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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

boomers

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

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

Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

Basketball

Boomers stars deserve better backing, says Luc Longley

Patty Mills will start an Australian tour with the NBA trophy on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Boomers great Luc Longley says the squad has more international stars than the Socceroos.

Golf

Canberra's Nikki Campbell top Aussie at British Open

Nikki Campbell finished equal 38th at the  the Ladies British Open.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell finished the best of the Australians at the Ladies British Open, finishing in a tie for 38th in the major at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

Basketball

Mills fans pack Civic Square to meet model basketballer

Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth Fans queued for more than 200 metres just to catch a glimpse of him, but Patrick Mills insisted he's "just a little indigenous kid from Canberra" after receiving the keys to the city at a public...

Basketball

Canberra Gunners overcome Daniel Joyce ejection to continue finals charge

Former Wollongong Hawk Daniel Joyce was ejected from the Canberra Gunners' win over Nunawading.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Miller praised the Gunners' character for overcoming the early ejection of Daniel Joyce in Saturday's win.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners' Tad Dufelmeier off to the US

Tad Dufelmeier, whose father Tad snr is a Canberra Cannons legend, has scrimmaged with Dante Exum at the AIS.

Jon Tuxworth A point guard with Canberra history is off to ply his trade in Utah, and it's not Dante Exum. 

Basketball

Basketball Australia puts WNBL under microscope in external review

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has begun a wide-scale external review into the WNBL.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell runner-up at Ladies European Masters

Nikki Campbell.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell’s purple patch of form on the European Tour has continued after her second straight runner-up finish at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England.

Tennis

John Fitzgerald backs Nick Kyrgios to one day give Wimbledon ''a real shake''

Nick Kyrgios in action during his round one win at Wimbledon.

Jon Tuxworth John Fitzgerald believes Nick Kyrgios has the game capable of one day giving Wimbledon ''a real shake''.

Basketball

Australian basketball needs to take advantage of Patty Mills-mania

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Jon Tuxworth For seven glorious minutes on Monday afternoon, basketball captured the imagination of Australia's sporting public like never before when Canberra's Patty Mills exploded on the sport's biggest stage.

Basketball

Australian Opal Hanna Zavecz signs with Canberra Capitals in WNBL

Canberra Capitals newest recruit Hanna Zavecz.

Jon Tuxworth Hanna Zavecz wants to help restore the Canberra Capitals as a force after signing with them for next season. 

Basketball

Canberra coaches tell scouts NBA draft 'mystery man' Dante Exum is worth the risk

High hopes: Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA scouts have interrogated Dante Exum's Canberra-based coaches for any ''skeletons in the closet''.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios won't fear Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, says former Canberra pro Alun Jones

Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Jon Tuxworth Ex-Canberra professional Alun Jones says Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to pull off a massive upset against Rafael Nadal.

Basketball

Clutch shot propels Canberra Gunners to SEABL win over Kilsyth

On target: Daniel Jackson, left.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners pulled off their second last-gasp win in as many games on Saturday. 

Basketball

Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.

Basketball

NBA star Patty Mills wants to revive his family club

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

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth He's now an NBA championship-winning star with the San Antonio Spurs, but Patty Mills began basketball in Canberra as a four-year-old with the Shadows ... and he wants it revived.

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.

Basketball

Former Canberra Capitals star Nat Hurst to use SEABL as world championship springboard

Nat Hurst will return to the SEABL.

Jon Tuxworth Former Capitals star Nat Hurst hopes to use SEABL as a springboard to world championship selection.