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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Australian Diamonds spurred on by becoming netball's 'Invincibles' in Canberra Test against England

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on to extend their winning streak...


Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop blasts turnovers as ''unacceptable'' in Sydney loss

Abby Bishop says the Capitals have plenty to work on.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable",  admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney. 


Sydney Flames edge fast-finishing Canberra Capitals in 73-70 win

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.  Capitals coach Carrie Graf. 18 October 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan 18 October 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Boomers couldn't punish them, but Canberra Capitals were made to pay for another turnover-ridden performance in a 73-70 loss to Sydney at AIS Arena on Saturday night. 


England emerging as a serious threat to Diamonds in Canberra netball Test

Lisa Alexander has set her sights on caoching the Australian Diamonds to their first Commonwelath Games gold in 12 years.

Jon Tuxworth The English are coming, and for international netball their timing is impeccable. 


Canberra Capitals overcome turnovers to beat Melbourne Boomers in WNBL opener

Liz Cambage is set to rejoin the WNBL.

Jon Tuxworth Double-doubles from Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot helped Canberra Capitals open its season with a 69-62 win over Melbourne Boomers on Friday night. 

Golfer Nikki Campbell contemplates quitting

Jon Tuxworth She is in arguably the best form of her career, but Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell can't guarantee she will play on after the Australian summer as she contemplates starting a family. 


Lauren Jackson and Kristen Veal bring Capitals' swagger back

Lauren Jackson, left, and Kristen Veal, right.

Jon Tuxworth They were the dynamic duo in Canberra's inaugural WNBL championship in 1999-2000, now veterans Lauren Jackson and Kristen Veal claim it's time to bring that successful swagger back.


Canberra Capitals wait to know who is captain, and when Lauren Jackson's back

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop kisses Hummer the giraffe at the National Zoo & Aquarium as the Capitals launch their new giraffe mascot.

Jon Tuxworth The identity of their new captain isn't the only mystery at the Canberra Capitals, with Lauren Jackson also tight-lipped on when she may make her long-awaited return from injury. 


Canberra turns up the Heat in Australian Volleyball League


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Heat's quest to go one better than last year's Australian Volleyball League grand final began with a second road win over Melbourne's Uni Blues on Sunday.


Jess Bibby steps down from Canberra Capitals captaincy as WNBL tip-off looms

Canberra’s Jess Bibby takes on the Adelaide defence during a pre-season match last Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Star forward Abby Bishop looms as one of the favourites to assume the Canberra Capitals captaincy this season, with incumbent Jess Bibby admitting it would seem "stale" if she kept the job. 


New-look Canberra Capitals beat Adelaide Lightning to register first pre-season win

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Jon Tuxworth They're a new-look team in more ways than one and the Canberra Capitals registered their first win of the season over Adelaide in the pre-season Spring Shield at Bendigo on Saturday. 


ACT Meteors crash to earth again with another loss to NSW


Jon Tuxworth ACT Comets coach Andrew Dawson says there is no reason to panic despite another big loss.

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Locker Room: Daniel Hughes batting above his average with Erin Molan

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.


Canberra Strikers coach calls for return to AHL round robin format

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Strikers coach Steph Andrews says she is "not a big fan" of the condensed Australian Hockey League and believes a return to the previous, longer format is the fairest way to decide the...


Canberra Capitals guard Michelle Cosier taking baby steps in return from injury

Canberra Caps player Michelle Cosier picks her son up Levi Cosier, 7 months, after training on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth They've badly missed her grit and toughness, but Michelle Cosier will have to wait a little longer to "spark" the Canberra Capitals with the guard set to miss the opening matches of the season. 


Canberra Strikers keep finals hopes alive with 7-0 win over Northern Territory


Jon Tuxworth Underestimate the Canberra Strikers at your peril. That's the message Hockeyroos star Edwina Bone delivered after the Strikers kept their Australian Hockey League finals hopes alive with a 7-0...


Teegan Ashby upstages Olympian rivals to claim Canberra horse trials crown

The horse trials

Jon Tuxworth Her pre-competition goal was just to finish, but Teegan Ashby beat three Olympic medallists to claim the Canberra International Horse trials three-star crown at Equestrian Park on Sunday. 

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Pickers trade Canberra Raiders green for that of South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Jon Tuxworth The Picker boys were brought up in Canberra lime green but they'll wear a different shade on Sunday.


Canberra Capitals slash ticket prices


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals insist slashing ticket prices is designed to "attract more people to the brand" rather than more bums on seats as they look to make the WNBL playoffs for the first time in four...