Chris Dutton Google+

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra sport

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

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

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.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby aims to become first player to reach 400 games in WNBL after signing new deal

Veteran Jess Bibby has re-signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby re-signs for two years as 400-game mark becomes realistic goal.

Basketball

Kristen Veal reunites with Canberra Capitals 15 years after winning the club's first WNBL title

The Canberra Capitals are trying to lure Kristen Veal back after her former club, Logan Thunder, folded.

Chris Dutton Kristen Veal is dreaming of a fairytale return to the Canberra Capitals 15 years after helping the club to its first WNBL title.

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

todd

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.

Basketball

Patty Mills is back in Canberra and he's got the NBA trophy

Patty Mills signs an autograph for Alyssa Seden,12, of Stirling, at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton He's been around the world, but Patrick Mills says nothing beats coming home to Canberra.

Tennis

Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle team up to coach tennis star Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Todd Larkham and Josh Eagle will form a tag-team coaching partnership to guide Nick Kyrgios.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios embarrassed by the hype, but wants to be a Wimbledon champion

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios says he's embarrassed by the hype that has followed his Wimbledon campaign and has noticed fans "stare and point" since arriving home last week.

Basketball

Trophy bearer Patty Mills closing in on new NBA deal

NBA championship winner Patty Mills, wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills wants Australia to embrace a "unique and historic" moment in basketball when he arrives home with the NBA championship trophy this week for a six-city celebration tour with one of world...

Basketball

Patty Mills to be awarded keys to Canberra

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center.

Chris Dutton Canberra basketballer Patty Mills will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday.

Basketball

Patty Mills and Dante Exum basketball's trump cards in recruitment battle with AFL

Patty Mills can help lure talent towards basketball.

Chris Dutton Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says Patrick Mills and Dante Exum are their weapons in the recruitment war with the AFL.

Basketball

Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.

Basketball

Patty Mills eyes mega-deal after NBA triumph

Patty Mills celebrates the NBA title win.

Chris Dutton Patty Mills' NBA championship blitz has launched him on to the recruitment radar of some of the leagues' biggest teams, with reports linking the Canberra basketballer to a massive pay rise and a move...

Basketball

Liz Cambage ready to slam dunk after bidding wars and 'ridiculous' money

Kiz cambage and the Opals are in Canberra to prepare for the world championships.

Chris Dutton She was in a real estate bidding war with AFL players and turned down "more money than I could imagine" in China, but Australian Opals star Elizabeth Cambage says she's ready to slam dunk in the WNBL...

Tennis

Family is all nerves as Nick Kyrgios shoots for No.1

Nick Kyrgios' brother Christos and mother Nill are following every step of his progress.

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has declared his goal to become the world's best player but his mum is too scared to watch and his brother is too nervous to eat before his third-round match at...

Tennis

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios ready to beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios is into the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Nick Kyrgios is oozing confidence ahead of the biggest moment of his career against Rafael Nadal.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios can 'cause havoc' against world No.1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon: Scott Draper

The hard-hitting Nick Kyrgios has all the weapons to be a star, Scott Draper says.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios has the on-court weapons to end Australia's Grand Slam drought and lead an era of success as he prepares for the biggest match of his young career - a clash against world No.