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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Fifita brothers saga a 'wake-up' call to curb ref abuse: Canberra referees boss

Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale says the alleged incident where Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita abused a junior referee is a "wake up call", and it's up to...

Canberra Capital Steph Talbot on Olympic radar after star Japan showing

Stephanie Talbot is the

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Canberra Capitals youngster Steph Talbot is "absolutely" in the mix to feature at next year's Olympics, branding her "the prototype athlete".  

Canberra Gunners' SEABL finals hopes over after two defeats


Jon Tuxworth The Canberrra Gunners' finals hopes have officially evaporated.

Seventh heaven for surging Roos as Blues slump continues in Queanbeyan derby

Kangaroos player Maxime Herold is wrapped up by the Blues' Tom Ruediger.

Jon Tuxworth With a little more luck, Queanbeyan Roos' Maxime Herold could be flying home to France to play in the UK Super League.

World title first on agenda as Caroline Buchanan eyes Olympic redemption

Jon Tuxworth She's been dubbed the 'queen of the track' but it still burns Canberra BMX rider Caroline Buchanan she can't call herself an Olympic or world champion. 

Canberra Raiders Cup heavyweights smashed as finals race heats up

Sport: Local Rugby League with Gungahlin Bulls taking on Queanbeyan Kangaroo's at Nicholls Enclosed Oval. Centre, Glenn Baker of Queanbeyan Kangaroo's is tackled by Lincoln Withers ad Dwayne Connors of Gungahlin Bulls.19th July 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The race to the Canberra Raiders Cup semis has been turned on its head with top-two sides Queanbeyan Blues and Goulburn Bulldogs both suffering heavy upset losses on Sunday. 

Gungahlin Bulls fullback Dwayne Connors using football as outlet to overcome brother's death

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin Bulls fullback Dwyane Connors knows the pain will never fully subside after his brother's death, but football is helping him heal. 

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis confident for Davis Cup success

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in doubles action at this year's Austrailan Open.

Jon Tuxworth One's a controversy magnet, the other prefers to let his racquet do the talking.

Nick Kyrgios backs axed mate Bernard Tomic as Davis Cup feud continues

Tomic supporter: Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has stood by his belief Bernard Tomic has been wrongly dumped from Australia's Davis Cup team, refusing to back down as his difference of opinion with...

West Belconnen thrashes Belconnen United to stay in Canberra Raiders Cup hunt

Belconnen United Scholars players Andrew Pelasio and Jordan Mago tackle Tim Sloman of West Belconnen Warriors.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen Warriors know how badly Belconnen United Scholars would be hurting. 

Canberra Darters fall to NSW Waratahs in ANL

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Darters skipper Keely Rodrigo says her side failed to adjust to NSW's greater final quarter intensity in Saturday's 60-48 Australian Netball League loss to NSW Waratahs.


Canberra SEABL sides register wins over Sandringham

Jon Tuxworth A big performance from teenage prospect Bul Kuol and a Ben Allen double-double helped Canberra Gunners register a solid 92-83 win over Sandringham Sabres at Belconnen on Friday night.

Rugby league

Joe Picker broken arm tempers celebrations as Goulburn end Qbn Blues streak

Bulls player Lincoln Withers (left), and RAMS player Tom Hicks.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn has suffered a major blow to its Canberra Raiders Cup premiership hopes with back rower Joe Picker suffering a suspected broken arm in Saturday's 30-14 home win over Queanbeyan Blues.

Wests, Queanbeyan battle for finals double chance in John I Dent Cup

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Whites don't need the carrot of a double finals chance against Wests on Saturday, their coach says.

You 'have to take the rap, son' for tanking, says Nick Kyrgios' mother

Tennis ACT CEO Ross Triffitt who is getting a Nick Kyrios haircut to raise money for junior Tennis.
Filed: Friday, 11 July 2014 4:37:11 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Australian tennis star denies accusations of 'tanking' a game during his Wimbledon loss to Richard Gasquet.

Canberra's Tom Rogic confident 'nightmare' injury run is behind him

Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Tom Rogic is confident his "nightmare" injury run that cost him World and Asian Cup spots is behind him.  

Saturday Serve

Matildas' struggles show it's time to walk the talk over female athletes' pay

Canberra Capitals WNBL captain Abby Bishop says pay disparity between players is too great.

Jon Tuxworth People stamp their feet about the gross inequities our female athletes face. But not consistently.

Pat Cash mentor urges Nick Kyrgios to rediscover why he fell in love with tennis

Sports psychologist Jeff Bond helped Pat Cash channel his aggression positively.

Jon Tuxworth Just before winning Wimbledon Pat Cash uttered three words to sports psychologist Jeff Bond that kickstarted his career - "I hate tennis".

Glenn Turner sets sights on Olympic gold as Kookaburras, Hockeyroos qualify

Jon Tuxworth Injured Kookaburra Glenn Turner has set his sights on winning Olympic gold next year, admitting the team's sustained dominance will feel hollow if it fails to win the ultimate prize. 

Nick Kyrgios' mother calls for patience as tennis star matures in public eye

Nick Kyrgios of Australia talks to the umpire during his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
 at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, June 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' mother believes her son would be "upset a lot" by stinging criticism of his on-court antics, but asked for patience as he learns the fine line between passion and...