Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Basketball

Luc Longley hopes Dante Exum avoids falling victim to club v country battle

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball great Luc Longley hopes club versus country tug-of-war doesn't hinder Dante Exum's world cup hopes.

League

Nisbet family grieving after Nathan Berry's death

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Nisbet family is grieving the death of rising jockey Nathan Berry.

Basketball

Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...

Basketball

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.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Opals star Nat Hurst keen to play SEABL for Canberra Capitals

Nat Hurst in action for the Canberra Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals Academy are hopeful Australian Opals star Nat Hurst will play for them this SEABL season.

Robert Colton and Bul Kuol in selection camp for the FIBA Under-17 World Championships

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth ACT under-18 representatives Robert Colton and Bul Kuol are one step closer to Australia selection for August's FIBA Under-17 World Championship after they were invited to the final selection camp.

Swimming

Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Bonnie Zhang

Jon Tuxworth Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Racing

Trainer Sam Kavanagh emerges from father Mark's shadow with Midsummer Sun

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Glen Boss riding Midsummer Sun wins the Peter Street Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on May 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sam Kavanagh admits having a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer as a father ''has its ups and downs''.

Racing

Black Opal Stakes day draws on rich and famous

Jon Tuxworth Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.

Swimming

Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

Basketball

Raise pay to keep players, urges Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby

NEWS: Canberra Capitals L-R Jess Bibby and Natalie Hurst will co-captain the side this season..  3rd OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals skipper Jess Bibby insists Natalie Hurst's early exit to play in Turkey has the support of senior players.

Basketball

Graf records to stand test of time

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames. Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game against the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is closing in on Tom Maher’s long-standing wins record.

Racing

Lucky for Loy, punt pays off

Jon Tuxworth Apprentice jockey Brody Loy admitted he ''would have copped a spray'' after defying trainer Mick Miladinovic's instructions.

Basketball

Basketball ACT gets Phil Brown on board, and Canberra Capitals could be the big winners

New ACT Basketball high performance director Phil Brown.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT secure long-serving AIS women's coach Phil Brown as high-performance director.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Tom Palmer hopes for crack at Tour Down Under

Sport.  Canberra cyclists Tom Palmer from Drapac Professional Cycling and Rebecca Wiasak from Suzuki- Bontrager Cycling team at the National Museum ahead of the National Capital Tour.  19 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Tom Palmer recorded a strong third place in the opening leg of the NSW International Grand Prix on Saturday.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Manager downplays Lauren Jackson Achilles injury

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

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson's manager John Elliott insists the Australian Opals star's latest injury is not a major cause for concern.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants Lauren Jackson's China club to ease her training workload

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 coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he's worried she's being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles...