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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Lauren Jackson dismisses Sydney display as 'terrible' despite double-double

Jon Tuxworth Her coach anointed her the game's MVP but Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson described her crucial double-double in Thursday's win over Sydney as "terrible".

Basketball

Illness-hit Capitals keep finals flame flickering with gritty win over Sydney

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf praised her illness and injury-stricken side for playing with "finals-type" grit to keep their season alive with a 69-66 win over Sydney Flames on Thursday night.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell set to bypass European Tour

Nikki Campbell may have played her final European Tour event.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is likely to quit the European Tour, revealing she barely covered her expenses last season despite a fine campaign where she finished fourth on the order of merit.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry's Marcus Lemon has no sour grapes over ABL import rules

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Cavalry utility Marcus Lemon says he's "not quitting yet" on his dream of folling his father into the Major League, adamant being cut by his third team in five years will only make it...

South Korea survive scare from Kuwait with 1-0 win in Canberra

South Korea's Nam Tae-hee celebrates his goal against Kuwait at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Now the formalities are out of the way, bring on the Socceroos. 

Abdulrahman magic helps UAE overwhelm Qatar in Canberra Asian Cup clash

United Arab Emirates players Omar Abdulrahman, centre, and Ali Ahmed Mabkhout, right, celebrate a goal.

Jon Tuxworth United Arab Emirates topple 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar 4-1 at Canberra Stadium.

Cricket

Labour of love as Manuka Oval scoreboard crew honour history

Scoreboard co-ordinator Cameron Walter positions a name panel.

Jon Tuxworth  The old Manuka scoreboard has recorded scores for Don Bradman, the 1956 Olympics and VFL grand finals, but it's never seen a Canberra summer of cricket like this one.

ACT Meteors season ends on losing note in Hobart

Sarah McGlashan: One of the Meteors' best in a forgettable weekend.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT Meteors' forgettable Twenty20 season has ended in a whimper after back-to-back losses to Tasmania.

Cricket

ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon ready for English barrage in Prime Minister's XI match

Jon Tuxworth Most 18-year-olds would be scared by the mere thought of facing four Test paceman in the nets. But for ACT Comets youngster Matt Condon, staring down quicks Brett Lee, Doug Bollinger and Mitchell...

Cricket

Mother Nature robs Eastlake of a crack at semi-final spot

Eastlake's Adam Tett whips one away.

Jon Tuxworth Eastlake's hopes of making the Gallop Cup one day finals were swept away by torrential rain after their bowlers threatened to rip through ANU in the final round on Saturday. 

Racing

Canberra horse Single Gaze earns $150,000 at Magic Millions

Trainer Nick Olive with Single Gaze

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Nick Olive is unsure whether Single Gaze will target Canberra's Black Opal Stakes after her "sensational" third place in Saturday's Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic on the Gold...

Kyrgios can handle target on his back: Ken Rosewall

Getting ready to return: Nick Kyrgios.

AAP and Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios returns for his first ATP event in three months against big-hitting 2013 Wimbledon semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz.

Soccer

Qatar ready to prove their worth at Asian Cup

Abdulrahman Abkar.

Jon Tuxworth Qatar defender Abdulrahman Abkar insists the country is worthy of hosting the 2022 World Cup, but it's the last thing on his mind with his side hell-bent on proving their recent win over the...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson makes strong progress as Canberra Capitals keep finals hopes alive

Lauren Jackson and Abby Bishop celebrate the Capitals' win.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson impressive in Captials' 87-52 WNBL win against West Coast.

Matthew Dale cleans up on good day for favourite backers at Thoroughbred Park

Matthew Dale.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Matthew Dale proved quality is better than quantity on Thursday. 

Cricket

Big Bash final in Canberra on verge of selling out

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean.

Jon Tuxworth January's Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval is on the verge of a sellout.

Finals hopes on a tightrope but Canberra Capitals not thinking too far ahead

Carrie Graf tries to rally the troops.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insists she hasn't given a thought to the prospect of missing the WNBL playoffs for a fourth consecutive year before Friday's must-win home clash against West...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson draws inspiration from Penny Taylor's comeback

Lauren Jackson of the Canberra Capitals takes on Dandenong Rangers defender Penny Taylor on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson says regaining WNBL form - not the 2016 Olympics - is her top priority.

New Zealand stars return for ACT Meteors' must-win clash against Tasmania

Back: Sara McGlashan rejoins the Meteors after finishing her playing commitments with the White Ferns.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT Meteors have received a huge boost before Friday's must-win WNCL clash.