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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

NEAFL

NEAFL should have had one Canberra team from the start: Queanbeyan co-coach Josh Bryce

Queanbeyan's Josh Bryce.

David Polkinghorne Josh Bryce says ACT football has been screwed around by the chopping and changing of the format of the league.

Netball

Canberra Darters suffer heavy loss to Victoria Fury in Australian Netball League

Darters GA Alix McDermott performed solidly during the side's three home games.

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Darters suffered a heavy loss to complete their hat-trick of home ANL games on Sunday.

Football

Canberra FC down, but tough two still to go for Belconnen United

Sport. National Premier League match at Deakin between Belconnen United (blue tops) and Canberra FC (red tops).  Belconnen's Tom McLachlan, left and CFC's Matt Grbesa. August 3rd. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen United have cleared the first hurdle in reclaiming the Canberra NPL crown with ease.

Australian Football

Belconnen and Queanbeyan look set to give NEAFL the boot

Belconnen and Queanbeyan look unlikely to be involved in the NEAFL next year.

David Polkinghorne Two of Canberra's best-performing teams over the past two seasons are on the verge of withdrawing from the NEAFL.

Australian Football

Ainslie miss chance to cement NEAFL finals berth in loss to Sydney Uni

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David Polkinghorne Ainslie captain Rob Tuohey said his team didn't come to play and has put it on his leadership group to turn things around after a demoralising 30-point loss to Sydney Uni at Alan Ray Oval...

Cycling

Cyclist Gracie Elvin backs fellow Canberran Chloe Hosking as gold medal chance

Australian champion Gracie Elvin is one of two Canberrans in contention for the Commonwealth Games road race.

David Polkinghorne La Course provided the perfect stage for women's cycling to showcase itself, but Canberra's Gracie Elvin believes the women need to create their own identity rather than piggy-backing off men's...

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry mascot Sarge raising money for Lifeline to thank them for saving his life

Joshua Williams - perhaps better known as the Canberra Cavalry mascot

David Polkinghorne His job is to make people happy, but Joshua Williams was using Canberra Cavalry mascot Sarge to mask his pain.

Cricket

Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

Racing

Street Spirit fades in the snow as Baabulu salutes at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

Baabulu.

David Polkinghorne Street Spirit might love the wet, but the jury is still out on whether she can handle the snow after fading under the weight in the final furlong at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Racing

Canberra racing industry concerned over ACTTAB sale

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David Polkinghorne Canberra's racing industry is seeking urgent discussions with the ACT government over the ACTTAB sale.

Weightlifting

Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck hungry for Commonwealth Games success

Focused on pumping iron: ACT weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck.

David Polkinghorne It is like turbo-charged Weight Watchers from hell and Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck is stoked she will not have to worry about fasting to make her competition weight at the Glasgow...

Cycling

Canberra cyclists Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke win Comm Games bronze in tandem sprint

David Polkinghorne The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website will have to update Canberra cyclist Paul Kennedy's profile after he and his  tandem sprint pilot Thomas Clarke won bronze on Sunday.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Mat Hayman still devastated by Tour de France withdrawal

Mathew Hayman, left, with his Orica-GREENEDGE teammates earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne There's a hole inside Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman where the Tour de France should be - a hole he knows might never be filled.

Racing

Distance may trouble Rose Of Falvelon in Sydney

David Polkinghorne Unlike her half-sister Pray To God, Rose Of Falvelon has never been a picnic horse.

Judo

Duke Didier looking for Commonwealth Games gold in judo at Glasgow

The Duke of Canberra: Duke Didier.

James Buckley, David Polkinghorne Move over Prince Philip – there’s a new Duke in Scotland.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Jim Taylor notches 450 rugby games after submerging Wallabies tour

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David Polkinghorne Who scored the first five-point try against the All Blacks? It's the Trivial Pursuit question that's never been asked.

Racing

Racing bodies meet to finalise Super Track feasibility study

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David Polkinghorne Racing will return to Canberra's synthetic Acton track next winter regardless of what happens at Tuesday's briefing on a potential Super Track between the ACT government and the ACT's racing bodies.

Cycling

Michael Rogers primed to push for Tour de France stage wins: Stephen Hodge

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David Polkinghorne Former Canberra cyclist Stephen Hodge says Michael Rogers can be a gorilla in key breakaways in the mountains, just like he was at the Giro d'Italia in May.

Racing

Matthew Dale has two winners at Canberra with Karakuchi and Coco Miss

Jay Ford and Coca Miss win on Friday.

David Polkinghorne All roads lead to Sydney for Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's  three successful girls.

Racing

Throat operation breathes new life into Diamond To Pegasus

Michael Travers on Diamond To Pegasus in October 2012.

David Polkinghorne Diamond To Pegasus is no longer a roarer, but a throat operation has not stopped him roaring for Queanbeyan trainer Tony Sergi.