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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Roko Strika backs calls for Canberra National Youth League team

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Roko Strika has backed calls for the capital to be granted a National Youth League license, adamant talented youngsters are in danger of being out of sight, out of mind unless it...

Cricket

Adam Gilchrist backs Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff as Australia candidate

Jon Tuxworth Australia cricket legend Adam Gilchrist believes Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff is "every chance of higher honours down the track", crediting his increased strike power and pace for his purple...

Canberra sport's most memorable moments in 2014

Nikolai Topor-Stanley (left) and Wanderers coach Tony Popovic after winning the Asian Champions League.

Jon Tuxworth The year will go down as one in which several Canberra athletes announced themselves on the big stage, capturing the imagination of not only the city but also all Australian sports fans.

Nick Kyrgios forms partnership with Malaysia Airlines

Nick Kyrgios during his famous win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has signed as an ambassador for Malaysia Airlines.

Tennis

Poulos becomes first Canberran since Kyrgios to win national title

 Annerly Poulos

Jon Tuxworth The last Canberran to win a national title was Australia's rising star Nick Kyrgios, but coach Todd Larkham says it's far too early to tell whether Annerly Poulos will follow his foosteps after...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals overcome injuries to keep WNBL finals hopes alive

Kristen Veal

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals point guard Kristen Veal has revealed she played through severe knee pain during Friday's win in Adelaide to help keep the club's finals hopes alive.

Baseball

Cavalry hopes ''common sense prevails'' in ABL win protest

Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes

Jon Tuxworth Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails" after the Brisbane Bandits officially protested against Cavalry's 11-4 win on Friday night due to a potential breach of import player...

Nick Kyrgios highly strung in training

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Canberra Cavalry climb to second on ABL ladder with three wins over Brisbane

Robbie Perkins says the Cavs are well placed to make a charge for the title after the series win against Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Cavalry have climbed to second on the ABL ladder after three wins in a row in Brisbane.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson solid in injury return as Canberra Capitals hold off Adelaide

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth A promising comeback from Lauren Jackson and another monster game from Abby Bishop ensured the Canberra Capitals kept their WNBL finals hopes alive with a 73-70 road win over Adelaide on Friday night.

Soccer

Asian Cup security is given ''top priority'' in Australia after Martin Place siege

Asian Cup organisers says they have placed the utmost importance on security.

Jon Tuxworth Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority, but admitted the Martin Place tragedy "makes you rethink...

Basketball

Basketball Australia to meet TV bosses next month as WNBL broadcaster search ramps up

Basketball

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia will meet free-to-air broadcasters next month as the search to find the WNBL a new television home intensifies, with offers already fielded to live stream matches. 

Basketball

Jess Bibby on verge of three-point history, but winning main focus

Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames.

Jon Tuxworth She's poised to become the most prolific three-point shooter in WNBL history, but Canberra Capitals guard Jess Bibby's sole focus is keeping the club's fading finals hopes alive when they face the...

Soccer

Grand final sacrifice pays off for United youngster Julia De Angelis

Young gun Julia De Angelis was presented with the rising star award as the best under-20 player of the season.

Jon Tuxworth Sacrificing a shot at local grand final glory to chase her W-League dream has already been the best career move Canberra United youngster Julia De Angelis has made.

Tennis

Canberra's Bai through to quarter-finals of Australian Open wildcard play-off

Alison Bai in action for Canberra Velocity in the Asia Pacific Tennis League.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Alison Bai booked a quarter-final spot against top seed Olivia Rogowska in the Australian Open wildcard play-off after coming from behind to beat Isabella Holland in the first round.

Cricket

Canberra's Jason Floros rushed into Heat BBL squad

Jon Tuxworth Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros has been rushed into Brisbane Heat's squad for the coming Big Bash League season after fast bowler Nick Buchanan was ruled out through injury.

Basketball

Abby Bishop confident Capitals' finals tilt not running on empty as Lauren Jackson readies for return

Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop says the team's WNBL finals tilt can't be the Abby and Lauren Jackson show.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has warned her side not to expect her partnership with Lauren Jackson to carry them to the playoffs, admitting "her petrol light is on" after taking on a...

League

Sunday Bloody Sunday for Raiders

The Canberra Raiders are getting used to playing in undesirable timeslots.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders first home game of the season has been scheduled on the despised Sunday night slot for the second straight year, with the New Zealand Warriors to come to town on Saturday, March...

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Sports medicine

New software to help ease financial pain of ACT sports injuries

University of Canberra sports medicine professor Gordon
Waddington, left, with Rob Reid, a specialist sport and exercise
doctor.

Jon Tuxworth It costs the local economy millions of dollars a year, but Sports Medicine Australia's ACT branch believes it has found the high-tech answer to reducing injuries in community sport. 

Basketball

Suzy Batkovic 'blown away' by Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop

Jon Tuxworth Townsville Fire star Suzy Batkovic says she is "blown away" by Abby Bishop's outstanding form while raising her baby niece on her own, anointing the Canberra Capitals captain the WNBL's clear Most...