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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

West Belconnen thrashes Belconnen United to stay in Canberra Raiders Cup hunt

Belconnen United Scholars players Andrew Pelasio and Jordan Mago tackle Tim Sloman of West Belconnen Warriors.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen Warriors know how badly Belconnen United Scholars would be hurting. 

Canberra Darters fall to NSW Waratahs in ANL

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Darters skipper Keely Rodrigo says her side failed to adjust to NSW's greater final quarter intensity in Saturday's 60-48 Australian Netball League loss to NSW Waratahs.


Canberra SEABL sides register wins over Sandringham

Jon Tuxworth A big performance from teenage prospect Bul Kuol and a Ben Allen double-double helped Canberra Gunners register a solid 92-83 win over Sandringham Sabres at Belconnen on Friday night.

Rugby league

Joe Picker broken arm tempers celebrations as Goulburn end Qbn Blues streak

Bulls player Lincoln Withers (left), and RAMS player Tom Hicks.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn has suffered a major blow to its Canberra Raiders Cup premiership hopes with back rower Joe Picker suffering a suspected broken arm in Saturday's 30-14 home win over Queanbeyan Blues.

Wests, Queanbeyan battle for finals double chance in John I Dent Cup

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Whites don't need the carrot of a double finals chance against Wests on Saturday, their coach says.

You 'have to take the rap, son' for tanking, says Nick Kyrgios' mother

Tennis ACT CEO Ross Triffitt who is getting a Nick Kyrios haircut to raise money for junior Tennis.
Filed: Friday, 11 July 2014 4:37:11 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Australian tennis star denies accusations of 'tanking' a game during his Wimbledon loss to Richard Gasquet.

Canberra's Tom Rogic confident 'nightmare' injury run is behind him

Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Tom Rogic is confident his "nightmare" injury run that cost him World and Asian Cup spots is behind him.  

Saturday Serve

Matildas' struggles show it's time to walk the talk over female athletes' pay

Canberra Capitals WNBL captain Abby Bishop says pay disparity between players is too great.

Jon Tuxworth People stamp their feet about the gross inequities our female athletes face. But not consistently.

Pat Cash mentor urges Nick Kyrgios to rediscover why he fell in love with tennis

Sports psychologist Jeff Bond helped Pat Cash channel his aggression positively.

Jon Tuxworth Just before winning Wimbledon Pat Cash uttered three words to sports psychologist Jeff Bond that kickstarted his career - "I hate tennis".

Glenn Turner sets sights on Olympic gold as Kookaburras, Hockeyroos qualify

Jon Tuxworth Injured Kookaburra Glenn Turner has set his sights on winning Olympic gold next year, admitting the team's sustained dominance will feel hollow if it fails to win the ultimate prize. 

Nick Kyrgios' mother calls for patience as tennis star matures in public eye

Nick Kyrgios of Australia talks to the umpire during his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
 at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, June 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' mother believes her son would be "upset a lot" by stinging criticism of his on-court antics, but asked for patience as he learns the fine line between passion and...

Ashleigh Sykes says Matildas playing for future generations as pay debate rages

For love, not money: Leena Khamis, Tameka Butt #13, Hayley Raso and Ashleigh Sykes before a training session in Edmonton.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United and Matildas playmaker Ashleigh Sykes says the push for better conditions for women's footballers won't get anywhere until it's "a constant in people's mind", not just during big...

Son of Canberra Raiders gun scores four tries in Woden Valley win

Jordan Martin scored four tries on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth His father is a Raiders premiership hero but Woden Valley No.1 Jordan Martin hopes to use a reality show to follow in his footsteps.

Canberra SEABL teams return from road trips winless

Jon Tuxworth Both Canberra South-East Australian basketball teams returned from trips south empty-handed on the weekend.

Wanganeen set for E.J Whitten legends game - but not who you'd think

Tuggeranong Hawks legend Gerrit Wanganeen will play in the EJ Whitten AFL Legends match in Melbourne.

Jon Tuxworth When the E.J Whitten legends game put a call out to the public to dominate a local football hero the Tuggeranong Hawks did not have to think twice before nominating long time servant of the club...

John Papalii pledges to turn over new leaf in return to football with West Belco

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau believes the relief of avoiding jail will be the wake-up call John Papalii needed.

Mark Bosnich says Matildas capable of going 'all the way' at Women's World Cup

Former Socceroo Mark Bosnich believes the Matildas can go all the way at the World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth They've already created history by making the quarter-finals, but former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes the Matildas have the potential to "go all the way" and win the Women's World Cup.

David Howell suffers knee injury in Gungahlin's Canberra Raiders Cup loss

Gungahlin centre David Howell suffered a knee injury in the Bulls' loss to Goulburn on Tuesday night.

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin Bulls co-coach Lincoln Withers said Tuesday's 36-14 loss to Goulburn was a timely reminder to "maintain their standards" against the competition's best.

Darcy Malone keen to use 'Ben Simmons-mania' to press claim at Louisiana

Jon Tuxworth Darcy Malone knew Dante Exum and Ben Simmons before they were cool.

Third-quarter fade-out thwarts Canberra Darters' hopes of upsetting Victoria

Canberra Darters' Simone Nalder and Victoria Fury's Emily Mannix vie for possession.

Jon Tuxworth Victoria Fury shooter Emma Ryde thwarted the Canberra Darters' hopes of pulling off an upset on Sunday.