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Tennis

Kyrgios to hold court with greats of game in international tennis league

Nick Kyrgios

Lee Gaskin Nick Kyrgios will rub shoulders with tennis royalty at the inaugural International Premier Tennis League.

Golf

Nikki Campbell happy and hoping even better to come

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Nikki Campbell hopes her strong performance during the Women's NSW Open is a sign of things to come for the rest of the Australian summer.

Tennis

Fitness the key to Kyrgios' improvement

Lee Gaskin Nick Kyrgios' brother says a new fitness regime will help him compete with the game's best on a consistent basis.

Football

Matildas take on Canberra's Sykes twins for China series

Nicole (right) and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes selected in Matildas national football squad

Canberra United twins, top-bottom Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Tennis

Top two absent but Velocity's finals quest picks up speed

SPORT:  Former tennis pro Alun Jones will join local juniors in the Canberra Velocity team. They play their first match in the Asia Pacific tennis league on Tuesday 13th, November. Alun is pictured at the Lyneham Tennis Centre, Canberra. 
12th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Velocity has stormed into the national finals of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios is in the running for two awards

Sport: Asia-Pacific Tennis League, North Woden Tennis Courts, Canberra. Canberra Velocity men v Stanmore Wyverns. Nick Kyrgios of Canberra Velocity. 16th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Just being talked about in the same breath as Australian star Lleyton Hewitt would have been a shock to Nick Kyrgios 12 months ago.

Cycling

Gracie Elvin climbs mountain to get back on track

Sport.  Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin is looking to defend her Australian title at the National Road Championships in Ballarat in January.  16 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Lee Gaskin National road champion Gracie Elvin credits her mountain-biking background for giving her the mental strength to reach the top.

Golf

Canberra's $9m dollar man

Brendan Jones of Australia aknowledges the crowd after finishing his round during round four of the 2012 Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club on December 9, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin He's Australian golf's $9 million man - and odds are you've never heard of him.

Basketball

Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

Sport
Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

Golf

Jones 'feeling good' about British Open

Sport. Professional golfer, Brendan Jones, gets in a bit of practice
and some time with his six year old son, Kieran, at the Royal Canberra
course before heading to Scotland for the British Open. July 12th.
2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Lee Gaskin Walking Royal Canberra with son Kieran is a world away from what Brendan Jones will face at the British Open.

Golf

Jones pins Open hopes on putting

Sport. Professional golfer, Brendan Jones, gets in a bit of practice
at the Royal Canberra course before heading to Scotland for the
British Open. July 12th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham
Tidy.


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Lee Gaskin Driving, check. Short game, check. But it's on the green that Brendan Jones needs his putter to be on target.

Basketball

Mills set to line up at the Palace

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Lee Gaskin Patty Mills has played everywhere but is just as excited at the prospect of playing at ''the Palace'' for the first time.

BMX

Getting over ditch on road to Rio

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan preparing for the BMX world championships

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Caroline Buchanan will compete in Auckland from Friday, eager to retain her world time trial title.

BMX

Buchanan on top of the world

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28:  Caroline Buchanan of Australia celebrates winning the Womens Elite Final during day five of the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena on July 28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan is the new BMX world champion and has made amends for her Olympic Games heartbreak.

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Basketball

Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

Mountain biking

World champ back on bike for next challenge

Lee Gaskin Caroline Buchanan aiming for unprecedented second world championship in the space of three months.

BMX

BMX champ Caroline Buchanan hints at track cycling switch

World BMX champion Caroline Buchanan returns to Canberra.

Lee Gaskin As if five world championships isn't enough, BMX biker Caroline Buchanan has hinted she might try her hand at another two-wheel sport.

Basketball

Mills will shine in play-offs: Longley

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Matt Bonner #15 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Spurs defeated the Suns 97-87. 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.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Luc Longley expects Patty Mills to thrive in the NBA play-off atmosphere and take his game to another level.

Basketball

Mills ready to answer the call

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Russia on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012  in London, England.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Patty Mills has told new Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis he's ready to step up.