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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Nick Kyrgios highly strung in training

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Canberra Cavalry climb to second on ABL ladder with three wins over Brisbane

Robbie Perkins says the Cavs are well placed to make a charge for the title after the series win against Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Cavalry have climbed to second on the ABL ladder after three wins in a row in Brisbane.


Lauren Jackson solid in injury return as Canberra Capitals hold off Adelaide

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth A promising comeback from Lauren Jackson and another monster game from Abby Bishop ensured the Canberra Capitals kept their WNBL finals hopes alive with a 73-70 road win over Adelaide on Friday night.


Asian Cup security is given ''top priority'' in Australia after Martin Place siege

Asian Cup organisers says they have placed the utmost importance on security.

Jon Tuxworth Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority, but admitted the Martin Place tragedy "makes you rethink...


Basketball Australia to meet TV bosses next month as WNBL broadcaster search ramps up


Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia will meet free-to-air broadcasters next month as the search to find the WNBL a new television home intensifies, with offers already fielded to live stream matches. 


Jess Bibby on verge of three-point history, but winning main focus

Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames.

Jon Tuxworth She's poised to become the most prolific three-point shooter in WNBL history, but Canberra Capitals guard Jess Bibby's sole focus is keeping the club's fading finals hopes alive when they face the...


Grand final sacrifice pays off for United youngster Julia De Angelis

Young gun Julia De Angelis was presented with the rising star award as the best under-20 player of the season.

Jon Tuxworth Sacrificing a shot at local grand final glory to chase her W-League dream has already been the best career move Canberra United youngster Julia De Angelis has made.


Canberra's Bai through to quarter-finals of Australian Open wildcard play-off

Alison Bai in action for Canberra Velocity in the Asia Pacific Tennis League.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Alison Bai booked a quarter-final spot against top seed Olivia Rogowska in the Australian Open wildcard play-off after coming from behind to beat Isabella Holland in the first round.


Canberra's Jason Floros rushed into Heat BBL squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros has been rushed into Brisbane Heat's squad for the coming Big Bash League season after fast bowler Nick Buchanan was ruled out through injury.


Abby Bishop confident Capitals' finals tilt not running on empty as Lauren Jackson readies for return

Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop says the team's WNBL finals tilt can't be the Abby and Lauren Jackson show.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has warned her side not to expect her partnership with Lauren Jackson to carry them to the playoffs, admitting "her petrol light is on" after taking on a...


Sunday Bloody Sunday for Raiders

The Canberra Raiders are getting used to playing in undesirable timeslots.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders first home game of the season has been scheduled on the despised Sunday night slot for the second straight year, with the New Zealand Warriors to come to town on Saturday, March...

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Suzy Batkovic 'blown away' by Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop

Jon Tuxworth Townsville Fire star Suzy Batkovic says she is "blown away" by Abby Bishop's outstanding form while raising her baby niece on her own, anointing the Canberra Capitals captain the WNBL's clear Most...

Sports medicine

New software to help ease financial pain of ACT sports injuries

University of Canberra sports medicine professor Gordon
Waddington, left, with Rob Reid, a specialist sport and exercise

Jon Tuxworth It costs the local economy millions of dollars a year, but Sports Medicine Australia's ACT branch believes it has found the high-tech answer to reducing injuries in community sport. 


Form filly Doubos primed to help trainer John Thompson honour Guy Walter

When Thompson was learning the trade under his father, Vic, at Warwick Farm, Walter's stable was directly beside theirs. Walter's early guidance proved invaluable.

Jon Tuxworth Sydney trainer John Thompson credits much of his horse racing education to Guy Walter and says saddling up some of his mentor's runners after his death in May is a "privilege".


Zatopek:10 victor Brett Robinson backs calls for better communication from athletics officials

Brett Robinson on the way to his 10,000 metres
win at the Zatopek 10 competition
in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra runner Brett Robinson has backed recommendations after Athletics Australia's Commonwealth Games saga to improve communication, revealing that axed head coach Eric Hollingsworth "didn't know...


ABL making mark overseas: Cavalry pitcher Tim Atherton

Canberra’s Tim Atherton says the ABL intrigues overseas players.

Jon Tuxworth In-form Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tim Atherton says next week's All Star match and the homecoming of Major League star Grant Balfour is a golden opportunity to build the Australian Baseball League's...


Lauren Jackson's rebuild continues, Canberra Capitals call for patience

The Canberra Capitals are prepared to wait for a fit and healthy Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insists stakeholders are willing to be patient with Lauren Jackson's frustrating battle with injury, with club management to meet this week to map out a new plan...


Jono Dean 'doesn't know what to expect' in sombre Adelaide Strikers camp

Jono Dean will return to South Australia to play in the Twenty20 Big Bash with Adelaide Strikers.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Dean doesn’t know what to expect when he walks into a sombre Adelaide Strikers camp this week.

Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson suffers another injury setback

Jackson's return from injury is up in the air again.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson's injury return hits another stumbling block, with the centre ruled out of planned return this week. 

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Canberra duo Flanagan and Charters nominated for hockey awards

Anna Flanagan in action with the Hockeyroos.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra hockey duo Anna Flanagan and Andrew Charter have been shortlisted for International Hockey Federation awards after playing a major role in the recent international success of the Hockeyroos...