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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Mountain biker Ben Henderson rebounds from illness, aiming for Olympics

Chris Dutton Fifty mosquito bites ruined mountain biker Ben Henderson's Olympic Games dream and kept him in bed for almost two years.

Basketball

Olympics spurs on Mills in NBA mission

Patty Mills

Chris Dutton He missed out on Olympic Games bling but Patrick Mills and the San Antonio Spurs are on a mission to ''achieve greatness'' and believe they have the firepower to win an NBA championship ring.

Basketball

Patty Mills eyes mega-deal after NBA triumph

Patty Mills celebrates the NBA title win.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills' NBA championship blitz has launched him on to the recruitment radar of some of the leagues' biggest teams, with reports linking the Canberra basketballer to a massive pay rise and a move...

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...

Cycling

Canberra cyclists on cloud nine with Commonwealth Games selection

Canberra rider Gracie Elvin is headed to the Commonwealth Games.

Chris Dutton Nine ACT riders have been selected to represent Australia across all four cycling disciplines - road, track, mountain biking and para-cycling - at next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals lose Carley Mijovic while Dandenong gains Liz Cambage

Carley Mijovic will leave Canberra for Adelaide.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals have lost rising star Carley Mijovic to the Adelaide Lightning.

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.

NBA

Patty Mills helps San Antonio Spurs win NBA Finals over Miami Heat

Mills

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA championship.

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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.

Swimming

Give swimmers more support, urges Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard

Chris Dutton Two-time Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard has implored officials to build a post-career support network for Australia's swimmers to help them transition to life out of the pool.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Natalie Hurst still has what it takes

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ‘‘decade of basketball at the top’’ and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

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.
MUST CAPTION: Adam McGrath Hcreations Photography

Chris Dutton Olympian Caroline Buchanan wants to usher in a new generation of BMX stars.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

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.

Big things still ahead for Capitals' pocket rocket

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ''decade of basketball at the top'' and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Basketball

French recruit Isabelle Strunc keeps guard over Canberra Capitals

Isabella Strunc.

Chris Dutton Frenchwoman Isabelle Strunc hopes her stint with the Canberra Capitals launches her international dreams.

Basketball

The Capitals welcome their new cardinal Abby Bishop

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Basketball at Olympic Park , Australia v China in the womens quarter final , Australia's Abby Bishop competes for a rebound against Song Gao
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

Chris Dutton They missed out on superstar Lauren Jackson but the Canberra Capitals have declared Abby Bishop ‘‘the next best thing’’.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop wants to shut down Suzy Batkovic, the Townsville Fire's most dangerous weapon

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Bendigo Bank Spirit at the AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Abby Bishop reacts during the match. 20th October 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop is hoping she can use her intricate knowledge of Suzy Batkovic to her advantage on Friday.

Cycling

Caroline Buchanan: National BMX title the focus as she rides into 2014

Chris Dutton Olympian Caroline Buchanan has narrowed her focus as she aims to reclaim her BMX world and national titles this year.

Basketball

Carley Mijovic wants to use last five games with Capitals to impress Opals

Carley Mijovic.

Chris Dutton Carley Mijovic hopes to use the last five games of the WNBL season to prove she is ready for international duty.