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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Locker Room

Excavator heads to USA for dig at racing professionally

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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Basketball

Australian Opals leave door open for Abby Bishop as players call for equality

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says the door is still ajar for Bishop to play at the worlds.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.

Swimming

Redemption for Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers as he qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers.

Chris Dutton Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers has revealed he needed to fall in love with the sport again.

Tennis

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios aims at Wimbledon, French Open after being hit by injuries

Back on track: Nick Kyrgios is aiming at getting into the French Open for the second time and Wimbledon for the first.

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios says a horror injury run "brought me back to earth", declaring he's in the best form of his short career and ready to stop a rankings slide.

Cycling

Lisa Keeling's crash course in cycling success

Chris Dutton Canberra cyclist Lisa Keeling has the confidence to stay on her bike despite thinking she'd never ride again after being hit by a car in 2010.