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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

Injury may sideline Gungahlin recruit Withers for season

Jon Tuxworth Lincoln Withers is no certainty to play for Gungahlin this season as he recovers from shoulder surgery. 

Basketball

Capitals announce new partnership with University of Canberra

Capitals coach Carrie Graf, who has been involved in the University of Canberra partnership.

Jon Tuxworth University of Canberra has finalised its deal to take over the licence of WNBL basketball side Canberra Capitals. 

Basketball

Patrick Mills ready to step up in NBA playoffs: Andrew Gaze

Patty Mills helped San Antonio dominate Portland on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills' star showings in the NBA playoffs will add to his market value.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals sign Adelaide WNBL star Stephanie Talbot

Sport,  Adelaide #5 Stephanie Talbot fouls Canberra Capitals #30 Michelle Cosier during the match at AIS. 9 November 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have pulled off a major recruiting coup.

Racing

Cleary's strong partnership with Gerry Harvey continues with Stolen Kisses' win

Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary.

Jon Tuxworth Larrikin Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary reckons it's ''overwhelming'' to be training horses for Gerry Harvey.

Hockey

Goulburn secures come-from-behind win over Old Canberrans

Todd Devlin helped Goublurn defeat Old Canberrans.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn's Capital League hockey side split its weekend fixtures after downing Old Canberrans on Sunday.

Football

Scene set for Canberra FC, Belconnen blockbuster

Soccer

Jon Tuxworth The scene is set for the match of the season when Canberra FC and Belconnen United meet next week.

Cricket

Canberra to host Australia and South Africa in ODI cricket

It's understood that Canberra has been given the all-clear to host a match between two of world cricket's heavyweights in mid-November as part of a five-game ODI series.

Jon Tuxworth International cricket is poised to return to Canberra this summer.

Saturday Serve

Lauren Jackson applauds sport's hard-line stance against discrimination

Jon Tuxworth There's no such thing as a 'casual' homophobic slur'.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals lose Alex Bunton to WNBL rival Adelaide Lightning

Alex Bunton in action for the Canberra Capitals against Dandenong Rangers.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have lost the battle to retain Alex Bunton.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson, Kristen Veal could reunite at Canberra Capitals

The Canberra Capitals are trying to lure Kristen Veal back after her former club, Logan Thunder, folded.

Jon Tuxworth The duo who spearheaded the Canberra Capitals glory days could be reunited after the club sounded out Kristen Veal on whether she'd consider joining Lauren Jackson in their line-up for next season.

Soccer

Matildas ready to move on from coach upheaval: Heyman

Canberra United's Michelle Heyman says the Matildas can successfully defend the Asian Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Michelle Heyman says the Matildas are ready to move on from the fallout of coach Hesterine de Reus' sacking, insisting the team can rebound from the drama and successfully defend its Asian Cup title.

Netball

NSW Swifts may play more netball games in Canberra

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NSW Swifts VS Southern Steel at the AIS Arena.
Taylah and Chaeleigh Wittwer from Kambah
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth Netball NSW chief executive officer Carolyn Campbell says the prospect of more NSW Swifts games in Canberra will be explored following the success of the city's first ANZ Championship game on Friday.

Tennis

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios continues hot streak

Kyrgios proved too strong for the No. 5 seed in a 6-3, 6-2 win, and will now take on Argentine Facundo Bagnis in the semi-finals.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Nick Kyrgios' resurgent return from injury has continued with a strong quarter final win over American Alex Kuznetsov in the Savannah Open in south Georgia on Saturday morning.

Netball

Shooting pair star as NSW Swifts thrash Steel in Anzac Day Canberra clash

Taking flight: Kim Green gets airborn as the NSW Swifts defeat the Southern Steel in Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth NSW Swifts shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Susan Pratley put their hands up for Commonwealth Games selection in big win.

Netball

Swifts stars chase Commonwealth Games spots against Southern Steel

Caitlin Thwaites has been named in the Australian Commonwealth Games squad.

Jon Tuxworth Sydney Swifts have labelled it a ''must-win'' after two straight losses, but Commonwealth Games aspirations could also be on the line for several players against Southern Steel at AIS Arena on Friday.

Netball

NSW Swifts coach wants regular Anzac Day clash

Swifts defender Sharni Layton's family has a rich history in the armed services

Jon Tuxworth NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright still cherishes the tales of hardship his father told him of risking his life in battle in World War II.

Netball

Gender should be irrelevant, says NSW Swifts netball coach Rob Wright

Rob Wright

Jon Tuxworth He's the ANZ Championship's first male head coach of a team set to play in Canberra's first match, but NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright doesn't view himself as a trailblazer.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios through to Sarasota Open final

Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios is in the Sarasota Open final.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios' strong injury comeback has continued. 

Basketball

Luc Longley hopes Dante Exum avoids falling victim to club v country battle

Dante Exum playing for Lake Ginninderra College in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball great Luc Longley hopes club versus country tug-of-war doesn't hinder Dante Exum's world cup hopes.