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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Sammy issues Gayle warning for Manuka

Chris Gayle

Chris Dutton CHRIS GAYLE is poised to recapture his big-hitting best and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says.

Football

Tuggeranong United show bravery in heavy defeat to Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rohan Shepherd is beaten by a free kick in the second half.

Chris Dutton The scoreboard said they were belted, but the smiles on Tuggeranong United's faces told a different story.

Football

FFA Cup flares the only minor hiccup in a brilliant night for Tuggeranong United

A flare is set off at the match between Tuggeranong United and Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Melbourne fan who allegedly lit a flare at the FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong faces a fine and a ban.

Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri says Melbourne Victory is wary of his junior club Tuggeranong United in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

Chris Dutton Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says the Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong United is "no laughing matter", and the A-League heavyweights are desperate to beat his former junior...

Soccer

Tuggeranong United back from the brink to take on A-League giants Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United players talk strategy with coach Steve Forshaw in the lobby of the Alpha Hotel ahead of their match against Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United takes professional approach to match against the Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong
players, some who are tradies, from left, Ethan Munster, Cameron
Doherty, Chris Ruiz, Tim Stewart and Zac Munster will play the might of Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United players Zac and Ethan Munster will 'pull their fingers out' to honour dad

zac munster

Chris Dutton Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.

Swimming

AIS biomechanics expert Bruce Mason says human evolution will surpass supersuits

Chris Dutton The man who helped develop the controversial swimsuit which smashed more than 130 world records in less than two years is adamant human evolution will surpass the supersuit era in the coming years.

Football

Belconnen United on winning streak despite missing coach

belco

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.

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.

BMX

Canberra BMX star Caroline Buchanan pushes for new Olympic-standard track

Canberra's Caroline Buchanan wants an Olympic-standard track in her hometown.

Chris Dutton BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan is starting a push to build an Olympic-standard track in Canberra.

Cycling

Cyclist Michael Rogers deserves to compete with a clean slate: Phil Anderson

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has set his sights on competing at this year's Tour de France after cycling's governing body, the UCI, lifted his provisional suspension for testing positive to the...

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Tom Palmer to "go Vegan" in China

Tom Palmer says he won't eat meat while travelling to avoid any clenbuterol issues.

Chris Dutton Tom Palmer says the thought of eating contaminated meat in China is "terrifying", revealing he turns vegan when travelling to avoid a clenbuteral debacle similar to Michael Rogers.

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.

Racing

Kayla Nisbet channels memory of Nathan Berry for her group 1 debut

Chris Dutton Apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet will wear the goggles of the late Nathan Berry to provide extra inspiration for the biggest moment of her career on Saturday.

Cricket

Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants cricket cleaned up

Chris Cairns denies being corrupt.

Chris Dutton Australia coach Darren Lehmann has implored International Cricket Council officials to "clean the game up" and send a strong message to the world as international match-fixing scandals engulf the...

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.

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.