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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Kellie White overcomes horror injuries to make Hockeyroos Olympic training squad

Jon Tuxworth Kellie White feared her Olympic hopes may have been crushed for good after two years out with injury.

The Canberra Capitals' creche providing perspective in less-than-festive season

Future starting five: From left, Bentley, Zala, Charli, Parker and Maddison.

Jon Tuxworth As the losses pile up, a tribe of toddlers are helping to ease the pain for the Canberra Capitals. 

High jumper Brandon Starc brimming with confidence as he targets Olympic glory

High jumper Brandon Starc training at the AIS on Friday. Starc is targeting a medal at the Rio Olympics.

Jon Tuxworth Four years ago, high jumper Brandon Starc and his cricketing older brother Mitchell set up a camera in their father's garage to help him deal with his media shyness. 

Canberra Capitals desperate to break WNBL duck in brutal Perth-Adelaide double

Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop is furious with the brutal weekend schedule.

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop brands scheduling of WNBL games 'disgraceful', 'dangerous' and 'unprofessional'.

Will Cooper organises Ballin' for Eli to support 'little brother' Elijah Arranz

Will Cooper,16 of Higgins is organising a 24-hour basketball tournament to raise money for Elijah Arranz.

Jon Tuxworth Will Cooper was in tears when he heard the kid he had taken under his wing as a 'little brother' was in a skydiving accident.

Christmas a time to remember Tony Campbell for Cleary racing clan

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Jockey Jason Devrimol rode Lochte to an easy win in the Maiden Plate at Queanbeyan on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth He made a cameo behind the microphone two years ago, but Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary knows no one can fill the void left by late race caller Tony Campbell. 

Canberra's Alison Bai crashes out of Australian Open wildcard playoffs

Alison Bai, pictured at last month's Canberra International, has been knocked out of the Australian Open wildcard playoffs.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Alison Bai will put all her focus on qualifying for the Australian Open mixed doubles draw after she was upset by little-known Victorian Belinda Woolcock in the first round of the singles...

WNBL: University of Canberra to conduct review of Canberra Capitals

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is under the microscope after a horror start to the season.

Jon Tuxworth University of Canberra will conduct a "full 360" review into the Canberra Capitals after their horror start to the WNBL season.

Athletics

Sophie Broadhead keen to avenge last year's injury despair at Queanbeyan Gift

Sophie Broadhead easily won her heat at the Queanbeyan Gift.

Jon Tuxworth Sophie Broadhead showed she's ready for Queanbeyan Gift redemption with a scorching heat victory on Saturday. 

Golf

School of hard knocks has Matthew Millar primed for tilt at Australian Masters glory

Matthew Millar plays out of the bunker on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Matt Millar is on the verge of a dream win at the Australian Masters on Sunday.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' senior players call for team to show pride against Townsville

 Canberra Capitals player Jess Bibby says pride will be the focus against Townsville Fire

Jon Tuxworth  The Capitals' leadership group has challenged the squad to "show some pride" against Townsville on Sunday.

Matthew Millar says Adam Scott is 'catchable' at halfway mark of Australian Masters

Matthew Millar is in the chasing pack behind Adam Scott at the Australian Masters.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Matthew Millar is confident he can play the role of villain and chase down Adam Scott.

Twins Jack and Tom Newman ready to climb Queanbeyan Gift peak again

Jon Tuxworth They were born two minutes apart. The difference in their ability at 17 can be measured in hundredths of seconds.

Going back to basics key to ending Canberra Capitals slump: Renee Montgomery

Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop said the team is remaining positive.

Jon Tuxworth Renee Montgomery has urged the Capitals to focus on the "hustle plays" to end their eight-game losing streak.

Canberran Matthew Millar confident he can challenge at Australian Masters

Fine form: Matthew Millar at last week's NSW Open.

Jon Tuxworth They say life begins at 40, and so has Matthew Millar's second coming as a golfer, with the Canberran adamant he has the form to win a gold jacket this week.

Jared Tallent applauds Russia ban and insists they 'deserve' to miss Olympics

Jared Tallent of Australia celebrates after crossing the finish line to win silver in the men's 50km walk at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing this August.

Jon Tuxworth Jared Tallent insists Russia doesn't have enough time to sort out their doping issues, but he never contemplating quitting despite his growing frustration.

Mark Bourne reigns supreme again by winning fifth straight Eureka Climb

Mark Bourne won his fifth Eureka Climb in a row on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Mark Bourne continued his dominance of the Eureka Climb by claiming his fifth straight title on Sunday. 

Matt Millar shares NSW Open first place cheque but settles for second again

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Matt Millar has finished equal second in the NSW Open at Sydney's Stonecutters Ridge course. 

Bittersweet WNBL milestone for Jess Bibby as Capitals crash to another loss

Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby in action on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth WNBL record-breaker Jess Bibby sat with mixed feelings after Saturday night's loss to Adelaide.

Basketball

WNBL: Jess Bibby's big moment fails to snap Canberra Capitals out of slump

Canberra Capitals player Jess Bibby.

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby was honoured before her record-breaking 378th WNBL game but there was little else to cheer for the Canberra Capitals after their winless start to the season stretched to eight...