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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Locker room

Caroline Buchanan battles Torah Bright and Sally Pearson for top female athlete prize

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David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan up against female sport's glamour girls for top prize, Gregan a hit at Hall of Fame and Josh Papalii welcomes first child.

NEAFL

NEAFL has left AFL in Canberra divided

Last hurrah: Queanbeyan's Ryan Quade, Eastlake's Ash Pocock, Belconnen's
Lexie Bennett and Ainslie's Rob Tuohey.

David Polkinghorne There's a war brewing behind the scenes of Australian football in Canberra.

Football

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

Carl Valeri is back in the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.

Soccer

Capital Football board endorses under-12 lockout

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David Polkinghorne Capital Football's board has endorsed the decision to lockout parents from an under-12 soccer match this weekend.

Lawn Bowls

Queanbeyan Bowling Club confident of financial future

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David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Bowling Club has dismissed rumours it's in financial trouble and president John Britton is confident of the long-term future of Bowls ACT's biggest club.

Racing

Queanbeyan race track needs major renovation to remove buried pine trees

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David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan Racing needs to dig up a large section of its track to remove a 20-year-old foundation of pine trees.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Mick Rogers re-signs with Tinkoff-Saxo for two years

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David Polkinghorne Tour de France star Michael Rogers feels his team Tinkoff-Saxo is on the verge of something special and he wants to finish off what he's started by helping Alberto Contador regain the yellow jersey...

Soccer

Oman calls on Canberra to support side at Asian Cup

Delegates from Asian Cup teams: Oman Board member Saeed Baqaweer, Korean representative Ilki Park, Japan team administrator Naoki Tsumura and UAE coach Hassan Al Abdooli examining the Canberra Stadium surface.

David Polkinghorne Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE picks Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews for Vuelta a Espana

Michael Matthews will ride in this year's Vuelta a Espana.

David Polkinghorne It might not be the grand tour he wanted to ride this year, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews will return to the race that launched his career in 2013.

Australian Football

Ainslie secure NEAFL finals berth with victory over Queanbeyan

Sport: 17th August 2014. NEAFL Queanbeyan Tigers V.S. Ainslie. L/R Tigers Player Nathan Kerlin, challenges Ainslie Player Mitchell Mulroney for the ball. The Canberra Times. Photo by: Jamila Toderas

David Polkinghorne Ainslie coach Chris Rourke is proud of his club's efforts to make the NEAFL finals given the large loss of key talent at the end of last season.

Basketball

Canberra Gunners look to link up with NBL clubs Sydney Kings and Wollongong Hawks

Gunners coach Shawn McEachin.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Gunners coach Shawn McEachin is in talks with the Wollongong Hawks and Sydney Kings to become a feeder club for  the NBL clubs  for next year's SEABL.

Australian Football

Southport's finals hopes fizzle at hands of barnstorming Belconnen

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David Polkinghorne Has the wrong Canberra team given the NEAFL the boot?

Football

Capital Football to review ban on parents at under-12s match

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David Polkinghorne Capital Football will make a final decision on Monday on whether an under-12s lockout will go ahead after parents called for a review of the ban.

Racing

Tingeera's win brings Terry Robinson back to Canberra in style

Scott Pollard rides Tingeera to victory at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Terry Robinson timed his return to Canberra perfectly with Tingeera saluting in the Stayers Handicap.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry worried about weakened league

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David Polkinghorne First ABL Aussie draft fails to live up to hype after just five players selected.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals re-sign guard Michelle Cosier

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David Polkinghorne Guard Michelle Cosier is creche-ing her way back onto the Canberra Capitals roster.

Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

Locker Room

ACT girls grab their chance in Aussie Rules

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David Polkinghorne Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Anzac Day

ACT government says everyone loses if Brumbies and GWS Giants go head to head on Anzac Day

Small wonder: Alofa Alofa streaks away to score the Waratahs' first try against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

David Polkinghorne Raiders could join make Anzac bid as Australian War Memorial concert moves

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Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hoping for black-type success with Oh So Adorable

Oh So Adorable, being ridden here by Richard Bensley, looks to have a bright future.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hopes Oh So Adorable's first-up second at Randwick is the sign of things to come.