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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Motor sport

Last formula one start for Mark Webber

Mark Webber.

Chris Dutton Mark Webber has earned the right to a 'fairytale finish' to his formula one career.

Motor sport

Mark Webber among great drivers says Alan Jones

Chris Dutton Mark Webber's parents have witnessed the highs and lows of his long and valiant career, writes Chris Dutton.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals face gruelling trip to far north and back

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Capitals coach Carrie Graf says her team needs to ''suck it up'' ahead of a brutal Queensland road trip.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop wants to shut down Suzy Batkovic, the Townsville Fire's most dangerous weapon

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Bendigo Bank Spirit at the AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Abby Bishop reacts during the match. 20th October 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop is hoping she can use her intricate knowledge of Suzy Batkovic to her advantage on Friday.

Cricket

Spaseski may be a Big Bash bolter

Michael Spaseski.

Chris Dutton Michael Spaseski's blistering 99 for the ACT Comets on Monday is set to launch him into the Big Bash League.

Basketball

French recruit Isabelle Strunc keeps guard over Canberra Capitals

Isabella Strunc.

Chris Dutton Frenchwoman Isabelle Strunc hopes her stint with the Canberra Capitals launches her international dreams.

Golf

Matt Millar chases top five at Masters but says Adam Scott out of reach

Matt Millar.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Matt Millar is targeting a top-five finish at the Australian Masters.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios has sights set on top 100

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios believes he can match it with the best players in the world.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios can be a top 100 player, says Todd Woodbridge

Chris Dutton Todd Woodbridge says Nick Kyrgios' fearless style can catapult him into the world's top 100.

Olympics

Wayne Bennett and Michael Johnson team up for sport in Australia

Sport. Three day conference at the AIS,

Chris Dutton Wayne Bennett and Michael Johnson have teamed up to boost Australian sport

Big things still ahead for Capitals' pocket rocket

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ''decade of basketball at the top'' and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Racing

Sydney's $18m carnival can boost Canberra racing

The revamped $18 million Sydney autumn carnival can be the catalyst to strengthen the capital?s premier race day and attract Australia?s best runners to Thoroughbred Park, Canberra Racing boss Peter Stubbs says.

Chris Dutton The revamped $18 million Sydney autumn carnival can be the catalyst to strengthen the capital's premier race day and attract Australia's best runners to Thoroughbred Park, Canberra Racing boss Peter...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Natalie Hurst still has what it takes

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ‘‘decade of basketball at the top’’ and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

BMX

BMX star Caroline Buchanan says the hard work has paid off

Caroline Buchanan

Chris Dutton BMX star Caroline Buchanan is adamant her globetrotting and award-winning journey will ensure she is better equipped to handle intense pressure as she aims for Olympic Games gold.

Athletics

Boden shrugs off $1m track revamp

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 12:  Lauren Boden of Australia competes in the Women's 400 metres hurdles heats during Day Three of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 12, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Lauren Boden hopes the AIS's $1 million track overhaul will attract the country's best athletes to Canberra.

Boxing

Goulburn's Turner uses delay as advantage

Goulburns Luke Turner will fight Blake Ferguson.
Photo courtesy of the Goulburn Post.

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Chris Dutton Goulburn excavator Luke Turner and he wants another crack at rugby league bad boy Blake Ferguson this month.

Basketball

Flat Capitals fall to spirited Bendigo

Bendigo Spirit v Canberra Capitals.

Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN 
101113 Bendigo Spirit player Sara Blicavs barges past Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Nat Hurst is confident her team's baby-step improvements will deliver results.

Golf

Ruffels sets his course for success

Ryan Ruffels

Chris Dutton He's the 15-year-old from a family of tennis stars but former Royal Canberra member Ryan Ruffels has set his sights on a career in golf.

Cycling

Season gives BMX star jump on Games

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Australian BMX rider Caroline Buchanan poses during a portrait session on June 21, 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


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Chris Dutton BMX star Caroline Buchanan is adamant her globetrotting journey will steel her for another shot at Olympic Games gold.

Bsketball

Canberra Capitals upset Dandenong Rangers

Sport.  Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst and Adelaide Lightning player Angela Marino  during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals ignited their WNBL campaign with a potential season-defining win on Saturday night.