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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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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 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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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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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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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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WNBL: Alex Bunton back for Canberra Capitals

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.   Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton lines up to take a free throw during the game at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Alex Bunton will delay a decision on whether to recommit to the Canberra Capitals until the end of the season.

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High award hopes for Abby Bishop despite Canberra Capitals' WNBL loss

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby says Canberra's disappointing campaign shouldn't derail Abby Bishop's WNBL MVP hopes.

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Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby slams WNBL awards system

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby has blasted Basketball Australia's move to end WNBL All-Star Five voting three weeks early.

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Finals fade from view for Canberra Capitals after WNBL loss to Logan Thunder

Sport: Canberra Capitals  V Logan Thunder. Capitals Jessica Bibby on the side lines. 20th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' finals hopes are all but over after a fourth-quarter collapse on Friday.

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Canberra Capitals fall late against Bendigo Spirit in WNBL

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Bendigo Spirit at AIS Arena.  Capitals player Nicole Hunt and Bendigo player Kelly Wilson.   3 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Not even a three-point masterclass from Nicole Hunt could help Canberra upset Bendigo in the WNBL.

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WNBL: Canberra Capitals jaded after hell road trip

SPORT: Canberra Capitals player Carley Mijovic pictured at the AIS Arena, Canberra. 17th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth The last time the Canberra Capitals played at home, a ball yet to be bowled in Australia's Ashes stampede.

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WNBL: Carrie Graf sees plenty of upside in Canberra Capitals university move

NEWS - Carrie Graf will not be re-applying for the role of Opals coach, but will become the UC's first coach in residence, Bruce, Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                        14th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has thrown her support behind the team's likely move to the University of Canberra.

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Bibby claims there's little respect for WNBL

Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has launched an extraordinary broadside at Basketball Australia, accusing it of placing greater priority on the NBL than the WNBL.

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WNBL fixture slash fears

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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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Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT urges officials to think before slashing WNBL schedule from 24 to 16 games a season.

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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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Basketball star Lauren Jackson won't play for Capitals in WNBL in 2013

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson has terminated talks with Canberra and will not play in the Women’s National Basketball League this summer after the Capitals failed to meet a contract deadline...

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AIS set to exit WNBL

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Institute of Sport is all but certain to withdraw from next year's WNBL season as Basketball Australia looks to address the flagging depth in its female junior ranks.

Shearing sure thing for bright WNBL future: Tomley

Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Sandy Tomley believes young gun Alyce Shearing is destined for a WNBL career after starring for her injury-ravaged side this SEABL season.

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New Canberra Capitals boss Lachlan Searle has big plans for basketball in ACT

Lachlan Searle has been appointed as the Canberra Capitals' general manager.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Capitals general manager Lachlan Searle wants the club to ''captivate Canberra'' on and off the court as it looks to boost its presence in a crowded sporting marketplace.