Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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

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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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...

Brendan Joyce fears Lauren Jackson is being overworked in China

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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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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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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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,...

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

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Australian Opal Abby Bishop keen to return to Canberra Capitals after stint in Hungary

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop with her five-month-month old niece Zala.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals star Abby Bishop has signed to play in Hungary on a short-term contract.

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Canberra Capitals hope domestic duties will keep Abby Bishop close to home

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is optimistic that Abby Bishop will re-sign for next season.

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Canberra Capitals finish season on bright note

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Canberra capitals player Abby Bishop  in action during the game
against the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena
The Canberra times
14 February 2014
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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals ended a tough season with a win, paving the way for Lauren Jackson's return.

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Understrength Caps to travel light

Carrie Graf.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals coach Carrie Graf has ruled out bringing in reinforcements to bolster her injury-hit side.

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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...

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Canberra Capitals vow to shoot down Sydney Flames after first-round drubbing

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Abby Bishop has signed a 2 year contract with the Canberra Capitals.
Filed: Wednesday, 4 September 2013 2:48:40 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals have vowed to suffocate Sydney's guards in Albury on Saturday after the Flames' potent back court tore them to pieces in an ''embarrassing'' first-round loss.

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Flames turn heat up on Capitals

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Albury. Basketball. Canberra Capitals v Sydney Uni Flames. Pic of Capitals' Natalie Hurst (no. 7) and Sydney's Alicia Poto (no. 6). Canberra's Nat Hurst battles Sydney's Alicia Poto. Photo: Matthew Smithwick

Steve Smith, Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has lambasted her star players' efforts after an 81-68 loss to the Flames.

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Dante Exum ready to help mates at Australian schoolboys basketball championships

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth For a youngster touted as a top-three NBA draft pick, playing for your school is a few steps down on the hype scale.

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Humble schoolboy Dante Exum destined for NBA, says coach

Young talented basketball player Dante Exum, playing for Lake Ginninderra College from Canberra. 2 December 2013.
The Age Sport. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

Jon Tuxworth Lake Ginninderra College coach Jason Denley has never seen the hype that has surrounded NBA draft prospect Dante Exum.

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WNBL: Alex Bunton back for Canberra Capitals

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.   Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton lines up to take a free throw during the game at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Alex Bunton will delay a decision on whether to recommit to the Canberra Capitals until the end of the season.

Caps to announce Jackson's re-signing

NCH SPORT . Basketballer Lauren Jackson in Newcastle as the  Special Olympics  Ambassador  26th  March 2013 Picture Anita Jones

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are expected to officially announce the signing of Lauren Jackson for the next two WNBL seasons next week.