Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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Beveridge eyes Boomers gig

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

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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. 

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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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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Canberra teen Dante Exum ready to light up NBA, says Luc Longley

Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth Luc Longley has backed Dante Exum to take his rise from Canberra schoolboy to NBA star in his stride.

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Bishop faces up to season's frustrations

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

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop is certainly not one for shirking responsibility.

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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.

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Dante's peak - Canberra teenager joins Team Kobe

Sport.  Basket baller Dante Exum is going into the NBA draft in America.  3 February 2014. Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra schoolboy Dante Exum plans to sit down with Kobe Bryant to learn the secrets behind the superstar's successful leap from high school to the NBA.

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Bid for live streaming

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Jon Tuxworth THE Canberra Capitals hope to be given permission to live stream home matches late this season, insisting its continued delay is denying the Women's National Basketball League a ''huge'' promotional...

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Honesty best policy for Capitals' revival

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals can credit a forthright honesty session for helping kick-start their WNBL campaign.

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Patrick Mills delivers in San Antonio Spurs' win over Memphis Grizzlies

Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a huge step toward proving he deserves a bigger role with San Antonio this season with a starring display in the Spurs 101-94 win in Memphis on Tuesday.

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Mills makes most of chance to shine

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs collects a rebound in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 30, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Darren Carroll/Getty Images/AFP

Jon Tuxworth Canberra product Patrick Mills took a big step towards a bigger role with San Antonio this season on Thursday.

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Graf records to stand test of time

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames. Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game against the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is closing in on Tom Maher’s long-standing wins record.

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Rangers down courageous Capitals

Tight: Canberra's Natalie Hurst spears between two Rangers.

Jon Tuxworth They lost the match, but the Canberra Capitals won plenty of admirers.

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Bishop sorely needed for road trip

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Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop has vowed to overcome an ankle injury as the Capitals prepare for a horror road stretch.

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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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Depleted Capitals put up valiant fight

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Alex Bunton shoots under pressure from Dandenong player Brigitte Ardossi. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals won plenty of admirers after almost pulling off one of the bravest victories in their history.

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Patrick Mills digs deep for the Spurs

Indigenous basketballer Patrick Mills aka Patty Mills, who plays in the NBA for the San Antonio 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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Barnes, Gunners aim high

Sport.  Three coaches in the same family from left, Brad Barnes, Cameron Barnes and Barry Barnes at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium.  Cameron is the current coach of the Canberra Gunners , his brother Brad won the first championship with the Gunners 10 years ago and father Barry was a former coach of the Australian team and Canberra Cannons.  18 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Brad Barnes jokes many kids in Canberra basketball would probably know him only as ''some cranky bald bloke''.