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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra's Alex Nancarrow wins first professional title

Jon Tuxworth A red-letter week for Canberra tennis just got a little better after Tennis ACT product Alex Nancarrow won her first professional singles title on Sunday night in Serbia.


Belconnen Magpies edge Queanbeyan in NEAFL thriller

Match-winner: Ryan Turnbull.

Jon Tuxworth Ryan Turnbull was the unlikely hero for the Belconnen Magpies after his late goal helped topple Queanbeyan.


Canberra Gunners overcome Daniel Joyce ejection to continue finals charge

Former Wollongong Hawk Daniel Joyce was ejected from the Canberra Gunners' win over Nunawading.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Miller praised the Gunners' character for overcoming the early ejection of Daniel Joyce in Saturday's win.


Tom Ruediger stars for Queanbeyan Blues in local derby win


Jon Tuxworth After yet another ankle injury early last season, Tom Ruediger was done with football. 

Two heads better than one for ACT sport after cabinet shake-up

Shane Rattenbury will take over as ACT sports minister from Andrew Barr (in background).

Jon Tuxworth Outgoing ACT sports minister Andrew Barr believes he can still attract big ticket sports events to the capital. 


Former Canberra Raider Trevor Thurling giving back to troubled youth

Jon Tuxworth He has lived the NRL high life but former Canberra Raiders forward Trevor Thurling says his new life helping neglected and abused children is far more rewarding. 


Basketball Australia puts WNBL under microscope in external review

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has begun a wide-scale external review into the WNBL.


Clutch shot propels Canberra Gunners to SEABL win over Kilsyth

On target: Daniel Jackson, left.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners pulled off their second last-gasp win in as many games on Saturday. 


Nick Kyrgios won't fear Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, says former Canberra pro Alun Jones

Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Jon Tuxworth Ex-Canberra professional Alun Jones says Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to pull off a massive upset against Rafael Nadal.

Horse Racing

Ideal Position breaks two year winning drought at Thoroughbred Park

Jason Devrimol guides Ideal Position to victory at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Orange trainer Jeff Brasch praised apprentice jockey Jason Devrimol for a brilliant heads up ride that helped Ideal Position snap a two-year winless streak at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 


Tuggeranong draw South Hobart in FFA Cup first round


Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the Football Federation Cup will give local players a rare chance to ''chase the dream'' and put themselves on the A-League radar. 


Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.


Canberra coaches tell scouts NBA draft 'mystery man' Dante Exum is worth the risk

High hopes: Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA scouts have interrogated Dante Exum's Canberra-based coaches for any ''skeletons in the closet''.


John Fitzgerald backs Nick Kyrgios to one day give Wimbledon ''a real shake''

Nick Kyrgios in action during his round one win at Wimbledon.

Jon Tuxworth John Fitzgerald believes Nick Kyrgios has the game capable of one day giving Wimbledon ''a real shake''.


Arawang defends state netball crown with grand final win over Tuggeranong

kim rice

Jon Tuxworth Retiring Arawang skipper Kim Rice broke down in tears after finishing her career with a ''fairytale'' grand final win.


West Belconnen ends Queanbeyan Roos unbeaten run in Canberra Raiders Cup upset

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth When new West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau declared he was ''very confident'' they would make the finals after going winless last year, it was dismissed as a throwaway line. 


Tuggeranong ready to end title drought in netball decider

Arawang captain Kim Rice Tuggeranong?s captian Maddie White before they play for  the Canterbury State League trophy
The Canberra Times
18 June 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong's Michaley Phokos has claimed her side is the sentimental favourite as it looks to cause a boilover in Sunday's State League grand final against Arawang. 


Australian basketball needs to take advantage of Patty Mills-mania

Jon Tuxworth dinkus

Jon Tuxworth For seven glorious minutes on Monday afternoon, basketball captured the imagination of Australia's sporting public like never before when Canberra's Patty Mills exploded on the sport's biggest stage.


Kookaburras players shocked by coach Ric Charleworth's sudden departure

Kookaburras keeper Andrew Charter.

Jon Tuxworth Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter says the playing group was ''pretty shocked'' by coach Ric Charlesworth's abrupt departure, but is confident Australia will still defend its Commonwealth Games...


Canberra teenager out to create history as unique dual international

Sam Dobb and trainer Tom Hill, who won gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Jon Tuxworth He's 16, 100kg and wants to become the first person to play NRL and compete at the Commonwealth Games in judo.