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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Michael Hussey urges Test selectors to roll the dice with Callum Ferguson

Jon Tuxworth, Lee Gaskin Michael Hussey has urged Australia to roll the dice and hand Callum Ferguson a Test debut if skipper Michael Clarke is ruled out, insisting the South Australian can emulate his own Test career and...

Cricket

Michael Hussey says Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff ready for Australia

Jason Behrendorff celebrates another wicket.

Jon Tuxworth Test legend Michael Hussey believes Canberra product Jason Behrendorff is "ready to be picked now" for Australia, but concedes the logjam of talent in the country's fast bowling stocks could prolong...

Cricket

Australian cricket greats Glenn McGrath and Michael Hussey try their hand at blind cricket

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth Australian cricket greats Michael Hussey and Glenn McGrath tried out blind cricket as part of Blind Cricket ACT receiving a grant from the CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship program.

Hockey

Andrew Charter named in Kookaburras Champions Trophy squad

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra goal keeper Andrew Charter has the chance to add a Champions Trophy title to his stellar year are he was named in Australia's squad to play in India next month.

Departing NBL boss Fraser Neill says door not closed on a Canberra team

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Jon Tuxworth Outgoing National Basketball League boss Fraser Neill insists a $1 million licence fee has not crippled Canberra's hopes of re-entering the league, revealing expansion clubs could be allowed to pay...

Canberra Capitals forward Stephanie Talbot poised for WNBA

Stephanie Talbot

Jon Tuxworth The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson expected to be back for Canberra Capitals before Christmas

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".

Netball

Flawless Australian Diamonds complete unbeaten year with win over England in Canberra

Madi Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth Clare McMeniman became the 163rd woman to play for the Australian Diamonds in a 54-47  win over England in Canberra on Wednesday, but few have overcome more personal grief to get there. 

Basketball

Basketball ACT to trial zero tolerance policy on bad behaviour

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Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT will trial a zero tolerance policy to stamp out poor behaviour in its open men's and women's summer leagues, with acting chief executive officer Tom Moore admitting steps had to be...

Golf

Canberra golfer Matt Millar to vie with Charl Schwartzel, Jason Dufner at Perth International

Matthew Millar is relishing a chance to take on some of the world's best in Australia's richest golf event.

Jon Tuxworth He might be a part-timer about to tee off in Australia's richest event, but Canberra golfer Matt Millar believes he can compete against a top-class field in the Perth International starting on...

Netball

Australian Diamonds spurred on by becoming netball's 'Invincibles' in Canberra Test against England

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on to extend their winning streak...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop blasts turnovers as ''unacceptable'' in Sydney loss

Abby Bishop says the Capitals have plenty to work on.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable",  admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney. 

Basketball

Sydney Flames edge fast-finishing Canberra Capitals in 73-70 win

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.  Capitals coach Carrie Graf. 18 October 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan 18 October 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Jon Tuxworth Melbourne Boomers couldn't punish them, but Canberra Capitals were made to pay for another turnover-ridden performance in a 73-70 loss to Sydney at AIS Arena on Saturday night. 

Netball

England emerging as a serious threat to Diamonds in Canberra netball Test

Lisa Alexander has set her sights on caoching the Australian Diamonds to their first Commonwelath Games gold in 12 years.

Jon Tuxworth The English are coming, and for international netball their timing is impeccable. 

Basketball

Canberra Capitals overcome turnovers to beat Melbourne Boomers in WNBL opener

Liz Cambage is set to rejoin the WNBL.

Jon Tuxworth Double-doubles from Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot helped Canberra Capitals open its season with a 69-62 win over Melbourne Boomers on Friday night. 

Golfer Nikki Campbell contemplates quitting

Jon Tuxworth She is in arguably the best form of her career, but Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell can't guarantee she will play on after the Australian summer as she contemplates starting a family. 

Basketball

Lauren Jackson and Kristen Veal bring Capitals' swagger back

Lauren Jackson, left, and Kristen Veal, right.

Jon Tuxworth They were the dynamic duo in Canberra's inaugural WNBL championship in 1999-2000, now veterans Lauren Jackson and Kristen Veal claim it's time to bring that successful swagger back.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals wait to know who is captain, and when Lauren Jackson's back

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop kisses Hummer the giraffe at the National Zoo & Aquarium as the Capitals launch their new giraffe mascot.

Jon Tuxworth The identity of their new captain isn't the only mystery at the Canberra Capitals, with Lauren Jackson also tight-lipped on when she may make her long-awaited return from injury. 

Volleyball

Canberra turns up the Heat in Australian Volleyball League

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Heat's quest to go one better than last year's Australian Volleyball League grand final began with a second road win over Melbourne's Uni Blues on Sunday.