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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.


Queanbeyan Blues edge West Belconnen in top of table thriller


Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford praised his injury-battered side after a vital top-of-the-table win on Sunday.


Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford lauds West Belconnen revival as 'remarkable'

Justin Giteau during his time at the Queanbeyan Blues.

Jon Tuxworth When Justin Giteau took over the reins at West Belconnen last year, it had just lost to Queanbeyan Blues 98-0 in one of the darkest days in the club'd history. 


Mills fans pack Civic Square to meet model basketballer

Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth Fans queued for more than 200 metres just to catch a glimpse of him, but Patrick Mills insisted he's "just a little indigenous kid from Canberra" after receiving the keys to the city at a public...


Boomers stars deserve better backing, says Luc Longley

Patty Mills will start an Australian tour with the NBA trophy on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Boomers great Luc Longley says the squad has more international stars than the Socceroos.


Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 


Canberra's Nikki Campbell top Aussie at British Open

Nikki Campbell finished equal 38th at the  the Ladies British Open.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell finished the best of the Australians at the Ladies British Open, finishing in a tie for 38th in the major at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.


Anthony Milford magic pilots Canberra Raiders to victory on the Gold Coast

On fire: Canberra's Anthony Milford was instrumental in the big win over the Titans on the Gold Coast.

Jon Tuxworth Whiz kid Anthony Milford inspired Canberra to a 36-20 win against the Titans on the Gold Coast.

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Canberra Raiders Cup top-four set in stone for finals


Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Raiders Cup semi-finalists have been set in stone.


Canberra Gunners' Tad Dufelmeier off to the US

Tad Dufelmeier, whose father Tad snr is a Canberra Cannons legend, has scrimmaged with Dante Exum at the AIS.

Jon Tuxworth A point guard with Canberra history is off to ply his trade in Utah, and it's not Dante Exum. 


Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell runner-up at Ladies European Masters

Nikki Campbell.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell’s purple patch of form on the European Tour has continued after her second straight runner-up finish at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England.


Canberra's Alex Nancarrow wins first professional title

Alex Nancarrow.

Jon Tuxworth A red-letter week for Canberra tennis just got a little better after Tennis ACT product Alex Nancarrow won her first professional singles title on Sunday night in Serbia.


Belconnen Magpies edge Queanbeyan in NEAFL thriller

Match-winner: Ryan Turnbull.

Jon Tuxworth Ryan Turnbull was the unlikely hero for the Belconnen Magpies after his late goal helped topple Queanbeyan.


Canberra Gunners overcome Daniel Joyce ejection to continue finals charge

Former Wollongong Hawk Daniel Joyce was ejected from the Canberra Gunners' win over Nunawading.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Miller praised the Gunners' character for overcoming the early ejection of Daniel Joyce in Saturday's win.


Tom Ruediger stars for Queanbeyan Blues in local derby win


Jon Tuxworth After yet another ankle injury early last season, Tom Ruediger was done with football. 

Two heads better than one for ACT sport after cabinet shake-up

Shane Rattenbury will take over as ACT sports minister from Andrew Barr (in background).

Jon Tuxworth Outgoing ACT sports minister Andrew Barr believes he can still attract big ticket sports events to the capital. 


Former Canberra Raider Trevor Thurling giving back to troubled youth

Jon Tuxworth He has lived the NRL high life but former Canberra Raiders forward Trevor Thurling says his new life helping neglected and abused children is far more rewarding. 


Basketball Australia puts WNBL under microscope in external review

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has begun a wide-scale external review into the WNBL.


Clutch shot propels Canberra Gunners to SEABL win over Kilsyth

On target: Daniel Jackson, left.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners pulled off their second last-gasp win in as many games on Saturday. 


Nick Kyrgios won't fear Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, says former Canberra pro Alun Jones

Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Jon Tuxworth Ex-Canberra professional Alun Jones says Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to pull off a massive upset against Rafael Nadal.