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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

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.


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

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 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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


Manager downplays Lauren Jackson Achilles injury

Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson's manager John Elliott insists the Australian Opals star's latest injury is not a major cause for concern.


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.


Alex Bunton to don mask for crucial Townsville game

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are confident centre Alex Bunton will be cleared to play in Friday's must-win clash in Townsville despite having nose surgery.


Cavalry appeals for help as ABL cuts international players

SPORT: Cavalry v Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park, Canberra. Cavalry pitcher Kyle Perkins in action.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Cavalry has implored rival clubs to send their under-used Australian players to the capital after the Australian Baseball League cut the number of international players allowed to...