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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra sport

Cricket World Cup and Asian Cup join forces for big crowds in Canberra

Chris Dutton Cricket minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan are more popular than two of the world's best teams and World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval can attract almost 50,000 people next...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson to be the intimidator as veteran Capitals aim for WNBL finals

Carly Wilson has re-signed with the Caps.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson the "intimidator" as Carly Wilson re-signs with the Canberra Capitals.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby aims to become first player to reach 400 games in WNBL after signing new deal

Veteran Jess Bibby has re-signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby re-signs for two years as 400-game mark becomes realistic goal.

Basketball

Kristen Veal reunites with Canberra Capitals 15 years after winning the club's first WNBL title

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

Chris Dutton Kristen Veal is dreaming of a fairytale return to the Canberra Capitals 15 years after helping the club to its first WNBL title.

Basketball

Patty Mills is back in Canberra and he's got the NBA trophy

Patty Mills signs an autograph for Alyssa Seden,12, of Stirling, at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton He's been around the world, but Patrick Mills says nothing beats coming home to Canberra.

Basketball

Trophy bearer Patty Mills closing in on new NBA deal

NBA championship winner Patty Mills, wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills wants Australia to embrace a "unique and historic" moment in basketball when he arrives home with the NBA championship trophy this week for a six-city celebration tour with one of world...

Basketball

Patty Mills to be awarded keys to Canberra

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center.

Chris Dutton Canberra basketballer Patty Mills will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday.

Basketball

Patty Mills and Dante Exum basketball's trump cards in recruitment battle with AFL

Patty Mills can help lure talent towards basketball.

Chris Dutton Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says Patrick Mills and Dante Exum are their weapons in the recruitment war with the AFL.

Basketball

Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.

Basketball

Patty Mills eyes mega-deal after NBA triumph

Patty Mills celebrates the NBA title win.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills' NBA championship blitz has launched him on to the recruitment radar of some of the leagues' biggest teams, with reports linking the Canberra basketballer to a massive pay rise and a move...

Basketball

Liz Cambage ready to slam dunk after bidding wars and 'ridiculous' money

Kiz cambage and the Opals are in Canberra to prepare for the world championships.

Chris Dutton She was in a real estate bidding war with AFL players and turned down "more money than I could imagine" in China, but Australian Opals star Elizabeth Cambage says she's ready to slam dunk in the WNBL...

Football

Belconnen United on winning streak despite missing coach

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Chris Dutton Belconnen United edges closer to Capital Football glory, while Canberra referee Ben Williams creates history.

Basketball

NBA championship winner Patty Mills out for seven months with shoulder injury

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Chris Dutton A shoulder injury has forced Patrick Mills to withdraw from Australia's World Cup campaign.

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Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson reveals her pole dancing secret weapon

Pole dancing builds core strength, says Capitals star Carly Wilson.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson says her pre-season pole dancing routine can be the secret to success this year.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Raiders bloodlines, but rugby to the core

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Chris Dutton They come from 'royal' Canberra Raiders bloodlines, but Tom Evans and Jordan Fulivai will be leading the ACT at the Australian schoolboys rugby union championships in Sydney this week.

Canberra sport

Canberra's golden stars can inspire a generation of international dreams, says Patty Mills

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills says a golden generation of athletes can put Canberra on the map as one of the best sporting cities in Australia.

Basketball

NBA championship trophy coming to Canberra as Patty Mills signs new deal with San Antonio Spurs

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Chris Dutton The NBA trophy is coming to Canberra and Patty Mills has signed a new deal with Spurs.

Cricket

Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Shane Warne is a chance to lead the Prime Minister's XI.

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

Basketball

NBA star Patty Mills wants to revive his family club

NBA championship winner Patty Mills wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth He's now an NBA championship-winning star with the San Antonio Spurs, but Patty Mills began basketball in Canberra as a four-year-old with the Shadows ... and he wants it revived.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.