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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Athletics

Where's the support for Melissa Breen?

Jon Tuxworth Athletics Australia says sprint queen Melissa Breen must run blistering 100 metre times consistently to earn funding, despite the Canberran breaking a 20-year Australian record on Sunday.

Basketball

Capitals feel pain in Townsville loss with Hurst gone

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Townsville Fire at the AIS arena, Canberra..L-R Fire player Tiana Mangakahia reacts at Caps player Jessica Bibby.   .  9th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals experimented with their line-up in a 90-68 loss to Townsville at AIS Arena on Sunday.

Athletics

Kelsey-Lee Roberts points her javelin at Glasgow podium finish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts looks to have finally stamped her ticket to Glasgow

Basketball

Raise pay to keep players, urges Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby

NEWS: Canberra Capitals L-R Jess Bibby and Natalie Hurst will co-captain the side this season..  3rd OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals skipper Jess Bibby insists Natalie Hurst's early exit to play in Turkey has the support of senior players.

Cricket

Queensland Fire defeat ACT Meteors in women's T20 cricket final

Kris Britt of the Meteors leaves the field after being caught by Haidee Birkett

Jon Tuxworth A blistering unbeaten 78 from Queensland opener Delissa Kimmince has denied ACT Meteors a maiden national title.

Cricket

ACT Meteors hope to add to Canberra's female sports legacy with national T20 glory

Canberra Capitals players celebrate winning the 2008-09 WNBL title.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has anointed the city ''far and away'' the women's sporting capital of Australia.

Athletes will be the real winners of expensive re-branding, says AIS boss

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Institute of Sport has defended the half a million price tag for its new logo, insisting the re-branding will help develop more funding for athletes, not take money from their pockets.

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Basketball

Exum seeks out Lakers legend Bryant for lesson in leaping from high school to NBA

Dante Exum

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy will head to US next week to prepare for biggest moment of his career.

New AIS logo

AIS chief says new branding will help raise funds for athletes

AIS director Matt Favier speaking at  the launch of the new AIS logo at the AIS Visitors Centre in Bruce.

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Institute of Sport has defended the half-million-dollar price tag for its new logo, insisting the rebranding will help develop more funding for athletes, not take money from their...

Basketball

Dante's peak - Canberra teenager joins Team Kobe

Sport.  Basket baller Dante Exum is going into the NBA draft in America.  3 February 2014. Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy Dante Exum plans to sit down with Kobe Bryant to learn the secrets behind the superstar's successful leap from high school to the NBA.

Baseball

From bench to star Chambers: Canberra Cavalry advances to title fight

Jon Tuxworth Steven Chambers' rags to riches story is complete after pitching Canberra Cavalry to the ABL Championship Series.

Basketball

High award hopes for Abby Bishop despite Canberra Capitals' WNBL loss

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby says Canberra's disappointing campaign shouldn't derail Abby Bishop's WNBL MVP hopes.

Basketball

Bishop faces up to season's frustrations

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way to the goal. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop is certainly not one for shirking responsibility.

Basketball

Canberra teen Dante Exum ready to light up NBA, says Luc Longley

Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth Luc Longley has backed Dante Exum to take his rise from Canberra schoolboy to NBA star in his stride.

Basketball

Capitals hope for dream team big three: Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Nat Hurst

Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals haven't ruled out Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst joining forces next season.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals fall late against Bendigo Spirit in WNBL

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Bendigo Spirit at AIS Arena.  Capitals player Nicole Hunt and Bendigo player Kelly Wilson.   3 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Not even a three-point masterclass from Nicole Hunt could help Canberra upset Bendigo in the WNBL.

Golf

Brendan Jones anxious about future after injury layoff

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones will consider retirement if his injured wrist doesn't improve.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer concedes he will consider retiring if he cannot recover fully from a serious wrist injury.

Basketball

WNBL: Alex Bunton back for Canberra Capitals

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.   Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton lines up to take a free throw during the game at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Alex Bunton will delay a decision on whether to recommit to the Canberra Capitals until the end of the season.

Winter Olympics

Canberra families on Sochi alert after bombs

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Families of local athletes with Winter Olympics medal hopes admit they are concerned by terrorist bombings in Russia.

Cycling

Tour Down Under cycling: Drapac's Tom Palmer gives GreenEDGE a warning

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Tom Palmer refuses to be intimidated by the prospect of racing European big names in the Tour Down Under.