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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop firms for MVP honours with fourth player of week award

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Jon Tuxworth A WNBL Most Valuable Player gong appears a mere formality for Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop after she continued a dominant season with a fourth player of the week award.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios can fill shoes of 'Big Four': Jim Courier

Jim Courier tips rising Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios to be among the world's best.

Jon Tuxworth Grand slam champion Jim Courier believes Nick Kyrgios is one of the young guns capable of replacing the Big Four when they call it quits, adamant he has the big game and the big match mentality to...

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios' coach happy for him to maintain the rage for Murray blockbuster

2015 Australian Open , Hisense arena - Australian Nick Kyrgios playing against Italian Andreas Seppi

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' coach Todd Larkham has urged him to maintain the rage in Tuesday night's centre court blockbuster with Andy Murray, crediting his second set dummy spit against Andreas Seppi for helping...

Soccer

Iraqi women enjoy Asian Cup quarter-final thanks to capital's generosity

Jon Tuxworth Whenever Iran and Iraq meet on the football pitch there's always more than the result at stake, but for 50 Iraqi women Friday's Asian Cup clash at Canberra Stadium will be particularly special. 

Nick Kyrgios won't take African lightly as date with Fed Express looms

Sophia Katos from Strictly Ballroom the musical shows Malek Jaziri of Tunisia some dancing moves at the Open on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' coach has warned he can't afford to take unknown Tunisian Malek Jaziri lightly.

Full-strength Canberra Capitals fighting to keep finals hopes alive

Hanna Zavecz returns from injury for the Canberra Capitals this weekend.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals guard Hanna Zavecz insists the team's injury curse won't be an excuse if they miss the playoffs.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson expected to double-up for Canberra Capitals

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is expected to play both games of this weekend's "season-defining" road double, coach Carrie Graf declaring her body can now handle two matches in as many days.

Nick Kyrgios has to handle going from hunter to the hunted: Todd Woodbridge

Nick Kyrgios has the weight of expectation on him for the Australian Open.

Jon Tuxworth Australia tennis legend Todd Woodbridge has urged Nick Kyrgios to "let his racquet do the talking".

Soccer

Four Canberra United players seek to make Matildas cut

Nicole Begg.

Jon Tuxworth Four Canberra United players are hopeful of making the final cut for the Matildas'  internationals against New Zealand and North Korea in Auckland next month as Australia continues preparations...

Soccer

Andrew Barr says sold out Canberra Stadium highlights Socceroos potential

Chinese fans make some noise.

David Polkinghorne and Jon Tuxworth Asian Cup organisers insist their hands were tied after fans were turned away from Sunday's sold out China-North Korea clash.  

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios appoints trainer to build grand slam body

Jon Tuxworth Sitting on a private jet with tennis royalty Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, Pat Rafter and Serena Williams, Matt James couldn't help but pinch himself. 

Triathlon

Triathlete Ben Allen weighing up another shot at Olympic dream

Jon Tuxworth He will bid farewell to his 20s after he races this Sunday in Canberra, but leading triathlete Ben Allen refuses to wave goodbye his his Olympic dream.

League

Preston Campbell backs Canberra teen Kane Allan in NRL All Stars curtain-raiser

Kane Allan and Liam Bashford have been selected for the NSW under-16 Indigenous team.

Jon Tuxworth Preston Campbell defied the knockers who thought he was too small for the NRL, now he has thrown his weight behind Canberra teenager Kane Allan after he was chosen in the NSW Indigenous under-16s...

Lauren Jackson dismisses Sydney display as 'terrible' despite double-double

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson, centre, felt they had played far from their best.

Jon Tuxworth Her coach anointed her the game's MVP but Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson described her crucial double-double in Thursday's win over Sydney as "terrible".

Basketball

Illness-hit Capitals keep finals flame flickering with gritty win over Sydney

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf praised her illness and injury-stricken side for playing with "finals-type" grit to keep their season alive with a 69-66 win over Sydney Flames on Thursday night.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell set to bypass European Tour

Nikki Campbell may have played her final European Tour event.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is likely to quit the European Tour, revealing she barely covered her expenses last season despite a fine campaign where she finished fourth on the order of merit.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry's Marcus Lemon has no sour grapes over ABL import rules

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Cavalry utility Marcus Lemon says he's "not quitting yet" on his dream of folling his father into the Major League, adamant being cut by his third team in five years will only make it...

South Korea survive scare from Kuwait with 1-0 win in Canberra

South Korea's Nam Tae-hee celebrates his goal against Kuwait at Canberra Stadium.

Jon Tuxworth Now the formalities are out of the way, bring on the Socceroos. 

Abdulrahman magic helps UAE overwhelm Qatar in Canberra Asian Cup clash

United Arab Emirates players Omar Abdulrahman, centre, and Ali Ahmed Mabkhout, right, celebrate a goal.

Jon Tuxworth United Arab Emirates topple 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar 4-1 at Canberra Stadium.

Cricket

Labour of love as Manuka Oval scoreboard crew honour history

Scoreboard co-ordinator Cameron Walter positions a name panel.

Jon Tuxworth  The old Manuka scoreboard has recorded scores for Don Bradman, the 1956 Olympics and VFL grand finals, but it's never seen a Canberra summer of cricket like this one.