Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Basketball

Capitals on a mission

Jon Tuxworth In 325 WNBL games over 17 seasons, Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby rates last year's ''distressing'' 46-point thrashing by Sydney as the low point of her career.

Basketball

Hunt positive in role change

Nicole Hunt.

Jon Tuxworth Nicole Hunt says she and Natalie Hurst can forge one of the WNBL's most dangerous back court partnerships.

Ice skating

Teen has all the cool moves

Sport.  Callum Bradshaw competing in the ACT Ice Skating Championships at the Philip Ice Skating Rink.  28 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth He's only 14, but Cooma's Callum Bradshaw has already established himself as ACT's best.

Hockey

Strikers to push for title

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Strikers ready to give the Australian Hockey League title ‘‘a real crack’’, says assistant coach.

Locker Room

Biggest choke of all time? How about these?

Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth In honour of Tem New Zealand, here is Locker Room's top chokes of all time.

Basketball

Graf says rookies must wait

SPORT -  Canberra Capitals take on Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL at the AIS Arena Bruce, Capital's coach Carrie Graf screams instructions. Canberra                                                                                                                                                   19th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says she won't be pressured into giving her rookie stars a baptism of fire.

Women in sport

Big four pursue common goal

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's premier female teams will officially join forces this summer.

Heyman's late brace gives United title

Michelle Heyman.

Jon Tuxworth Matildas coach Hesterine le Reus was waiting for Michelle Heyman to show her ability. She didn't disappoint.

Cycling

Corset powers to easy victory

Jon Tuxworth Ruth Corset's revived passion is translating into strong results after she claimed an easy win in Saturday's road race.

Who the devil is spooking the Raiders?

Jon Tuxworth What were some of the more peculiar stories from the week in Canberra sport?

Saturday Serve

Keeping the demons at bay

Jon Tuxworth There's no easy fix to the issues with Generation Y footballers writes Jon Tuxworth.

Swimming

Thomas aims to revive team's happy times

Jon Tuxworth Former Olympic golden girl Petria Thomas is helping to turn around Australian swimming.

Basketball

Tall order for young hopefuls

Sport
Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth They are the youngest players on the Canberra Capitals roster - the self-dubbed ''twin towers''.

Basketball

I'm back: Carrie Graf ready to guide Caps to finals

After a challenging 2012 campaign, Carrie Graf says she's ready to take the Canberra Capitals back to the WNBL finals.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says the fire in her belly is back after revealing her father’s death and a taxing Australian Opals Olympic campaign left her ‘‘burned out and emotionally...

Tennis

Kyrgios stays grounded

Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Todd Woodbridge believes Nick Kyrgios' greatest obstacle is to avoid being crushed by the weight of expectation.

Basketball

Capitals confident Isabelle Strunc can boost back court

Sport: Canberra Capitals Basketball Team announce a new high profile contract, Isabella Strunc. 11th of September 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are confident they’ll boast one of the WNBL’s most dangerous back courts after signing French guard Isabelle Strunc.

Tennis

Kyrgios faces wait for Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra youngster Nick Kyrgios may have to wait a little longer for his Davis Cup debut.

Basketball

Jackson gets 'clean slate' 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 Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson has signed to play for a Chinese club this season.

Volleyball

Volleyroos win a huge confidence boost ahead of worlds

Volleyball World Qualifier Australia v Thailand.

Jon Tuxworth Volleyroos skipper Aidan Zingel says his team now has the belief it can worry the world's best.

Basketball

Flames lure young star from Capitals

Casey Samuels.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals remain confident of pressing for eighth WNBL title, despite losing young gun Casey Samuels.