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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

Athletics

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.

Basketball

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

Basketball

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. 

Cricket

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

 Wests batsman Callum Taylor faces Queanbeyan bowler Sam
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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. 

Golf

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. 

Athletics

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. 

Athletics

Angus Gould hopes to jumpstart world champ bid at Queanbeyan Gift

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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...

Cricket

English import Ed Barnard helps out old mate Mark Solway and a reduced Queanbeyan cricket side

Queanbeyan pace bowler Ed Barnard  bowls to Eastlake batsman Adam Tett.

Jon Tuxworth When their fathers played together in his homeland, English recruit Ed Barnard and Queanbeyan teammate Mark Solway were barely old enough to catch a ball. 

Locker Room: Patty Mills grills Prime Minister Tony Abbott and throws a burger on barbie

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Jon Tuxworth Locker Room: Patty Mills grills the PM, Canberra ready for big-time golf and Daddy Day-Care at the Canberra Raiders.

Capitals youngster Abi Wehrung proves her worth before crucial clash at Dandenong

Abi Wehrung shows great calmness on court.

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop has been their go-to player all season, but it's a youngster with the same Christian name who excites Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf. 

Cricket

Hussey to captain Prime Minister's XI

Mike Hussey.

Jon Tuxworth Australia cricket legend Michael Hussey will captain the Prime Minister's XI against England at Manuka Oval next year in a major boost to the traditional Canberra fixture.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry hope to continue offensive revival against arch-rival Perth

Sean Toler is due to return for the Cavs.

Jon Tuxworth Their pitching stocks have received a massive boost, but Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins hopes his offense continues its revival after finding its mojo in Sydney last week.  

Golf

Canberra golfer Chris Campbell follows sister Nikki onto comeback trail

Golf

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Chris Campbell says his sister Nikki's career revival has given him belief he can breathe new life into his own, after moving within striking distance of reclaiming his Japan tour...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals ready for clash with Opals star Penny Taylor as WNBL finals hopes go on line

Penny Taylor

Jon Tuxworth Carrie Graf is tasked with shutting down Penny Taylor's brilliance this week, but the Canberra Capitals coach still wonders what could have been had she been fit for the London Olympics. 

Michael Hussey urges Test selectors to roll the dice with Callum Ferguson

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Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin Michael Hussey has urged Australia to roll the dice and hand Callum Ferguson a Test debut if skipper Michael Clarke is ruled out, insisting the South Australian can emulate his own Test career and...

Cricket

Michael Hussey says Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff ready for Australia

Jason Behrendorff celebrates another wicket.

Jon Tuxworth Test legend Michael Hussey believes Canberra product Jason Behrendorff is "ready to be picked now" for Australia, but concedes the logjam of talent in the country's fast bowling stocks could prolong...

Cricket

Australian cricket greats Glenn McGrath and Michael Hussey try their hand at blind cricket

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth Australian cricket greats Michael Hussey and Glenn McGrath tried out blind cricket as part of Blind Cricket ACT receiving a grant from the CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship program.

Hockey

Andrew Charter named in Kookaburras Champions Trophy squad

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra goal keeper Andrew Charter has the chance to add a Champions Trophy title to his stellar year are he was named in Australia's squad to play in India next month.

Departing NBL boss Fraser Neill says door not closed on a Canberra team

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Jon Tuxworth Outgoing National Basketball League boss Fraser Neill insists a $1 million licence fee has not crippled Canberra's hopes of re-entering the league, revealing expansion clubs could be allowed to pay...

Canberra Capitals forward Stephanie Talbot poised for WNBA

Stephanie Talbot

Jon Tuxworth The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.