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Chris Dutton is a sporters 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

Netball Australia urges female-sport bosses to help with childcare as Abby Bishop quits Opals

Netball has called on female sports to give mum's support. Former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon with her baby Xavier.

Chris Dutton Netball Australia boss Kate Palmer has implored female sporting bodies to soak up some of the costs of having children in a high performance environment until women can be full-time professional...

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Basketball

Australian Opals leave door open for Abby Bishop as players call for equality

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says the door is still ajar for Bishop to play at the worlds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AIS

AIS Arena courts new markets with moveable floor

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Chris Dutton The AIS hopes a new removable court surface at the AIS Arena will ''tap into new markets'' to increase revenue.

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.
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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

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.

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.

Hodge opts out of honours

Stephen Hodge.

Chris Dutton Canberra cyclist removes his name from the ACT's list of sporting elite.

Cycling

Hodge: drop me from hall of fame

19th October 2012 Canberra Times. News story, Chris Dutton story, Pic Martin jones
Stephen Hodge has resigned as Vice president of Cycling australia after admitting to doping during his professional career.

Chris Dutton On the same day Lance Armstrong's legacy was erased from the record books, Canberra cyclist Stephen Hodge took matters into his own hands to remove his name from the ACT's list of sporting elite.