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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Olympic Games hopeful Abby Bishop vows to rise up for Australian Opals comeback

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop admits she'll have to take her game to a new level to slot back into international basketball.

Chris Gayle sideshow no distraction for Aaron Ayre in Melbourne Renegades debut

Chris Dutton Canberra junior Aaron Ayre's Big Bash debut was swamped and overshadowed by the Chris Gayle saga.

Wests-UC fire first warning shot of 2016 as they set sights on Cricket ACT title

Queanbeyan bowler Matt Growcott.

Chris Dutton Wests-UC send two-day warning to rivals as Weston Creek, Eastlake and ANU all claim Douglas Cup wins.

Olympic butterflies build as Caroline Buchanan sets off on eight-month journey to Rio

Chris Dutton Caroline Buchanan can feel the butterflies in her stomach as she prepares for an eight-month journey to Rio.

Dean Jones urges Manuka to consider a drop-in pitch for Big Bash and Tests

Dean Jones with Michael Clarke in 2012.

Chris Dutton Australian great Dean Jones has urged Canberra officials to consider a drop-in pitch at Manuka Oval.

Canberra Capitals clinging to WNBL reputation after losing to Perth Lynx

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are clinging to what's left of their WNBL reputation after a 17th-straight loss.

Cricket

Michael Spaseski takes on ACT Comets captaincy and sets sights on Big Bash

Sport. At Manuka Oval, Eastlake Cricket Club first grade captain, Michael Spaseski, has done exceptionally well with the bat this season. He is due to play in a trial match on Thursday with the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League game at ANZ Stadium . December 17th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy

Chris Dutton New ACT Comets skipper Michael Spaseski wants to rediscover his best form as he eyes a call-up to the Big Bash League.

Nine top-100 players set to converge on Canberra for Australian Open warm-up

Chris Dutton Tennis ACT will roll out a field boasting nine of the world's top 100 players for a $75,000 warm-up to the Australian Open.

Cricket ACT bosses keen for slice of Big Bash League revolution in Canberra

Chief Minister Andrew Barr heads to the cricket test in Sydney in the coming days.

Chris Dutton Cricket ACT officials have thrown open the door to the Big Bash revolution, declaring they want to be a part of the competition's expansion and Manuka Oval is ready for Twenty20 action as early as...

Coach Rae Dower urges Canberra United to keep foot on W-League pedal

New Canberra United coach Rae Dower.

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Rae Dower has urged her players to keep their foot on the pedal as they chase back-to-back W-League titles, adding she won't rest her stars just because they've secured a home...

Former ACT Meteor Charlotte Anneveld ends retirement for Sydney Thunder comeback

Chris Dutton Charlotte Anneveld ends three-year retirement to play for Sydney Thunder.

Soccer

Canberra United beat Perth Glory, but sweat on Emma Checker's knee injury

Ellie Brush of Canberra and Vanessa Di Bernado of the Glory contest for a header.

Chris Dutton Canberra United has locked in a home semi-final, but is sweating on the results of scans on defender Emma Checker's knee after a pre-game disaster left her in danger of missing the rest of the season.

Nikolai Topor-Stanley says Western Sydney Wanderers won't get caught in A-League hype

Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley says his team won't get swept up in the A-League hype.

Chris Dutton Western Sydney skipper Nikolai Topor-Stanley admits he has started contemplating life after the A-League.

Basketball

Canberra sporting icon Lauren Jackson's Capitals career nearing its end

Lauren Jackson

Chris Dutton Australian basketball star Lauren Jackson's landmark $1 million deal is over after just six games and the four-time Olympian's glittering career hinges on her Rio dreams.

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Tennis

Nick Kyrgios the most mentioned athlete in Australia for 2015

Nick Kyrgios had an eventful year.

Chris Dutton Reckon Jarryd Hayne, Michelle Payne and Jason Day were big in 2015? Well, Canberra's Nick Kyrgios tops the lot.

Soccer

Dodgy knees no match for Ned Zelic's competitive instinct against Liverpool Legends

Ned Zelic

Chris Dutton Ned Zelic says dodgy knees will not stop his white-line fever when he plays against the Liverpool legends on Thursday night.

Long way from Monash: Patty Mills trades presents for a Christmas Day NBA sell-out

Canberra's Patty Mills is starring in the NBA.

Chris Dutton Locker room presents, a slam-dunkin' Santa and trying to win an NBA championship. Welcome to Patrick Mills' Christmas Day tradition.

ACT Meteors spinner Angela Reakes pleads guilty to $9 bets

$9 bet: Angela Reakes .

Chris Dutton ACT Meteors bowler Angela Reakes has pleaded guilty to betting $9 on the Cricket World Cup final, but has avoided suspension and is free to return to Canberra for the next women's season.

Unlikely teammates Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka 'like nothing happened'

Nick Kyrgios had an eventful year.

Chris Dutton They're the most unlikely teammates the tennis world has ever seen, but rising star Nick Kyrgios hopes playing alongside Stan Wawrinka has helped heal the wounds of an infamous sledge.

Cricket ACT junior Mac Wright rubs shoulders with Sydney Thunder stars

Canberra teenager Mac Wright has won a rookie contract with the Sydney Thunder.

Chris Dutton Jaques Kallis, Michael Hussey, Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja and ... Mac Wright?