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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Nathan Hart and Daniel Ellis in Canberra battle for cycling Commonwealth Games spot

Chris Dutton Commonwealth Games hopeful Nathan Hart is set to win the battle for selection against fellow Canberran Daniel Ellis when Cycling Australia announces its team on Tuesday.

Volleyball

Volleyroos ready to build a franchise in Canberra after world league return

SPORT: Australian Volleyroos v Finland at the AIS arena Canberra. Volleyroos player  Harrison Peacock in action.  8th June. 2104. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton The Volleyroos had mixed results in two massive five-set battles for their world league weekend in Canberra, securing a breakthrough win on Saturday but losing the return clash against Finland on...

Soccer

Tom Rogic opens up about World Cup heartbreak and a shattered childhood dream

Chris Dutton Canberra soccer star Tom Rogic has opened up about his World Cup heartbreak, revealing the devastation of missing out on a "childhood dream" and saying the battle to be fit become too much to handle.

Basketball

Canberran Patrick Mills out to earn his spurs with San Antonio in NBA finals

Patty Mills, left, with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Manu Ginobili.

Chris Dutton Canberra basketball star Patrick Mills has turned a blast from his coach into inspiration for career-best form.

Basketball

Abby Bishop's joint basketball and childcare contract a 'statement for female athletes', says Carrie Graf

Abby Bishop and her niece, Zala.

Chris Dutton Capitals coach Carrie Graf has declared Abby Bishop's unique WNBL contract as a step forward for female athletes.

Basketball

Abby Bishop to get child support to re-sign with the Canberra Capitals

Abby Bishop with neice Zala.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals have struck a deal to give Abby Bishop extra child support to keep her in the WNBL, just two months after a Basketball Australia parental policy forced the star forward to quit...

Basketball

Capitals chase Kristen Veal and Carley Mijovic to join Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot

Stephanie Talbot has signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will ramp up their bid to build a championship-winning roster as they close in on veteran Kristen Veal and rising star Carley Mijovic.

Soccer

Flexible seating at proposed stadium to keep Canberra in frame for World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights

Chris Dutton The ACT government will consider a flexible design model for a new rectangular stadium with a clear roof in Civic to ensure Canberra has the capacity to host World Cup games if FIFA strips Qatar of...

Basketball

Canberra's Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs through to NBA finals against Miami Heat

Tim Duncan gives Patrick Mills a congratulatory pat on the head on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says San Antonio wants to get rid of the "bad taste" from last year's NBA finals defeat.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.

Cricket

Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants cricket cleaned up

Chris Cairns denies being corrupt.

Chris Dutton Australia coach Darren Lehmann has implored International Cricket Council officials to "clean the game up" and send a strong message to the world as international match-fixing scandals engulf the...

Locker Room

One Big Mal, two statues in a new State of Origin battle

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Chris Dutton Canberra sport covered - with Big Mal seeing double, a Matt Giteau comeback and Jake White paying up.

Brumbies' Sam Carter puts aside Wallabies excitement to focus on Bulls clash

Chris Dutton First Victor Matfield and then the Wallabies – ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter will shelve his Test selection excitement to focus on his battle against lineout legend Matfield on Saturday morning.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios gets French Open wildcard

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios has been granted a wildcard to this month's French Open.

Locker Room

Excavator heads to USA for dig at racing professionally

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Chris Dutton He moves dirt to pay the bills, but Canberra's Ian Hamilton tears it up for a passion.

Racing

Kayla Nisbet channels memory of Nathan Berry for her group 1 debut

Kayla Nisbet makes her debut at group1 level in the Goodwood on Saturday.

Chris Dutton Apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet will wear the goggles of the late Nathan Berry to provide extra inspiration for the biggest moment of her career on Saturday.

Locker Room

Aussies kiln it thanks to Canberra clay

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Chris Dutton Tennis ACT has a plan to make Australia a dominant force in claycourt tennis.

Swimming

Give swimmers more support, urges Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard

Brenton Rickard is helping Swimming Australia create a new program to prepare athletes for retirement.

Chris Dutton Two-time Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard has implored officials to build a post-career support network for Australia's swimmers to help them transition to life out of the pool.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Tom Palmer to "go Vegan" in China

Tom Palmer says he won't eat meat while travelling to avoid any clenbuterol issues.

Chris Dutton Tom Palmer says the thought of eating contaminated meat in China is "terrifying", revealing he turns vegan when travelling to avoid a clenbuteral debacle similar to Michael Rogers.

Cycling

Cyclist Michael Rogers deserves to compete with a clean slate: Phil Anderson

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has set his sights on competing at this year's Tour de France after cycling's governing body, the UCI, lifted his provisional suspension for testing positive to the...