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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Nick Kyrgios fired up for Indian Wells clash with Grigor Dimitrov

Jon Tuxworth He's forged a lofty reputation on the big stage, but Nick Kyrgios faces his first real test in his bid to translate Grand Slam success onto the ATP Tour against world no.

Canberra Capital Jess Bibby aborts retirement plans as WNBL games record looms

Back in the game: Canberra Capital veteran Jess Bibby has ditched her retirement plans.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby has revealed a simple half hour shoot around with coach Carrie Graf helped convince her to abort her retirement plans with the WNBL games record at her mercy.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell's future uncertain as motherhood looms

Nikki Campbell is pregnant with her first child.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell's future in the game is clouded with uncertainty after confirming she is expecting her first child in August. 

Softball

ACT secures fifth straight national softball crown

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Jon Tuxworth ACT coach Laing Harrow is confident his side can dominate for a few years yet after it secured a fifth straight national softball championship by thrashing NSW in the final at Brisbane on Saturday.

Black Opal jockey Tommy Berry passes on family name

Jon Tuxworth A little bundle of joy for Tommy Berry is helping ease his family's pain. 

Yass Magpies forced to withdraw from Canberra Raiders Cup

Jon Tuxworth Yass Magpies will spend at least one more year in the Canberra Raiders Cup wilderness.

Racing

Gai Waterhouse rates Black Opal field strongest in years

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21:  Trainer Gai Waterhouse is all smiles after her runner Greatwood won race 7, The Pacific Hoists Parramatta Cup, ridden by Tommy Berry, during Sydney racing at Rosehill Gardens on February 21, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Johnson/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Queen of the track Gai Waterhouse rates Sunday's Black Opal Stakes field the strongest she has seen in years.

Racing

Kathy O'Hara secures Single Gaze Black Opal ride as suspension ends Glyn Schofield's hat-trick bid

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Jon Tuxworth Star jockey Kathy O'Hara will ride Canberra's best hope Single Gaze in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes.

Racing

Canberra brigade in running in Country Championships

Matthew Dale with Rom Baro, Gratz Vella with American Time and Nick Olive with Single Gaze.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Olive says Racing NSW's backflip on banning ACT horses from the Country Championships is common sense.

Basketball ACT insist no need for panic despite $218,000 financial year loss

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Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT are confident of being back in the black next financial year and have assured members there is no need for concern after recording a loss of nearly $218,000 for 2014-15. 

Racing

Interstate invaders ready to swoop as ACT trainers try to defend turf on Black Opal day

Trainer Gratz Vella, foreperson Libby Snowden, jockey Kevin Sweeney, trainer Barbara Joseph, trainer Nick Olive and trainer Paul Jones at Thoroughbred Park ahead of the 2015 Black Opal Stakes Day.

Jon Tuxworth Veteran Canberra jockey Kevin Sweeney believes the days when a local horse is a strong hope in the Black Opal Stakes are "just about gone" as top Sydney and Melbourne jockeys target it as a Golden...

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo's Cade Brown unsure of swansong as he prepares for 200th match

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Jon Tuxworth Add the age of teenage Weston Creek Molonglo teammates Mac Wright and Joe Slater, and Cade Brown still has six years on them. 

Cricket

Veteran batsman Ed Joyce 'fears for Irish cricket' if World Cup teams reduced

Jon Tuxworth Ireland batsman Ed Joyce has criticised plans to reduce the number of World Cup teams from 14 to ten, declaring he "fears for the future of Irish cricket" if the proposal goes ahead. 

Canberra horse trials to be held this weekend

Canberra's horse trials are on this weekend at Curtin's Equestrian Park.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra rider Natalie Blundell will launch her quest to find a horse good enough to propel her to the 2020 Olympics.

Basketball

Multimillion-dollar stadium upgrade put on hold as Basketball ACT tightens purse strings

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Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT has been forced to put a multi million dollar upgrade of its Belconnen precinct on hold, but president David Leaney says it hasn't been scrapped as their courts struggle to cope with...

Golf

Canberra's Matt Millar falls agonisingly short of first win

Unlucky: Matthew Millar.

Jon Tuxworth A extraordinary late surge from Ryan Fox has denied Canberra's Matt Millar his first career four-round tournament win at the Queensland PGA Championship at Toowoomba's City Golf Club.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop signs with WNBA side Seattle Storm

Abby Bishop is back off to the WNBA.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop is the latest WNBL star to be snapped up by a WNBA team.

Golf

Canberra's Matt Millar surges to lead at Qld PGA

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Matt Millar is within striking distance of his first title at a four-round tournament after surging to the equal lead of the Queensland PGA Championship at Toowoomba's City Golf Club.

Teenager Matthew Gilkes leads from front as Wests/UC seek to topple unbeaten Eastlake

Sport.  Gallop Cup Grand Final, Weston Creek Molonglo Vs Wests/ UC at Stirling Oval.  West/ UC batsman Joe Cooke.  8 February 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Not many 15-year-olds open the batting in Canberra cricket's first grade competition.

Champion jockey Damien Oliver's bid to ride in Black Opal thwarted by weight

Canberra-based trainer Matthew Dale with Fell Swoop.

Jon Tuxworth Damien Oliver's desire to ride Single Gaze in next month's Black Opal Stakes has been thwarted.