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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Master and apprentice run amok at top of order for Wests/UC

Jon Tuxworth At 37 and 16 years old respectively, Wests/UC openers Darren Richards and Matthew Gilkes are at opposite ends of their cricket careers. 

Josh Clarke books Olympic 100m spot with sizzling run at Canberra

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin An intensive three month training camp in the US has national 200m champion Ella Nelson supremely confident of securing an Olympic qualifying time in Canberra on Sunday.

Canberra's Matthew Millar in contention after third round of Victorian Open

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer has surged into contention after the third round of the Victorian Open.

Canberra Capitals skipper urges coaching hunt to end ''as soon as possible''

Carrie Graf will leave the Capitals at the end of the season.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals captain Carly Wilson has urged the club to appoint a head coach "as soon as possible".

Why Nick Kyrgios should press for Lleyton Hewitt to be his coach

Jon Tuxworth 'You're a freaking idiot. That's why everyone in the locker room thinks you're so full of yourself.'

Steph Talbot ready to step up for Capitals as Olympics draw closer

Steph Talbot will line up for the Canberra Capitals in Queensland this weekend after returning from a Rio Olympic test event.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals youngster Stephanie Talbot is probably sick of the sight of the inside of a plane. 

From friends to foes for a night as former teammates Kyrgios and Berdych square off

Opposites attract: Tomas Berdych and Nick Kyrgios playing for the Singapore Slammers in 2014.

Jon Tuxworth Not long ago Nick Kyrgios and Tomas Berdych were Singapore Slammers teammates.

Simon Katich says Manuka is ''certainly good enough to host a five-day game"

Backing Canberra: Former Test cricketer Simon Katich thinks Manuka Oval could host a Test match.

Jon Tuxworth Simon Katich has dismissed claims the Manuka Oval pitch is not lively enough to host Test cricket.

Indian batsmen grasp loss from jaws of victory in extraordinary collapse at Manuka Oval

David Warner hits out during the fourth ODI against India at Manuka Oval.

Jon Tuxworth India were cruising at 1-277 at Manuka Oval before one of the all-time great collapses.

Australia v India: Umpire forced to leave Manuka Oval after being hit by Aaron Finch drive

An Aaron Finch straight drive hit the bowler's end umpire in the leg.

Jon Tuxworth One of Aaron Finch's devastating drives was too hot for the umpire at the bowler's end at Manuka.

Test cricket remains on Canberra agenda as another sellout looms at Manuka

Jon Tuxworth A Test match remains the "holy grail" but the ACT government will use another one day international sellout to press its claims to host all forms of international cricket in Canberra.

New dad David Warner backs reborn Glenn Maxwell to flourish after MCG heroics

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Glenn Maxwell of Australia plays a shot during game two of the Victoria Bitter One Day International Series between Australia and India at The Gabba on January 15, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth For David Warner, it must have been like going back in time and looking into a mirror. 

Bowlers battling as Australia and India prepare for runfest at Manuka Oval

Sport

 
Australian captain Steven Smith, Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Nathan Lyon at Manuka Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Bowlers battling as Australia and India prepare for runfest at Manuka Oval paradise

Wheelchair athletes target Rio qualification at Canberra meet

Kurt Fearnley and Angie Ballard at the Race on Rollers launch event.

Jon Tuxworth With 11 Olympic medals to his credit, it's understandable Kurt Fearnley needed a moment to remember exactly what he won at London four years ago.

Canberra suburb Chisholm in Stan Wawrinka camp as Australian Open looms

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, right, shakes hands with Australia's Nick Kyrgios at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club in England last year.

Jon Tuxworth His stoush with Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios created worldwide headlines, but there will be one suburb in the national capital cheering on Stan Wawrinka at the Australian Open. 

Soccer

Canberra United hopeful heat won't kybosh W-League semi final TV coverage

Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United is hopeful warm weather won't derail the television broadcast of its W-League semi final against Sydney FC, with the club conceding a heat delay could result in a coverage blackout.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios' training regime has him primed for Grand Slam glory

Nick Kyrgios trains ahead of next week's Australian Open.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios is putting the hard work in behind the scenes to be ready for the Australian Open.

Saturday Serve

Essendon CAS verdict: Drug scandal decision the right call in 'line of the sand moment'

Olympic race walker Chris Erickson says team sports must expect to abide by the same drug rules as athletes in individual sports do.

Jon Tuxworth Chris Erickson estimates it takes less than a minute to check if something is a banned substance. He should know.

Racing

Matthew Dale expects Bitburg to face tough test in Inglis Dash at Flemington

Matthew Dale runner Bitburg will race in the Inglis Dash at Flemington on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth The opposition is much tougher than expected but Canberra trainer Matthew Dale says a strong barrier convinced him to stick to the original plan and send Bitburg to Flemington on Saturday.

Cricket

Former ACT Comet Greg West not backing down from Big Bash ''banter'' with Hill

Greg West, left, and Tim Ludeman celebrate the wicket of Daniel Christian on Wednesday night.

Jon Tuxworth It's the mystery which set social media alight - just what did Adelaide Striker Greg West say to Hobart Hurricane Michael Hill on Wednesday night to annoy him so much?