavecz insists the team will play "hard and explosive" basketball at a pre-season tournament in Bendigo despite facing the challenge of five games in eight days.

Australian sport

The Don Award: Canberrans Patty Mills and Nick Kyrgios tipped for greatness

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Basketball and tennis greats say Patrick Mills and Nick Kyrgios are only at the start of their journey to the top.