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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Abby Bishop's joint basketball and childcare contract a 'statement for female athletes', says Carrie Graf

Chris Dutton Capitals coach Carrie Graf has declared Abby Bishop's unique WNBL contract as a step forward for female athletes.


Capitals chase Kristen Veal and Carley Mijovic to join Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot

Stephanie Talbot has signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will ramp up their bid to build a championship-winning roster as they close in on veteran Kristen Veal and rising star Carley Mijovic.


Lauren Jackson positive about long-term future

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has started a worldwide search for a new Canberra Capitals teammate.


Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.


Canberra superstar Lauren Jackson says knee surgery will prolong her career

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson said her career could have been at risk had she tried to play on with a knee injury.


Canberra Capitals upset Dandenong Rangers

Sport.  Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst and Adelaide Lightning player Angela Marino  during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals ignited their WNBL campaign with a potential season-defining win on Saturday night.


Superstar Jackson holds court after two years

16th October 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Capitals player Lauren Jackson back in town holds a press conference at Tilleys this morning, Lauren will not be playing this weekend and will be in re-hab for the next fortnight.

Chris Dutton It's the winning record unmatched in WNBL history and will give Lauren Jackson's rivals nightmares as she attempts to continue an ''insanely incredible'' dominance in her comeback on Friday night.


Batkovic assures her former team a fit Jackson will be worth the wait

BEIJING - AUGUST 09:  (L-R) Suzie Batkovic # 8 and Lauren Jackson # 15 of Australia share a laugh after Australia defeated Belarus in the women's preliminary basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton THREE-TIME Olympian Suzy Batkovic has urged the Canberra Capitals to be patient with Lauren Jackson and ease the star back on to the court to ensure she ''returns better than ever''.


Foreign players seek to make capital out of Jackson's prolonged absence

Lauren Jackson returns to Albury after the Olympics. Photos courtesy The Border Mail, Albury.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson's absence could open the door for European and WNBA stars to join the Canberra Capitals on a short-term deal while she recovers from chronic injuries.

Jackson's comeback

16th October 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Capitals player Lauren Jackson back in town holds a press conference at Tilleys this morning, Lauren will not be playing this weekend and will be in re-hab for the next fortnight.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson says she can recapture the best form of her basketball career when she returns to the court, and is determined to lead the Canberra Capitals to another WNBL title in her comeback.


Jackson forfeits US season in quest for recovery

SPORT -  Canberra Capitals take on Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL at the AIS Arena Bruce, The injured Lauren Jackson and Mikaela Dombkins sit on the sidelines. Canberra                                                                                                    19th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has decided not to play in the 2013 WNBA season for the Seattle Storm in the US as she continues her recovery from hamstring surgery.


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.


The Capitals welcome their new cardinal Abby Bishop

London Olympic Games  2012
Basketball at Olympic Park , Australia v China in the womens quarter final , Australia's Abby Bishop competes for a rebound against Song Gao
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

Chris Dutton They missed out on superstar Lauren Jackson but the Canberra Capitals have declared Abby Bishop ‘‘the next best thing’’.


Rediscovering passion: Canberra basketballer's round the world journey

9 July 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Former Canberra Capital Abby Bishop at Canberra Airport before flying out to the 2012 London Olympics.

Chris Dutton Basketball has taken Abby Bishop around the world but as she prepares for the biggest moment of her career, the former Canberra Capital revealed she almost quit when she lost her passion for the...


It's time for fringe stars to shine: Graf

Opals coach Carrie Graf on the side line.

Chris Dutton Carrie Graf admits the Canberra Capitals will play their first pre-season trial ''under-manned',' but the supercoach has urged her fringe players to step up and show they're ready for an increased...


Bibby back on target in mixed Capitals' trip

Picture: Gary Sissons. 
Photo taken at Dandenong Basketball Stadium.
Jessica Bibby.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby hopes she has rediscovered her attacking flair after scoring 72 points in three games as the team prepares for the start of the WNBL season.


Ardossi shrugs off Boomer barbs to battle on for Capitals

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

Chris Dutton Brigitte Ardossi wants to prove she's not a ''dirty player'' and has vowed to continue her physical game style despite the Bulleen Boomers' bizarre decision to accuse her of striking.


Jackson considers a year off in attempt to sustain career

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson is oozing confidence as the Opals prepare to chase an elusive gold medal, but the superstar admits she might need a break from basketball next year to recharge after an emotionally...