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Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Gungahlin Bulls recruit Chris Thorley relishing wisdom from former Raiders

Jon Tuxworth Former Belconnen United playmaker Chris Thorley say the prospect of being coached by Gungahlin's Canberra Raiders-stacked coaching staff proved too tempting to refuse. 

Queanbeyan Tigers stalwart comes out of retirement to boost Tigers cause

Queanbeyan exited the NEAFL at the end of last year after baulking at an AFL funding proposal.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Tigers stalwart Mark Armstrong is adamant a sole Canberra team in the North-East Australian Football League remains the best option going forward. 

Nick Kyrgios' mum Nill wants son to act like Roger Federer after beating him

Nick Kyrgios shakes hands at the net after his three-set victory against Roger Federer in Madrid.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios grew up watching Roger Federer. Now his mother wants the 20-year-old to act like him. 

Nick Kyrgios 'one out of the box' after toppling childhood idol Roger Federer

Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates his victory over Roger Federer.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios described toppling Roger Federer as the definitely the greatest win of his career.

Tennis ACT banks on Nick Kyrgios factor to lift Davis Cup bid

Time on Canberra's clay surfaces has enabled Nick Kyrgios to kick-start his European season.

Jon Tuxworth Tennis ACT is hopeful Nick Kyrgios' rapid rise will be the ace in its pack when it bids to host Davis Cup and Federation Cup ties early next year.

Tuggeranong defy recent form to keep FFA Cup dream alive

 Carl Valeri of the Melbourne Victory challenges for the ball.

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw believes the FFA Cup is now nearly as coveted as winning the National Premier League grand final after defying their poor recent form with a 5-2 win...

Canberra Capitals sign Australian Opal Kathleen MacLeod

Kathleen Macleod in action for Dandenong last year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals continue rebuild for next season by signing Dandenong Rangers point guard Kathleen MacLeod. 

Joe Picker injured, but Goulburn keen to avenge grand final loss

Joe Picker in action for Souths last year.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn captain-coach Mick Picker has revealed how close brother Joe came to requiring major facial surgery.

Stephanie Talbot stars as Caps Academy notches first SEABL win

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals squad member Stephanie Talbot put the Canberra Capitals Academy on her back, guiding them to their first win of the SEABL season against Hobart on Saturday night.

Canberra Capitals set to lose WNBL MVP Abby Bishop to Europe

The Canberra Capitals are likely to lose Abby Bishop for next season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals could boast a front court equal to defending WNBL champion Townsville next season after signing Belgian centre Ann Wauters for next season. 

Kathy O'Hara, Keith Dryden secure winning doubles at Thoroughbred Park

Jon Tuxworth Keith Dryden praised Kathy O'Hara for her patient ride on Crusader General in the first of two wins for the leading Sydney jockey at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

David Pocock and all that jazz

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Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs fall to Los Angeles Clippers in first playoff

Patty Mills believes the future is bright for Australian basketball

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patty Mills' quest to win back-to-back NBA titles with San Antonio has got off to a bad start with the Spurs beaten 107-92 in their first playoff match by LA Clippers.

Anyaorah hits game winner to lead Canberra Gunners to first win

Jon Tuxworth A clutch two-pointer with 11 seconds remaining from US recruit Nnaebuka Anyaorah sealed the Canberra Gunners' first win of the South-East Australia Basketball League season at Dandenong on...

Gungahlin off the mark in Canberra Raiders Cup with win over Warriors

Jon Tuxworth As far as coaching apprenticeships are concerned, there's few better to learn from than Melbourne Storm mentor Craig Bellamy. 

Luc Longley backs Patty Mills to rediscover his mojo in NBA playoffs

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Gregg Popovich celebrates with Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs after defeating the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Tuxworth Luc Longley insists Canberra's Patty Mills can rediscover his shooting mojo during the NBA playoffs, confident the San Antonio Spurs can win back-to-back titles.

Frew finishes third in first career World Cup mountain bike race

Jackson Frew in action.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra teenager Jackson Frew has wasted no time proving himself in mountain biking's top level, claiming third in the junior men's final at the first round of the World Cup downhill in France.

Canberra Gunners coach urges team to lift after lacklustre loss in SEABL opener

Lacklustre performance: Gunners coach Shaun McEachin says loss was disappointing.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Gunners coach Shaun McEachin insists a less than ideal pre-season was no excuse for their lacklustre performance in a season-opening 97-57 SEABL road loss to Albury-Wodonga on Saturday night.

Tennis

Alison Bai wins Canberra title as she sets sights on world's top 250

Alison Bai has won the ACT Open with a convincing straight sets victory

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Alison Bai has set her sights on boosting her ranking enough to earn direct entry into next year's Australian Open playoffs after winning the ACT Open singles title at Lyneham on Saturday.

Rugby league

Next Cornish emerges from Goulburn production line in Canberra Raiders Cup win

Goulburn player Nicholas Cornish played his first game in the Canberra Raiders Cup on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth His oldest brother may be battling to win back his NRL spot, but Nicholas Cornish became the next playmaker off the family's production line with an encouraging first grade debut in Goulburn's 36-22...