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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

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

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. 

Hockey

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

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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...

Equestrian

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. 

Locker Room

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.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals slash ticket prices

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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...

Horse Trials

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.

League

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. 

Basketball

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.

Football

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.

Cricket

Afghanistan pips ACT Comets in World Cup warm-up

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Jon Tuxworth Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has declared guiding the country to the Test arena is his long-term focus.

Cycling

Canberra's Caroline Buchanan wraps up BMX World Cup series crown

Caroline Buchanan hoists the trophy after sealing the BMX World Cup series title in the final round in California.

Jon Tuxworth BMX star Caroline Buchanan says Olympic gold is the only prize she wants as she turns to Rio.

Hockey

Canada captain Kate Gillis poised to strike with Canberra

Strikers recruit, Canada hockey captain Kate Gillis.

Jon Tuxworth Canada hockey captain Kate Gillis has joined the ACT Strikers for the Australian Hockey League.

Australian Football

Canberra draft hopefuls to grace MCG on grand final day in biggest week of their lives

Serious business: Logan Austin and Jack Steele will play in the AFL grand final curtain-raiser on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne Canberra draft hopefuls Jack Steele and Logan Austin are not getting ahead of themselves.

Basketball

Mediocrity not on Canberra Capitals' agenda, says Jess Bibby

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Jon Tuxworth They have just returned from a coast trip littered with selfies, scavenger hunts and tomfoolery, but Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says the players "don't want to settle for mediocrity any...

Soccer

American trio keen to pilot Canberra United to hat-trick of W-League wins

Canberra United players, Lori Lindsey, Chantel Jones and Stephanie Ochs share a few tips with Radford Year 10 students, Eleanor Miller and Victoria Evans.

Jon Tuxworth The 'Lauren Jackson factor' has helped boost the Canberra Capitals' profile in the US, but meet the American trio who are doing likewise for Canberra United. 

Union

Canberra Vikings have a Rising confidence on Thursday night clash

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Jon Tuxworth They've been hit by injuries in key positions, but it hasn't dented the Canberra Vikings' confidence.

Basketball

Basketball ACT appoints Maxwell Gratton as new boss for next three years

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Jon Tuxworth New Basketball ACT boss trades soccer superstars for Australian sports 'sleeping giant'. 

Football

Youth United coach to continue push for National Youth League license

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Jon Tuxworth Youth United playing Sydney FC another chance for side to show NYL credentials.

Nick Kyrgios, Patty Mills nominated for 'The Don' award

Patty Mills has been nominated for The Don award.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios and Patty Mills have been nominated for the Australian Sports Hall of Fame's 'The Don' award. 

Hockey

St Pat's skipper hoping experience counts in women's Capital Hockey grand final

Leaders: Central's Kate Dooley and St Patrick's Emma Mathieson will square off in today's final.

Jon Tuxworth St Pat's skipper surprised when reminded it will be 13 years since she played in her first hockey grand final.