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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Athletics

Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen 'grateful' for funding upgrade birthday gift

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne It was a surprise birthday present, and Melissa Breen says she's "extremely grateful" for her funding upgrade.

Cycling

Canberra's Mitchell Lovelock-Fay, Allison Rice finish third in National Capital Tour time trial

Women's time trial winner Ellen Skerritt.

David Polkinghorne Mitchell Lovelock-Fay says National Road Series is a genuine stepping stone to the professional tour.

Cricket

ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski.

David Polkinghorne All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.

Cricket

Michael Bevan backs Canberra Big Bash team

ACT Comets player Matt Condon will benefit from Michael Bevan's expertise.

David Polkinghorne Michael Bevan says the nation's capital deserves a bigger role in Australian cricket.

ACT Meteors aiming for Big Bash League final double-header

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has one goal in mind – playing in the women's Twenty20 final on Manuka Oval.

Football

Canberra backed as A-League venue after FFA Cup success

Homecoming: Melbourne Victory and Socceroos star Carl Valeri in action on Tuesday night.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says Canberra has shown it should be home to the next A-League team.

Hockey

James Day, Naomi Evans claim Canberra's top hockey honours

David Polkinghorne and Chris Wilson Old Canberrans' James Day is the best-and-fairest men's hockey player, but not in the team of the year.

Cricket

SA Redbacks' Nick Winter hoping summer brings one-day debut

Ready: Canberra's Nick Winter.

David Polkinghorne Canberra fast bowler confident he can make his Sheffield Shield debut this summer.

Soccer

Belconnen claims stunning victory over Canberra FC on penalties

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David Polkinghorne A diving penalty save launched Ashley Collins' Belconnen United teammates into raptures, while Canberra FC captain Matt Grbesa was left in despair as his spot kick was turned away.

Australian Football

Queanbeyan breaks Ainslie's hold on AFL Canberra first grade premiership

Michael Wescombe who celebrated his 200th club game in style.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan coach Paul Campbell took his team to the premiership, but he'll get a demotion next year - and he couldn't be happier.

Baseball

John Holdzkom's Major League debut an endorsement: Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne The next batch of MLB stars could play at Cavalry's Fort this season.

Australian Football

Queanbeyan's Michael Wescombe brings up 200th match in AFL Canberra grand final

Michael Wescombe plays his 200th game for Queanbeyan.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan forward Michael Wescombe hopes to finally win his first premiership with the Tigers when he plays his 200th game, against Ainslie in AFL Canberra first grade on Saturday.

Hall of Fame

ACT Sports Hall of Fame opens in new home at Uni of Canberra

Joe Roff, former Wallaby and University of Canberra Union chief executive, is in the Hall of Fame line-up.

David Polkinghorne You could feel the history oozing off the walls at the unveiling of the new ACT Sports Hall of Fame and ACT Sports Minister Shane Rattenbury wants to have a similar feel at the proposed Civic...

Racing

Winona Costin warms up for group 1 debut with win at Canberra

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David Polkinghorne Boom apprentice jockey Winona Costin will go into the biggest day of her short career and her group 1 debut a winner after saluting in the final race at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

League

Canberra junior rugby league bringing families together for grand finals

footy

David Polkinghorne There are two sets of brothers and sisters playing in this weekend's junior rugby league grand finals.

Racing

Black Opal Stakes upgraded to group 3 status

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says:

David Polkinghorne And could become stepping stone to the $3.5m Golden Slipper Stakes.

Cycling

Canberra's Michael Matthews glitters but misses stage gold at the Vuelta a Espana

Matthews fell agonisingly short of adding to his stage-three win, which put him in the overall leader's jersey for three days, with John Degenkolb? narrowly beating him in the bunch sprint to continue the German's outstanding Vuelta.

David Polkinghorne But confident he has time to get his second stage win of the tour.

Cricket

Michael Bevan takes Canberra's Matt Condon under his wing

David Polkinghorne Matt Condon would run around the house in Michael Bevan pads - now he can learn from him.

Golf

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones confident he can return to winning ways after finishing third in Japan Tour event

Brendan Jones.

David Polkinghorne Australia's most successful player in the land of the rising sun feels like a rookie again.

Racing

Canberra horses allowed into $300,000 NSW Country Championships

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will avoid loss of talented horses from nation's capital, says trainer Nick Olive.