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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Canberra SEABL teams fall to Victorian heavyweights

Sarah McAppion.

Jon Tuxworth Sarah McAppion’s stint with Canberra's SEABL side has her primed for increased WNBL minutes next season.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners slip from SEABL finals contention after tough Tasmania road trip

Garlon Green was impressive in a losing Gunners side.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners' mid-season revival has come to an abrupt halt.

Basketball

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. 

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Mills fans pack Civic Square to meet model basketballer

Patty Mills

Jon Tuxworth Fans queued for more than 200 metres just to catch a glimpse of him, but Patrick Mills insisted he's "just a little indigenous kid from Canberra" after receiving the keys to the city at a public...

Basketball

Canberra Gunners overcome Daniel Joyce ejection to continue finals charge

Former Wollongong Hawk Daniel Joyce was ejected from the Canberra Gunners' win over Nunawading.

Jon Tuxworth Jono Miller praised the Gunners' character for overcoming the early ejection of Daniel Joyce in Saturday's win.

Basketball

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. 

Basketball

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.

Basketball

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. 

Basketball

Basketball Australia puts WNBL under microscope in external review

Canberra Capitals' Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia has begun a wide-scale external review into the WNBL.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

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. 

Basketball

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''.

Soccer

Tuggeranong draw South Hobart in FFA Cup first round

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Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the Football Federation Cup will give local players a rare chance to ''chase the dream'' and put themselves on the A-League radar. 

Basketball

Clutch shot propels Canberra Gunners to SEABL win over Kilsyth

On target: Daniel Jackson, left.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners pulled off their second last-gasp win in as many games on Saturday. 

Basketball

Dante Exum's Lake Ginninderra College teammates insist their mate is 'just like one of us'

Exum's teammates

Jon Tuxworth Dante Exum may be starring in shoe commercials and raking in millions in the NBA, but his former Lake Ginninderra College teammates view him as an ordinary teenager.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

Former Canberra Capitals star Nat Hurst to use SEABL as world championship springboard

Nat Hurst will return to the SEABL.

Jon Tuxworth Former Capitals star Nat Hurst hopes to use SEABL as a springboard to world championship selection.

Basketball

Patty Mills ready to etch place in NBA history

Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center.

Jon Tuxworth San Antonio can secure the championship with victory at home on Monday and avenge its heartbreaking seven-game finals loss to the Heat last season.

Soccer

Matildas ready to move on from coach upheaval: Heyman

Canberra United's Michelle Heyman says the Matildas can successfully defend the Asian Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Michelle Heyman says the Matildas are ready to move on from the fallout of coach Hesterine de Reus' sacking, insisting the team can rebound from the drama and successfully defend its Asian Cup title.