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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals wait to know who is captain, and when Lauren Jackson's back

Jon Tuxworth The identity of their new captain isn't the only mystery at the Canberra Capitals, with Lauren Jackson also tight-lipped on when she may make her long-awaited return from injury. 

Volleyball

Canberra turns up the Heat in Australian Volleyball League

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Heat's quest to go one better than last year's Australian Volleyball League grand final began with a second road win over Melbourne's Uni Blues on Sunday.

Basketball

Jess Bibby steps down from Canberra Capitals captaincy as WNBL tip-off looms

Canberra’s Jess Bibby takes on the Adelaide defence during a pre-season match last Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Star forward Abby Bishop looms as one of the favourites to assume the Canberra Capitals captaincy this season, with incumbent Jess Bibby admitting it would seem "stale" if she kept the job. 

Basketball

New-look Canberra Capitals beat Adelaide Lightning to register first pre-season win

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Jon Tuxworth They're a new-look team in more ways than one and the Canberra Capitals registered their first win of the season over Adelaide in the pre-season Spring Shield at Bendigo on Saturday. 

Cricket

ACT Meteors crash to earth again with another loss to NSW

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Jon Tuxworth ACT Comets coach Andrew Dawson says there is no reason to panic despite another big loss.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Daniel Hughes batting above his average with Erin Molan

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Hockey

Canberra Strikers coach calls for return to AHL round robin format

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Strikers coach Steph Andrews says she is "not a big fan" of the condensed Australian Hockey League and believes a return to the previous, longer format is the fairest way to decide the...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals guard Michelle Cosier taking baby steps in return from injury

Canberra Caps player Michelle Cosier picks her son up Levi Cosier, 7 months, after training on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth They've badly missed her grit and toughness, but Michelle Cosier will have to wait a little longer to "spark" the Canberra Capitals with the guard set to miss the opening matches of the season. 

Hockey

Canberra Strikers keep finals hopes alive with 7-0 win over Northern Territory

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Jon Tuxworth Underestimate the Canberra Strikers at your peril. That's the message Hockeyroos star Edwina Bone delivered after the Strikers kept their Australian Hockey League finals hopes alive with a 7-0...

Equestrian

Teegan Ashby upstages Olympian rivals to claim Canberra horse trials crown

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Jon Tuxworth Her pre-competition goal was just to finish, but Teegan Ashby beat three Olympic medallists to claim the Canberra International Horse trials three-star crown at Equestrian Park on Sunday. 

Locker Room

Pickers trade Canberra Raiders green for that of South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Jon Tuxworth The Picker boys were brought up in Canberra lime green but they'll wear a different shade on Sunday.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals slash ticket prices

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals insist slashing ticket prices is designed to "attract more people to the brand" rather than more bums on seats as they look to make the WNBL playoffs for the first time in four...

Horse Trials

Shane Rose, Megan Jones aim to atone for Olympic heartache at Canberra horse trials

Highs and lows: Olympian Stuart Tinney at the Canberra International Horse Trials on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Shane Rose broke down in tears when his 2012 London Olympic hopes were shattered by his horse Taurus pulling up lame.

League

Former Scholars coach John Hawke to lead Yass Magpies revival

Former Belconnen United Scholars brains trust (from left) John Hawke and Matt Gafa will head up Yass Magpies' revival.

Jon Tuxworth He revived Belconnen United into a premiership force, and the challenge of trying to repeat the dose with Yass Magpies has proved too difficult to resist for John Hawke. 

Basketball

Abby Bishop craves return to Australian Opals, but not at expense of baby Zala

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop hopes Basketball Australia can provide childcare in order for her to return to the Opals.

Football

Loss to Melbourne not reason for panic, says Canberra United

Canberra United player Lori Lindsey and coach Elisabeth Migchelsen get to know Cheeky the perentie at the Reptiles Inc display at Floriade.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United's coach insists their last-start loss to Melbourne Victory isn't cause for panic.

Cricket

Afghanistan pips ACT Comets in World Cup warm-up

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Jon Tuxworth Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has declared guiding the country to the Test arena is his long-term focus.

Cycling

Canberra's Caroline Buchanan wraps up BMX World Cup series crown

Caroline Buchanan hoists the trophy after sealing the BMX World Cup series title in the final round in California.

Jon Tuxworth BMX star Caroline Buchanan says Olympic gold is the only prize she wants as she turns to Rio.

Hockey

Canada captain Kate Gillis poised to strike with Canberra

Strikers recruit, Canada hockey captain Kate Gillis.

Jon Tuxworth Canada hockey captain Kate Gillis has joined the ACT Strikers for the Australian Hockey League.