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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

From refugee camp to cricket's biggest stage for Afghanistan skipper in World Cup debut

Jon Tuxworth His country is war-torn, he grew up in a refugee camp and his father was kidnapped two years ago. 

Cricket

More tickets made available for World Cup cricket clash in Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth Cricket World Cup organisers have released an additional 500 tickets for Wednesday's Afghanistan-Bangladesh clash at Manuka Oval, which is tipped to be a sellout.

Cricket

Upset of Australia a fading memory as Bangladesh look to get World Cup off to winning start

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.

Jon Tuxworth Mashrafe Mortaza grins with pride when he remembers Bangladesh's stunning upset of Australia a decade ago.

Cricket

Bangladesh keen to shed 'minnows' tag as World Cup opener in Canberra looms

Bangladesh cricketer Mohamad Mahmudullah during training at Manuka Oval before they clash with Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday 18th February

Jon Tuxworth Their boilover wins over Australia and England are part of Bangladesh cricket folklore but allrounder Mohammad Mahmudullah believes his side is ready to shed its 'minnows' tag, adamant "we can beat...

Racing

Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet rediscovers ''hunger for racing'' as she hits comeback trail

Kayla Nisbet is keen to get back in the saddle.

Jon Tuxworth A long way from riding for champion trainer David Hayes, it was a low-key meeting at Braidwood on Saturday where Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet rediscovered her competitive hunger. 

Basketball

Canberra Capitals victim of mental let-down against Adelaide Lightning: Carly Wilson

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals veteran Carly Wilson admitted the team fell victim to a mental let-down in Friday's upset 79-71 home loss to Adelaide Lightning which threatens to cripple their season.

Canberra Capitals finals hopes take huge hit after Adelaide pull off upset of year

Sport. 30th January 2015. University of Canberra Capitals V Adelaide. Capital's Kirsten Veal.

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insisted they didn't take struggling Adelaide lightly after Lauren Jackson was sidelined for the boilover home loss, adamant her knee wasn't fit to play. 

Cricket

Why Canberra deserves T20 final

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Jon Tuxworth The Big Bash final has given the Canberra bashers another free swing, as the rest of the country gnash their teeth over the capital being given the showpiece game. 

Canberra Velocity seal fifth spot at APTL national finals

Alison Bai was part of the velocity side that finished fifth.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Velocity bounced back from a first round loss to seal fifth spot.

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

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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

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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.