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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Lega Siaka hitches his way from Papua New Guinea to Prime Minister's XI

Papua New Guinea cricketer Lega Siaka.

Chris Dutton Lega Siaka grew up hitchhiking to matches and sharing equipment with his mates to reach his goal of playing cricket for Papua New Guinea.

Pat Cummins ready to launch World Cup plans in Canberra

Chris Dutton Pat Cummins talks about playing for the PM's XI, his injury woes, advice from Dennis Lillee and his mission to get back to the top of the world.

Nick Kyrgios breaks injury shackles to start his year at Sydney International

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Teenager Nick Kyrgios will unleash injury frustration when he kick-starts his Australian summer on Tuesday night and coach Todd Larkham believes his 19-year-old body will be ready to handle the heat.

Phil Jaques warns of England cricket revival ahead of Prime Minister's XI clash

PM's XI coach Phil Jaques.

Chris Dutton Prime Minister's XI coach Phil Jaques has warned of an England cricket revival led by new one-day captain Eoin Morgan as they attempt to bury the demons of a disaster tour of Australia last year.

Canberra veteran prepares for perfect sendoff in Germany at indoor hockey World Cup

from left, Local players Paul MacKinnon, Seyi Onitiri, Shelley Watson, Kizziah Plumb, Peta Sutherland, Gary Backhus, Matthew Hotchkis with team manager Brent Deans have been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Leipzig, Germany.

Chris Dutton From family and friends at Lyneham to a "party atmosphere" in Germany, Canberra's best hockey players have been told to brace for a rock star welcome to the indoor World Cup next month.

Andy Bichel backs Jason Behrendorff to be an Australian star despite missing World Cup spot

Former Australian player Andy Bichel with the ICC World Cup trophy in Canberra on Monday.

Chris Dutton Former Test paceman Andy Bichel has endorsed Canberra fast-bowler Jason Behrendorff as a future Australian star, backing the Tuggeranong junior to be a World Cup back-up next month.

Heart murmur won't stop Georgia O'Neill's boxing ambition after winning an AIS combat centre spot

A heart murmur hasn't deterred Georgia O'Neill from chasing her boxing dream.

Chris Dutton Canberra boxing hopeful Georgia O'Neill will be given a chance to impress after heart murmur setback.

Nick Kyrgios ready to take next step in career and prove beating Rafael Nadal wasn't a one-hit wonder

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is out to prove he is no one-match wonder when the Australian summer of tennis begins.


Lauren Jackson to make her Canberra Capitals comeback on Friday

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Chris Dutton Champion basketballer Lauren Jackson will play her first game in 11 months as Kristen Veal celebrates her 350th game on Friday night.

Lauren Jackson stays positive and wants to 'break the ice' for WNBL comeback


Chris Dutton Injured Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is edging closer to a basketball comeback and hopes she can "break the ice" by returning to the court as early as this weekend.

Nick Kyrgios returns to Canberra to begin Australian Open preparation

Newcombe medallist Nick Kyrgios will train in Canberra this week.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios will start training at Canberra's new multimillion-dollar tennis centre this week as he ramps up preparations for a huge Australian summer.

Canberra United prepared to face the heat to complete send-off for Kendall Fletcher

Michelle Heyman feels the heat during a match in February.

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen has called on Football Federation Australia to put player welfare first in the W-League grand final and allow drinks breaks to protect players from the...

Matt Condon joins Sydney Sixers on a rookie contract for Big Bash season

ACT Comets regular Matt Condon has been picked up by the Sydney Sixers.

Chris Dutton ACT Comets star Matt Condon will soak up the chance to play alongside some of his childhood idols and with Australian Test stars when he gets his chance to shine in the Twenty20 Big Bash League this...

Nathan Lyon has conquered Mt Everest, says Dean Jones

Chris Dutton Adelaide Test hero Nathan Lyon "climbed his Mt Everest" to lift Australia to a thrilling win against India and broke free of his pack-bowler tag, according to Australian great Dean Jones.

Abby Bishop stars with 35-point haul but Canberra Capitals suffer loss to Townsville Fire


Chris Dutton Abby Bishop scores a career-high 35 points as the Canberra Capitals suffer another crucial WNBL loss.


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

Bai, ranked 489 in the world, finished her business and commerce university degree in July and she has turned all of her focus to her dream of becoming a professional tennis player.

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.