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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Touch football

Northern Phoenix unbeaten for second straight year to claim touch football title

Tuggeranong Vikings 2014 grand final champions.

Jon Tuxworth They had to survive a scare but the Northern Phoenix have continued their domination of the Touch Football ACT Men's Super League by outlasting Tuggeranong 5-3 in Saturday's grand final at West...

Queanbeyan trainer Frank Cleary toasts his fallen 'betting buddy' Phillip Hughes

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan horse trainer Frank Cleary fondly remembers Phillip Hughes brandishing a Best Bets more than a cricket bat. 

Horse Racing

Trainer Joe Cleary 'relieved' after finally cracking Queanbeyan Cup glory


Jon Tuxworth For one of the rare times in his life, Joe Cleary was lost for words. 

Australian Football

Eastlake sign former Crows rookie Ben Dowdell

AFL draft

Jon Tuxworth Eastlake has continued to bolster its North-East Australian Football League squad by signing former Adelaide Crows rookie Ben Dowdell for the next two seasons.

No Dante Exum, but Lake Ginninderra still shooting for a title in Canberra

Lake Ginninderra College's Billy Muir, left and Mitch Brown are preparing for the Australian Schools Championships next week.

Jon Tuxworth Lake Ginninderra College captain Mitch Brown had a front row seat to the "pretty crazy" Dante Exum show as their NBA-bound teammate led them to last year's Australian Schools Championships title.

Horse Racing

Jockey Jay Ford anoints American Time a Canberra Guineas hope after third straight win

Jockey Jay Ford (orange and white colours) says American Time is a Canberra Guineas chance after riding her to a third straight win at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Jockey Jay Ford says a Canberra Guineas tilt is "the perfect plan" for American Time after the in-form filly proved her credentials with a third straight win at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 


Asian Cup fever gets under way with fan launch in Canberra


Jon Tuxworth The Socceroos may have dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time, but it didn't stop Canberra fans getting immersed in Asian Cup fever at the opening of the Fan Park tour in Canberra on...

Shane Rattenbury blasts women's sport cuts

Shane Rattenbury says the ABC funding cuts is a 'betrayal to women's sport.'

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf doesn't expect a "knee jerk reaction" where sponsors walk away from women's sport after the ABC axed its WNBL and W-League coverage, but admitted it will make it...

ABC cuts 'tragic' but provide opportunity: Capitals coach Carrie Graf

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf isn't impressed with the ABC funding cuts to women's sport coverage.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has described ABC cuts to women's sport TV coverage as "tragic", and is adamant men's leagues such as the NBL and A-League would not have copped the same treatment.


Ryan Carters scores half century for CA XI against India

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Ryan Carters saved the Cricket Australia XI from a complete rout on the opening day of a two-day clash with India.

Lauren Jackson calls women's sport sacrificial lamb of federal government and ABC cuts

Lauren Jackson has slammed the ABC's call to cease broadcasting WNBL games.

Roy Ward and Jon Tuxworth The WNBL's 35-year run on ABC will end once this season is over due to ABC cuts.

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ABC cuts end coverage of W-league soccer and WNBL basketball

David Polkinghorne and Jon Tuxworth Canberra United and Canberra Capitals could lose sponsors.


Higgs-inspired Queanbeyan keep Twenty20 finals hopes alive


Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan kept its Konica Minolta Cup Twenty20 semi-final hopes alive on Sunday.

Ryan Carters looking for big score against India

Thinking big: Ryan Carters.

Jon Tuxworth Ryan Carters is hoping a big score for Cricket Australia XI will be his breakthrough.


Younger Newman twin peaks to snatch Queanbeyan Gift victory

Thomas Newman (with trophy) and his identical twin Jack finished first and second in the Queanbeyan Gift.

Jon Tuxworth Identical twin brothers Jack and Tom Newman had spectators seeing double at the Queanbeyan Gift.


Capitals' finals hopes take hit as Taylor and Pondexter run riot in Rangers win


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' WNBL finals hopes have taken a huge hit after they plunged to a 92-72 loss at bottom side Dandenong on Saturday night. 


Spaseski century puts Demons in poll position after day one against ANU

 Wests batsman Callum Taylor faces Queanbeyan bowler Sam

Jon Tuxworth ANU must be getting sick of the sight of Michael Spaseski after the Eastlake skipper terrorised it again with a blistering century at Kingston Oval on Saturday. 


Canberra's Chris Campbell rides his luck to rocket up Masters leaderboard

Chris Campbell  putts on the 18th green during day three of the Australian Masters.

Jon Tuxworth His caddy's a croupier at Canberra casino and Chris Campbell rode his luck to rocket into the Australian Masters top ten with a fine third round at Metropolitan Golf Club on Saturday. 


Jake Hammond out to atone for Commonwealth Games heartache at Queanbeyan Gift

Jake Hammond in the heats.

Jon Tuxworth Jake Hammond remembers the day he shared a track with Usain Bolt as one of the best and worst moments of his career. 


Angus Gould hopes to jumpstart world champ bid at Queanbeyan Gift


Jon Tuxworth Last year's win was supposed to kickstart his season, but defending Queanbeyan Gift champion Angus Gould says the injuries which cruelled his Commonwealth Games hopes will spur him on to qualify for...