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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Gaze urges NBL to recruit NBA star power

Chris Dutton BASKETBALL great Andrew Gaze has urged the NBL to make an audacious bid to recruit some of the biggest names in the sport to increase popularity and avoid another collapse.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Graf's future with Capitals hinges on Games review

SPORT - Canberra Capitals take on the Sydney Flames during a WNBL game at the AIS Arena Bruce, Canberra.  Capitals coach Carrie Graf during a time out.
2nd November 2012 
Photo : Colleen Petch

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals want Basketball Australia to fast-track its post-Olympic Games review so the WNBL powerhouse can secure its future with coach Carrie Graf.

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BA decides not to act over Bibby spray

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Jess Bibby speaks to media at the first Capital's training after the New Year break.
2 Jan 2013
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times. 


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Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby will not be punished for criticising Basketball Australia.

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Fire still burns for the once top guns

CT NEWS PIX, SAT 1 MARCH 2003 BY ANDREW CAMPBELL
PIC SHOWS: CANNONS LAST GAME, AT TUGGS, AGAINST WEST SYDNEY, LOSING.

Chris Dutton Before the Raiders and the Brumbies, the Cannons ruled Canberra sport by playing before sell-out crowds at The Palace.

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Graf backs Joyce choice

SPORT  - Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf returned back to Capitals training today after the death of her father, at the Belconnen Basketball Centre, Canberra.
22th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Chris Dutton New Opals coach Brendan Joyce's biggest challenge will be adjusting to coaching women, Carrie Graf says.

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Petrie persistence pays off

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Anthony Petrie of the Boomers drives to the basket against Zhu Fangyu of China during game one of the series between the Australian Boomers and China at the Perth Arena on June 7, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's the breakthrough appearance that could break the ‘‘curse’’ that has dogged Anthony Petrie's basketball career.

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Petrie's curse strikes the Blaze

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Chris Dutton Anthony Petrie jokes he could be the curse haunting the NBL but despite four of his teams going broke in the past five years, the former Canberra Gunner is refusing to give up on Australia's...

Snake, Pearl join forces

Chris Dutton They led the basketball revolution in Australia and now Hall of Famers Cal Bruton and Herb McEachin want to inspire a new generation with a tournament of ''playground ball and old school rules''.

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Bruton, McEachin 'bringing old school back'

Canberra Cannon's legends (L) Herb McEachin and (R) Cal Bruton are joining forces for a 2 on 2 tournament this weekend.

Chris Dutton They led the NBL revolution in Australia and now Hall of Famers Cal Bruton and Herb McEachin want to inspire a new generation with a basketball tournament of "playground ball and old school rules".

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Mills keen to be back on court

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills refuses to let a turbulent three months and his uncertain NBA future ''break'' his love of basketball and derail his preparations for the London Olympics.