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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Capitals assistant coach Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to chase WNBL goal


Chris Dutton New Capitals assistant Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to pursue his WNBL coaching passion.


Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir resets Olympic goals after world championships blow

Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir is determined to go to Rio.

Chris Dutton Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir turns sights to glory at Rio Olympics after being knocked out of world titles qualifying.


St Patrick's aim for back-to-back Hockey ACT titles after beating Tuggeranong 5-0 in Capital League semi-final


Chris Dutton St Patrick's captain Emma Mathieson says her side will maintain its "flashy" style after storming into the grand final.


Lauren Jackson aims for WNBL success and 2016 Olympic Games despite another surgery setback

Frustrating period: Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Basketball champion Lauren Jackson says she has to learn how to trust her body again.

Saturday Serve

Saturday serve: Can the Comets work in Canberra? Mike Veletta says yes

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Chris Dutton The Canberra Comets have almost been revived, but will it work?


Lain Beckett and Sally Moylan inspiring next generation of ACT indigenous cricketers


Chris Dutton and Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors spinner Sally Moylan and ACT Comets fast bowler Lain Beckett are paving the way for up and coming indigenous cricketers.


Nick Kyrgios targets his world No. 1 goal and says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leading man

Ace performance: Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios targets his goal of being the world's best, but says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leader.


Clare McMeniman 'not like' Wallabies brother Hugh McMeniman on the field as she hunts her Diamonds dream

Australian Diamond squad member Clare McMeniman during a netball clinic in Woden.

Chris Dutton Australian Diamonds defender Clare McMeniman will channel her Wallaby brother Hugh as she aims to make her international debut.


Pat Rafter backs Nick Kyrgios for US Open success

Nick Kyrgios during his second-round match against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton Australian tennis great Patrick Rafter has backed teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios is make a charge to the world's top 10 "purely on talent", adding he's been tough on the Canberra star to help him...

Motor sport

Rally legend Neal Bates motors on after induction to ACT Sport Hall of Fame

Rally legend: Canberra's Neal Bates.

Chris Dutton Rally legend Neal Bates will delay his racing retirement until the sport's young stars start to beat the 49-year-old.


AIS biomechanics expert Bruce Mason says human evolution will surpass supersuits

Bruce Mason

Chris Dutton The man who helped develop the controversial swimsuit which smashed more than 130 world records in less than two years is adamant human evolution will surpass the supersuit era in the coming years.


Kyrgios ready to be Australia's No. 1 player as he continues his US Open charge

Nick Kyrgios is set to become Australia's No. 1 player.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is set to rocket up the rankings and become Australia's No. 1 player.


Gungahlin's Rutikha Ilolahia wins Macdougall Medal but fails to make Vikings

Rutikha Ilolahia, right, won the prestigious Macdougall Medal.

Chris Dutton Gungahlin's Rutikha Ilolahia wins Macdougall Medal for Canberra's best club rugby player.

Canberra sport

Cricket World Cup and Asian Cup join forces for big crowds in Canberra

More than 50,000 fans could front up at Manuka Oval for the three Cricket World Cup matches in the capital.

Chris Dutton Cricket minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan are more popular than two of the world's best teams and World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval can attract almost 50,000 people next...

Locker Room

Locker Room: Mum's the word for Nick Kyrgios before US Open

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Saturday Serve

Saturday Serve: A new stadium in Civic should be central to plan for bigger crowds

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Chris Dutton Examples in other cities show a new stadium in Canberra will change the sporting landscape.


Coach Todd Larkham believes the sky's the limit for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios' Canberra-based tennis coach Todd Larkham.

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham says Nick Kyrgios needs to cope with self-imposed pressure to continue his rapid rise.


Robbie Coleman to help Queanbeyan Whites in grand final bid against Tuggeranong

Robbie Coleman will line up on the wing for Queanbeyan in Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final.

Chris Dutton Robbie Coleman felt so bad about making a grand final cameo appearance he almost decided not to play.


Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman the secret weapon for Queanbeyan's grand final hopes


Chris Dutton Robbie Coleman looms as the Queanbeyan Whites' secret weapon in Saturday's John I Dent Cup decider.


Tuggeranong United sets sights on A-League scalp in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United players arrive back at Canberra Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

Chris Dutton They're the team of tradies, public servants and uni students who believe they can go on a giant-killing FFA Cup run.