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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Locker Room

Michelle Cosier on comeback trail for Canberra Capitals after second baby

Chris Dutton Locker Room: Michelle Cosier wants to make a WNBL comeback next season after giving birth to her second child.

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WNBL: Canberra Capitals' MVP award tops tough year for Abby Bishop

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(l-r) Carly Wilson, Isabelle Strunc, Abby Bishop and Sarah McAppion at the Canberra Capitals end of year dinner.
The Canberra Times
19 February 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Newly-crowned Canberra Capitals MVP Abby Bishop says she is a ''package deal'' with niece Zala.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals move to Tuggeranong for winning feeling

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

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals will consider moving games back to Tuggeranong next season to cut costs.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals score points for win and sporting gesture

Sport. The WNBL match between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and West Coast (white) at the Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong. Jessica Bibby was in fine form, scoring the most points in a game this season. Here she gets a hug from Abby Bishop. January 18th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals were ruthless in beating the West Coast Waves by 31 points on Saturday night.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says players are playing for their WNBL careers

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Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has put her team on notice with five games left in the WNBL campaign.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Natalie Hurst still has what it takes

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ‘‘decade of basketball at the top’’ and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Basketball

French recruit Isabelle Strunc keeps guard over Canberra Capitals

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Chris Dutton Frenchwoman Isabelle Strunc hopes her stint with the Canberra Capitals launches her international dreams.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals face gruelling trip to far north and back

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Capitals coach Carrie Graf says her team needs to ''suck it up'' ahead of a brutal Queensland road trip.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop wants to shut down Suzy Batkovic, the Townsville Fire's most dangerous weapon

SPORT: Canberra Capitals v Bendigo Bank Spirit at the AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Abby Bishop reacts during the match. 20th October 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Abby Bishop is hoping she can use her intricate knowledge of Suzy Batkovic to her advantage on Friday.

Basketball

Adelaide Lightning dashes Canberra Capitals' hopes

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning at AIS Arena.    Canberra Capitals player Jessica Bibby takes a shot.  11 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals are adamant they can avoid slumping to their worst season in more than a decade, despite suffering a heartbreaking 11-point loss at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

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Canberra Capitals upset Dandenong Rangers

Sport.  Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst and Adelaide Lightning player Angela Marino  during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Capitals ignited their WNBL campaign with a potential season-defining win on Saturday night.

Parenting rules force Abby Bishop to miss basketball world championships

Family before country: Abby Bishop will not go to the basketball World Championships this year.

Chris Dutton A new Basketball Australia parental policy has forced Canberra's Abby Bishop to put family ahead of playing for her country and quit her world championship dreams.

Basketball

New Basketball ACT boss Tony Fraser aims to make sport No.1

Tony Fraser is a former chief of the Canberra Cavalry baseball team.

Chris Dutton Tony Fraser will back a bid to revive the Canberra Cannons in the NBL if it is financially viable.

Basketball

Tony Fraser new Basketball ACT chief executive

Tony Fraser is a former chief of the Canberra Cavalry baseball team.

Chris Dutton Basketball ACT has snared former Canberra Cavalry boss Tony Fraser as the sport's new chief executive and officials believe he can lift basketball to a new level of professionalism.

Basketball

Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson quits amid board and staff tension

Chris Dutton Increasing tension between the Basketball ACT board and staff led to chief executive Tony Jackson's decision to quit just two years into his tenure.

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AIS Arena courts new markets with moveable floor

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Chris Dutton The AIS hopes a new removable court surface at the AIS Arena will ''tap into new markets'' to increase revenue.

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Canberra superstar Lauren Jackson says knee surgery will prolong her career

Chris Dutton Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson said her career could have been at risk had she tried to play on with a knee injury.

Basketball

Opals star Lauren Jackson to miss four months with injury

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Dutton Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson will miss four months of basketball as she recovers from knee and Achilles tendon surgery.

Basketball

Carley Mijovic wants to use last five games with Capitals to impress Opals

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Chris Dutton Carley Mijovic hopes to use the last five games of the WNBL season to prove she is ready for international duty.

Basketball

WNBL: Nat Hurst cashes in on Turkey offer

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals star Nat Hurst has defended her decision to quit the club with two games left in the WNBL season.