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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Documentary helps Josip Simunic continue his fight to clear his name after FIFA ban

David Polkinghorne How a Canberra-born soccer star is trying to regain his reputation after three words linked him to Croatian fascists and Nazi Germany.

Canberra golfer Matthew Millar moves up the Victorian Open leaderboard

Matthew Millar has made a move at the Victorian Open.

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer moves into contention going into weekend of first event of the year.

Rock On Zariz wins at Thoroughbred Park to set up possible Canberra Guineas tilt

Rock on Zariz could be on track for the listed Canberra Guineas.

David Polkinghorne Salute at Canberra on Friday gives Rock On Zariz shot at feature race on Black Opal Stakes Day.

World champs Madison de Rozario and Angela Ballard descend on IPC Grand Prix at AIS

World champion Madison de Rozario has high hopes for the Paralympics at Rio de Janeiro.

David Polkinghorne World champions Madison de Rozario and Angela Ballard do everything together - until the end of the race.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry catcher Robbie Perkins called into Australia squad for WBC qualifiers

Canberra Cavalry catcher Robbie Perkins has been called into the Australian squad for the WBC qualifiers in Sydney next week.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry catcher comes in to cover Perth Heat's Matt Kennelly.

Racing

Matthew Dale's Fell Swoop to target Oakleigh Plate on way to The Galaxy

Canberra trainer Mattew Dale is heading to the Oakleigh Plate first-up with Fell Swoop.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer to take star sprinter to Oakleigh Plate and then The Galaxy.

Tennis

Tennis ACT looking to host Nick Kyrgios in Fast4 event

Tennis ACT is hoping to hold a Fast4 event featuring Nick Kyrgios next summer.

David Polkinghorne  CEO Ross Triffitt in early discussions to host world No.41 in exhibition event at AIS Arena.

Golf

Canberra golfer Matthew Millar begins year at Victorian Open at 13th Beach

Canberra golfer Matthew Millar begins his 2016 in the Victorian Open at 13th Beach.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra golfer looking for another fast start to 2016 after equaling course record at 13th Beach last year.

Adelaide Bite knock Canberra Cavalry out of Claxton Shield race in ABL prelim

David Polkinghorne Cavs win game two, but go down in the decider against the Adelaide Bite.

Canberra Cavalry-Adelaide Bite suspended as ABL prelim final thunderstruck

David Polkinghorne  Play to resume at Narrabundah Ballpark on Sunday at 12pm as Cavalry chase win to stay in race for Claxton Shield.

Cycling

Drapac's Adam Phelan ready to spoil the Manx Missile's Cadel Evans Great Ocean party

Drapac's Adam Phelan hopes to spoil the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race for Mark Cavendish.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist sets sights on getting the break on Mark Cavendish in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Canberra Cavalry starter Steven Kent fresh for ABL prelim against Adelaide Bite

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Steven Kent remained in the ACT to be fresh for game two against the Adelaide Bite.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry's Steven Kent almost never had the season that's taken him back to the Atlanta Braves.

Cricket

Alex Ross had an eye on Bradman Young Cricketer prize a year ago

Winner: Alex Ross set himself for the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year Award when watching the Allan Border Medal a year ago.

David Polkinghorne Former ACT Comet Alex Ross is not worried about T20 World Cup, he is just focused on helping South Australia reclaim the Sheffield Shield.

Baseball

Jason Leblebijian says stats don't matter as Canberra Cavalry face Adelaide Bite in ABL prelim final

Memorable: Canberra Cavalry MVP Jason Leblebijian says records mean nothing in the play-offs.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry MVP Jason Leblebijian says the regular season means nothing in the play-offs.

Racing

Oakleigh Plate still on Fell Swoop's agenda says Matthew Dale

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale says the Oakleigh Plate first-up is still on Fell Swoop's agenda.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra sprint star still on track for make group 1 debut first up in the Oakleigh Plate.

Soccer

FFA admit W-League referee blunder cost Canberra United against Sydney FC

Game-changer: Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams is obstructed by Sydney FC striker Kyah Simon.

David Polkinghorne The referee who made the mistake which cost Canberra United in the W-League semi-final against Sydney will not officiate in the grand final as a result.

Cricket

Scans to determine if Perth Scorchers quick Jason Behrendorff is back this summer

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is having scans on his troublesome back this week.

David Polkinghorne Canberra quick bowler Jason Behrendorff is awaiting the outcome of scans to determine what is wrong with his back and how to proceed.

Cricket

ACT Meteors' Erin Osborne not expecting T20 world cup call-up despite WBBL going

Sydney Thunder spinner Erin Osborne (right) has lost her WBBL medal.

David Polkinghorne Sydney Thunder allrounder Erin Osborne not expecting T20 World Cup call-up despite WBBL final heroics.

Canberra mountain bikers Rebecca Henderson and Dan McConnell dominate national series

David Polkinghorne Rebecca Henderson and Daniel McConnell win both national mountain bike series races.

Canberra Cavalry lose series to Adelaide Bite in preview of ABL prelim final

David Polkinghorne Canberra loses series to Adelaide in dress rehearsal for ABL preliminary final.