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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket 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

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

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...

Canberra sport

University of Canberra investigates plans to expand its new sports-hub facilities

UC students, staff query rugby deal

Chris Dutton The University of Canberra is already planning to extend its state-of-the-art sports hub, driving plans to build a complex worth almost $50 million at its Bruce campus.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard retires from soccer

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during happier times at Canberra United.

Chris Dutton Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit soccer at 26.

BMX

Canberra BMX star Caroline Buchanan pushes for new Olympic-standard track

Canberra's Caroline Buchanan wants an Olympic-standard track in her hometown.

Chris Dutton BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan is starting a push to build an Olympic-standard track in Canberra.

Locker Room

Patty Mills having a frogging good time

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Chris Dutton Canberra's NBA basketball star Patty Mills is a major part of another unique cult trend – frogging.

National Premier League: Monaro Panthers shock Canberra FC

Chris Dutton AN UNLIKELY bunch of Monaro Panthers teenagers almost caused the biggest upset of the Canberra National Premier League on Saturday as they charged to an unexpected lead against competition giants...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain despite parenting policy forcing her to withdraw from world championships

Abby Bishop watches Lauren Jackson train.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite this week's controversy.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...

Basketball

Opals players speak out after Abby Bishop quits world championship

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Opals point guard Erin Phillips says the players would welcome a child to their world championship campaign, but defended Basketball Australia and its support of women.

Basketball

Netball Australia urges female-sport bosses to help with childcare as Abby Bishop quits Opals

Netball has called on female sports to give mum's support. Former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon with her baby Xavier.

Chris Dutton Netball Australia boss Kate Palmer has implored female sporting bodies to soak up some of the costs of having children in a high performance environment until women can be full-time professional...

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