Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios through to Sarasota Open final

Jon Tuxworth Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios' strong injury comeback has continued. 

Basketball

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.

Basketball

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,...

Basketball

Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.

Swimming

Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Bonnie Zhang

Jon Tuxworth Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Swimming

Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

Basketball

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.

Golf

Lunn backs Ladies Classic comeback

Jon Tuxworth Karen Lunn says the Canberra Ladies Classic is not dead and buried, despite the tournament's axing.

Golf

Millar's focus on PGA success

Jon Tuxworth Matt Millar is targeting Australia's ''big three'' events as a chance to break his four-day tournament duck.

Tennis

Kyrgios must earn his way, says coach

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' coach wants to help the teenager qualify for grand slams on his own merit.

Basketball

Basketball ACT gets Phil Brown on board, and Canberra Capitals could be the big winners

New ACT Basketball high performance director Phil Brown.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT secure long-serving AIS women's coach Phil Brown as high-performance director.

Basketball

Capital Carley Mijovic can help meet Australian Opals' need for speed, says coach Brendan Joyce

SPORT: Canberra Capitals player Carley Mijovic pictured at the AIS Arena, Canberra. 17th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth She is one half of the Canberra Capitals' ''baby bigs'' but Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes Carley Mijovic can step up to the big time at next year's world championships.

Golf

Brendan Jones anxious about future after injury layoff

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones will consider retirement if his injured wrist doesn't improve.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer concedes he will consider retiring if he cannot recover fully from a serious wrist injury.

Golf

Ladies' Open may return to Canberra

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Jiyai Shin of South Korea poses for photographers with the Patricia Bridges Bowl after winning the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 17, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Royal Canberra has rocketed into contention to host the Australian Women's Open again.

Basketball

Tolo back in Opals with point to prove

Sport
Marianna Tolo during the Opals training session at the AIS.
The Canberra Times
03 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth Marianna Tolo will use the pain of her Olympic snubbing to prove a point after earning an Australian Opals recall.

Basketball

Action Jackson finds form

Australian basketballer Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson feels nothing but relief after 10 months on the sideline ended during the week.

Tennis

Kyrgios joins Davis Cup squad

Nick Kyrgios

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' rapid rise is set to continue with a debut selection in Australia's Davis Cup squad.

Tennis

Kyrgios faces wait for Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra youngster Nick Kyrgios may have to wait a little longer for his Davis Cup debut.

Basketball

Capitals confident Isabelle Strunc can boost back court

Sport: Canberra Capitals Basketball Team announce a new high profile contract, Isabella Strunc. 11th of September 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are confident they’ll boast one of the WNBL’s most dangerous back courts after signing French guard Isabelle Strunc.