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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Opals stars return to where it all began

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

jason Behrendorff

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...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor in ''different stratosphere'' as Canberra clash looms

Jon Tuxworth The last time Lauren Jackson and Penny Taylor set foot on the same WNBL court, it was 2002 when they were youngsters with big reputations and big dreams. 

Canberra sport year in review: Controversies

Terry Campese was squeezed out of the Raiders' set-up.

Jon Tuxworth It's no surprise most of Canberra's controversial 2014 stories centre around the Raiders.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson at centre stage in bid to prolong a glorious career

Lauren Jackson said the Capitals would honour Phillip Hughes on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce will give Lauren Jackson significant minutes at centre in a bid to prolong her international career, but admitted it was too early to tell whether her body would...

2015 wishlist for Canberra's sporting folk

Jon Tuxworth Another year is winding down and while 2014 has been generous to many Canberra athletes, they'll have their fingers crossed their New Year's Resolutions come true. 

Cricket

Gilly backs Brad Haddin to emerge from run-scoring drought

Brad Haddin trains on Christmas Day ahead of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

Jon Tuxworth Adam Gilchrist says Brad Haddin's run drought hasn't put his Test career in jeopardy.

Soccer

Roko Strika backs calls for Canberra National Youth League team

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Roko Strika has backed calls for the capital to be granted a National Youth League license, adamant talented youngsters are in danger of being out of sight, out of mind unless it...

Cricket

Adam Gilchrist backs Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff as Australia candidate

Jon Tuxworth Australia cricket legend Adam Gilchrist believes Canberra quick Jason Behrendorff is "every chance of higher honours down the track", crediting his increased strike power and pace for his purple...

Canberra sport's most memorable moments in 2014

Nikolai Topor-Stanley (left) and Wanderers coach Tony Popovic after winning the Asian Champions League.

Jon Tuxworth The year will go down as one in which several Canberra athletes announced themselves on the big stage, capturing the imagination of not only the city but also all Australian sports fans.

Nick Kyrgios forms partnership with Malaysia Airlines

Nick Kyrgios during his famous win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has signed as an ambassador for Malaysia Airlines.

Tennis

Poulos becomes first Canberran since Kyrgios to win national title

 Annerly Poulos

Jon Tuxworth The last Canberran to win a national title was Australia's rising star Nick Kyrgios, but coach Todd Larkham says it's far too early to tell whether Annerly Poulos will follow his foosteps after...

Basketball

Canberra Capitals overcome injuries to keep WNBL finals hopes alive

Kristen Veal

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals point guard Kristen Veal has revealed she played through severe knee pain during Friday's win in Adelaide to help keep the club's finals hopes alive.