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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson backs Liz Cambage to bounce back for Australian Opals after heartbreaking world championship injury

Chris Dutton Opals star Liz Cambage to miss up to a year after rupturing her Achilles tendon.

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Lauren Jackson aims for WNBL success and 2016 Olympic Games despite another surgery setback

Frustrating period: Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Basketball champion Lauren Jackson says she has to learn how to trust her body again.

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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.

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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...

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Capitals chase Kristen Veal and Carley Mijovic to join Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Stephanie Talbot

Stephanie Talbot has signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will ramp up their bid to build a championship-winning roster as they close in on veteran Kristen Veal and rising star Carley Mijovic.

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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.

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Lauren Jackson positive about long-term future

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson has started a worldwide search for a new Canberra Capitals teammate.

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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.

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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.

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Canberra Capitals recruit Abbey Wehrung ready to step up

Capitals recruit Abbey Wehrung.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals' recruit Abbey Wehrung insists she's ready to step up and boss around Lauren Jackson.

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Canberra Capitals assistant coach Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to chase WNBL goal

Chris Dutton New Capitals assistant Simon Pritchard puts work on hold to pursue his WNBL coaching passion.

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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.

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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.

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Canberra Capitals lose Carley Mijovic while Dandenong gains Liz Cambage

Carley Mijovic will leave Canberra for Adelaide.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals have lost rising star Carley Mijovic to the Adelaide Lightning.

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Abby Bishop's joint basketball and childcare contract a 'statement for female athletes', says Carrie Graf

Abby Bishop and her niece, Zala.

Chris Dutton Capitals coach Carrie Graf has declared Abby Bishop's unique WNBL contract as a step forward for female athletes.

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Abby Bishop to get child support to re-sign with the Canberra Capitals

Abby Bishop with neice Zala.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals have struck a deal to give Abby Bishop extra child support to keep her in the WNBL, just two months after a Basketball Australia parental policy forced the star forward to quit...

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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...

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Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson reveals her pole dancing secret weapon

Pole dancing builds core strength, says Capitals star Carly Wilson.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson says her pre-season pole dancing routine can be the secret to success this year.

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.

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Canberra Capitals move to Tuggeranong for winning feeling

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will consider moving games back to Tuggeranong next season to cut costs.