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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Dean pair miss brother's wedding to take a chance

Jon Tuxworth In an ideal world, Jono Dean would have spent his Sunday nursing a hangover from his brother's wedding.

Basketball

Capital Carley Mijovic can help meet Australian Opals' need for speed, says coach Brendan Joyce

SPORT: Canberra Capitals player Carley Mijovic pictured at the AIS Arena, Canberra. 17th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth She is one half of the Canberra Capitals' ''baby bigs'' but Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes Carley Mijovic can step up to the big time at next year's world championships.

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he is worried she is being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles injury.

Cricket

Vele Dukoski steps up to help Queanbeyan end Eastlake's unbeaten run

Jon Tuxworth A quickfire 60 from Vele Dukoski proved the difference as Queanbeyan ended Eastlake's unbeaten John Gallop Cup run with a low-scoring, two-wicket win at Kingston Oval on Saturday.

Basketball

Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants Lauren Jackson's China club to ease her training workload

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he's worried she's being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles...

Cricket

Queensland Fires up to bring Meteors top-order crashing down to Earth

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13:  Rene Farrell of the Meteors walks back to the rooms after being dismissed during the WT20 match between the Western Australia Fury and the ACT Meteors at the WACA on October 13, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Rene Farrell

Jon Tuxworth A second top-order batting collapse in as many days cost the ACT Meteors dearly as they fell to a six-wicket loss against Queensland in their Women's National Cricket League clash in Brisbane on...

Cycling

AIS chief says China meat dangers well known

Jon Tuxworth AIS head of medicine Dr David Hughes says it's ''hard to believe'' Australian athletes are unaware of the dangers of eating meat in China.

Baketball

Finals fade from view for Canberra Capitals after WNBL loss to Logan Thunder

Sport: Canberra Capitals  V Logan Thunder. Capitals Jessica Bibby on the side lines. 20th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' finals hopes are all but over after a fourth-quarter collapse on Friday.

Basketball

WNBL: Carrie Graf sees plenty of upside in Canberra Capitals university move

NEWS - Carrie Graf will not be re-applying for the role of Opals coach, but will become the UC's first coach in residence, Bruce, Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                        14th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has thrown her support behind the team's likely move to the University of Canberra.

Basketball

WNBL: Canberra Capitals jaded after hell road trip

SPORT: Canberra Capitals player Carley Mijovic pictured at the AIS Arena, Canberra. 17th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The last time the Canberra Capitals played at home, a ball yet to be bowled in Australia's Ashes stampede.

Olympics

Olympic Games hopefuls put through their paces at Australian Institute of Sport draft camp

Sally Bromley

Jon Tuxworth Canberrans want to prove they've got what it takes to make it in Rio 2016.

Basketball

Opals hope Nat Hurst and Leilani Mitchell will provide punch at world championships

Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

Jon Tuxworth They're rivals for the coveted starting point guard job, but Opals coach hopes duo can provide one-two punch.

Racing

Jockey Adrian Layt wins aboard Crying Hughes at Queanbeyan

SPORT: Queanbeyan races Karen Wilson Memorial Benchmark 55 race winner

Jon Tuxworth It may have been a low-key, midweek race at Queanbeyan, but for jockey Adrian Layt his win aboard Crying Hughes held special significance.

Racing

Jockey Blake Shinn's red-hot run continues at Canberra

Jon Tuxworth It may have been an enforced holiday, but Blake Shinn's recent riding ban is proving a blessing in disguise.

Basketball

Lack of desire for grunt is Capitals' sin

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Bendigo Bank Spirit at the AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Jessica Bibby in action. 20th OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Frustrated Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has questioned her side's desire to do the ''grunt work'' on Sunday.

Soccer

Canberra sporting bodies keen for mid-capacity venue

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Capitals and Canberra United would consider playing home matches at University of Canberra if its planned sporting hub featured mid-capacity venues sorely lacking in the capital.

Basketball

Nat Hurst the best point guard in Australia, says Capitals captain Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Capitals skipper Jess Bibby believes Nat Hurst's shooting clinic at Townsville on Friday has entrenched her as the best point guard in the country.

Basketball

University of Canberra seeks control of Capitals basketball franchise

Phillip Thomson, Jon Tuxworth The University of Canberra is confident Basketball ACT will hand over control of the Canberra Capitals licence after the WNBL season, in a significant step towards creating a multimillion-dollar...

Racing

Turf club wants Throughbred Park as home for all Canberra racing codes

Jon Tuxworth Chris Ward is adamant Thoroughbred Park is the best venue for a co-location of Canberra's three racing codes.

Saturday Serve

Blake Ferguson's NRL career at a tipping point

NRL player Blake Ferguson, right, arrives at court with Anthony Mundine.

Jon Tuxworth Blake Ferguson must not be allowed to play in the NRL in season 2014.