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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Lauren Jackson expected to double-up for Canberra Capitals

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is expected to play both games of this weekend's "season-defining" road double, coach Carrie Graf declaring her body can now handle two matches in as many days.

Nick Kyrgios has to handle going from hunter to the hunted: Todd Woodbridge

Nick Kyrgios has the weight of expectation on him for the Australian Open.

Jon Tuxworth Australia tennis legend Todd Woodbridge has urged Nick Kyrgios to "let his racquet do the talking".


Four Canberra United players seek to make Matildas cut

Nicole Begg.

Jon Tuxworth Four Canberra United players are hopeful of making the final cut for the Matildas'  internationals against New Zealand and North Korea in Auckland next month as Australia continues preparations...


Andrew Barr says sold out Canberra Stadium highlights Socceroos potential

Chinese fans make some noise.

David Polkinghorne and Jon Tuxworth Asian Cup organisers insist their hands were tied after fans were turned away from Sunday's sold out China-North Korea clash.  


Nick Kyrgios appoints trainer to build grand slam body

Jon Tuxworth Sitting on a private jet with tennis royalty Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, Pat Rafter and Serena Williams, Matt James couldn't help but pinch himself. 


Triathlete Ben Allen weighing up another shot at Olympic dream

Jon Tuxworth He will bid farewell to his 20s after he races this Sunday in Canberra, but leading triathlete Ben Allen refuses to wave goodbye his his Olympic dream.


Preston Campbell backs Canberra teen Kane Allan in NRL All Stars curtain-raiser

Kane Allan and Liam Bashford have been selected for the NSW under-16 Indigenous team.

Jon Tuxworth Preston Campbell defied the knockers who thought he was too small for the NRL, now he has thrown his weight behind Canberra teenager Kane Allan after he was chosen in the NSW Indigenous under-16s...

Lauren Jackson dismisses Sydney display as 'terrible' despite double-double

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson, centre, felt they had played far from their best.

Jon Tuxworth Her coach anointed her the game's MVP but Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson described her crucial double-double in Thursday's win over Sydney as "terrible".


Illness-hit Capitals keep finals flame flickering with gritty win over Sydney

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf praised her illness and injury-stricken side for playing with "finals-type" grit to keep their season alive with a 69-66 win over Sydney Flames on Thursday night.


Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell set to bypass European Tour

Nikki Campbell may have played her final European Tour event.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is likely to quit the European Tour, revealing she barely covered her expenses last season despite a fine campaign where she finished fourth on the order of merit.


Canberra Cavalry's Marcus Lemon has no sour grapes over ABL import rules

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Cavalry utility Marcus Lemon says he's "not quitting yet" on his dream of folling his father into the Major League, adamant being cut by his third team in five years will only make it...

South Korea survive scare from Kuwait with 1-0 win in Canberra

South Korea's Nam Tae-hee celebrates his goal against Kuwait at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Now the formalities are out of the way, bring on the Socceroos. 

Abdulrahman magic helps UAE overwhelm Qatar in Canberra Asian Cup clash

United Arab Emirates players Omar Abdulrahman, centre, and Ali Ahmed Mabkhout, right, celebrate a goal.

Jon Tuxworth United Arab Emirates topple 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar 4-1 at Canberra Stadium.


Labour of love as Manuka Oval scoreboard crew honour history

Scoreboard co-ordinator Cameron Walter positions a name panel.

Jon Tuxworth  The old Manuka scoreboard has recorded scores for Don Bradman, the 1956 Olympics and VFL grand finals, but it's never seen a Canberra summer of cricket like this one.

ACT Meteors season ends on losing note in Hobart

Sarah McGlashan: One of the Meteors' best in a forgettable weekend.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT Meteors' forgettable Twenty20 season has ended in a whimper after back-to-back losses to Tasmania.


ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon ready for English barrage in Prime Minister's XI match

Jon Tuxworth Most 18-year-olds would be scared by the mere thought of facing four Test paceman in the nets. But for ACT Comets youngster Matt Condon, staring down quicks Brett Lee, Doug Bollinger and Mitchell...


Mother Nature robs Eastlake of a crack at semi-final spot

Eastlake's Adam Tett whips one away.

Jon Tuxworth Eastlake's hopes of making the Gallop Cup one day finals were swept away by torrential rain after their bowlers threatened to rip through ANU in the final round on Saturday. 


Canberra horse Single Gaze earns $150,000 at Magic Millions

Trainer Nick Olive with Single Gaze

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Nick Olive is unsure whether Single Gaze will target Canberra's Black Opal Stakes after her "sensational" third place in Saturday's Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic on the Gold...

Kyrgios can handle target on his back: Ken Rosewall

Getting ready to return: Nick Kyrgios.

AAP and Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios returns for his first ATP event in three months against big-hitting 2013 Wimbledon semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz.