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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Adelaide Lightning dashes Canberra Capitals' hopes

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning at AIS Arena.    Canberra Capitals player Jessica Bibby takes a shot.  11 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are adamant they can avoid slumping to their worst season in more than a decade, despite suffering a heartbreaking 11-point loss at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

Swimming

Swimming: Ellie Cole back from injury with new goal

Chris Dutton Ellie Cole has barely been able to swim a stroke since the 2012 London Paralympics - but she's getting set for Rio.

Saturday Serve

Ben Mowen aces exit strategy

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Chris Dutton If Ben Mowen and Anthony Milford walked side by side around Civic, reckon you could tell them apart?

Cricket

Manuka Oval sellout looms as past and future stars turn out for PM's XI

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Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Two Australian cricket veterans, the first sellout crowd in almost a decade and a prelude to hosting the Big Bash League - next week's Prime Minister's XI looms as one of the biggest in the fixture's...

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Soccer

W-League: Canberra United coach says players lacked aggression in loss to Adelaide

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Racheal Quigley of Adelaide celebrates with her team mates after scoring during the round seven W-League match between Adelaide United and Canberra United at Burton Park on January 5, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen has implored her team to be ruthless and aggressive to chase W-League success.

Cycling

Caroline Buchanan: National BMX title the focus as she rides into 2014

Chris Dutton Olympian Caroline Buchanan has narrowed her focus as she aims to reclaim her BMX world and national titles this year.

Soccer

Canberra United players freshened by extended Christmas break

Chris Dutton Canberra United is banking on international flights and family surprises to be their secret weapon to chase a W-League title dream.

Meteors coach wants finals message

Chris Dutton The ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says his team wants to send a message to the competition in its debut play-off campaign.

Soccer

Fans could cost Canberra football clubs points

Chris Dutton Capital Football has backed the Football Federation Australia's tough stance on crowd troublemakers.

Locker Room

Weddings and babies blessing for Brumbies

Chris Dutton Canberra sport - from the grassroots to the gossip

Cricket

Comets Shane Devoy and Michael Spaseski fight for final spot in PM's XI

sport.-3rd January 2014. CACT Comets players Shane Devoy and Michael Spaseski. Both are in contention for a spot in the PM's XI team to play against England at Manuka Oval. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Chris Dutton ACT Comets stars do battle for one chance to shine in the Prime Minister's XI.

Sailing

Sailors tell of weather from hell in Sydney to Hobart yacht race

Chris Dutton One Namadgi sailor thought he was going to die and the bruised crew spent 12 hours without power.

'I thought I was going to die': Namadgi Sydney to Hobart crew on the terrifying conditions

The crew of the Yatch Namadgji as the prepare for this years Sydney to Hobart 2013 Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Dutton One Namadgi sailor thought he was going to die and the bruised crew spent 12 hours without power after ''being thrown around in a washing machine'' in terrifying conditions in the Sydney to Hobart...

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Sailing

Canberran Erik Adriaanse joins Hobart Heroes after 25th race

Eric Adriaanse

Chris Dutton Canberra's Erik Adriaanse has no plans to end his Sydney-to-Hobart career after arriving at Constitution Dock for the 25th time.

Cricket

Queanbeyan loses SCG Cup semi-final against Hamilton-Wickham

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Chris Dutton Queanbeyan's bid to win a second SCG Cup has been thwarted in the semi-finals by a competition heavyweight.

Cricket

Prime Minister's XI: Captain Brett Lee promises 'total wipe-out' of England

No holding back ... Prime Minister's XI captain Brett Lee.

Chris Dutton Prime Minister's XI captain Brett Lee has promised to help Australia ''wipe England away'' in Canberra.

Cricket

Nathan Lyon has cemented his place in Test team: Mark Waugh

Nathan Lyon

Chris Dutton Former Canberra spinner Nathan Lyon has put ''points in the bank'' to prove his critics wrong, Australian great Mark Waugh says.

Tennis

Kyrgios hoping to use Brisbane as a springboard into the Sydney International and Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  The Honourable Hugh Delahunty MP, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Nick Kyrgios of Australia after a hit out of the new look Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park on December 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. 
Australian Open 2014, the roof will be fixed in an open position while the stadium remains under a construction phase. In 2015 Margaret Court Arena will feature a fully retractable roof, making the Australian Open the only Grand Slam event with three retractable-roofed stadiums.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios wants to make an immediate impact as he starts his campaign to break into the world's top 100.

Cricket

Blake Dean backed by Mark Higgs to reignite Big Bash League campaign

Chris Dutton Big Bash rookie Blake Dean will get the perfect chance to regain his confidence in the SCG Country Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Locker room

Lyon’s low profile worth betting on

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Chris Dutton Locker room: Canberra sport - from grassroots to gossip.