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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Caroline Buchanan ushers in Next Gen while Patty Mills pays tribute to Martin Luther King

Chris Dutton Patty Mills pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr in the NBA while rumours swirl of Matt Giteau making an Australian rugby comeback.

Nick Kyrgios urged to keep playing with passion at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton A fired-up Nick Kyrgios will be given the freedom to let his emotions fly at the Australian Open, with coach Todd Larkham declaring "we don't want him to become a robot" on the court.

Nick Kyrgios had family in the crowd, and his grandmother watching over him

Nick Kyrgios with his grandmother Julianah Foster. ‘‘She was a massive part of me, my brother and my sister’s life,’’ Kyrgios said.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios dropped to one knee, bowed his head and kissed his middle finger after his amazing win on Monday night. Here's why.

John Newcombe warns tennis star Nick Kyrgios to protect his body

Nick Kyrgios has been warned to protect his body.

Chris Dutton Tennis great John Newcombe has declared Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to break into the world's top 10, but warned the rising teen to protect his body and career from "red-light warnings".

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop needs a snooze

Chris Dutton Locker Room: the best of Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Nick Kyrgios refuses to dream of Roger Federer match-up before clash with Federico Delbonis

Unseeded for the Open: Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios will play Argentina's Federico Delbonis in the opening round of the Australian Open next week.

Carly Wilson finds scoring mojo as Canberra Capitals chase WNBL finals goal

Chris Dutton Carly Wilson's offensive resurgence adds spark to Capitals' finals bid.

Nick Kyrgios prepares for Melbourne flogging to get ready for Australian Open

Unseeded for the Open: Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton and Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios will be pushed to the limit during intense Melbourne training sessions for the next two days to ensure his body is ready for the work load of the first Grand Slam of the year.

Asian Cup nut Costa Fallas gets ultimate reward for his dedication

Canberra's Costa Fallas showing off some of his uniform collection from the Asian Cup, the gloves of Oman keeper Ali Al-Habsi.

Chris Dutton Meet Costa Fallas, the self-confessed Asian Cup nut who has been speaking in Arabic to players to convince them to give him their jerseys.

Mike Hussey wants another crack at Prime Minister's XI

Chris Dutton Mike Hussey wants to return for the PM's XI clash next year and has weighed in on the debate whether Mitchell Johnson should play in the IPL this year.

Abby Bishop eyes off WNBA comeback and around-the-world tour

Chris Dutton Capitals captain Abby Bishop is keen to test herself in the WNBA and Europe after her mission to lead Canberra to the WNBL finals.

Lega Siaka hitches his way from Papua New Guinea to Prime Minister's XI

Papua New Guinea cricketer Lega Siaka.

Chris Dutton Lega Siaka grew up hitchhiking to matches and sharing equipment with his mates to reach his goal of playing cricket for Papua New Guinea.

Pat Cummins ready to launch World Cup plans in Canberra

Chris Dutton Pat Cummins talks about playing for the PM's XI, his injury woes, advice from Dennis Lillee and his mission to get back to the top of the world.

Nick Kyrgios breaks injury shackles to start his year at Sydney International

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Teenager Nick Kyrgios will unleash injury frustration when he kick-starts his Australian summer on Tuesday night and coach Todd Larkham believes his 19-year-old body will be ready to handle the heat.

Phil Jaques warns of England cricket revival ahead of Prime Minister's XI clash

PM's XI coach Phil Jaques.

Chris Dutton Prime Minister's XI coach Phil Jaques has warned of an England cricket revival led by new one-day captain Eoin Morgan as they attempt to bury the demons of a disaster tour of Australia last year.

Canberra veteran prepares for perfect sendoff in Germany at indoor hockey World Cup

from left, Local players Paul MacKinnon, Seyi Onitiri, Shelley Watson, Kizziah Plumb, Peta Sutherland, Gary Backhus, Matthew Hotchkis with team manager Brent Deans have been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Leipzig, Germany.

Chris Dutton From family and friends at Lyneham to a "party atmosphere" in Germany, Canberra's best hockey players have been told to brace for a rock star welcome to the indoor World Cup next month.

Andy Bichel backs Jason Behrendorff to be an Australian star despite missing World Cup spot

Former Australian player Andy Bichel with the ICC World Cup trophy in Canberra on Monday.

Chris Dutton Former Test paceman Andy Bichel has endorsed Canberra fast-bowler Jason Behrendorff as a future Australian star, backing the Tuggeranong junior to be a World Cup back-up next month.

Heart murmur won't stop Georgia O'Neill's boxing ambition after winning an AIS combat centre spot

A heart murmur hasn't deterred Georgia O'Neill from chasing her boxing dream.

Chris Dutton Canberra boxing hopeful Georgia O'Neill will be given a chance to impress after heart murmur setback.

Nick Kyrgios ready to take next step in career and prove beating Rafael Nadal wasn't a one-hit wonder

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is out to prove he is no one-match wonder when the Australian summer of tennis begins.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson to make her Canberra Capitals comeback on Friday

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Chris Dutton Champion basketballer Lauren Jackson will play her first game in 11 months as Kristen Veal celebrates her 350th game on Friday night.