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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Tuggeranong draw South Hobart in FFA Cup first round

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Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the Football Federation Cup will give local players a rare chance to ''chase the dream'' and put themselves on the A-League radar. 

Cricket

Nathan Hauritz cut by Queensland Bulls

Canberra's Jason Floros could return to first class cricket following the axing of Nathan Hauritz.

Jon Tuxworth Former Test spinner Nathan Hauritz's future is up in the air after he became the big-name casualty when Queensland named their player contract list for the upcoming season on Tuesday.

Cricket

Canberra to host Australia and South Africa in ODI cricket

It's understood that Canberra has been given the all-clear to host a match between two of world cricket's heavyweights in mid-November as part of a five-game ODI series.

Jon Tuxworth International cricket is poised to return to Canberra this summer.

Horse racing

Canberra race meeting abandoned

Jon Tuxworth Thoroughbred Park has been forced to abandon its May 30 meeting with the turf course yet to fully recover from major renovation in recent weeks. 

Football

Tuggeranong United gets nod for FFA Cup

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United has been given the green light to represent Capital Football in the FFA Cup.

Swimming

Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

Racing

Black Opal Stakes day draws on rich and famous

Jon Tuxworth Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.

Cricket

Sheffield Shield preview: Former Manuka curator Nathan Lyon's roots stay strong

Former Manuka Oval curator and Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon will line up for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval starting on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth Despite his Test sucesses, Nathan Lyon knows the ''former curator'' questions are inevitable when he returns to Manuka. 

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff looks forwards to Canberra player reunion at NSW-WA Shield clash

Jason Behrendorff and Ryan Carters, both from Canberra, will play for WA and NSW respectively in the Sheffield Shield game at Manuka this week.

Jon Tuxworth His fearsome pace bowling destroyed England and South Africa, but it is a guiding hand from Mitch Johnson which Jason Behrendorff hopes helps him build an international career. 

Cricket

Nathan Lyon, Justin Langer back Manuka Oval as quality Test venue

Canberra Times - Sport - March 10 2014
Former Canberra cricketer, now Australian Test spin bowler, Nathan Lyon will be making a Canberra comeback this week to play for the NSW Blues in their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval.
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon and Justin Langer have backed the push for Manuka to host Test cricket.

Swimming

Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Bonnie Zhang

Jon Tuxworth Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Belconnen edge out Tuggeranong with late double

Jon Tuxworth A late Dustin Wells double gave Belconnen United a winning start to their Capital Football Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over Tuggeranong United at Hawker Football Centre in a rain-affected...

Cricket

Dean pair miss brother's wedding to take a chance

Jon Tuxworth In an ideal world, Jono Dean would have spent his Sunday nursing a hangover from his brother's wedding.

Racing

Jockey Blake Shinn's red-hot run continues at Canberra

Jon Tuxworth It may have been an enforced holiday, but Blake Shinn's recent riding ban is proving a blessing in disguise.

Cycling

AIS chief says China meat dangers well known

Jon Tuxworth AIS head of medicine Dr David Hughes says it's ''hard to believe'' Australian athletes are unaware of the dangers of eating meat in China.

Swimming

Thomas aims to revive team's happy times

Jon Tuxworth Former Olympic golden girl Petria Thomas is helping to turn around Australian swimming.

Cycling

Corset powers to easy victory

Jon Tuxworth Ruth Corset's revived passion is translating into strong results after she claimed an easy win in Saturday's road race.

Cricket

Tett the anchor for Eastlake's revenge

Sport
Tuggeranong batsman Michael Barrington plays defensive game against Eastlake at Kingston Oval.
The Canberra Times
12 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth It lacked his trademark aggression but a half century from Adam Tett helped Eastlake get its one-day title defence off to a winning start.

Mountain biking

Still happy trails despite the distance

Action from the 2013 Wembo World Solo 24hr Mountain Bike Championships at Mount Stromlo.

Jon Tuxworth Riding over 400 kilometres of mountain trails on a single speed bike: even Brett Bellchambers' own brain warned him it's a ''dumb thing to do''.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Tom Palmer hopes for crack at Tour Down Under

Sport.  Canberra cyclists Tom Palmer from Drapac Professional Cycling and Rebecca Wiasak from Suzuki- Bontrager Cycling team at the National Museum ahead of the National Capital Tour.  19 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Tom Palmer recorded a strong third place in the opening leg of the NSW International Grand Prix on Saturday.