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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

AIS

AIS Arena courts new markets with moveable floor

Chris Dutton The AIS hopes a new removable court surface at the AIS Arena will ''tap into new markets'' to increase revenue.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Natalie Hurst still has what it takes

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ‘‘decade of basketball at the top’’ and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Big things still ahead for Capitals' pocket rocket

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ''decade of basketball at the top'' and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Basketball

Jackson in holding pattern as Capitals sweat on decision

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

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson will wait until June before deciding on her immediate future and won't be rushed into committing to a WNBL comeback for the Canberra Capitals next season.

Basketball

Graf backs Joyce choice

SPORT  - Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf returned back to Capitals training today after the death of her father, at the Belconnen Basketball Centre, Canberra.
22th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Chris Dutton New Opals coach Brendan Joyce's biggest challenge will be adjusting to coaching women, Carrie Graf says.

Basketball

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...

Basketball

Samuels siblings set hearts on Rio

10 October 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton. The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan. The Canberra Capitals newest recruit Casey Samuels.

Chris Dutton Dani has the muscle, Casey's got the skills and after growing up trying to beat each other on the basketball court, the Samuels sisters have a joint Olympic Games dream.

Basketball

Foreign players seek to make capital out of Jackson's prolonged absence

Lauren Jackson returns to Albury after the Olympics. Photos courtesy The Border Mail, Albury.

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson's absence could open the door for European and WNBA stars to join the Canberra Capitals on a short-term deal while she recovers from chronic injuries.

Basketball

Mills re-signs with Spurs

Patrick Mills during training.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills hopes being free of the burden of an uncertain future will help propel him to a stellar Olympic Games campaign as he leads the Australian Boomers bid for their first medal.

Basketball

Mills settles NBA future with new Spurs deal

Patrick Mills.

By Chris Dutton PATRICK MILLS hopes being free of the burden of an uncertain future will help propel him to a stellar Olympic Games campaign as he leads the Australian Boomers' bid for their first medal.

Basketball

Mills keen to be back on court

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills refuses to let a turbulent three months and his uncertain NBA future ''break'' his love of basketball and derail his preparations for the London Olympics.

Gaze tips Mills to blossom at Spurs

Chris Dutton San Antonio Spurs can provide the perfect opportunity for Patrick Mills to relaunch his NBA career and set him up for a successful Olympic campaign later this year, basketball legend Andrew Gaze says.

Basketball

Mills puts skills on show alongside superstar idols

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14: Patrick Mills of the Tigers looks on during the round two NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the Melbourne Tigers at Challenge Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton He's the Canberra kid in a team of superstars, but Patrick Mills trumped almost $50 million worth of talent to prove he belongs next to some of the NBA's greatest players.