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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Capitals overcome turnovers to beat Melbourne Boomers in WNBL opener

Liz Cambage is set to rejoin the WNBL.

Jon Tuxworth Double-doubles from Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot helped Canberra Capitals open its season with a 69-62 win over Melbourne Boomers on Friday night. 

Golfer Nikki Campbell contemplates quitting

Jon Tuxworth She is in arguably the best form of her career, but Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell can't guarantee she will play on after the Australian summer as she contemplates starting a family. 


Lauren Jackson and Kristen Veal bring Capitals' swagger back

Lauren Jackson, left, and Kristen Veal, right.

Jon Tuxworth They were the dynamic duo in Canberra's inaugural WNBL championship in 1999-2000, now veterans Lauren Jackson and Kristen Veal claim it's time to bring that successful swagger back.


Canberra Capitals wait to know who is captain, and when Lauren Jackson's back

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop kisses Hummer the giraffe at the National Zoo & Aquarium as the Capitals launch their new giraffe mascot.

Jon Tuxworth The identity of their new captain isn't the only mystery at the Canberra Capitals, with Lauren Jackson also tight-lipped on when she may make her long-awaited return from injury. 


Canberra turns up the Heat in Australian Volleyball League


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Heat's quest to go one better than last year's Australian Volleyball League grand final began with a second road win over Melbourne's Uni Blues on Sunday.


Jess Bibby steps down from Canberra Capitals captaincy as WNBL tip-off looms

Canberra’s Jess Bibby takes on the Adelaide defence during a pre-season match last Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Star forward Abby Bishop looms as one of the favourites to assume the Canberra Capitals captaincy this season, with incumbent Jess Bibby admitting it would seem "stale" if she kept the job. 


New-look Canberra Capitals beat Adelaide Lightning to register first pre-season win

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Jon Tuxworth They're a new-look team in more ways than one and the Canberra Capitals registered their first win of the season over Adelaide in the pre-season Spring Shield at Bendigo on Saturday. 


ACT Meteors crash to earth again with another loss to NSW


Jon Tuxworth ACT Comets coach Andrew Dawson says there is no reason to panic despite another big loss.

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Locker Room: Daniel Hughes batting above his average with Erin Molan

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.


Canberra Strikers coach calls for return to AHL round robin format

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Strikers coach Steph Andrews says she is "not a big fan" of the condensed Australian Hockey League and believes a return to the previous, longer format is the fairest way to decide the...


Canberra Capitals guard Michelle Cosier taking baby steps in return from injury

Canberra Caps player Michelle Cosier picks her son up Levi Cosier, 7 months, after training on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth They've badly missed her grit and toughness, but Michelle Cosier will have to wait a little longer to "spark" the Canberra Capitals with the guard set to miss the opening matches of the season. 


Canberra Strikers keep finals hopes alive with 7-0 win over Northern Territory


Jon Tuxworth Underestimate the Canberra Strikers at your peril. That's the message Hockeyroos star Edwina Bone delivered after the Strikers kept their Australian Hockey League finals hopes alive with a 7-0...


Teegan Ashby upstages Olympian rivals to claim Canberra horse trials crown

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Jon Tuxworth Her pre-competition goal was just to finish, but Teegan Ashby beat three Olympic medallists to claim the Canberra International Horse trials three-star crown at Equestrian Park on Sunday. 

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Pickers trade Canberra Raiders green for that of South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Jon Tuxworth The Picker boys were brought up in Canberra lime green but they'll wear a different shade on Sunday.


Canberra Capitals slash ticket prices


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals insist slashing ticket prices is designed to "attract more people to the brand" rather than more bums on seats as they look to make the WNBL playoffs for the first time in four...

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Shane Rose, Megan Jones aim to atone for Olympic heartache at Canberra horse trials

Highs and lows: Olympian Stuart Tinney at the Canberra International Horse Trials on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Shane Rose broke down in tears when his 2012 London Olympic hopes were shattered by his horse Taurus pulling up lame.


Former Scholars coach John Hawke to lead Yass Magpies revival

Former Belconnen United Scholars brains trust (from left) John Hawke and Matt Gafa will head up Yass Magpies' revival.

Jon Tuxworth He revived Belconnen United into a premiership force, and the challenge of trying to repeat the dose with Yass Magpies has proved too difficult to resist for John Hawke. 


Abby Bishop craves return to Australian Opals, but not at expense of baby Zala

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop hopes Basketball Australia can provide childcare in order for her to return to the Opals.


Loss to Melbourne not reason for panic, says Canberra United

Canberra United player Lori Lindsey and coach Elisabeth Migchelsen get to know Cheeky the perentie at the Reptiles Inc display at Floriade.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United's coach insists their last-start loss to Melbourne Victory isn't cause for panic.