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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Lauren Jackson confident of playing in World Cup, Canberra Capitals season

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is back running for the first time since major knee surgery this week.

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Boomers stars deserve better backing, says Luc Longley

Patty Mills will start an Australian tour with the NBA trophy on Wednesday.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Boomers great Luc Longley says the squad has more international stars than the Socceroos.

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Canberra Gunners' Tad Dufelmeier off to the US

Tad Dufelmeier, whose father Tad snr is a Canberra Cannons legend, has scrimmaged with Dante Exum at the AIS.

Jon Tuxworth A point guard with Canberra history is off to ply his trade in Utah, and it's not Dante Exum. 

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NBA star Patty Mills wants to revive his family club

NBA championship winner Patty Mills wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth He's now an NBA championship-winning star with the San Antonio Spurs, but Patty Mills began basketball in Canberra as a four-year-old with the Shadows ... and he wants it revived.

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Dalgleish basketball dynasty to continue at under-18 champs

Mel Dalgleish, centre, with his daughters Brianna, left, and Alana, right.

Jon Tuxworth The latest member off the Dalgleish family's production line is hoping to continue the dynasty.

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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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Retired Australian professional basketball player Luc Longley coaches Carley Mijovic of the Canberra Capitals earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft. 

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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.

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Capital Carley Mijovic can help meet Australian Opals' need for speed, says coach Brendan Joyce

SPORT: Canberra Capitals player Carley Mijovic pictured at the AIS Arena, Canberra. 17th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth She is one half of the Canberra Capitals' ''baby bigs'' but Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes Carley Mijovic can step up to the big time at next year's world championships.

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Basketball ACT gets Phil Brown on board, and Canberra Capitals could be the big winners

New ACT Basketball high performance director Phil Brown.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT secure long-serving AIS women's coach Phil Brown as high-performance director.

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No rush on Jackson decision

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals will wait until Lauren Jackson is analysed by the club's medical staff before answering speculation she could undergo surgery before her rich deal even begins.

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Caps vow to put Jackson first

Lauren Jackson

By Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals will make Lauren Jackson's longevity their No.1 priority and aim to have a ''bulletproof'' superstar return to the court next month.

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Rivals back Jackson payment

The power trio of Australian Basketball (l-r) Lauren Jackson, NBL chief executive Kristina Keneally and Canberra Capitals Coach Carrie Graf.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia boss Kristina Keneally insists Canberra's WNBL rivals have no issue with it paying part of Lauren Jackson's lucrative deal to play with the Capitals.

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Tears of joy as Jackson's muscle tear is pinpointed

Sport.   Canberra Capital Lauren Jackson reacts as acupuncture needles are removed during treatment at the Sports Science Sports Medicine HUB at the AIS.13 December 2012. Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson has spoken of her relief the cause of her hamstring problem has finally been diagnosed after fearing it could end her career.

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Hamstrung Jackson puts faith in surgeon

lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth He's solved the injury woes of a bevy of AFL stars, and the Canberra Capitals are hopeful Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon David Young can work similar magic with Lauren Jackson.

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Jackson out of season's action

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT boss Tony Jackson says he can't allow the Canberra Capitals' deal with Lauren Jackson to be compromised by her hectic schedule after the Opals star was ruled out for the entire WNBL...

Another tough start for Caps

Canberra Capitals player Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has urged local fans not to take the return of Lauren Jackson for granted as the club looks to recover from an ''un-Canberra Capitals-like'' season.

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Tolo heads for Europe

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals centre Marianna Tolo will today confirm she will leave the club to take up a lucrative deal in Europe.

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AIS set to exit WNBL

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Institute of Sport is all but certain to withdraw from next year's WNBL season as Basketball Australia looks to address the flagging depth in its female junior ranks.