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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Mediocrity not on Canberra Capitals' agenda, says Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth They have just returned from a coast trip littered with selfies, scavenger hunts and tomfoolery, but Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says the players "don't want to settle for mediocrity any...

Soccer

American trio keen to pilot Canberra United to hat-trick of W-League wins

Canberra United players, Lori Lindsey, Chantel Jones and Stephanie Ochs share a few tips with Radford Year 10 students, Eleanor Miller and Victoria Evans.

Jon Tuxworth The 'Lauren Jackson factor' has helped boost the Canberra Capitals' profile in the US, but meet the American trio who are doing likewise for Canberra United. 

Football

Cooma confident of springing NPL upset over Sydney heavyweights Bonnyrigg

Cooma captain Goran Josifovski.

Jon Tuxworth Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson says she 'doesn't have point to prove to anyone' in WNBL injury return with Canberra Capitals

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson insists she can return to her best after a "nightmare" injury run. 

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls seeks home advantage in National Capital Tour

Jon Tuxworth She juggled schoolwork and illness to make her mark on the world stage, now Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls wants to teach the locals a thing or two at the National Capital Tour.

Cricket

Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.

Cycling

Three Canberrans in road world championships cycling team

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's reputation as a cycling reputation has been further enhanced with three locals chosen in the elite men's team to compete at the UCI Road World Championships in Spain from September 21-28.

Basketball

Opals coach Brendan Joyce defends selection of Tessa Lavey over Nat Hurst for Turkey

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed his shock decision to select rookie point guard Tessa Lavey over Canberra's Nat Hurst for the world championships, labelling her the team's 'quickest...

Golf

Golfer Nikki Campbell powers on with top 10 finish in Sweden

Canberra's Nikki Campbell finished in a tie for seventh.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell has continued her breakout European Tour campaign with another top 10 finish at the Helsingborg Open in Sweden.

Basketball

Abby Bishop backs Canberra Capitals to step up early without Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth Losing one of the world's best players always hurts, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop says she can shoulder the extra workload until Opals superstar Lauren Jackson returns from injury.

Racing

The Sport of Queens - Five female apprentices in one race as Queanbeyan as women ''take over the industry''

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Jon Tuxworth It's dubbed the sport of kings, but a historic moment at Queanbeyan on Monday added weight to the theory female jockeys may soon take over the industry.

Soccer

Canberra venues to benefit from upgrades to Asian Cup training venues

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Jon Tuxworth Next year's Asian Cup will leave a legacy for Canberra soccer after it was confirmed Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will feature in $650,000 worth of upgrades to venues in all five host cities.

Racing

Apprentice jockey Claire Gee takes chance with breakout double at Thoroughbred Park

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Jon Tuxworth Apprentice jockey Claire Gee says the Canberra racing community has rallied behind injured jockeys Brendan Ward and Carly Frater after she guided two of Frater's rides to wins at Thoroughbred Park.

Basketball

Opals star Lauren Jackson ruled out of basketball world titles through injury

Under the knife: Lauren Jackson has had more surgery, and will miss the world championships as well as the start of the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth Star centre Lauren Jackson to also miss start of WNBL season for Canberra Capitals.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios hopes strong US Open will secure seeding for home grand slam

Nick Kyrgios is a young star on the rise.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios wants a seeding for next year's Australian Open as he prepares for the US Open.

Basketball

New Canberra Capitals boss Lachlan Searle has big plans for basketball in ACT

Lachlan Searle has been appointed as the Canberra Capitals' general manager.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Capitals general manager Lachlan Searle wants the club to ''captivate Canberra'' on and off the court as it looks to boost its presence in a crowded sporting marketplace. 

Basketball

Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup

Basketball

Lauren Jackson confident of playing in World Cup, Canberra Capitals season

Star power: Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is back running for the first time since major knee surgery this week.

Basketball

Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

Basketball

Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day.