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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson's rebuild continues, Canberra Capitals call for patience

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insists stakeholders are willing to be patient with Lauren Jackson's frustrating battle with injury, with club management to meet this week to map out a new plan...

Cricket

Jono Dean 'doesn't know what to expect' in sombre Adelaide Strikers camp

Jono Dean will return to South Australia to play in the Twenty20 Big Bash with Adelaide Strikers.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Dean doesn’t know what to expect when he walks into a sombre Adelaide Strikers camp this week.

Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson suffers another injury setback

Jackson's return from injury is up in the air again.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson's injury return hits another stumbling block, with the centre ruled out of planned return this week. 

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Hockey

Canberra duo Flanagan and Charters nominated for hockey awards

Anna Flanagan in action with the Hockeyroos.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra hockey duo Anna Flanagan and Andrew Charter have been shortlisted for International Hockey Federation awards after playing a major role in the recent international success of the Hockeyroos...

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry half dozen named for ABL All-Star game

Cavalry's Jack Murphy will play in his third consecutive ABL All Stars game.

Jon Tuxworth Six Canberra Cavalry players have been named to play in next week's Australia Baseball League All-Star game, with American import Jack Murphy set to make his third straight appearance in the feature...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop named WNBL player of the month

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop's five-star displays to keep her side in the finals hunt have been rewarded after she was named the WNBL player of the month for November.

Soccer

Carl Valeri and Nikolai Topor-Stanley named in provisional Socceroos Asian Cup squad

Carl Valeri will take on his junior club, Tuggeranong United, in the FFA Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Carl Valeri couldn't even walk two years ago, but the veteran midfielder has taken the first small steps to a potential Socceroos recall after he was named in Australia's provisional 46-man Asian Cup...

Tennis

Bai has eye on Australian Open wildcard after guiding Canberra Velocity to APTL final

Canberra's Alison Bai has a chance to atone for her Australian Open miss.

Jon Tuxworth Alison Bai still remembers the day she gave Alicia Molik a fright with an Australian Open wildcard at stake and wonders "what if?"

Capitals' finals hopes in jeopardy after fade-out against Boomers

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals veteran Carly Wilson admitted they were guilty of assuming they would run over the top of the battle-weary Melbourne Boomers in a 74-59 home loss on Sunday that puts their finals...

Baseball

Last innings surge helps Canberra Cavalry avoid Adelaide sweep

Canberra Cavalry player Kieran Bradford had three hits and scored two runs against Adelaide Bite on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Better late than never. The Canberra Cavalry certainly subscribe to that theory after a nine-run final inning blitz helped them avoid a clean sweep of losses with an 11-4 win against Adelaide Bite on...

Volleyball

Canberra Heat advance to Australian Volleyball League decider

Strong position: The Canberra Heat have qualified for the grand final of the Australian Volleyball League after beating the WA Hornets on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Heat coach Les Young is confident his side can exact revenge over Queensland for last year's grand-final defeat when they clash in the Australian Volleyball League decider in Melbourne on...

Female sport

Women's sport can rebound from TV cuts

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop and Canberra United skipper Nicole Begg hope women's sport can continue to grow.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop and Canberra United skipper Nicole Begg discuss the issues in Australian women's team sports.

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Matt Millar within striking distance at NSW PGA

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Matt Millar has put himself within striking distance of his first victory in a four-round event after leaping to a tie for sixth after the third round of the NSW PGA Championship at...

Athletics

Canberrans ready to conquer world at International Children's Games

From left, Ashleigh Lawrence,15 of Gordon, Kieran Reilly,14 of Royalla, Joshua Beale,14 of Forde, Jasper Sheehan,13 of Redhill and Sean Hancock,15 of Calwell will be representing the ACT at the International Children's Games.

Jon Tuxworth It's the "biggest event no one's heard of" which will be graced by 1300 athletes from around the world, and Canberra team manager Tony Reilly hopes the capital will one day host the International...

Basketball

Pitcher buzzer beater hands St Augustine's thrilling win in boys basketball final

St Augustines College player Daniel Pitcher shot the winning basket.

Jon Tuxworth What are the odds of the same two teams, playing two double overtime games, in the space of five days?St Augustine's College couldn't care less after a buzzer beater from Daniel Pitcher sealed an...

Triathlon

Canberra triathletes chosen in national tiered program

Ellie Hoitink and Liam Burton.

Jon Tuxworth Performance Triathlon Coaching mentor Corey Bacon hopes the sports' elevation to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games will help it attract more top level funding after local youngsters Liam Burton...

Break in ACT Comets match for Phillip Hughes' funeral

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Jon Tuxworth ACT Comets skipper David Dawson has applauded the move to suspend play of their clash with Tasmania for Phillip Hughes' state funeral, saying "honouring Phil's life is much more important than...

Golf

Two aces in one round a double delight for Canberra golfer

Aces in spades: Jim Jackson at the Capital Golf Club.

Jon Tuxworth It's the 67 million-to-one shot conquered by a 67-year-old which is far less likely than being struck by lightning. 

Basketball

Bishop breaks pain barrier to keep Capitals season alive

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop is playing in constant pain with an ankle injury and needed two needles just to suit up for her match-winning performance against Adelaide on Saturday night. 

Cricket

Playing cricket again a 'welcome distraction' for Twenty20 star Ben Dunk after Phillip Hughes tragedy

Tasmania’s Ben Dunk on his way to making 145 against the ACT Comets on Monday.

Jon Tuxworth The players took to Manuka Oval with heavy hearts, but Tasmania batsman Ben Dunk said returning to action was the welcome distraction the players needed after the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes.