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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

Belconnen United on winning streak despite missing coach

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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.

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.

Cycling

Nathan Hart and Daniel Ellis in Canberra battle for cycling Commonwealth Games spot

Chris Dutton Commonwealth Games hopeful Nathan Hart is set to win the battle for selection against fellow Canberran Daniel Ellis when Cycling Australia announces its team on Tuesday.

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.

Mountain biking

Rebecca Henderson's first elite title could inspire successful tour

Chris Dutton Canberra's Rebecca Henderson hopes her first elite Australian title can provide the perfect boost for a whirlwind world tour.

Cycling

Mountain biker Ben Henderson rebounds from illness, aiming for Olympics

Return: Ben Henderson is making a comeback after  being struck down with a chikungunya virus and taking to two years to recover.

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

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.

Football

Football Federation Australia is all eyes for young talent

Former Socceroos Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar.

Chris Dutton FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.

Football

W-League: Canberra United hands Sydney FC first loss of season

Chris Dutton Canberra United fired a warning shot to its W-League rivals and staked its claim for the title on Wednesday.

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.