Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Equestrian

Natalie Blundell wins World Equestrian Games

Jon Tuxworth Yass equestrian rider Natalie Blundell has declared she's ready to "go out with a bang".

Locker Room

Feminine Raiders for a good cause

Canberra Raiders player Sami Sauiluma, with teammate Tony Milford, is dolled up to raise money for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Jon Tuxworth Raiders players got in touch with their feminine side for a very worthy cause last week.

Cricket

Sheffield Shield preview: Former Manuka curator Nathan Lyon's roots stay strong

Former Manuka Oval curator and Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon will line up for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval starting on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth Despite his Test sucesses, Nathan Lyon knows the ''former curator'' questions are inevitable when he returns to Manuka. 

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff looks forwards to Canberra player reunion at NSW-WA Shield clash

Jason Behrendorff and Ryan Carters, both from Canberra, will play for WA and NSW respectively in the Sheffield Shield game at Manuka this week.

Jon Tuxworth His fearsome pace bowling destroyed England and South Africa, but it is a guiding hand from Mitch Johnson which Jason Behrendorff hopes helps him build an international career. 

Cricket

Nathan Lyon, Justin Langer back Manuka Oval as quality Test venue

Canberra Times - Sport - March 10 2014
Former Canberra cricketer, now Australian Test spin bowler, Nathan Lyon will be making a Canberra comeback this week to play for the NSW Blues in their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval.
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon and Justin Langer have backed the push for Manuka to host Test cricket.

Basketball

Sports commission to undertake major review of WNBL

Carrie Graf

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has enlisted the ASC to undertake a broad review of the WNBL.

Cricket

Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones backs Manuka Oval for Sheffield Shield final

Manuka Oval under lights.

Jon Tuxworth Manuka Oval has firmed as favourite to stage the Sheffield Shield final should NSW win hosting rights.

Racing

Trainer Sam Kavanagh emerges from father Mark's shadow with Midsummer Sun

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Glen Boss riding Midsummer Sun wins the Peter Street Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on May 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sam Kavanagh admits having a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer as a father ''has its ups and downs''.

Racing

Black Opal Stakes day draws on rich and famous

Jon Tuxworth Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.

Athletics

Robert de Castella says Melissa Breen should not miss Olympics

Jon Tuxworth Robert de Castella says the AOC's medal obsession hurts athletes such as Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen in the ''tough'' events.

Basketball

Australian Opal Abby Bishop keen to return to Canberra Capitals after stint in Hungary

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop with her five-month-month old niece Zala.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals star Abby Bishop has signed to play in Hungary on a short-term contract.

Basketball

Basketball ACT announces David Leaney as new president

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT has announced David Leaney as its president for at least the next two years as it prepares for one of the most challenging eras in its history.

Motor sport

Queanbeyan's Mark Webber says Melbourne must fight to keep formula one GP

Jon Tuxworth Retired Australian formula one driver Mark Webber has implored officials to save the Australian GP.

Swimming

Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

Football

Tuggeranong United gets nod for FFA Cup

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United has been given the green light to represent Capital Football in the FFA Cup.

Athletics

Melissa Breen takes aim at 100 metres final in Rio

Canberra's Melissa Breen.

Jon Tuxworth Melissa Breen says making the final of the 100 metres at the 2016 Olympics would be her 'ultimate gold medal'.

Athletics

Rio Olympics final is Melissa Breen's goal

Melissa Breen

Jon Tuxworth Record-breaking sprinter Melissa Breen has targeted the 2016 Olympics 100 metres final as her ''ultimate gold medal''.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals hope domestic duties will keep Abby Bishop close to home

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is optimistic that Abby Bishop will re-sign for next season.

Sports medicine

AIS to help individual sports enforce supplement rules

Jon Tuxworth The AIS wants to play a role in helping form a national approach to supplement-use governance.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals finish season on bright note

Sport
Canberra capitals player Abby Bishop  in action during the game
against the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena
The Canberra times
14 February 2014
photo jay cronan


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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals ended a tough season with a win, paving the way for Lauren Jackson's return.