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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Brad Haddin's words of wisdom to fore as ACT Comets bowlers dominate SA

Jon Tuxworth A few months ago the last place Brad Haddin would have expected to be was playing in a Futures League game at an empty Manuka Oval. 

Jess Bibby 'almost embarrassed' to break WNBL most games record

Jess Bibby with Lucille Bailie, whose record she will break for the most WNBL games on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth When Jess Bibby was a school kid being driven to her first WNBL practice, she was "petrified".

W-League: Melbourne City's win over Canberra United marred by Lisa De Vanna send-off

Nicole Begg of Canberra controls the ball.

Jon Tuxworth Lisa De Vanna was sent-off for elbowing Nicole Begg in the face in Sunday's 4-2 W-League win at Central Coast.

Ben Mitchell downs 'best mate' Luke Saville in Canberra International final

Men's Final at Lyneham between Benjamin Mitchell and Luke Saville.

Jon Tuxworth Ben Mitchell and Luke Saville have spent the past few days chewing the fat over the dinner table at the AIS.

Luke Saville eyes off Canberra International title and top 100 ranking

Luke Saville was dominant in a straight sets semi-final win over Robin Stanek at the Canberra International on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Two-time junior grand slam winner Luke Saville is confident he can launch an assault on the top 100.

'Written off' Canberra United hope to prove a point against surging City

Michelle Heyman will be back on deck for Canberra United against Melbourne City after returning from Matildas duty.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United will use Melbourne City being all but crowned W-League champions as motivation on Sunday.

Give Tom Rogic space to thrive, urges Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill

Staying in China: Socceroos star Tim Cahill

Jon Tuxworth  Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill knows what it's like to be a highly rated youngster burdened with big expectations.

Canberra Capitals season descends further into turmoil with big loss in Sydney

Jess Bibby's record-equalling match in Sydney on Friday night was one to forget for her and her Canberra Capitals teammates.

Jon Tuxworth  Canberra's WNBL season has plunged further into turmoil after another thrashing on Friday night.

Ben Mitchell hoping to turn former home Canberra into happy hunting ground

Robin Stanek at the Canberra International.
The Canberra Times
Date: 04 November 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Ben Mitchell has "great memories" of Canberra after honing his game at the Australian Institute of Sport as a teenager. 


Canberra United on hunt for replacement for injured English international

Sport. Canberra United soccer coach Rae Dower attends Kaleen High
School for a skills training session with students. November 5th 2015
The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


Jon Tuxworth Canberra United is confident of securing an international signing of similar quality after injury forced English striker Jodie Taylor to pull out of her short term contract. 

Love of game the reward for 'bargain basement' players at Canberra International

Sport. Canberra Tennis player, Alex Nancarrow, is currently injured
and is making some much needed cash by stringing racquets for players
at the Canberra International tournament at Lyneham. November 5th 2015
The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


Jon Tuxworth The tennis tour is portrayed as a glamorous existence, but it isn't always the case.


Rosie Fadljevic to leave Canberra Capitals after playing two more games

From left, Canberra Capitals player Stephanie Talbot and South East Queensland player Nadeen Payne in action.

Jon Tuxworth They have finally managed five-on-five training this week but Canberra Capitals back-up post Rosie Fadljevic will play just two more games as the club continues to battle a lack of depth.


Czech Stanek crushes Jordan Thompson as seeds crash at Canberra International

Robin Stanek at the Canberra International.

Jon Tuxworth He's world no.376 and boasts just $25,000 in career prizemoney but Robin Stanek showed those numbers should rise quickly after his straight sets demolition of Jordan Thompson at the Canberra...


Teenager Blake Macdonald to make ACT Comets debut as Brad Haddin makes cameo

Blake Macdonald will make his ACT Comets debut in the Futures League game against South Australia at Manuka Oval.

Jon Tuxworth Teenage batsman Blake Macdonald dreamed of emulating his father Darryle by playing for ACT Comets. Making his debut with a Test legend is just a bonus. 

Melbourne Cup 2015: Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph reflects on Ain't Seen Nothin's fairytale

Trainer Barbara Joseph with one or her horses at her Canberra stables last year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph hasn't given up hope of having another runner in the Melbourne Cup after the fairytale ride she enjoyed with Ain't Seen Nothin' 12 years ago.

Winless Canberra a long way from WNBA title, but Renee Montgomery not panicking

WNBA guard Renee Montgomery is hoping to help Canberra Capitals revive their ailing season. 

Renee Montomery during her Capitals' debut. 

31 October 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Going from a WNBA championship win to a struggling side on the other side of the world is a fair adjustment. 


WNBL: Another third quarter fadeout condemns Canberra Capitals to 0-6 hole


Renee Montomery during her Capitals' debut. 

31 October 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' season could be over before the WNBL breaks for Christmas after another third quarter fade out cost them in a 91-63 home loss to Melbourne Boomers on Saturday...

Canberra International: John Millman beats injury to achieve breakout season

Jon Tuxworth Just over a year ago John Millman was working in a Brisbane finance firm crunching numbers, while his tennis ranking number plummeted south.

Mark Higgs-Jono Dean battle tipped to be critical in Twenty20 decider

Weston Creek Molonglo all-rounder Blake Dean is preparing to take on old side Queanbeyan in Sunday's Twenty20 final.

Jon Tuxworth Weston Creek all-rounder Blake Dean admits "it feels a bit strange" playing former side Queanbeyan with a trophy on the line. 

Top three WNBL scorers descend on Canberra for crucial Capitals-Melbourne clash

Young Capitals guard Stephanie Talbot in action.

Jon Tuxworth Stephanie Talbot will be critical on both ends of the floor as the Capitals look to break their losing run on Saturday.