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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones backs Manuka Oval for Sheffield Shield final

Jon Tuxworth Manuka Oval has firmed as favourite to stage the Sheffield Shield final should NSW win hosting rights.


Trainer Sam Kavanagh emerges from father Mark's shadow with Midsummer Sun

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Glen Boss riding Midsummer Sun wins the Peter Street Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on May 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sam Kavanagh admits having a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer as a father ''has its ups and downs''.


Sports commission to undertake major review of WNBL

Carrie Graf

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has enlisted the ASC to undertake a broad review of the WNBL.


Black Opal Stakes day draws on rich and famous

Jon Tuxworth Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.


Robert de Castella says Melissa Breen should not miss Olympics

Jon Tuxworth Robert de Castella says the AOC's medal obsession hurts athletes such as Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen in the ''tough'' events.


Australian Opal Abby Bishop keen to return to Canberra Capitals after stint in Hungary

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop with her five-month-month old niece Zala.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals star Abby Bishop has signed to play in Hungary on a short-term contract.


Basketball ACT announces David Leaney as new president

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT has announced David Leaney as its president for at least the next two years as it prepares for one of the most challenging eras in its history.

Motor sport

Queanbeyan's Mark Webber says Melbourne must fight to keep formula one GP

Jon Tuxworth Retired Australian formula one driver Mark Webber has implored officials to save the Australian GP.


Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.


Tuggeranong United gets nod for FFA Cup

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United has been given the green light to represent Capital Football in the FFA Cup.


Melissa Breen takes aim at 100 metres final in Rio

Canberra's Melissa Breen.

Jon Tuxworth Melissa Breen says making the final of the 100 metres at the 2016 Olympics would be her 'ultimate gold medal'.


Rio Olympics final is Melissa Breen's goal

Melissa Breen

Jon Tuxworth Record-breaking sprinter Melissa Breen has targeted the 2016 Olympics 100 metres final as her ''ultimate gold medal''.


Canberra Capitals hope domestic duties will keep Abby Bishop close to home

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is optimistic that Abby Bishop will re-sign for next season.

Sports medicine

AIS to help individual sports enforce supplement rules

Jon Tuxworth The AIS wants to play a role in helping form a national approach to supplement-use governance.


Canberra Capitals finish season on bright note

Canberra capitals player Abby Bishop  in action during the game
against the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena
The Canberra times
14 February 2014
photo jay cronan


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals ended a tough season with a win, paving the way for Lauren Jackson's return.


Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby slams WNBL awards system

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby has blasted Basketball Australia's move to end WNBL All-Star Five voting three weeks early.


Melinda Gainsford-Taylor backs Melissa Breen to break 11 seconds

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Australian sprinting great Melinda Gainsford-Taylor has backed new national 100-metre record-holder Melissa Breen to break the 11-second barrier this year.


Canberra Cavalry promises recruiting blitz

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Cavalry will continue to cast a wide net to recruit players starved of opportunities in their home states after it proved a success this season.


Where's the support for Melissa Breen?

SPORT: Canberra's Melissa Breen breaks the Australian 100m record in 11.11 seconds during the ACT championship heats and also wins the final against Sally Pearson at the AIS track, Canberra.  9th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Athletics Australia says sprint queen Melissa Breen must run blistering 100 metre times consistently to earn funding, despite the Canberran breaking a 20-year Australian record on Sunday.

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Capitals feel pain in Townsville loss with Hurst gone

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Townsville Fire at the AIS arena, Canberra..L-R Fire player Tiana Mangakahia reacts at Caps player Jessica Bibby.   .  9th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals experimented with their line-up in a 90-68 loss to Townsville at AIS Arena on Sunday.