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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACT government applies pressure to NRL for more Canberra support

Jon Tuxworth ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has upped the ante for Canberra to be given a fairer slice of the rugby league pie after meeting with NRL boss David Smith in Sydney on Friday. 

Volleyroos take on Chinese at AIS


Jon Tuxworth Australia men's volleyball team the Volleyroos will wrap up their preparations for the upcoming World League when they play China at the AIS from 6.30pm on Tuesday night.

Canberra's Kimberley Wells receives Amy Gillett scholarship

Kimberley Wells (ACT)

Jon Tuxworth Canberra cyclist Kimberley Wells has been awarded this year's Amy Gillett cycling scholarship.

Harry Bates proves apple doesn't fall far at National Capital Rally

Driver Molly Taylor and co-driver William Hayes in their Renault Clio R3.

Jon Tuxworth Harry Bates has lived in the shadow of his famous father even since he got behind a wheel.

St Patrick's keen to end finals drought after stunning Central

Jon Tuxworth St Patrick's goalkeeper Malcolm Beer has played Capital league one hockey for eight years for the club and has never played a final. 

Canberra Olympic wasteful in 1-1 draw with Monaro Panthers

Jon Tuxworth Frustrated Canberra Olympic coach Frank Cachia admitted his side had enough chances "to win six games".

Goulburn too strong for West Belconnen in Canberra Raiders Cup

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn too strong in 28-16 win over West Belconnen.

Final quarter comeback falls short for Canberra Gunners against Bendigo Braves

Ben Allen.

Jon Tuxworth A huge performance from NBL player Ben Allen couldn't prevent the Canberra Gunners from succumbing to Bendigo Braves 93-88 in their South-East Australian Basketball League clash at Belconnen on...

Woolford clan joins forces as Queanbeyan Blues hold off Roos in local derby

Former Canberra Raiders stars Simon Woolford and Brett White played with the Queanbeyan Blues on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth As far as the Woolford family is concerned, the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. 

Ainslie coach refuses to blame key outs for NEAFL loss to Aspley

Ainslie player Sean Ellis.

Jon Tuxworth Ainslie coach Chris Rourke refused to blame the absence of key personnel after a horror loss to Aspley.

James Magnussen will be fit for world titles three-peat tilt, insists coach

Reports claiming James Magnussen is in doubt for the world titles are off the mark, his coach says.

Jon Tuxworth James Magnussen's coach Mitch Falvey insists he will be fit to defend his 100m freestyle world title in August.

Dawn Fraser 'appalled' by London fiasco, puts hand up as a mentor

Dawn Fraser mentoring the Australian swim tam at the AIS on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth National sporting legend Dawn Fraser wants to become a permanent mentor to the Australian swim team.

Queanbeyan Blues skipper ready for rep football, but local derby first on agenda

Marc Herbert and Mick Picker with the Canberra Raiders Cup before last year's grand final.

Jon Tuxworth In last year's Canberra Raiders Cup grand final Marc Herbert and Mick Picker were opposing five-eighths squaring off for the title. 

Grant Hackett doesn't have point to prove in unprecedented comeback

Grant Hackett in Canberra on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett refuses to follow Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps and make bold declarations on how far his unprecedented comeback will take him. 

Manly Sea Eagles premiership winger dusts off boots for Tuggeranong Bushrangers

Michael Robertson in action for the Tuggeranong Bushrangers.

Jon Tuxworth The last game winger Michael Robertson played in Australia, he kicked the final conversion in Manly's 2011 NRL grand final win over New Zealand Warriors. 

Canberra Gunners, Capitals bounce back against Sandringham

Stephanie Talbot dominated for the Canberra Capitals Academy in Sunday's win over Sandringham.

Jon Tuxworth A final quarter rally from the Canberra Gunners couldn't prevent them succumbing to a 91-83 road loss to Ballarat in the South-East Australian Basketball League on Saturday night.

Raiders stalwarts Brett White, Simon Woolford strap on boots for Queanbeyan Blues

Former Canberra Raiders stars Simon Woolford and Brett White played with the Queanbeyan Blues on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Raiders stalwarts Brett White and Simon Woolford insist their cameos for Queanbeyan Blues are one-offs after they came out of retirement in Saturday's 30-6 win over West...

Gungahlin Bulls recruit Chris Thorley relishing wisdom from former Raiders

Chris Thorley takes on the West Belconnen defence in Gungahlin's round two Canberra Raiders Cup win.

Jon Tuxworth Former Belconnen United playmaker Chris Thorley say the prospect of being coached by Gungahlin's Canberra Raiders-stacked coaching staff proved too tempting to refuse. 

Queanbeyan Tigers stalwart comes out of retirement to boost Tigers cause

Queanbeyan exited the NEAFL at the end of last year after baulking at an AFL funding proposal.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Tigers stalwart Mark Armstrong is adamant a sole Canberra team in the North-East Australian Football League remains the best option going forward. 

Nick Kyrgios' mum Nill wants son to act like Roger Federer after beating him

Nick Kyrgios shakes hands at the net after his three-set victory against Roger Federer in Madrid.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios grew up watching Roger Federer. Now his mother wants the 20-year-old to act like him.