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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wallabies and Ashes rivals send support to Phil Hughes

Chris Dutton The shockwave that hit Australian cricket on Tuesday has made it all the way to England, with Ashes rivals uniting in support of Phil Hughes and the Wallabies sending their thoughts to the following...


Ellyse Perry dominates as captain after knee injury

Australian captain, Ellyse Perry, fielding.

Chris Dutton Dual international Ellyse Perry says she has no immediate ambitions to take on a captaincy role in either cricket or soccer despite taking the leadership reins on Tuesday for the first time since...


Canberra Capitals aim to end hoodoo against Bendigo Spirit

Abby Bishop

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are intent on ending a three-year hoodoo against the Bendigo Spirit to "make a statement" about their WNBL championship credentials.

Canberra sport

ACT Sport aims to level financial playing field in junior sport


Chris Dutton ACT Sport and the Smith Family join forces to help children in financially disadvantaged families to fully participate in junior sports.


Glenn Turner weighs up Rio Olympic Games dream with Kookaburras

Australia's Glenn Turner celebrates a goal against the Netherlands.

Chris Dutton It's Rio or bust for Goulburn hockey star Glenn Turner as the Olympian prepares to make a decision on whether he wants to continue his international career.


New Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop to prove the WNBL doubters wrong

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop.

Chris Dutton New Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop says she's ready to shoulder the workload required to lift the club back into the WNBL finals, adding the "doubters" of her leadership credentials will add...


Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts launches new swim fitness program as she weighs up her future


Chris Dutton Five-time Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts has contemplated retirement from swimming as she weighs up her future, declaring "I would be satisfied with what I've done if I stopped tomorrow".

Drugs in sport

Rower Kim Crow slams drug cheats and backs calls for harsher doping penalties

Rower Kim Crow demands harsher penalties for ‘dirty’ doping cheats.

Chris Dutton World champion rower Kim Crow has slammed drug cheats for stealing the "innoncence of sport", backing a submission for harsher penalties for athletes found guilty of doping.


Daniel Grzic chases A-League dream in Palm Beach's FFA Cup clash with Central Coast Mariners


Chris Dutton Canberra junior Daniel Grzic wants to use the FFA Cup to launch his A-League career and the teenager believes a match-up with the Central Coast Mariners can help boost his hopes of landing a contract.


Canberra tennis warriors get chance to secure Australian Open wildcard

Jake Lalliard and Nicole Morris.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is Canberra's tennis superstar, but a bunch of weekend warriors want to emulate his remarkable rise to earn a shock berth at a grand slam tournament next year.


Canberra Capitals prepare for five games in eight days to start WNBL season

Stephanie Talbot and Hanna Zavecz won't die trying in a WNBL pre-season tournament.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals recruit Hanna Zavecz insists the team will play "hard and explosive" basketball at a pre-season tournament in Bendigo despite facing the challenge of five games in eight days.

Australian sport

The Don Award: Canberrans Patty Mills and Nick Kyrgios tipped for greatness

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Basketball and tennis greats say Patrick Mills and Nick Kyrgios are only at the start of their journey to the top.

Hall of Fame

Paralympic legend Michael Milton to be inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame


Chris Dutton He's beaten cancer twice, conquered some of the world's biggest mountains, won Paralympic gold and defied odds his entire life, but Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductee Michael Milton says he's...


Injured Nick Kyrgios ready to recharge and get back to his explosive best

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed the pain in his left forearm was so bad that he almost couldn't hit a backhand shot at the Malaysian Open this week.


Caroline Buchanan chases BMX World Cup glory

Caroline Buchanan.

Chris Dutton She has been concussed, battled whiplash and hit a brick wall at 50km/h, but BMX queen Caroline Buchanan will take a fearless approach into her bid to reclaim the World Cup crown.


Nikolai Topor-Stanley ready to prove he belongs in Socceroos

Nikolai Topor-Stanley has been named in the Socceroos' squad to face the UAE and Qatar

Chris Dutton Nikolai Topor-Stanley has vowed to use his Socceroos second chance to prove he belongs at the international level.


Norths hope Basketball ACT's eligibility bungle can be turned into a positive

Norths player Andrew Martin and Wests player Chris Hartmann in action in the grand final.

Chris Dutton Basketball ACT division one runners up Norths have called on officials to fix its eligibility guidelines.


Tom Rogic's injury rules him out of Socceroos' Asian Cup

Injury will cost Tom Rogic a spot in the Asian Cup.

Chris Dutton Tom Rogic's injury nightmare has continued after being ruled out of the Asian Cup.


Basketball ACT backflips on decision to disqualify Norths

Wests player Samuel Adams and Norths player Jamie Mesman in action.

Chris Dutton Basketball ACT has smashed the Belconnen Ramblers' dreams of winning the division one grand final.


Nick Kyrgios' debut grand slam record better than Federer, Djokovic and Murray

Rapid rise: Nick Kyrgios has had a strong debut grand slam season.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' debut grand slam record is better than three of the men who have dominated tennis for the past decade.