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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cycling

Season gives BMX star jump on Games

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Australian BMX rider Caroline Buchanan poses during a portrait session on June 21, 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


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Chris Dutton BMX star Caroline Buchanan is adamant her globetrotting journey will steel her for another shot at Olympic Games gold.

BMX

BMX star Caroline Buchanan says the hard work has paid off

Caroline Buchanan

Chris Dutton BMX star Caroline Buchanan is adamant her globetrotting and award-winning journey will ensure she is better equipped to handle intense pressure as she aims for Olympic Games gold.

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.

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

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

The Capitals welcome their new cardinal Abby Bishop

London Olympic Games  2012
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

Jackson in holding pattern as Capitals sweat on decision

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

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson will wait until June before deciding on her immediate future and won't be rushed into committing to a WNBL comeback for the Canberra Capitals next season.

Basketball

Graf backs Joyce choice

SPORT  - Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf returned back to Capitals training today after the death of her father, at the Belconnen Basketball Centre, Canberra.
22th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Chris Dutton New Opals coach Brendan Joyce's biggest challenge will be adjusting to coaching women, Carrie Graf says.

Basketball

Mills keen to light spark for Aussie basketball

:  MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat chases down Patrick Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game at American Airlines Arena on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills wants his NBA journey to motivate indigenous children to chase their dreams.

Basketball

Tolo turns Capitals down

Marianna Tolo.

Chris Dutton Former Capitals star Marianna Tolo has turned down an approach from Canberra as she aims for glory in Europe

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.