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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

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 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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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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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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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.

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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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WNBL: Canberra Capitals' MVP award tops tough year for Abby Bishop

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(l-r) Carly Wilson, Isabelle Strunc, Abby Bishop and Sarah McAppion at the Canberra Capitals end of year dinner.
The Canberra Times
19 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Newly-crowned Canberra Capitals MVP Abby Bishop says she is a ''package deal'' with niece Zala.

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.

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Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says players are playing for their WNBL careers

Carrie Graf

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has put her team on notice with five games left in the WNBL campaign.

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Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson quits amid board and staff tension

Chris Dutton Increasing tension between the Basketball ACT board and staff led to chief executive Tony Jackson's decision to quit just two years into his tenure.

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The Capitals welcome their new cardinal Abby Bishop

London Olympic Games  2012
Basketball at Olympic Park , Australia v China in the womens quarter final , Australia's Abby Bishop competes for a rebound against Song Gao
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

Chris Dutton They missed out on superstar Lauren Jackson but the Canberra Capitals have declared Abby Bishop ‘‘the next best thing’’.

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It's time for fringe stars to shine: Graf

Opals coach Carrie Graf on the side line.

Chris Dutton Carrie Graf admits the Canberra Capitals will play their first pre-season trial ''under-manned',' but the supercoach has urged her fringe players to step up and show they're ready for an increased...

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Bibby back on target in mixed Capitals' trip

Picture: Gary Sissons. 
Photo taken at Dandenong Basketball Stadium.
Jessica Bibby.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby hopes she has rediscovered her attacking flair after scoring 72 points in three games as the team prepares for the start of the WNBL season.

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Gloves off already as Boomers report Ardossi

Chris Dutton The WNBL season hasn't even started but the Bulleen Boomers have lit the fuse in their rivalry with the Canberra Capitals after a bizarre decision to report Brigitte Ardossi for striking in a...