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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Abi Wehrung goes back to the future at national school titles

Jon Tuxworth It wasn't that long ago Canberra Capitals' guard Abi Wehrung was in their shoes, doing her utmost to impress the scouts and coaches in the stands.

Spieth masterclass can tempt world's best to Australia, says Brendan Jones

Brendan Jones

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is hopeful Jordan Spieth's final round masterclass at the Australian Open will be the catalyst for more top-ranked young players to play Down Under.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby to retire at end of WNBL season

Hot shot: Jess Bibby in August after signing a two-year contract with the Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby will retire at the end of the WNBL season, admitting she "probably played one season too long" and it would be "selfish" to play on. 

Touch football

Northern Phoenix unbeaten for second straight year to claim touch football title

Tuggeranong Vikings 2014 grand final champions.

Jon Tuxworth They had to survive a scare but the Northern Phoenix have continued their domination of the Touch Football ACT Men's Super League by outlasting Tuggeranong 5-3 in Saturday's grand final at West...

Queanbeyan trainer Frank Cleary toasts his fallen 'betting buddy' Phillip Hughes

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan horse trainer Frank Cleary fondly remembers Phillip Hughes brandishing a Best Bets more than a cricket bat. 

Horse Racing

Trainer Joe Cleary 'relieved' after finally cracking Queanbeyan Cup glory

Cup

Jon Tuxworth For one of the rare times in his life, Joe Cleary was lost for words. 

Australian Football

Eastlake sign former Crows rookie Ben Dowdell

AFL draft

Jon Tuxworth Eastlake has continued to bolster its North-East Australian Football League squad by signing former Adelaide Crows rookie Ben Dowdell for the next two seasons.

No Dante Exum, but Lake Ginninderra still shooting for a title in Canberra

Lake Ginninderra College's Billy Muir, left and Mitch Brown are preparing for the Australian Schools Championships next week.

Jon Tuxworth Lake Ginninderra College captain Mitch Brown had a front row seat to the "pretty crazy" Dante Exum show as their NBA-bound teammate led them to last year's Australian Schools Championships title.

Horse Racing

Jockey Jay Ford anoints American Time a Canberra Guineas hope after third straight win

Jockey Jay Ford (orange and white colours) says American Time is a Canberra Guineas chance after riding her to a third straight win at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Jockey Jay Ford says a Canberra Guineas tilt is "the perfect plan" for American Time after the in-form filly proved her credentials with a third straight win at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 

Soccer

Asian Cup fever gets under way with fan launch in Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth The Socceroos may have dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time, but it didn't stop Canberra fans getting immersed in Asian Cup fever at the opening of the Fan Park tour in Canberra on...

Shane Rattenbury blasts women's sport cuts

Shane Rattenbury says the ABC funding cuts is a 'betrayal to women's sport.'

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf doesn't expect a "knee jerk reaction" where sponsors walk away from women's sport after the ABC axed its WNBL and W-League coverage, but admitted it will make it...

ABC cuts 'tragic' but provide opportunity: Capitals coach Carrie Graf

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf isn't impressed with the ABC funding cuts to women's sport coverage.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has described ABC cuts to women's sport TV coverage as "tragic", and is adamant men's leagues such as the NBL and A-League would not have copped the same treatment.

Cricket

Ryan Carters scores half century for CA XI against India

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Ryan Carters saved the Cricket Australia XI from a complete rout on the opening day of a two-day clash with India.

Lauren Jackson calls women's sport sacrificial lamb of federal government and ABC cuts

Lauren Jackson has slammed the ABC's call to cease broadcasting WNBL games.

Roy Ward and Jon Tuxworth The WNBL's 35-year run on ABC will end once this season is over due to ABC cuts.

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ABC cuts end coverage of W-league soccer and WNBL basketball

David Polkinghorne and Jon Tuxworth Canberra United and Canberra Capitals could lose sponsors.

Cricket

Higgs-inspired Queanbeyan keep Twenty20 finals hopes alive

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Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan kept its Konica Minolta Cup Twenty20 semi-final hopes alive on Sunday.

Ryan Carters looking for big score against India

Thinking big: Ryan Carters.

Jon Tuxworth Ryan Carters is hoping a big score for Cricket Australia XI will be his breakthrough.

Athletics

Younger Newman twin peaks to snatch Queanbeyan Gift victory

Thomas Newman (with trophy) and his identical twin Jack finished first and second in the Queanbeyan Gift.

Jon Tuxworth Identical twin brothers Jack and Tom Newman had spectators seeing double at the Queanbeyan Gift.

Basketball

Capitals' finals hopes take hit as Taylor and Pondexter run riot in Rangers win

Basketball

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' WNBL finals hopes have taken a huge hit after they plunged to a 92-72 loss at bottom side Dandenong on Saturday night. 

Cricket

Spaseski century puts Demons in poll position after day one against ANU

 Wests batsman Callum Taylor faces Queanbeyan bowler Sam
Taylor.

Jon Tuxworth ANU must be getting sick of the sight of Michael Spaseski after the Eastlake skipper terrorised it again with a blistering century at Kingston Oval on Saturday.