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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Three Canberrans in road world championships cycling team

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's reputation as a cycling reputation has been further enhanced with three locals chosen in the elite men's team to compete at the UCI Road World Championships in Spain from September 21-28.

Australian Football

No further action likely after football racial sledge

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Jon Tuxworth The Molonglo Juggernauts do not plan to take any further action after a player was allegedly racially vilified during the division two women's grand final against Queanbeyan on Sunday.


Central women book grand final berth as they try to end 10-year title drought

Centrals player Tonina Staunton, front, up against Sassie Economos.

Jon Tuxworth A decade ago they celebrated their 50th birthday with grand final glory, now Central has a chance to end its title drought after upsetting Tuggeranong 4-2 in the Capital League women's hockey...


Opals coach Brendan Joyce defends selection of Tessa Lavey over Nat Hurst for Turkey

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed his shock decision to select rookie point guard Tessa Lavey over Canberra's Nat Hurst for the world championships, labelling her the team's 'quickest...


Abby Bishop backs Canberra Capitals to step up early without Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth Losing one of the world's best players always hurts, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop says she can shoulder the extra workload until Opals superstar Lauren Jackson returns from injury.


The Sport of Queens - Five female apprentices in one race as Queanbeyan as women ''take over the industry''


Jon Tuxworth It's dubbed the sport of kings, but a historic moment at Queanbeyan on Monday added weight to the theory female jockeys may soon take over the industry.


Golfer Nikki Campbell powers on with top 10 finish in Sweden

Canberra's Nikki Campbell finished in a tie for seventh.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell has continued her breakout European Tour campaign with another top 10 finish at the Helsingborg Open in Sweden.


Queanbeyan Blues reverse last year's extra-time heartache with grand final win over Goulburn


Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford played 262 NRL games, but his last premiership as a player was as a 17-year-old. 


Opals star Lauren Jackson ruled out of basketball world titles through injury

Under the knife: Lauren Jackson has had more surgery, and will miss the world championships as well as the start of the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth Star centre Lauren Jackson to also miss start of WNBL season for Canberra Capitals.


Bulldogs cap off memorable weekend for Goulburn


Jon Tuxworth As far as red-letter football weekends go, Goulburn will find the one they just enjoyed hard to top. 


Apprentice jockey Claire Gee takes chance with breakout double at Thoroughbred Park


Jon Tuxworth Apprentice jockey Claire Gee says the Canberra racing community has rallied behind injured jockeys Brendan Ward and Carly Frater after she guided two of Frater's rides to wins at Thoroughbred Park.


Canberra venues to benefit from upgrades to Asian Cup training venues


Jon Tuxworth Next year's Asian Cup will leave a legacy for Canberra soccer after it was confirmed Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will feature in $650,000 worth of upgrades to venues in all five host cities.


Canberra Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon demands external review into athletics

Canberra Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon spoke at the launch of the Steptember initiative, which raises money for cerebral palsy.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon says an external review into Australian athletics is vital to fix its cultural issues.

Australian Football

Eastlake Demons sack coach Anthony Bourke with one year left on contract


Jon Tuxworth Eastlake coach Anthony Bourke has been sacked by the club after a disappointing North-East Australian Football League season which yielded just three wins from 18 games. 


Nick Kyrgios hopes strong US Open will secure seeding for home grand slam

Nick Kyrgios is a young star on the rise.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios wants a seeding for next year's Australian Open as he prepares for the US Open.


ANU sets up cut-throat clash with UC in Capital women's hockey

Jenna Cartwright scored a crucial goal for ANU.

Jon Tuxworth Goals from Amy Arnott and Jenna Cartwright ensured ANU leapfrogged UC into fourth place in Canberra women's hockey.


Queanbeyan Blues quartet back from the 'dark side' and ready for premiership tilt

Former Raiders star, and now Queanbeyan Blues coach, Simon Woolford.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford rates rugby union a gold mine for "untapped talent".


Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells may target fourth Commonwealth Games

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells back at training this week.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Wells won't single out "certain individuals" as part of an internal review into Australian athletics.


Melissa Breen felt bullied before Commonwealth Games

Australian 100 metres and 200 metres runner Melissa Breen says Canberra is the perfect environment to train and get results with its many sporting facilities.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen has said she felt bullied in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.


Jaxson Taylor turns to West Belconnen 'family' after inferno

West Belconnen second grader Jaxson Taylor lost his house to a fire but still turned up to play the following day.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen player Jaxson Taylor was left with a sole pair of football boots when his house burnt down.