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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Australian Football

Canberra draft hopefuls to grace MCG on grand final day in biggest week of their lives

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne Canberra draft hopefuls Jack Steele and Logan Austin are not getting ahead of themselves.

Basketball

Mediocrity not on Canberra Capitals' agenda, says Jess Bibby

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Jon Tuxworth They have just returned from a coast trip littered with selfies, scavenger hunts and tomfoolery, but Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says the players "don't want to settle for mediocrity any...

Soccer

American trio keen to pilot Canberra United to hat-trick of W-League wins

Canberra United players, Lori Lindsey, Chantel Jones and Stephanie Ochs share a few tips with Radford Year 10 students, Eleanor Miller and Victoria Evans.

Jon Tuxworth The 'Lauren Jackson factor' has helped boost the Canberra Capitals' profile in the US, but meet the American trio who are doing likewise for Canberra United. 

Union

Canberra Vikings have a Rising confidence on Thursday night clash

Nigel Ah Wong

Jon Tuxworth They've been hit by injuries in key positions, but it hasn't dented the Canberra Vikings' confidence.

Basketball

Basketball ACT appoints Maxwell Gratton as new boss for next three years

Basketball

Jon Tuxworth New Basketball ACT boss trades soccer superstars for Australian sports 'sleeping giant'. 

Football

Youth United coach to continue push for National Youth League license

George Timotheou

Jon Tuxworth Youth United playing Sydney FC another chance for side to show NYL credentials.

Nick Kyrgios, Patty Mills nominated for 'The Don' award

Patty Mills has been nominated for The Don award.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios and Patty Mills have been nominated for the Australian Sports Hall of Fame's 'The Don' award. 

Hockey

St Pat's skipper hoping experience counts in women's Capital Hockey grand final

Leaders: Central's Kate Dooley and St Patrick's Emma Mathieson will square off in today's final.

Jon Tuxworth St Pat's skipper surprised when reminded it will be 13 years since she played in her first hockey grand final.

Athletics

Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen 'grateful' for funding upgrade birthday gift

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne It was a surprise birthday present, and Melissa Breen says she's "extremely grateful" for her funding upgrade.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson says she 'doesn't have point to prove to anyone' in WNBL injury return with Canberra Capitals

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson insists she can return to her best after a "nightmare" injury run. 

Football

Cooma confident of springing NPL upset over Sydney heavyweights Bonnyrigg

Cooma captain Goran Josifovski.

Jon Tuxworth Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.

Hockey

Hotchkis boys out to end tough year with hockey grand final victory

Opposing forces: Grand final captains from left, Todd Devlin (Goulburn), Matthew Hotchkis (Central), Kate Dooley(Central co-captain) and Emma Mathieson (St Patrick's).

Jon Tuxworth Central captain Matt Hotchkis and his brothers will use their mother's cancer battle as motivation as they attempt to cap a dominant season with grand final victory over Goulburn on Saturday. 

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls seeks home advantage in National Capital Tour

Jon Tuxworth She juggled schoolwork and illness to make her mark on the world stage, now Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls wants to teach the locals a thing or two at the National Capital Tour.

Cricket

Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.

Netball

Diamonds star Renae Hallinan confident NBA-bound fiance Joe Ingles will be a success

Renae Hallinan

Jon Tuxworth Renae Hallinan has already conquered the world, and she's backed her NBA-bound fiance Joe Ingles to follow suit. 

Cycling

Three Canberrans in road world championships cycling team

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's reputation as a cycling reputation has been further enhanced with three locals chosen in the elite men's team to compete at the UCI Road World Championships in Spain from September 21-28.

Australian Football

No further action likely after football racial sledge

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Jon Tuxworth The Molonglo Juggernauts do not plan to take any further action after a player was allegedly racially vilified during the division two women's grand final against Queanbeyan on Sunday.

Hockey

Central women book grand final berth as they try to end 10-year title drought

Centrals player Tonina Staunton, front, up against Sassie Economos.

Jon Tuxworth A decade ago they celebrated their 50th birthday with grand final glory, now Central has a chance to end its title drought after upsetting Tuggeranong 4-2 in the Capital League women's hockey...

Basketball

Opals coach Brendan Joyce defends selection of Tessa Lavey over Nat Hurst for Turkey

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed his shock decision to select rookie point guard Tessa Lavey over Canberra's Nat Hurst for the world championships, labelling her the team's 'quickest...

Basketball

Abby Bishop backs Canberra Capitals to step up early without Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth Losing one of the world's best players always hurts, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop says she can shoulder the extra workload until Opals superstar Lauren Jackson returns from injury.