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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls seeks home advantage in National Capital Tour

Jon Tuxworth She juggled schoolwork and illness to make her mark on the world stage, now Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls wants to teach the locals a thing or two at the National Capital Tour.

Cricket

Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.

Netball

Diamonds star Renae Hallinan confident NBA-bound fiance Joe Ingles will be a success

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Jon Tuxworth Renae Hallinan has already conquered the world, and she's backed her NBA-bound fiance Joe Ingles to follow suit. 

Cycling

Three Canberrans in road world championships cycling team

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's reputation as a cycling reputation has been further enhanced with three locals chosen in the elite men's team to compete at the UCI Road World Championships in Spain from September 21-28.

Australian Football

No further action likely after football racial sledge

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Jon Tuxworth The Molonglo Juggernauts do not plan to take any further action after a player was allegedly racially vilified during the division two women's grand final against Queanbeyan on Sunday.

Hockey

Central women book grand final berth as they try to end 10-year title drought

Centrals player Tonina Staunton, front, up against Sassie Economos.

Jon Tuxworth A decade ago they celebrated their 50th birthday with grand final glory, now Central has a chance to end its title drought after upsetting Tuggeranong 4-2 in the Capital League women's hockey...

Basketball

Opals coach Brendan Joyce defends selection of Tessa Lavey over Nat Hurst for Turkey

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed his shock decision to select rookie point guard Tessa Lavey over Canberra's Nat Hurst for the world championships, labelling her the team's 'quickest...

Basketball

Abby Bishop backs Canberra Capitals to step up early without Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth Losing one of the world's best players always hurts, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop says she can shoulder the extra workload until Opals superstar Lauren Jackson returns from injury.

Racing

The Sport of Queens - Five female apprentices in one race as Queanbeyan as women ''take over the industry''

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Jon Tuxworth It's dubbed the sport of kings, but a historic moment at Queanbeyan on Monday added weight to the theory female jockeys may soon take over the industry.

Golf

Golfer Nikki Campbell powers on with top 10 finish in Sweden

Canberra's Nikki Campbell finished in a tie for seventh.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell has continued her breakout European Tour campaign with another top 10 finish at the Helsingborg Open in Sweden.

League

Queanbeyan Blues reverse last year's extra-time heartache with grand final win over Goulburn

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Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford played 262 NRL games, but his last premiership as a player was as a 17-year-old. 

Basketball

Opals star Lauren Jackson ruled out of basketball world titles through injury

Under the knife: Lauren Jackson has had more surgery, and will miss the world championships as well as the start of the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth Star centre Lauren Jackson to also miss start of WNBL season for Canberra Capitals.

League

Bulldogs cap off memorable weekend for Goulburn

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Jon Tuxworth As far as red-letter football weekends go, Goulburn will find the one they just enjoyed hard to top. 

Racing

Apprentice jockey Claire Gee takes chance with breakout double at Thoroughbred Park

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Jon Tuxworth Apprentice jockey Claire Gee says the Canberra racing community has rallied behind injured jockeys Brendan Ward and Carly Frater after she guided two of Frater's rides to wins at Thoroughbred Park.

Soccer

Canberra venues to benefit from upgrades to Asian Cup training venues

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Jon Tuxworth Next year's Asian Cup will leave a legacy for Canberra soccer after it was confirmed Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will feature in $650,000 worth of upgrades to venues in all five host cities.

Athletics

Canberra Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon demands external review into athletics

Canberra Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon spoke at the launch of the Steptember initiative, which raises money for cerebral palsy.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon says an external review into Australian athletics is vital to fix its cultural issues.

Australian Football

Eastlake Demons sack coach Anthony Bourke with one year left on contract

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Jon Tuxworth Eastlake coach Anthony Bourke has been sacked by the club after a disappointing North-East Australian Football League season which yielded just three wins from 18 games. 

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios hopes strong US Open will secure seeding for home grand slam

Nick Kyrgios is a young star on the rise.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios wants a seeding for next year's Australian Open as he prepares for the US Open.

Hockey

ANU sets up cut-throat clash with UC in Capital women's hockey

Jenna Cartwright scored a crucial goal for ANU.

Jon Tuxworth Goals from Amy Arnott and Jenna Cartwright ensured ANU leapfrogged UC into fourth place in Canberra women's hockey.

League

Queanbeyan Blues quartet back from the 'dark side' and ready for premiership tilt

Former Raiders star, and now Queanbeyan Blues coach, Simon Woolford.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford rates rugby union a gold mine for "untapped talent".