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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

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

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

Basketball

Canberra Capitals recruit Abbey Wehrung ready to step up

Capitals recruit Abbey Wehrung.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals' recruit Abbey Wehrung insists she's ready to step up and boss around Lauren Jackson.

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 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.

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff aims for his Australian cricket dream as Perth Scorchers prepare for Champions League

Jason Behrendorff  is hoping for a national call-up.

Chris Dutton Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has set his sights on a dream call up to the Australian team to cap off his remarkable rise through the cricketing ranks.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios hopes to propel Australia to new era of Davis Cup success

Team Australia: Nick Kyrgios, Chris Guccione, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth of Australia pose for a team photo following the draw for the Davis Cup world group play-off between Australia and Uzbekistan.

Chris Dutton Teenage star Nick Kyrgios hopes to spearhead an era of Davis Cup success, declaring the fierce individual rivalry will drive Australia to recapture its golden period of success.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals assistant coach Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to chase WNBL goal

Chris Dutton New Capitals assistant Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to pursue his WNBL coaching passion.

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.

Motor sport

Rally legend Neal Bates motors on after induction to ACT Sport Hall of Fame

Rally legend: Canberra's Neal Bates.

Chris Dutton Rally legend Neal Bates will delay his racing retirement until the sport's young stars start to beat the 49-year-old.

Tennis

Kyrgios ready to be Australia's No. 1 player as he continues his US Open charge

Nick Kyrgios is set to become Australia's No. 1 player.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios is set to rocket up the rankings and become Australia's No. 1 player.

Tennis

Pat Rafter backs Nick Kyrgios for US Open success

Nick Kyrgios during his second-round match against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton Australian tennis great Patrick Rafter has backed teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios is make a charge to the world's top 10 "purely on talent", adding he's been tough on the Canberra star to help him...

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios targets his world No. 1 goal and says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leading man

Ace performance: Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios targets his goal of being the world's best, but says Lleyton Hewitt is Australia's leader.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson aims for WNBL success and 2016 Olympic Games despite another surgery setback

Frustrating period: Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Basketball champion Lauren Jackson says she has to learn how to trust her body again.

Canberra sport

Cricket World Cup and Asian Cup join forces for big crowds in Canberra

More than 50,000 fans could front up at Manuka Oval for the three Cricket World Cup matches in the capital.

Chris Dutton Cricket minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan are more popular than two of the world's best teams and World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval can attract almost 50,000 people next...

Tennis

Coach Todd Larkham believes the sky's the limit for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios' Canberra-based tennis coach Todd Larkham.

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham says Nick Kyrgios needs to cope with self-imposed pressure to continue his rapid rise.

Tennis

Todd Woodbridge and Wally Masur say Nick Kyrgios should prepare for the toughest period of his career

Nick Kyrgios will resume playing in Toronto this week.

Chris Dutton Two Australian tennis greats have warned Nick Kyrgios to brace for the toughest period of his career as he aims to continue his boom rise up the rankings when he resumes playing in Toronto this week.

Tennis

Canberra in box seat to host Davis Cup at new $27 million tennis facility in Lyneham

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Chris Dutton Canberra will be in the "box seat" to host Davis Cup tennis when its new $27 million facility is finished next year, with officials already starting to lobby Tennis Australia for the rights to host...

Basketball

Lauren Jackson to be the intimidator as veteran Capitals aim for WNBL finals

Carly Wilson has re-signed with the Caps.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson the "intimidator" as Carly Wilson re-signs with the Canberra Capitals.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios escapes Australian bubble to focus on US Open

Nick Kyrgios will head to the US to prepare for the US Open.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios says he doesn't feel the pressure to prove himself to anyone and is keen to escape the popularity bubble of Australia to relaunch his career overseas.