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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Belconnen edge out Tuggeranong with late double

Jon Tuxworth A late Dustin Wells double gave Belconnen United a winning start to their Capital Football Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over Tuggeranong United at Hawker Football Centre in a rain-affected...

Athletics

Sally Pearson too strong for Melissa Breen at Australian Athletics Championships

Too strong: Sally Pearson, right, powers home in the women's 100m final.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen suffered her second straight defeat to Sally Pearson on Saturday.

Netball

Arawang end Canberra's unbeaten run

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Jon Tuxworth Arawang coach Kim Symons believes her side's State League netball title defence is back on track after a 45-35 win over the previously unbeaten Canberra on Friday. 

League

Nisbet family grieving after Nathan Berry's death

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Nisbet family is grieving the death of rising jockey Nathan Berry.

Netball

Netball: Canberra remains unbeaten after defeating Tuggeranong

Sport.
Canberra Darters vs NSW Waratahs at AIS Arena. Darters' Rebecca Collis
Filed: Sunday, 4 August 2013 6:15:02 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra maintained its unbeaten start to the State League Division One season with a hard-fought 52-43 win over Tuggeranong on Friday night.

Rugby League

Souths' Joe Picker ready to take on Raiders

Souths recruit and former Raider Joe Picker makes a tackle against Manly.

Jon Tuxworth When Joe Picker was training over summer, he was more or less resigned to playing bush footy at Goulburn with his brothers, and spending long days shearing on the family farm.

Basketball

Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

Gunners face tall order against Pioneers

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners face a tough task in their search for a breakthrough win when they host South East Australian Basketball League heavyweights Mt Gambier at Belconnen Basketball Stadium on...

Rugby League

Anthony Milford ready for 'David v Goliath' battle with Greg Inglis

Raiders star Anthony Milford during training on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders legend Brett Mullins has urged Anthony Milford to choose quality over quantity in his battle with Greg Inglis.

Boxing

Adrian Farquhar punching above his weight in pursuit of Olympic dream

Canberra boxer Adrian Farquhar shapes up with Anthony Mundine.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra 15-year-old Adrian Farquhar wants to hit the bright lights in the boxing ring.

League

Canberra Raiders ready to make up for Titans loss as Souths loom

Jarrod Croker dressed as a viking for a TV promotion.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders are preparing for Souths to adopt a siege mentality in Sydney on Sunday.

Netball

Canberra Darters skipper Megan Kelly out for ACT netball season

Megan Kelly.

Jon Tuxworth Incumbent Canberra Darters skipper Megan Kelly will miss the 2014 season with a knee injury.

Horseracing

Adrian Layt pips mum and dad in family affair

Jockey Adrian Layt returns to the mounting yard after the win.

Jon Tuxworth Jockey Adrian Layt joked some peace-making may be in order after his horse Gold Arena pipped Nuns On The Run, trained by his father Neville, at Queanbeyan on Monday.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

Basketball

Gunners hope Green can revitalise SEABL season

Garlon Green

Jon Tuxworth Gunners believe it will take a few weeks before star American import Garlon Green finds his groove.

Basketball

Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

Basketball

Cal Bruton heads campaign as 'D-Day' for Canberra Cannons consortium bid looms

Jon Tuxworth and Chris Dutton NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton is working to revive the Canberra Cannons and his son, C.J., looms as a potential recruit for a new basketball team.

Basketball

Opals star Nat Hurst keen to play SEABL for Canberra Capitals

Nat Hurst in action for the Canberra Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals Academy are hopeful Australian Opals star Nat Hurst will play for them this SEABL season.

Robert Colton and Bul Kuol in selection camp for the FIBA Under-17 World Championships

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth ACT under-18 representatives Robert Colton and Bul Kuol are one step closer to Australia selection for August's FIBA Under-17 World Championship after they were invited to the final selection camp.

Rugby League

Tim Sheens urges Josh Papalii not to rush return for tilt at Test squad

Josh Papalii will be out for 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury.

Jon Tuxworth Australia coach Tim Sheens says injured Raider Josh Papalii's sole focus should be returning for Canberra as he races the clock to be fit for May's Test against New Zealand.