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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra United insist title ambitions haven't taken a hit after coach moves to South Africa

Chris Dutton Former Canberra United skipper Ellie Brush is adamant assistant coach Raeanne Dower can be successful if she moves into the top job, insisting a change of coach will not affect the team's bid for...

Manuka Oval hotel on agenda as ground gets major facelift

Chris Dutton Manuka Oval is on the verge of the biggest facelift in its history as the ACT government considers building a hotel on to the back of the Bradman Stand, aiming for the work to be complete in time for...

Canberra Stadium kept up to standard, but won't have major facelift to attract big events.

Canberra Stadium won't get a major upgrade any time soon.

Chris Dutton The ACT government will invest in ongoing maintenance at Canberra Stadium, but will resist the urge to pour millions of dollars into the ageing facility.

Brumbies sponsorship deal opens door for A-League and Big Bash options in Canberra, says Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Chris Dutton ACT chief minister Andrew Barr has backed Canberra to secure stand-alone Big Bash and A-League teams in the coming years, declaring the Brumbies' record sponsorship deal has enhanced the capital's...

Capitals veteran Jess Bibby plays through the pain of fractured neck in WNBL

Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby.

Chris Dutton Capitals veteran Jess Bibby has played with a fractured neck as she chases one last WNBL title.

BMX champ Caroline Buchanan uses AIS to give her an edge on the quest for Olympic glory

Chris Dutton BMX queen Caroline Buchanan hopes an intense training regiment with the AIS gives her a competitive edge over her international rivals as she ramps up her Olympic Games preparations.

Nick Kyrgios fitted for Rio Olympics uniform

Chris Dutton Locker Room: Tennis star Nick Kyrgios and basketballer Lauren Jackson may both be lured to Rio next year by the temptation of Olympic gold. The best of Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Canberra Capitals aim to erase embarrassing memory without Lauren Jackson

Carly Wilson

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will attempt to erase the embarrassing memory of a 48-point loss in Townsville as they aim to keep their finals hopes alive.

Nick Kyrgios makes health a top priority as he targets Davis Cup comeback

Nick Kyrgios at the  soon to be opened Westside Acton Park by the lake. 

4 Feb 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios targets return at Davis Cup, but won't jeopardise long-term health to rush back on to the court.

Lauren Jackson wants to end her career 'on my terms' after another injury setback

January 4th 2015.

Women's National Basketball League round 11, Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at the AIS Arena, Canberra. Lauren Jackson of the Canberra Capitals on the move.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson needs more surgery on her troublesome knee, ruling her out of the Canberra Capitals' WNBL campaign.


Lauren Jackson in doubt for WNBL season

Lauren Jackson will have scans on her knee on Tuesday.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says Lauren Jackson's welfare will be the ultimate consideration in whether the star centre returns as the team's playoff hopes hang by a thread.

Sponsors line up to get a slice of Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios has signed on with management company IMG.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open campaign is over, but his off-court stocks are about to hit dizzying highs.

Patty Mills ready to unleash injury frustration to chase another NBA title

San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, right, of Australia, drives around Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum, also of Australia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in San Antonio.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills says the Spurs can go back to back in the NBA and he felt helpless while recovering from shoulder surgery.

Abby Bishop shoulders Canberra's final hopes, but don't compare her to Lauren Jackson

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop's sparkling WNBL form is set to lift the Canberra Capitals into the play-offs, but coach Carrie Graf says it's unfair to compare the skipper to Australia's greatest female basketballer,...

Nick Kyrgios to have MRI scan on back as he plans to rise into the world's top 20


Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios will rise to No.35 in the world as he sweats on MRI scans on his nagging back injury.

'I think maybe I'm jinxing him': what it's like to be courtside with Nick Kyrgios's mum Nill

Nick Kyrgios lets his temper flare during his five-set thriller against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton His mum can't confiscate his phone when he smashes racquets anymore, nor can she survive the tension of an epic match.

Lydia Williams cast eye to David Pocock as she cashes her World Cup goal

Chris Dutton Matildas and Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams is drawing inspiration from David Pocock's comeback.

Nick Kyrgios braces for biggest test of Australian Open against Andreas Seppi

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios has been told to prepare for the biggest test of his Australian Open campaign when he meets Andreas Seppi, and warned not to relax after watching the shock exit of idol Roger Federer.

Canberra Capitals storm into finals contention on wave of Abby Bishop's career-best form

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Chris Dutton and Roy Ward Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop scored 61 points in two games as her team sent a message to its WNBL finals rivals.

Nick Kyrgios to honour his Nanna's memory in Canberra

Nick Kyrgios with his grandmother Julianah Foster.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' family will donate $10,000 to Tennis ACT to have a new stand named in his grandmother's honour at the new multimillion-dollar venue.