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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Pitcher buzzer beater hands St Augustine's thrilling win in boys basketball final

St Augustines College player Daniel Pitcher shot the winning basket.

Jon Tuxworth What are the odds of the same two teams, playing two double overtime games, in the space of five days?St Augustine's College couldn't care less after a buzzer beater from Daniel Pitcher sealed an...

Triathlon

Canberra triathletes chosen in national tiered program

Ellie Hoitink and Liam Burton.

Jon Tuxworth Performance Triathlon Coaching mentor Corey Bacon hopes the sports' elevation to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games will help it attract more top level funding after local youngsters Liam Burton...

Break in ACT Comets match for Phillip Hughes' funeral

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Jon Tuxworth ACT Comets skipper David Dawson has applauded the move to suspend play of their clash with Tasmania for Phillip Hughes' state funeral, saying "honouring Phil's life is much more important than...

Golf

Two aces in one round a double delight for Canberra golfer

Aces in spades: Jim Jackson at the Capital Golf Club.

Jon Tuxworth It's the 67 million-to-one shot conquered by a 67-year-old which is far less likely than being struck by lightning. 

Basketball

Bishop breaks pain barrier to keep Capitals season alive

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop is playing in constant pain with an ankle injury and needed two needles just to suit up for her match-winning performance against Adelaide on Saturday night. 

Cricket

Playing cricket again a 'welcome distraction' for Twenty20 star Ben Dunk after Phillip Hughes tragedy

Tasmania’s Ben Dunk on his way to making 145 against the ACT Comets on Monday.

Jon Tuxworth The players took to Manuka Oval with heavy hearts, but Tasmania batsman Ben Dunk said returning to action was the welcome distraction the players needed after the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes. 

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Abi Wehrung goes back to the future at national school titles

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Jon Tuxworth It wasn't that long ago Canberra Capitals' guard Abi Wehrung was in their shoes, doing her utmost to impress the scouts and coaches in the stands.

Spieth masterclass can tempt world's best to Australia, says Brendan Jones

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is hopeful Jordan Spieth's final round masterclass at the Australian Open will be the catalyst for more top-ranked young players to play Down Under.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby to retire at end of WNBL season

Hot shot: Jess Bibby in August after signing a two-year contract with the Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby will retire at the end of the WNBL season, admitting she "probably played one season too long" and it would be "selfish" to play on. 

Touch football

Northern Phoenix unbeaten for second straight year to claim touch football title

Tuggeranong Vikings 2014 grand final champions.

Jon Tuxworth They had to survive a scare but the Northern Phoenix have continued their domination of the Touch Football ACT Men's Super League by outlasting Tuggeranong 5-3 in Saturday's grand final at West...

Queanbeyan trainer Frank Cleary toasts his fallen 'betting buddy' Phillip Hughes

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan horse trainer Frank Cleary fondly remembers Phillip Hughes brandishing a Best Bets more than a cricket bat. 

Horse Racing

Trainer Joe Cleary 'relieved' after finally cracking Queanbeyan Cup glory

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Jon Tuxworth For one of the rare times in his life, Joe Cleary was lost for words. 

Australian Football

Eastlake sign former Crows rookie Ben Dowdell

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Jon Tuxworth Eastlake has continued to bolster its North-East Australian Football League squad by signing former Adelaide Crows rookie Ben Dowdell for the next two seasons.

No Dante Exum, but Lake Ginninderra still shooting for a title in Canberra

Lake Ginninderra College's Billy Muir, left and Mitch Brown are preparing for the Australian Schools Championships next week.

Jon Tuxworth Lake Ginninderra College captain Mitch Brown had a front row seat to the "pretty crazy" Dante Exum show as their NBA-bound teammate led them to last year's Australian Schools Championships title.

Horse Racing

Jockey Jay Ford anoints American Time a Canberra Guineas hope after third straight win

Jockey Jay Ford (orange and white colours) says American Time is a Canberra Guineas chance after riding her to a third straight win at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Jockey Jay Ford says a Canberra Guineas tilt is "the perfect plan" for American Time after the in-form filly proved her credentials with a third straight win at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 

Soccer

Asian Cup fever gets under way with fan launch in Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth The Socceroos may have dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time, but it didn't stop Canberra fans getting immersed in Asian Cup fever at the opening of the Fan Park tour in Canberra on...

Shane Rattenbury blasts women's sport cuts

Shane Rattenbury says the ABC funding cuts is a 'betrayal to women's sport.'

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf doesn't expect a "knee jerk reaction" where sponsors walk away from women's sport after the ABC axed its WNBL and W-League coverage, but admitted it will make it...

ABC cuts 'tragic' but provide opportunity: Capitals coach Carrie Graf

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf isn't impressed with the ABC funding cuts to women's sport coverage.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has described ABC cuts to women's sport TV coverage as "tragic", and is adamant men's leagues such as the NBL and A-League would not have copped the same treatment.

Cricket

Ryan Carters scores half century for CA XI against India

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Ryan Carters saved the Cricket Australia XI from a complete rout on the opening day of a two-day clash with India.

Lauren Jackson calls women's sport sacrificial lamb of federal government and ABC cuts

Lauren Jackson has slammed the ABC's call to cease broadcasting WNBL games.

Roy Ward and Jon Tuxworth The WNBL's 35-year run on ABC will end once this season is over due to ABC cuts.

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