Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Basketball

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

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

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby slams WNBL awards system

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby has blasted Basketball Australia's move to end WNBL All-Star Five voting three weeks early.

Athletics

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor backs Melissa Breen to break 11 seconds

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Australian sprinting great Melinda Gainsford-Taylor has backed new national 100-metre record-holder Melissa Breen to break the 11-second barrier this year.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry promises recruiting blitz

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Cavalry will continue to cast a wide net to recruit players starved of opportunities in their home states after it proved a success this season.

Athletics

Where's the support for Melissa Breen?

SPORT: Canberra's Melissa Breen breaks the Australian 100m record in 11.11 seconds during the ACT championship heats and also wins the final against Sally Pearson at the AIS track, Canberra.  9th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Athletics Australia says sprint queen Melissa Breen must run blistering 100 metre times consistently to earn funding, despite the Canberran breaking a 20-year Australian record on Sunday.

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Basketball

Capitals feel pain in Townsville loss with Hurst gone

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Townsville Fire at the AIS arena, Canberra..L-R Fire player Tiana Mangakahia reacts at Caps player Jessica Bibby.   .  9th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals experimented with their line-up in a 90-68 loss to Townsville at AIS Arena on Sunday.

Athletics

Kelsey-Lee Roberts points her javelin at Glasgow podium finish

Jon Tuxworth Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts looks to have finally stamped her ticket to Glasgow

Basketball

Raise pay to keep players, urges Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby

NEWS: Canberra Capitals L-R Jess Bibby and Natalie Hurst will co-captain the side this season..  3rd OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals skipper Jess Bibby insists Natalie Hurst's early exit to play in Turkey has the support of senior players.

Cricket

Queensland Fire defeat ACT Meteors in women's T20 cricket final

Kris Britt of the Meteors leaves the field after being caught by Haidee Birkett

Jon Tuxworth A blistering unbeaten 78 from Queensland opener Delissa Kimmince has denied ACT Meteors a maiden national title.

Cricket

ACT Meteors hope to add to Canberra's female sports legacy with national T20 glory

Canberra Capitals players celebrate winning the 2008-09 WNBL title.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has anointed the city ''far and away'' the women's sporting capital of Australia.

Athletes will be the real winners of expensive re-branding, says AIS boss

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Institute of Sport has defended the half a million price tag for its new logo, insisting the re-branding will help develop more funding for athletes, not take money from their pockets.

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Basketball

Exum seeks out Lakers legend Bryant for lesson in leaping from high school to NBA

Dante Exum

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy will head to US next week to prepare for biggest moment of his career.

New AIS logo

AIS chief says new branding will help raise funds for athletes

AIS director Matt Favier speaking at  the launch of the new AIS logo at the AIS Visitors Centre in Bruce.

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Institute of Sport has defended the half-million-dollar price tag for its new logo, insisting the rebranding will help develop more funding for athletes, not take money from their...

Basketball

Dante's peak - Canberra teenager joins Team Kobe

Sport.  Basket baller Dante Exum is going into the NBA draft in America.  3 February 2014. Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy Dante Exum plans to sit down with Kobe Bryant to learn the secrets behind the superstar's successful leap from high school to the NBA.

Baseball

From bench to star Chambers: Canberra Cavalry advances to title fight

Jon Tuxworth Steven Chambers' rags to riches story is complete after pitching Canberra Cavalry to the ABL Championship Series.

Basketball

High award hopes for Abby Bishop despite Canberra Capitals' WNBL loss

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby says Canberra's disappointing campaign shouldn't derail Abby Bishop's WNBL MVP hopes.

Basketball

Bishop faces up to season's frustrations

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way to the goal. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop is certainly not one for shirking responsibility.

Basketball

Canberra teen Dante Exum ready to light up NBA, says Luc Longley

Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth Luc Longley has backed Dante Exum to take his rise from Canberra schoolboy to NBA star in his stride.