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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Athletics

Angus Gould hopes to jumpstart world champ bid at Queanbeyan Gift

Jon Tuxworth Last year's win was supposed to kickstart his season, but defending Queanbeyan Gift champion Angus Gould says the injuries which cruelled his Commonwealth Games hopes will spur him on to qualify for...

Cricket

English import Ed Barnard helps out old mate Mark Solway and a reduced Queanbeyan cricket side

Queanbeyan pace bowler Ed Barnard  bowls to Eastlake batsman Adam Tett.

Jon Tuxworth When their fathers played together in his homeland, English recruit Ed Barnard and Queanbeyan teammate Mark Solway were barely old enough to catch a ball. 

Locker Room: Patty Mills grills Prime Minister Tony Abbott and throws a burger on barbie

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Jon Tuxworth Locker Room: Patty Mills grills the PM, Canberra ready for big-time golf and Daddy Day-Care at the Canberra Raiders.

Capitals youngster Abi Wehrung proves her worth before crucial clash at Dandenong

Abi Wehrung shows great calmness on court.

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop has been their go-to player all season, but it's a youngster with the same Christian name who excites Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf. 

Cricket

Hussey to captain Prime Minister's XI

Mike Hussey.

Jon Tuxworth Australia cricket legend Michael Hussey will captain the Prime Minister's XI against England at Manuka Oval next year in a major boost to the traditional Canberra fixture.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry hope to continue offensive revival against arch-rival Perth

Sean Toler is due to return for the Cavs.

Jon Tuxworth Their pitching stocks have received a massive boost, but Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins hopes his offense continues its revival after finding its mojo in Sydney last week.  

Golf

Canberra golfer Chris Campbell follows sister Nikki onto comeback trail

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Chris Campbell says his sister Nikki's career revival has given him belief he can breathe new life into his own, after moving within striking distance of reclaiming his Japan tour...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals ready for clash with Opals star Penny Taylor as WNBL finals hopes go on line

Penny Taylor

Jon Tuxworth Carrie Graf is tasked with shutting down Penny Taylor's brilliance this week, but the Canberra Capitals coach still wonders what could have been had she been fit for the London Olympics. 

Michael Hussey urges Test selectors to roll the dice with Callum Ferguson

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Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin Michael Hussey has urged Australia to roll the dice and hand Callum Ferguson a Test debut if skipper Michael Clarke is ruled out, insisting the South Australian can emulate his own Test career and...

Cricket

Michael Hussey says Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff ready for Australia

Jason Behrendorff celebrates another wicket.

Jon Tuxworth Test legend Michael Hussey believes Canberra product Jason Behrendorff is "ready to be picked now" for Australia, but concedes the logjam of talent in the country's fast bowling stocks could prolong...

Cricket

Australian cricket greats Glenn McGrath and Michael Hussey try their hand at blind cricket

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth Australian cricket greats Michael Hussey and Glenn McGrath tried out blind cricket as part of Blind Cricket ACT receiving a grant from the CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship program.

Hockey

Andrew Charter named in Kookaburras Champions Trophy squad

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra goal keeper Andrew Charter has the chance to add a Champions Trophy title to his stellar year are he was named in Australia's squad to play in India next month.

Departing NBL boss Fraser Neill says door not closed on a Canberra team

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Jon Tuxworth Outgoing National Basketball League boss Fraser Neill insists a $1 million licence fee has not crippled Canberra's hopes of re-entering the league, revealing expansion clubs could be allowed to pay...

Canberra Capitals forward Stephanie Talbot poised for WNBA

Stephanie Talbot

Jon Tuxworth The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson expected to be back for Canberra Capitals before Christmas

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".

Netball

Flawless Australian Diamonds complete unbeaten year with win over England in Canberra

Madi Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth Clare McMeniman became the 163rd woman to play for the Australian Diamonds in a 54-47  win over England in Canberra on Wednesday, but few have overcome more personal grief to get there. 

Basketball

Basketball ACT to trial zero tolerance policy on bad behaviour

Basketball

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT will trial a zero tolerance policy to stamp out poor behaviour in its open men's and women's summer leagues, with acting chief executive officer Tom Moore admitting steps had to be...

Golf

Canberra golfer Matt Millar to vie with Charl Schwartzel, Jason Dufner at Perth International

Matthew Millar is relishing a chance to take on some of the world's best in Australia's richest golf event.

Jon Tuxworth He might be a part-timer about to tee off in Australia's richest event, but Canberra golfer Matt Millar believes he can compete against a top-class field in the Perth International starting on...

Netball

Australian Diamonds spurred on by becoming netball's 'Invincibles' in Canberra Test against England

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on to extend their winning streak...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop blasts turnovers as ''unacceptable'' in Sydney loss

Abby Bishop says the Capitals have plenty to work on.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable",  admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney.