Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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

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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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

CANNONS

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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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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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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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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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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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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Barnes, Gunners aim high

Sport.  Three coaches in the same family from left, Brad Barnes, Cameron Barnes and Barry Barnes at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium.  Cameron is the current coach of the Canberra Gunners , his brother Brad won the first championship with the Gunners 10 years ago and father Barry was a former coach of the Australian team and Canberra Cannons.  18 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Brad Barnes jokes many kids in Canberra basketball would probably know him only as ''some cranky bald bloke''.

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Aiming at the big league

SPORT:  Basketball player Dante Exum during training at the AIS. 29th JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Jon Tuxworth His dad played with Michael Jordan, but Dante Exum is hell-bent on forging his own legacy.

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Beveridge gives Gunners more reason to perform

Jon Tuxworth THE Canberra Gunners may have more than a win to play for against Frankston on Sunday, with Perth Wildcats coach Rob Beveridge indicating a desire to watch some of their in-form players up close.

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Frankston runs rings around tall Gunners

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Gunners coach Cameron Barnes said his side failed to exploit its clear size advantage in a disappointing 83-74 home loss to Frankston on Sunday.

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Bibby pushes WNBL to get better deal

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby believes the WNBL should be treated as Basketball Australia's ''flagship program''.

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Joyce has the coaching pedigree to help bring out the best in Opals

MERCURY SPORT-BASKETBALL  National basketball League NBL game between Wollongong Hawks and Gold Coast Blaze. Blaze players train at Wollongong Entertainment Centre prior to the game on Friday night. Blaze coach Brendan Joyce arrives for training  Thursday 13 November 2008  Pic by Andy Zakeli SPECIAL 84997

Jon Tuxworth Brendan Joyce is backed to succeed as the new Australian Opals coach.

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Ardossi unaffected by off-court aggro

2nd OCTOBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY- CHRISDUTTON -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
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...