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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft. 

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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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Lauren Jackson confident of playing in World Cup, Canberra Capitals season

Star power: Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is back running for the first time since major knee surgery this week.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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.

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Future of Canberra Capitals star Carley Mijovic undecided

Mijovic has decided to bypass the WNBA season after being drafted by Washington Mystics. But a dual passport through her Serbian background makes her an attractive prospect for rich European clubs.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are hopeful Carley Mijovic will remain at the club next season.

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

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Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

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Nat Hurst the best point guard in Australia, says Capitals captain Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Capitals skipper Jess Bibby believes Nat Hurst's shooting clinic at Townsville on Friday has entrenched her as the best point guard in the country.

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Jackson gets 'clean slate' in China

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson has signed to play for a Chinese club this season.

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Opals hope Nat Hurst and Leilani Mitchell will provide punch at world championships

Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

Jon Tuxworth They're rivals for the coveted starting point guard job, but Opals coach hopes duo can provide one-two punch.

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Canberra Capitals finish season on bright note

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Canberra capitals player Abby Bishop  in action during the game
against the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena
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14 February 2014
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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals ended a tough season with a win, paving the way for Lauren Jackson's return.

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Canberra Capitals hope domestic duties will keep Abby Bishop close to home

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is optimistic that Abby Bishop will re-sign for next season.

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Capitals need grit for win, says skipper

Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth Capitals skipper Jess Bibby hopes last week's gritty win over Adelaide will provide her team with self-belief.

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No rush on Jackson decision

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals will wait until Lauren Jackson is analysed by the club's medical staff before answering speculation she could undergo surgery before her rich deal even begins.

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Caps vow to put Jackson first

Lauren Jackson

By Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals will make Lauren Jackson's longevity their No.1 priority and aim to have a ''bulletproof'' superstar return to the court next month.

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Jackson gets new perspective at home

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.

Jon Tuxworth As soon as Lauren Jackson set foot on the Canberra Airport tarmac, the sense of relief that engulfed her was overwhelming.

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Everything on schedule for the return of Jackson

23 October 2012. Jon Tuxworth Story. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson.  Lauren Jackson, with Callie Bourne (13) and Isabelle Bourne (11), wait for the Lauren Jackson bus in a scene for Disney TV show 'Undercover Coach'.


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Jon Tuxworth She moonlighted as a children's TV star yesterday, but Lauren Jackson remains on track to return to her day job with the Canberra Capitals next week.