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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain despite parenting policy forcing her to withdraw from world championships

Abby Bishop watches Lauren Jackson train.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite this week's controversy.

Basketball

Netball Australia urges female-sport bosses to help with childcare as Abby Bishop quits Opals

Netball has called on female sports to give mum's support. Former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon with her baby Xavier.

Chris Dutton Netball Australia boss Kate Palmer has implored female sporting bodies to soak up some of the costs of having children in a high performance environment until women can be full-time professional...

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Basketball

Australian Opals leave door open for Abby Bishop as players call for equality

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says the door is still ajar for Bishop to play at the worlds.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.

Swimming

Redemption for Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers as he qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers.

Chris Dutton Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers has revealed he needed to fall in love with the sport again.

Cycling

Lisa Keeling's crash course in cycling success

Chris Dutton Canberra cyclist Lisa Keeling has the confidence to stay on her bike despite thinking she'd never ride again after being hit by a car in 2010.

Basketball

New Basketball ACT boss Tony Fraser aims to make sport No.1

Tony Fraser is a former chief of the Canberra Cavalry baseball team.

Chris Dutton Tony Fraser will back a bid to revive the Canberra Cannons in the NBL if it is financially viable.

Basketball

Tony Fraser new Basketball ACT chief executive

Tony Fraser is a former chief of the Canberra Cavalry baseball team.

Chris Dutton Basketball ACT has snared former Canberra Cavalry boss Tony Fraser as the sport's new chief executive and officials believe he can lift basketball to a new level of professionalism.

Basketball

Cal Bruton heads campaign as 'D-Day' for Canberra Cannons consortium bid looms

Jon Tuxworth and Chris Dutton NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton is working to revive the Canberra Cannons and his son, C.J., looms as a potential recruit for a new basketball team.

Cricket

Big names return for NSW-WA Sheffield Shield showdown at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Sport: WA cricket team trains at Manuka Oval Sunday afternoon, Adam Vogues. 9th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven Test players, ODI star Adam Voges, a hat-trick of Canberra's cricket talent and a Sheffield Shield final up for grabs.

Cycling

Mountain biker Ben Henderson rebounds from illness, aiming for Olympics

Return: Ben Henderson is making a comeback after  being struck down with a chikungunya virus and taking to two years to recover.

Chris Dutton Fifty mosquito bites ruined mountain biker Ben Henderson's Olympic Games dream and kept him in bed for almost two years.

Locker Room

Michelle Cosier on comeback trail for Canberra Capitals after second baby

Chris Dutton Locker Room: Michelle Cosier wants to make a WNBL comeback next season after giving birth to her second child.

Basketball

Canberra superstar Lauren Jackson says knee surgery will prolong her career

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson said her career could have been at risk had she tried to play on with a knee injury.

Baketball

WNBL: Canberra Capitals' MVP award tops tough year for Abby Bishop

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(l-r) Carly Wilson, Isabelle Strunc, Abby Bishop and Sarah McAppion at the Canberra Capitals end of year dinner.
The Canberra Times
19 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Newly-crowned Canberra Capitals MVP Abby Bishop says she is a ''package deal'' with niece Zala.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

Basketball

Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

Cricket

ACT Meteors look to create women's cricket history

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Kris Britt of ACT celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Rachael Haynes of NSW during the WT20 semi final match between NSW and ACT at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Meteors skipper Kris Britt is adamant her ragtag team can clinch a shock premiership.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals move to Tuggeranong for winning feeling

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will consider moving games back to Tuggeranong next season to cut costs.