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Chris Dutton

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...

National Premier League: Monaro Panthers shock Canberra FC

Chris Dutton AN UNLIKELY bunch of Monaro Panthers teenagers almost caused the biggest upset of the Canberra National Premier League on Saturday as they charged to an unexpected lead against competition giants...

Basketball

Opals players speak out after Abby Bishop quits world championship

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala.

Chris Dutton Opals point guard Erin Phillips says the players would welcome a child to their world championship campaign, but defended Basketball Australia and its support of women.

Basketball

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

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

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.

Tennis

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios aims at Wimbledon, French Open after being hit by injuries

Back on track: Nick Kyrgios is aiming at getting into the French Open for the second time and Wimbledon for the first.

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios says a horror injury run "brought me back to earth", declaring he's in the best form of his short career and ready to stop a rankings slide.

Basketball

Cal Bruton heads campaign as 'D-Day' for Canberra Cannons consortium bid looms

Jon Tuxworth and Chris Dutton NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton is working to revive the Canberra Cannons and his son, C.J., looms as a potential recruit for a new basketball team.

Basketball

New Basketball ACT boss Tony Fraser aims to make sport No.1

Tony Fraser is a former chief of the Canberra Cavalry baseball team.

Chris Dutton Tony Fraser will back a bid to revive the Canberra Cannons in the NBL if it is financially viable.

Cricket

Big names return for NSW-WA Sheffield Shield showdown at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Sport: WA cricket team trains at Manuka Oval Sunday afternoon, Adam Vogues. 9th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven Test players, ODI star Adam Voges, a hat-trick of Canberra's cricket talent and a Sheffield Shield final up for grabs.

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.
The Canberra Times
19 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

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.

Cricket

ACT Comets teenager Matt Condon has chance to shine against Victoria

Chris Dutton ACT teenager Matt Condon will get the perfect chance to show why he's touted as a future Australian cricket star on Tuesday.

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.

Basketball

NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

Cricket

ACT Meteors look to create women's cricket history

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Kris Britt of ACT celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Rachael Haynes of NSW during the WT20 semi final match between NSW and ACT at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton ACT Meteors skipper Kris Britt is adamant her ragtag team can clinch a shock premiership.

Tennis

Sponsors queue up for a piece of tennis sensation Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' management claims the Canberra teenager can build a global brand to rival the game's greats.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios confident he can go five sets

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Davis Cup rookie Nick Kyrgios insists he has the stamina to play five-set tennis.

Tennis

Velocity loses Nick Kyrgios but gains Chanelle Scheepers

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne The Canberra Velocity men's team has lost a superstar but the women's squad will boast a marquee signing on Monday.