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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Abby Bishop craves return to Australian Opals, but not at expense of baby Zala

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop hopes Basketball Australia can provide childcare in order for her to return to the Opals.

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Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

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Aussie Boomers in town for world champs camp

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Jon Tuxworth For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day. 

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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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Beveridge eyes Boomers gig

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Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Rob Beveridge wants the Australian Boomers coaching job after Brett Brown quit the post this week.

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Mediocrity not on Canberra Capitals' agenda, says Jess Bibby

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Jon Tuxworth They have just returned from a coast trip littered with selfies, scavenger hunts and tomfoolery, but Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says the players "don't want to settle for mediocrity any...

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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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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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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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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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Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

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Australian basketball needs to take advantage of Patty Mills-mania

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Jon Tuxworth For seven glorious minutes on Monday afternoon, basketball captured the imagination of Australia's sporting public like never before when Canberra's Patty Mills exploded on the sport's biggest stage.

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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 coaches tell scouts NBA draft 'mystery man' Dante Exum is worth the risk

High hopes: Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA scouts have interrogated Dante Exum's Canberra-based coaches for any ''skeletons in the closet''.

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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Luc Longley hopes Dante Exum avoids falling victim to club v country battle

Dante Exum playing for Lake Ginninderra College in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball great Luc Longley hopes club versus country tug-of-war doesn't hinder Dante Exum's world cup hopes.

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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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Patrick Mills ready to step up in NBA playoffs: Andrew Gaze

Patty Mills helped San Antonio dominate Portland on Thursday.

Jon Tuxworth Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills' star showings in the NBA playoffs will add to his market value.

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Patrick Mills digs deep for the Spurs

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Jon Tuxworth He's just helped Australian basketball to one of its proudest moments, and Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis believes Patrick Mills' improved decision-making has helped spark his breakout NBA...

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High award hopes for Abby Bishop despite Canberra Capitals' WNBL loss

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby says Canberra's disappointing campaign shouldn't derail Abby Bishop's WNBL MVP hopes.