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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Former Canberra Gunner Anthony Petrie makes NBL grand final series debut

Canberra's Anthony Petrie will play in his first NBL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth He's played at more clubs than Slim Dusty, watched three of them fold and came back from a serious Achilles injury in 2010. 

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Potential Canberra team to spread NBL wings in regional centres

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Jon Tuxworth The NBL has outlined an ambitious plan for a potential Canberra team to play multiple games in Goulburn, Queanbeyan and Wagga Wagga.

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Jesse Wagstaff backs Canberra NBL bid, but keen to stay with Perth after win

Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff with the NBL trophy.

Jon Tuxworth Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff says he wouldn't rule out seeing out his career with Canberra if the Cannons revival is successful. 

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Gunners import keen on NBL

Canberra Gunners biggest ever signing is Baltimore boy and scoring machine Camontae Griffin.

Jon Tuxworth A diminutive point guard from St Mary's College will play for the Canberra Gunners this season. And no, it's not Patrick Mills.

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Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Logan Thunder WNBL demise 'disappointing': Canberra Capitals

Carly Wilson of the Capitals in action against Logan Thunder last season. The Thunder have folded, which has left south-east Queensland without a top-tier basketball side.

Jon Tuxworth Outgoing Capitals chief Tony Jackson says it is staggering that south-east Queensland will be without a top-tier basketball side.

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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.

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Sports commission to undertake major review of WNBL

Carrie Graf

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has enlisted the ASC to undertake a broad review of the WNBL.

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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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Bid for live streaming

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Jon Tuxworth THE Canberra Capitals hope to be given permission to live stream home matches late this season, insisting its continued delay is denying the Women's National Basketball League a ''huge'' promotional...

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Lift your game off the field: Petrie

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)

Jon Tuxworth Adelaide 36ers forward Anthony Petrie says rumours of the NBL's demise are greatly exaggerated.

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Ardossi unaffected by off-court aggro

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Canberra Capitals player, Brigitte Ardossi . Pic taken at the Belconnen Basketball Centre.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Brigitte Ardossi says she has put her off-court turmoil behind her, declaring it has only succeeded in making her a stronger person.

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Rivals back Jackson payment

The power trio of Australian Basketball (l-r) Lauren Jackson, NBL chief executive Kristina Keneally and Canberra Capitals Coach Carrie Graf.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia boss Kristina Keneally insists Canberra's WNBL rivals have no issue with it paying part of Lauren Jackson's lucrative deal to play with the Capitals.

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Beveridge eyes Boomers gig

Rob Beveridge

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Rob Beveridge wants the Australian Boomers coaching job after Brett Brown quit the post this week.

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Unpaid sponsor supports Bibby

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Jon Tuxworth An art director who assists the Canberra Capitals with their marketing free of charge says the goal of helping grow women's basketball is being compromised by Basketball Australia ''roadblocks''.

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Bibby's swipe at inequality wins support

Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth FELLOW Women's National Basketball League players have thrown their support behind Canberra Capitals star Jess Bibby, backing to the hilt her claims Basketball Australia places a higher priority on...