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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Matthew Dale cleans up on good day for favourite backers at Thoroughbred Park

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Matthew Dale proved quality is better than quantity on Thursday. 

Cricket

Big Bash final in Canberra on verge of selling out

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean.

Jon Tuxworth January's Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval is on the verge of a sellout.

Finals hopes on a tightrope but Canberra Capitals not thinking too far ahead

Carrie Graf tries to rally the troops.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insists she hasn't given a thought to the prospect of missing the WNBL playoffs for a fourth consecutive year before Friday's must-win home clash against West...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson draws inspiration from Penny Taylor's comeback

Lauren Jackson of the Canberra Capitals takes on Dandenong Rangers defender Penny Taylor on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson says regaining WNBL form - not the 2016 Olympics - is her top priority.

New Zealand stars return for ACT Meteors' must-win clash against Tasmania

Back: Sara McGlashan rejoins the Meteors after finishing her playing commitments with the White Ferns.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT Meteors have received a huge boost before Friday's must-win WNCL clash.

Basketball

Penny Taylor urges Canberra Capital Stephanie Talbot to take WNBA plunge

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Jon Tuxworth Penny Taylor has urged Canberra Capitals youngster Stephanie Talbot to join her at WNBA champions Phoenix Mercury as soon as possible after she continued her strong season in Sunday's 89-84 loss to...

Canberra Cavalry lose key ABL match to Melbourne Aces

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Cavalry have squandered a golden opportunity to put pressure on the Australian Baseball League's top three after dropping consecutive games to league minnows Melbourne Aces.

Dandenong Rangers beat University of Canberra Capitals in battle of WNBL superstars

Lauren Jackson of the Canberra Capitals and Penny Taylor of the Dandenong Rangers vie for the ball.

Roy Ward and Jon Tuxworth Penny Taylor's 30 points paced Dandenong Rangers as they beat Lauren Jackson's University of Canberra Capitals 89-84 at AIS Arena on Sunday.

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Basketball

Dandenong Rangers spoil Lauren Jackson's homecoming with tight WNBL win over Canberra Capitals

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' finals hopes may have taken a serious hit with an 89-84 loss to Dandenong, but Lauren Jackson proved on and off the court why she's worth the investment.

ACT Brumbies winger Joe Tomane married in secret island location

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Jon Tuxworth Locker Room: Want to know what Canberra's sporting personalities have been doing in the silly season?

BMX

Caroline Buchanan begins New Year with back-to-back BMX wins

Jon Tuxworth BMX star Caroline Buchanan has taken a major step toward a chance at earning Olympic redemption by winning the opening two rounds of the BMX Australia National Series on the Gold Coast. 

Basketball

Opals stars return to where it all began

Penny Taylor in action.

Jon Tuxworth When Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor and Kristen Veal first set foot on the AIS in 1997 they were fresh-faced teenagers with an ''innate bond'' which eventually propelled them to stardom.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals put Townsville nightmare behind them

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop has implored her side to forget about their Townsville horror show, aware they can't afford to dwell on the 48-point hiding before Sunday's must-win home clash...

Cricket

New and improved Jason Behrendorff deserves Aussie chance: Justin Langer

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Jon Tuxworth Former Test star Justin Langer has endorsed Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff as a World Cup bolter, dismissing the notion an attack can only carry one left-armer as "a rubbish theory".

Tennis

Annerly Poulos using passion in quest to follow in Nick Kyrgios' footsteps

Jon Tuxworth Like better-known Canberran Nick Kyrgios, Annerly Poulos has Greek heritage, an aggressive style of play and she treads the fine line between on-court passion and anger. 

Daily physio for Kyrgios in race to be fit for Sydney International

Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios will have physiotherapy twice a day in a bid to be fit for the Sydney International.

Jono Dean's New Year's Eve fireworks set to launch Big Bash career

Jono Dean.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Dean never doubted his ability to unleash at Adelaide Oval.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson to miss Townsville clash

Lauren Jackson will be rested from the Capitals' gruelling trip to Townsville.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson will miss Friday night's clash at Townsville.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios to miss Hopman Cup through injury

Nick Kyrgios has been ruled out of the Hopman Cup through injury.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' Coach insists Australian Open chances not at risk, despite late Hopman Cup withdrawal.

Racing

Law Of The Land pulls off upset in final Canberra race meeting of year

Law Of The Land (inside runner) edges out Anything You Touch to win a Benchmark 60 Handicap at Thoroughbred Park on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth The result may have forced Canberra trainer Norm Gardner to change his plans, but he couldn't care less after Law of the Land ended his form drought with a fighting victory at Thoroughbred Park on...