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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.

Cricket

Afghanistan pips ACT Comets in World Cup warm-up

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Jon Tuxworth Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has declared guiding the country to the Test arena is his long-term focus.

Basketball

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...

Soccer

American trio keen to pilot Canberra United to hat-trick of W-League wins

Canberra United players, Lori Lindsey, Chantel Jones and Stephanie Ochs share a few tips with Radford Year 10 students, Eleanor Miller and Victoria Evans.

Jon Tuxworth The 'Lauren Jackson factor' has helped boost the Canberra Capitals' profile in the US, but meet the American trio who are doing likewise for Canberra United. 

Football

Youth United coach to continue push for National Youth League license

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Jon Tuxworth Youth United playing Sydney FC another chance for side to show NYL credentials.

Football

Cooma confident of springing NPL upset over Sydney heavyweights Bonnyrigg

Cooma captain Goran Josifovski.

Jon Tuxworth Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.

Basketball

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. 

Cricket

Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.

Basketball

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...

Basketball

Opals star Lauren Jackson ruled out of basketball world titles through injury

Under the knife: Lauren Jackson has had more surgery, and will miss the world championships as well as the start of the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth Star centre Lauren Jackson to also miss start of WNBL season for Canberra Capitals.

Basketball

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.

Basketball

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. 

Basketball

Canberra Gunners SEABL finals hopes dashed after road defeats

US import Garlon Green was strong for the Gunners.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners flickering finals hopes have been extinguished.

Basketball

Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup

Basketball

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

Star power: Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson.

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

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

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

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.

Soccer

Nikolai Topor-Stanley returns to Canberra with Western Sydney Wanderers for pre-season match

Western Sydney Wanderers player Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Jon Tuxworth Wanderers defender admits the "what ifs" of last season's A-League grand final loss still haunt him. 

Basketball

Canberra Gunners keep SEABL hopes alive with thrilling win over Albury

US import Garlon Green (26 points, six rebounds, five assists) had another strong game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners have given themselves a finals lifeline after a heartstopping win over Albury.