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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

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Lauren Jackson, Kristen Veal could reunite at Canberra Capitals

The Canberra Capitals are trying to lure Kristen Veal back after her former club, Logan Thunder, folded.

Jon Tuxworth The duo who spearheaded the Canberra Capitals glory days could be reunited after the club sounded out Kristen Veal on whether she'd consider joining Lauren Jackson in their line-up for next season.

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

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

Jon Tuxworth Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he is worried she is being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles injury.

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Capitals hope for dream team big three: Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Nat Hurst

Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals haven't ruled out Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst joining forces next season.

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Manager downplays Lauren Jackson Achilles injury

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson's manager John Elliott insists the Australian Opals star's latest injury is not a major cause for concern.

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Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants Lauren Jackson's China club to ease her training workload

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

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has urged Lauren Jackson's Chinese club to reduce her hectic training schedule, admitting he's worried she's being overworked as she battles a niggling Achilles...

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Basketball star Lauren Jackson won't play for Capitals in WNBL in 2013

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson has terminated talks with Canberra and will not play in the Women’s National Basketball League this summer after the Capitals failed to meet a contract deadline...

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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...

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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.

Luc Longley praises Canberra world cup hopeful

Jon Tuxworth She has already impressed Luc Longley, now Canberra Capitals youngster Carley Mijovic wants to prove she's ready for a world cup call-up. 

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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. 

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Canberra Capitals lose Alex Bunton to WNBL rival Adelaide Lightning

Alex Bunton in action for the Canberra Capitals against Dandenong Rangers.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have lost the battle to retain Alex Bunton.

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Canberra Capitals sign Adelaide WNBL star Stephanie Talbot

Sport,  Adelaide #5 Stephanie Talbot fouls Canberra Capitals #30 Michelle Cosier during the match at AIS. 9 November 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have pulled off a major recruiting coup.