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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Athletics

Melissa Breen felt bullied before Commonwealth Games

Jon Tuxworth Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen has said she felt bullied in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.

League

Jaxson Taylor turns to West Belconnen 'family' after inferno

West Belconnen second grader Jaxson Taylor lost his house to a fire but still turned up to play the following day.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen player Jaxson Taylor was left with a sole pair of football boots when his house burnt down.

West Belconnen faces judiciary after referee complains of being pushed to ground after game

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen Warriors will front the Canberra Raiders Cup judiciary on Wednesday to answer a complaint lodged by a referee knocked over by a spectator after a loss to Queanbeyan Kangaroos on Sunday.

Hockey

Canberra hockey teams sign major sponsorship deals

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Australian Hockey League teams have finalised naming rights sponsorship deals, shoring up their future just a year after funding cuts crippled their finances.

Basketball

New Canberra Capitals boss Lachlan Searle has big plans for basketball in ACT

Lachlan Searle has been appointed as the Canberra Capitals' general manager.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Capitals general manager Lachlan Searle wants the club to ''captivate Canberra'' on and off the court as it looks to boost its presence in a crowded sporting marketplace. 

Basketball

Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup

League

Queanbeyan Kangaroos sew up Canberra Raiders Cup major semi berth

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Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau is confident John Papalii won't have a case to answer at the judiciary.

Netball

Melinda Clarke tells Canberra Darters to be positive despite defeats on road at end of season

Rebecca Collis performed well during a tough campaign for the Darters.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Darters coach Melinda Clarke has urged her players to ignore the scoreboard.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners SEABL finals hopes dashed after road defeats

US import Garlon Green was strong for the Gunners.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners flickering finals hopes have been extinguished.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson confident of playing in World Cup, Canberra Capitals season

Star power: Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is back running for the first time since major knee surgery this week.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners desperate to keep finals hopes alive in Mt Gambier

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Gunners captain Jono Miller believes his side faces its biggest test of the year this weekend.

Netball

Tickets on sale for Australia-England netball Test in Canberra

Madi Robinson, Kimberley Ravaillion and Renae Hallinan celebrate after Australia took out the Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Jon Tuxworth Officials are hoping to capitalise on the Australian Diamonds' Commonwealth Games gold medal in Canberra.

League

Goulburn survives Tuggeranong scare to keep Canberra Raiders Cup top two hopes alive

Goulburn player-coach Mick Picker was relieved to beat Tuggeranong.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn coach Mick Picker believes his side is crying out for the Canberra Raiders Cup finals to begin.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners keep SEABL hopes alive with thrilling win over Albury

US import Garlon Green (26 points, six rebounds, five assists) had another strong game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners have given themselves a finals lifeline after a heartstopping win over Albury.

League

Jordan Macey relishing chance to reignite halves partnership with Aaron Gorrell

Jordan Macey's (right) unpredictability is his greatest strength.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos livewire Jordan Macey is confident he can reignite his strong halves combination with Aaron Gorrell, adamant he's the general they need for the Canberra Raiders Cup finals. 

Soccer

Nikolai Topor-Stanley returns to Canberra with Western Sydney Wanderers for pre-season match

Western Sydney Wanderers player Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Jon Tuxworth Wanderers defender admits the "what ifs" of last season's A-League grand final loss still haunt him. 

Basketball

Canberra Gunners slip from SEABL finals contention after tough Tasmania road trip

Garlon Green was impressive in a losing Gunners side.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners' mid-season revival has come to an abrupt halt.

Basketball

Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day. 

League

Anthony Milford silent on Wayne Bennett's Broncos return

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Jon Tuxworth Brisbane-bound Canberra fullback Anthony Milford has remained tight-lipped on Wayne Bennett's return to the Broncos, insisting his only focus is on leading the Raiders out of wooden-spoon contention.

Basketball

Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.