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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Canberra United hopeful heat won't kybosh W-League semi final TV coverage

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United is hopeful warm weather won't derail the television broadcast of its W-League semi final against Sydney FC, with the club conceding a heat delay could result in a coverage blackout.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios' training regime has him primed for Grand Slam glory

Nick Kyrgios trains ahead of next week's Australian Open.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios is putting the hard work in behind the scenes to be ready for the Australian Open.

Saturday Serve

Essendon CAS verdict: Drug scandal decision the right call in 'line of the sand moment'

Olympic race walker Chris Erickson says team sports must expect to abide by the same drug rules as athletes in individual sports do.

Jon Tuxworth Chris Erickson estimates it takes less than a minute to check if something is a banned substance. He should know.

Racing

Matthew Dale expects Bitburg to face tough test in Inglis Dash at Flemington

Matthew Dale runner Bitburg will race in the Inglis Dash at Flemington on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth The opposition is much tougher than expected but Canberra trainer Matthew Dale says a strong barrier convinced him to stick to the original plan and send Bitburg to Flemington on Saturday.

Cricket

Former ACT Comet Greg West not backing down from Big Bash ''banter'' with Hill

Greg West, left, and Tim Ludeman celebrate the wicket of Daniel Christian on Wednesday night.

Jon Tuxworth It's the mystery which set social media alight - just what did Adelaide Striker Greg West say to Hobart Hurricane Michael Hill on Wednesday night to annoy him so much?

Soccer

Kresic backs CU Academy to expose young talent to A-League clubs

Jon Tuxworth Canberra FC product Niko Kresic insists the Canberra United Academy is crucial to give ACT talent a chance to expose themselves to A-League and hopes National Premier League clubs will see the...

Hockey

Robert Apps named new Canberra Lakers coach

Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner is a leading light for the Canberra Lakers.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Lakers coach Robert Apps has set his sights on an Australian Hockey League top-four spot.

Cricket

ACT Comets crushed by an innings by experienced WA line-up

Matt Condon provided some resistance for the Comets against WA.

Jon Tuxworth Kyle Piper says the ACT Comets are taking a longer-term view after being thrashed by WA in the Futures League.

ACT Comets crushed by WA as outright loss looms

Jon Tuxworth The ACT Comets are spiralling to their first loss of the Futures League season after a dominant Western Australia cruised closer to outright victory at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. 

Canberra walker Brendon Reading supports Russia ban after making first Olympics

Sport.  Canberra race walker Brendon Reading has qualified for the 50km race walk at the Rio Olympics.   9 January 2016.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth It's a challenge very few athletes face - squaring off against your own coach at an Olympics.

Stallworth stepping up, but Canberra Capitals seek better spread against Perth

Stepping up: DeNesha Stallworth.

Jon Tuxworth Denesha Stallworth would trade all 31 of her points against Bendigo last week for a Capitals win.

Tennis

''Maturing'' Nick Kyrgios ready to take Hewitt's crown, says former coach

Nick Kyrgios is very keen to avoid compatriot Lleyton Hewitt at the Australian Open.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' former coach Josh Eagle says he is "showing signs of maturing" and his breakthrough win over Andy Murray will give him belief he's ready to assume Lleyton Hewitt's mantle as Australia's...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson turns to AIS for rehab after Canberra Capitals confirm end of deal

Fingers crossed: Lauren Jackson is still hopeful of playing in another Olympics in Rio.

Jon Tuxworth Jackson and the Capitals are finalising a release from her contract after yet another injury.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals insist Belconnen is up to the task to host Perth match

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals insist Belconnen Basketball Stadium meets the criteria to host Saturday's Women's National Basketball League clash with Perth, and it could be their home base for the rest of...

Canberra horse Single Gaze enjoys dream Magic Millions Guineas draw

Canberra trainer Nick Olive was pleased with Single Gaze drawing barrier five for the Magic Millions three-year-old Guineas.

Jon Tuxworth It's the only carnival the barrier draw gods have smiled upon Single Gaze, and Canberra trainer Nick Olive hopes it translates into another big pay day at on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Ten top 100 players confirmed for Canberra's Australian Open lead-up

Key player: Former top-20 player Marcel Granollers is one of 10 top-100 ranked players to play in Canberra next week.

Jon Tuxworth Tennis ACT is hopeful the strong field for next week's $75,000 Challenger tournament will help their quest to make it an annual event, with ten of the world's top 100 confirmed for the Australian...

Canberra United defender Emma Checker out for season with torn ACL

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United will be without Emma Checker for the rest of the W-League season after the key defender confirmed she has suffered a serious knee injury. 

Why a former Test cricket star calls an ACT Meteor his 'guardian angel'

ACT Meteors cricketer Sara Hungerford, who is also a doctor, helped save legendary Aussie cricketer Greg Matthews' life.

Jon Tuxworth Former Test star Greg Matthews considers ACT Meteor Sara Hungerford his "guardian angel".

Jason Behrendoff still ''thereabouts'' for Aussie honours despite one-day snub

Jason Behrendorff has been in solid form with Perth Scorchers.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Jason Behrendorff remains in the mix for an international debut despite missing ODI selection.

Elvin ready to handle target on her back at nationals after Bay Classic win

Sport

Date: December 10 2015
The Canberra Times
Photo: Elesa Kurtz
AIS cyclists, two-time national champion Gracie Elvin, discusses the upcoming Australian cycling season, Rio Olympic ambitions and AIS training regime (e.g. using AIS Altitude House and Strength and Conditioning Centre)

Jon Tuxworth  Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin has defended her Bay Classic criterium title.