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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Nikolai Topor-Stanley returns to Canberra with Western Sydney Wanderers for pre-season match

Jon Tuxworth Wanderers defender admits the "what ifs" of last season's A-League grand final loss still haunt him. 

Basketball

Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

Basketball

Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day. 

Basketball

Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

Basketball

Boomers stars deserve better backing, says Luc Longley

Patty Mills will start an Australian tour with the NBA trophy on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Boomers great Luc Longley says the squad has more international stars than the Socceroos.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners' Tad Dufelmeier off to the US

Tad Dufelmeier, whose father Tad snr is a Canberra Cannons legend, has scrimmaged with Dante Exum at the AIS.

Jon Tuxworth A point guard with Canberra history is off to ply his trade in Utah, and it's not Dante Exum. 

Basketball

Mills fans pack Civic Square to meet model basketballer

Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth Fans queued for more than 200 metres just to catch a glimpse of him, but Patrick Mills insisted he's "just a little indigenous kid from Canberra" after receiving the keys to the city at a public...

Basketball

Basketball Australia puts WNBL under microscope in external review

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has begun a wide-scale external review into the WNBL.

Basketball

Australian basketball needs to take advantage of Patty Mills-mania

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Jon Tuxworth For seven glorious minutes on Monday afternoon, basketball captured the imagination of Australia's sporting public like never before when Canberra's Patty Mills exploded on the sport's biggest stage.

Basketball

Australian Opal Hanna Zavecz signs with Canberra Capitals in WNBL

Canberra Capitals newest recruit Hanna Zavecz.

Jon Tuxworth Hanna Zavecz wants to help restore the Canberra Capitals as a force after signing with them for next season. 

Basketball

Canberra coaches tell scouts NBA draft 'mystery man' Dante Exum is worth the risk

High hopes: Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA scouts have interrogated Dante Exum's Canberra-based coaches for any ''skeletons in the closet''.

Soccer

Tuggeranong draw South Hobart in FFA Cup first round

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Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the Football Federation Cup will give local players a rare chance to ''chase the dream'' and put themselves on the A-League radar. 

Basketball

Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.