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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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...


Dante Exum could be school's grade A superstar

Dante Exum starred for Lake Ginninderra College in the 2013  national schoolboys titles.

Jon Tuxworth Olympic gold medallists, Socceroos captains and tennis grand slam winners have walked its halls, but few could match the hype surrounding Lake Ginninderra College’s next superstar graduate,...


Nat Hurst the best point guard in Australia, says Capitals captain Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Capitals skipper Jess Bibby believes Nat Hurst's shooting clinic at Townsville on Friday has entrenched her as the best point guard in the country.


Opals hope Nat Hurst and Leilani Mitchell will provide punch at world championships

Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

Jon Tuxworth They're rivals for the coveted starting point guard job, but Opals coach hopes duo can provide one-two punch.


Canberra Capitals fall late against Bendigo Spirit in WNBL

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Bendigo Spirit at AIS Arena.  Capitals player Nicole Hunt and Bendigo player Kelly Wilson.   3 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Not even a three-point masterclass from Nicole Hunt could help Canberra upset Bendigo in the WNBL.


Patience will pay off for Hurst: Graf

Natalie Hurst

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf believes Nat Hurst is capable of playing for Australia well into her 30s.


Canberra's 'baby bigs' given lesson by Spirit of experience

Capitals player Jessica Bibby in action.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says ''baby bigs'' Alex Bunton and Carley Mijovic will emerge from their baptism of fire better players after the undersized hosts were brutally exposed by Bendigo...


Hunt for next generation of point guards

Canberra Capitals v AIS at the AIS arena, Canberra.  Caps player, Nicole Hunt and AIS player, Mikhaela Donnelly.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson has played with some of the game's great point guards, but she believes Canberra Capitals star Nicole Hunt deserves to be mentioned with the best of them.


Capitals need to keep Rangers outside the arc

Sport.  The Canberra capitals sporting their special Canberra Centenary golden uniform (from left) Sam Norwood, Alex Bunton, Alice Coddington, Coach Carrie Graf, Tessa Lavey and Lauren Jackson. 3rd January 2013. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Jon Tuxworth Former Canberra Capital Narelle Fletcher says the struggling side must force Dandenong to beat them from the three-point line if they are to have any chance of pulling off a huge upset at AIS Arena...


Opals star joins calls for equality

basketball  Australia Opals V China.  STOCK IMAGES  Kristi Harrower  180604 Tim Clayton SMh Sport SPECIALX BASKETBA ***FDCTRANSFER***

Jon Tuxworth AUSTRALIAN Opals veteran Kristi Harrower says Basketball Australia rejected the team's request to be given six business class seats to travel to the 2008 Olympics, despite the entire men's side...


Keneally's write move for parity

Kristina Keneally

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia boss Kristina Keneally will write to every WNBL player to clarify a battle plan to grow the league after meeting with the Australian Women's Basketball Players' Association on...


Graf stuck in limbo over Opals job as Capitals position is up

SPORT -  Canberra Capitals take on Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL at the AIS Arena Bruce, Capital's coach Carrie Graf screams instructions. Canberra                                                                                                                                                   19th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

By Jon Tuxworth THE Canberra Capitals are ''very confident'' of agreeing to terms with out-of-contract coach Carrie Graf before the end of the WNBL season.


Capitals recruit Hurst determined to grab her green-and-gold chance

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns. Australian Opals player Natalie Hurst during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Natalie Hurst is shattered at being denied the chance to revive her WNBL partnership with Lauren Jackson.


Tolo looks set to leave Capitals

By Jon Tuxworth The dream Lauren Jackson-Marianna Tolo partnership is unlikely to continue at the Canberra Capitals next season, with Europe seemingly winning the battle for Tolo's signature.

Tolo looks set to leave Capitals

Jon Tuxworth The dream Lauren Jackson-Marianna Tolo partnership is unlikely to continue at the Canberra Capitals next season, with Europe seemingly winning the battle for Tolo's signature.