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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Locker Room

Brumbies move the goal posts

Chris Dutton The first Asian recruit in Brumbies’ history, Harumichi Tatekawa is still struggling to understand English so you can imagine his confusion when the coaches told him to practice his goal kicking over...

Golf

Golfer Nikki Campbell may quit at end of year

Chris Dutton Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is considering quitting the sport at the end of the year to focus on family.

AIS

AIS Arena courts new markets with moveable floor

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Chris Dutton The AIS hopes a new removable court surface at the AIS Arena will ''tap into new markets'' to increase revenue.

Basketball

Carley Mijovic wants to use last five games with Capitals to impress Opals

Carley Mijovic.

Chris Dutton Carley Mijovic hopes to use the last five games of the WNBL season to prove she is ready for international duty.

Basketball

Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson quits amid board and staff tension

Chris Dutton Increasing tension between the Basketball ACT board and staff led to chief executive Tony Jackson's decision to quit just two years into his tenure.

Baseball

Michael Wells wants to finish on a high

Chris Dutton Canberra Cavalry veteran Michael Wells' body, bad back and bung hamstrings are screaming at him to quit.

AIS' new logo signals national plan for Olympic winning edge

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Chris Dutton After 34 years the Australian Institute of Sport will change its logo for the first time as part of the biggest revamp in its history.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says players are playing for their WNBL careers

Carrie Graf

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has put her team on notice with five games left in the WNBL campaign.

Wheelchair racing

Wheelchair racing: De Rozario set for marathon move

Chris Dutton She's one of Australia's youngest Paralympians but sprint wheelchair athlete Madison de Rozario wants to follow her coach Louise Sauvage's journey into marathons.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios confident he can go five sets

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Davis Cup rookie Nick Kyrgios insists he has the stamina to play five-set tennis.

Cricket

Wests-UC complete trophy cabinet with T20 win

Chris Dutton A blistering 46 off just 20 balls and a four-wicket haul from Ethan Bartlett lifted Wests-UC to the Cricket ACT Twenty20 title.

Football

W-League: Canberra United sends title warning with win over Adelaide

SPORT:  Canberra United v Adelaide United at McKellar Park, Canberra. L-R United players  Michelle Heyman and Stephanie Ochs scores the second goal of the match. 19th January 2014.. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Canberra United has rectified the "kinks" in its game with a thumping 3-0 win against Adelaide at McKellar Park on Sunday.

Tennis

Velocity loses Nick Kyrgios but gains Chanelle Scheepers

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne The Canberra Velocity men's team has lost a superstar but the women's squad will boast a marquee signing on Monday.

Tennis

Sponsors queue up for a piece of tennis sensation Kyrgios

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Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' management claims the Canberra teenager can build a global brand to rival the game's greats.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals score points for win and sporting gesture

Sport. The WNBL match between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and West Coast (white) at the Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong. Jessica Bibby was in fine form, scoring the most points in a game this season. Here she gets a hug from Abby Bishop. January 18th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals were ruthless in beating the West Coast Waves by 31 points on Saturday night.

Locker Room

Welcome to fro-town

Chris Dutton Canberra sport - from grass roots to gossip.

Tennis

Impressive Australian Open performance puts Nick Kyrgios in mix for Davis Cup singles spot

Australian Open Tennis Day 4 Melbourne Park ,  Nick Kyrgios during his match against Benoit Paire on Margaret Court Arena tonight
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Chris Dutton Boom Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios is set to shoulder Australia's Davis Cup hopes.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals move to Tuggeranong for winning feeling

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will consider moving games back to Tuggeranong next season to cut costs.

Tennis

Australian Open 2014: Nick Kyrgios glad for chance in home grand slam

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 Teenage star Nick Kyrgios will unleash months of injury frustration to launch his Australian Open dreams on Tuesday, admitting he feared last week a shoulder problem would shatter his home grand slam...

Football

Canberra United fume over referee decisions in loss to Melbourne Victory

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Sally Rojahn (R) of United and Stephanie Catley of the Victory contest for the ball during the round eight W-League match between Melbourne Victory and Canberra United at Lakeside Oval on January 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra United is fuming two refereeing blunders cost it a vital W-League win in Melbourne.