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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain despite parenting policy forcing her to withdraw from world championships

Abby Bishop watches Lauren Jackson train.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite this week's controversy.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.

Basketball

Patty Mills to be awarded keys to Canberra

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center.

Chris Dutton Canberra basketballer Patty Mills will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday.

Basketball

Patty Mills and Dante Exum basketball's trump cards in recruitment battle with AFL

Patty Mills can help lure talent towards basketball.

Chris Dutton Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says Patrick Mills and Dante Exum are their weapons in the recruitment war with the AFL.

Basketball

Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.

Basketball

Liz Cambage ready to slam dunk after bidding wars and 'ridiculous' money

Kiz cambage and the Opals are in Canberra to prepare for the world championships.

Chris Dutton She was in a real estate bidding war with AFL players and turned down "more money than I could imagine" in China, but Australian Opals star Elizabeth Cambage says she's ready to slam dunk in the WNBL...

Locker Room

Locker Room: Raiders bloodlines, but rugby to the core

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Chris Dutton They come from 'royal' Canberra Raiders bloodlines, but Tom Evans and Jordan Fulivai will be leading the ACT at the Australian schoolboys rugby union championships in Sydney this week.

Basketball

Patty Mills ready for bigger things after helping Spurs to NBA championship, says Shane Heal

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Chris Dutton Patrick Mills helped deliver the NBA championship to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday and Australian basketball great Shane Heal believes the speedy point guard has "earned the right to test the...

Locker Room

Excavator heads to USA for dig at racing professionally

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Chris Dutton He moves dirt to pay the bills, but Canberra's Ian Hamilton tears it up for a passion.

Basketball

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

Abby Bishop and her niece, Zala.

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

Basketball

Abby Bishop to get child support to re-sign with the Canberra Capitals

Abby Bishop with neice Zala.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals have struck a deal to give Abby Bishop extra child support to keep her in the WNBL, just two months after a Basketball Australia parental policy forced the star forward to quit...

Basketball

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.

BMX

BMX champ Caroline Buchanan pledges commitment to next generation

Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan has recruited two rising BMX riders to her ??Next Gen?? stable. Canberra?s Mikayla Rose, 13, and Sydney?s Paige Harding, 10, will work with Buchanan as they aim to take the next step in their careers.
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Chris Dutton Olympian Caroline Buchanan wants to usher in a new generation of BMX stars.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

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.

Baketball

WNBL: Canberra Capitals' MVP award tops tough year for Abby Bishop

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(l-r) Carly Wilson, Isabelle Strunc, Abby Bishop and Sarah McAppion at the Canberra Capitals end of year dinner.
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19 February 2014
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Chris Dutton Newly-crowned Canberra Capitals MVP Abby Bishop says she is a ''package deal'' with niece Zala.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

Cycling

Lisa Keeling's crash course in cycling success

Chris Dutton Canberra cyclist Lisa Keeling has the confidence to stay on her bike despite thinking she'd never ride again after being hit by a car in 2010.

Swimming

Redemption for Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers as he qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers.

Chris Dutton Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers has revealed he needed to fall in love with the sport again.