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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Adelaide Lightning dashes Canberra Capitals' hopes

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning at AIS Arena.    Canberra Capitals player Jessica Bibby takes a shot.  11 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are adamant they can avoid slumping to their worst season in more than a decade, despite suffering a heartbreaking 11-point loss at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

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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 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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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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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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Capitals pull no punches in bid to bounce back

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.  Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop during the game at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop hopes a brutally honest assessment of their round-one flop will inspire the six-time WNBL champions.

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Capitals must dig deep to reverse slide

Abby Bishop

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop has implored her teammates to find some ''mongrel''.

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Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop wants to shut down Suzy Batkovic, the Townsville Fire's most dangerous weapon

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Bendigo Bank Spirit at the AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Abby Bishop reacts during the match. 20th October 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop is hoping she can use her intricate knowledge of Suzy Batkovic to her advantage on Friday.

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Capitals pay for loose defence

Canberra Capital #11 Jessica Bibby  .

Chris Dutton The absence of their superstar and super coach was too much for the Canberra Capitals, who had their first home defeat of the season on Friday night.

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Batkovic assures her former team a fit Jackson will be worth the wait

BEIJING - AUGUST 09:  (L-R) Suzie Batkovic # 8 and Lauren Jackson # 15 of Australia share a laugh after Australia defeated Belarus in the women's preliminary basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton THREE-TIME Olympian Suzy Batkovic has urged the Canberra Capitals to be patient with Lauren Jackson and ease the star back on to the court to ensure she ''returns better than ever''.

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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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Rediscovering passion: Canberra basketballer's round the world journey

9 July 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Former Canberra Capital Abby Bishop at Canberra Airport before flying out to the 2012 London Olympics.

Chris Dutton Basketball has taken Abby Bishop around the world but as she prepares for the biggest moment of her career, the former Canberra Capital revealed she almost quit when she lost her passion for the...