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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Pink ball creating nightmares, but cricket also needs to embrace change

Jon Tuxworth We can put a man on the moon, but finding a reliable pink ball to play Test cricket is apparently too hard.

Slow and steady wins race when choosing coach, Matt Ebden tells Nick Kyrgios

Jon Tuxworth Matthew Ebden believes Nick Kyrgios should not be in an urgent rush to find a new coach. 

Basketball

Luck turns for Canberra Capitals with WNBA guard Renee Montgomery to debut

Renee Montgomery in action for Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Finals against Indiana Fever.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' wretched run of luck has finally taken a positive turn.

Canberra International success vital for Davis Cup bid, says Tennis ACT boss

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Marinko Matosevic of Australia plays a backhand winning his first round match against Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Four of Australia's top 10 men will headline the field at the Canberra International ATP Challenger event at Canberra Tennis Centre next month.

Hudson County defies odds to secure back to back Queanbeyan Cups for Joe Cleary

Jon Tuxworth Hudson County was never supposed to race, let alone win a Queanbeyan Cup.

Brisbane Bandits offence explodes to deny Canberra Cavalry series sweep

Jon Tuxworth For pitcher Aaron Thompson, it was a game against his former side he'd prefer to forget. 

Canberra Capitals still winless despite improved effort at Bendigo

Stephanie Talbot was again the star for the Capitals, but her performance wasn't enough to get the win.

Jon Tuxworth A final quarter fadeout cost the Canberra Capitals victory on Saturday night. 

Cricket ACT to continue push for Prime Minister's XI to kick-start Aussie summer

New Zealand's Tom Latham takes on the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Cricket ACT will continue its push for the Prime Minister's XI fixture to kickstart the Australian summer despite a stronger side failing to produce more bums on seats on Friday night. 

Dale confident Unanimously can continue strong Moonee Valley form

Matthew Dale is confident Unanimously will continue his Moonee Valley love affair. 

Jon Tuxworth Matthew Dale confident Unanimously is capable of continuing hislove affair with Moonee Valley. 

Baggy green hopefuls struggle in Prime Minister's XI's loss to New Zealand

Tom Latham top-scored for New Zealand during their match against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

Jon Tuxworth It's going to be used in a Test match next month. But one Test player isn't happy about it.

Abby Bishop urges Canberra Capitals to lift their effort to arrest early slide

Capitals' Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop says the Capitals have to ''have a good hard think'' before their season slips away. 

Canberra Capitals play down Lauren Jackson injury setback after another loss

Canberra Capitals player Abbey Wehrung in action.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insists Lauren Jackson's latest setback with her knee isn't a big issue, adamant if surgery is required it will be at the minor end of the scale. 

New-look team could 'galvanise' Australia, says Black Caps skipper

Eyes on the prize: (From left) Prime Minister's XI batsmen Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns are in contention for a batting berth in the Australian Test team.

Jon Tuxworth They're facing the most turbulent overhaul in years but New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes Australia's huge turnover in personnel could make them even tougher to beat...

New Zealand attack will be tickled pink by Test conditions: Mike Hussey

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill training at Manuka Oval nets in Canberra before they take on the Prime Minster's XI in Friday's cricket match. 22nd October 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Most of their players weren't born the last time they won a Test series in Australia, but Prime Minister's XI skipper Mike Hussey believes New Zealand's bowlers will make or break whether they can...

Australian Opals coach urges caution on Lauren Jackson in injury return

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach has urged Lauren Jackson to take a cautious approach in her return from a knee injury, adamant her only chance of being ready for next year's Olympics is to "rehab properly".

Rugby Union

Canberra Vikings wary of beefed up Melbourne pack in NRC semi final

Sport. National Rugby Championship round 3 at Viking Park between Greater Sydney Rams (orange/blue) and the UC Vikings. Vikings number 8 Ita Vaea puts his faith in the Lord according to his wrist strapping message.
September 5th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Vikings coach Brad Harris is wary of a beefed up Melbourne Rising pack in Friday's National Rugby Championship semi final at Viking Park.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals spanked by Townsville as early season hole gets bigger

Capitals coach Carrie Graf.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals' start to the season has gone from bad to worse after they were pummelled 104-60.

Canberra Heat too good for Oceania Orcas in Australian Volleyball League

Canberra's Jordan Colotti.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Heat women's coach Nic Kaiser reckons it's finals or bust in the Australian Volleyball League this year. 

Murn innings guides ANU to 50-over upset of Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan batsman Vele Dukoski takes on ANU.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan's vaunting batting line-up may have collapsed but ANU all-rounder Scott Murn looks ready for a huge summer after spearheading his side to an upset John Gallop Cup win on...

Hanna Zavecz to return from injury as Canberra Capitals luck starts to turn

The Capitals' Hanna Zavecz will return from injury against Townsville.

Jon Tuxworth Hanna Zavecz's return from injury could be the start of the wheel beginning to turn for the Canberra Capitals.