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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Frew finishes third in first career World Cup mountain bike race

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...

WNBL review recommends move to winter, shorter season in league shake-up

Lauren Jackson in action for the Canberra Capitals last season.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Carrie Graf insists the WNBL can co-exist with football codes if it returns to a winter season.

Stamina to be put to test at Mont 24-hour mountain bike race

Zac Barber in action during the mountain bike leg of the Nelson Tri Club event at Rabbit Island, Nelson.

Jon Tuxworth Stamina and endurance will be put to the test when competitors compete in the Mont 24-hour Mountain Bike Race at Kowen Forest, the largest even of its kind in the country. 

WNBL hopes to mirror netball deal and pay up to avoid TV blackout

TV coverage ensures the likes of Canberra Capitals Lauren Jackson and Abby Bishop get exposure.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia is seeking to emulate netball and pay for free-to-air coverage as it looks to avoid a TV blackout for the Women's National Basketball League next season. 

Weston Creek Molonglo veteran lauds Blake Dean's special display in grand final win

 Wests batsman, Ben Oakley skied a ball to fieldsman, Mark Akeroyd, pictured, centre, who took the catch to win the game.  He is swamped by team mates.

Jon Tuxworth Weston Creek Molonglo veteran Cade Brown has played with Test tweaker Nathan Lyon, but he endorsed Blake Dean as the most complete teammate he's seen after his match-winning display in the Douglas...

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells qualifies for world titles thanks to time adjustment

Lauren Wells competes in the women's 400m hurdles on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells' emotions went from despair to pure joy after booking a world championships berth when her time was adjusted at the Melbourne World Challenge on Saturday. 

South Canberra shock defending champs Arawang in netball opener

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Jon Tuxworth Defending champions Arawang have had an early reminder their title defence won't be plain sailing after they were shocked 44-43 by South Canberra in the first round of the state league netball...

ACT orienteering to farewell Lizzie Ingham

Lizzie Ingham.

Jon Tuxworth The ACT Orienteering League will use the season opener on Sunday at West Stromlo to farewell defending titleholder Lizzie Ingham.

Canberra horses win through to Country Championships final

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Jon Tuxworth Single Gaze doesn't race in the Golden Slipper until Saturday, but two of its owners already have reason to celebrate after their runner Without A Shadow booked a place in the Country Championships...

Canberra trainer Nick Olive ready for big stage with Golden Slipper runner Single Gaze

Single Gaze (no.9) comes second to Takedown in the Black Opal Stakes in Canberra on March 8.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Nick Olive admits it's yet to sink in he has finally graduated to racing's big stage, adamant 50-1 roughie Single Gaze can defy the odds and win the $3.

Nick Kyrgios fired up for Indian Wells clash with Grigor Dimitrov

Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning a game against Denis Kudla at Indian Wells on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth He's forged a lofty reputation on the big stage, but Nick Kyrgios faces his first real test in his bid to translate Grand Slam success onto the ATP Tour against world no.

Canberra Capital Jess Bibby aborts retirement plans as WNBL games record looms

Back in the game: Canberra Capital veteran Jess Bibby has ditched her retirement plans.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals veteran Jess Bibby has revealed a simple half hour shoot around with coach Carrie Graf helped convince her to abort her retirement plans with the WNBL games record at her mercy.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell's future uncertain as motherhood looms

Nikki Campbell is pregnant with her first child.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell's future in the game is clouded with uncertainty after confirming she is expecting her first child in August. 

Softball

ACT secures fifth straight national softball crown

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Jon Tuxworth ACT coach Laing Harrow is confident his side can dominate for a few years yet after it secured a fifth straight national softball championship by thrashing NSW in the final at Brisbane on Saturday.

Black Opal jockey Tommy Berry passes on family name

Jon Tuxworth A little bundle of joy for Tommy Berry is helping ease his family's pain. 

Yass Magpies forced to withdraw from Canberra Raiders Cup

Jon Tuxworth Yass Magpies will spend at least one more year in the Canberra Raiders Cup wilderness.

Racing

Gai Waterhouse rates Black Opal field strongest in years

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21:  Trainer Gai Waterhouse is all smiles after her runner Greatwood won race 7, The Pacific Hoists Parramatta Cup, ridden by Tommy Berry, during Sydney racing at Rosehill Gardens on February 21, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Johnson/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Queen of the track Gai Waterhouse rates Sunday's Black Opal Stakes field the strongest she has seen in years.