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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Flexible seating at proposed stadium to keep Canberra in frame for World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights

Chris Dutton The ACT government will consider a flexible design model for a new rectangular stadium with a clear roof in Civic to ensure Canberra has the capacity to host World Cup games if FIFA strips Qatar of...

Soccer

Tom Rogic opens up about World Cup heartbreak and a shattered childhood dream

Chris Dutton Canberra soccer star Tom Rogic has opened up about his World Cup heartbreak, revealing the devastation of missing out on a "childhood dream" and saying the battle to be fit become too much to handle.

Cricket

Winter aims for Australian World Cup cricket squad

Nick Winter is aiming for the Australian squad

Chris Dutton Cricket ACT rising star Nick Winter will use a stint in Darwin to launch his bid for selection in the Australian under-19 World Cup squad.

Football

Belconnen United on winning streak despite missing coach

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Chris Dutton Belconnen United edges closer to Capital Football glory, while Canberra referee Ben Williams creates history.

Cricket

Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Shane Warne is a chance to lead the Prime Minister's XI.

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard retires from soccer

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during happier times at Canberra United.

Chris Dutton Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit soccer at 26.

Cricket

Manuka Oval sellout looms as past and future stars turn out for PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Two Australian cricket veterans, the first sellout crowd in almost a decade and a prelude to hosting the Big Bash League - next week's Prime Minister's XI looms as one of the biggest in the fixture's...

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Football

Ex-Socceroos skipper warns Rogic and Valeri

Tom Rogic

Chris Dutton Craig Moore has warned Canberra duo Tom Rogic and Carl Valeri a lack of game time could harm their World Cup hopes.

Football

Football Federation Australia is all eyes for young talent

Former Socceroos Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar.

Chris Dutton FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.

Football

Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen calls for drinks breaks rule change

SPORT: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park. United player Ashleigh Sykes reacts after the referees decision .  8th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants the FFA to overhaul drinks break rules after a sapping 1-0 loss.

Soccer

Will this be a season to remember?

Alessandro Del Piero

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton The A-League's moment of truth has arrived and I've got some bad news for the fans - I've looked into the soccer crystal ball and it doesn't look pretty.

Cricket

Live: Australia v West Indies

Watto, live coverage

Chris Dutton All the action from Colombo where Australia takes on the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final.

Soccer

Star United recruit debuts

Canberra United's Nikki Washington.

Chris Dutton A whirlwind week will end with Nikki Washington making her W-League debut on Saturday. And Canberra United's international recruit is adamant jetlag and scorching heat won't stop her from making an...

Cricket

Winter crosses fingers for smooth run

Nick Winter.

Chris Dutton A broken knuckle almost ended Nick Winter's cricket dreams but the Canberra fast-bowler says it's his turn to cause havoc and his Prime Minister's XI teammates are in his sights.

Cricket

Perry ready for a rare break

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Australian Cricketer Ellyse Perry at the IN2 cricket awards at Aranda
giving some bowling tips to Lucas Sanden, 5.
The Canberra Times
02 march 2013
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Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry is set to enjoy her first three-month break from cricket and soccer in almost a decade.

Cricket

Perry wants parity, not T20 'token gestures'

Ellyse Perry

Chris Dutton Australian star Ellyse Perry fears a ''token gesture'' for females to play against men would divide the cricket community.

Football

Heyman baffled by lock-out

SPORT: Michelle Heyman during training with the Matildas at the AIS athletics track, Bruce .. 12th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman admits she is confused as to why the Matildas' match against New Zealand on Thursday has been closed to the public.

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Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

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Chris Dutton Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness - all signs point to a huge FFA bungle in Canberra this week.

Football

Pain of cousin's death reignites Heyman's dream

Sport.  Canberra United and Matildas striker Michelle Heyman during a break at the AIS, Michelle almost gave up soccer two months ago when her cousin [he was the reason she got into soccer] passed away  14 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman is using the pain of losing her cousing as the inspiration to chase her World Cup dream.