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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Australian football

Jeremy Rowe re-signs as Belconnen Magpies coach despite team dropping out of NEAFL

David Polkinghorne But still wants to coach at a higher level.

Racing

Frank Cleary to target Queanbeyan Cup with That's Freedom

That's Freedom.

David Polkinghorne That's Freedom is no Black Caviar, but legendary trainer Frank Cleary will push on towards the Queanbeyan Cup after his gutsy all-the-way victory in the benchmark 60 handicap (1460 metres) at the...

Football

Lucy Zelic and Sally Shipard say women's soccer World Cup on synthetic pitches discriminatory

Former Matildas midfielder Sally Shipard and SBS television presenter Lucy Zelic at Floriade promoting the Asian Cup.

David Polkinghorne Canberra soccer identities say FIFA's decision to play women's World Cup on synthetic pitches is discriminatory.

Football

Melbourne Victory take down Canberra United 4-2 in W-League clash

Michelle Heyman

David Polkinghorne Canberra coach says penalty against them harsh, but sloppy defending and poor finishing reason for loss.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews takes on his idol Cadel Evans at world championships

Michael Matthews, in training for the World Championships in Spain.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews has looked up to Cadel Evans as a role model from the moment he saw him dominate a world championship, but that respect won't stop the 24-year-old from trying to...

Cricket

Mountainous escape from Afghanistan war takes Samiullah Shinwari into cricket

Samiullah Shinwari, takes a photo on his phone of team mates having an impromptu backyard game near the Wide Brown Land sculpture at the National Arboretum in  Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shinwari was too young to remember his family's trek through the mountains, as his mother and father fled the war to seek safety in neighbouring Pakistan.

Cricket

Matt Condon warms up for first-grade debut but Afghanistan still wins thriller against Comets

Comets batsman Andrew Harriott survives an LBW appeal by keeper Shafiqullah Shafiq off the bowling of Samiullah Shenwari.

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets young gun Matt Condon✓ had the perfect tune-up for his Sydney first-grade debut for Michael Bevan's✓ Easts, testing himself against international side Afghanistan at Manuka...

Racing

Trainer Nick Olive makes Tony Campbell Memorial Cup Day his own

Nat King Cu.

David Polkinghorne It was the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup Day, but you could be excused for thinking it was Nick Olive✓ Day at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, when the Canberra trainer cleaned up.

Australian Football

Canberra draft hopefuls to grace MCG on grand final day in biggest week of their lives

Serious business: Logan Austin and Jack Steele will play in the AFL grand final curtain-raiser on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne Canberra draft hopefuls Jack Steele and Logan Austin are not getting ahead of themselves.

Saturday Serve

Cadel Evans rates as one of Australia's all-time greats – of any sport

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David Polkinghorne It's arguably the greatest moment in Australian sport – when Cadel Evans pedalled his way into history as the first Aussie to win the Tour de France.

Racing

Trainer Nick Olive's Nat King Cu meditates on a win in Tony Campbell Cup

Canberra trainer Nick Olive.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Nick Olive says promising gelding Nat King Cu is a thinker.

Cricket

ACT Comets' Blake Dean still has a lot to learn despite breaking batting record

Record setter: Blake Dean.

David Polkinghorne Blake Dean has broken an Andy Flower batting record, but isn't expecting to become the world's best batsman.

Cricket

Afghanistan prepares for Cricket World Cup in Canberra

All smiles: The Afghanistan cricket team trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne Long tough, journey for Afghanistan team leads to playing ACT Comets at Manuka Oval.

Football

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

Cycling

Jess MacLean wins world championship silver in women's team time trial

Jessie MacLean.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Jessie MacLean wins silver as part of the Orica-AIS team time trial in Spain.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell finishes in top 10 at Tenerife Open

Canberra's Nikki Campbell.

David Polkinghorne Finishes strongly to grab equal fifth at the Tenerife Open.

Cricket

Coach Andrew Dawson happy with ACT Meteors' pre-season progress

Meteors captain Kris Britt.

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson is confident captain Kris Britt is on track for a bumper Women's National Cricket League campaign.

Football

Striker Stephanie Ochs propels Canberra United past Adelaide United 1-0 in W-League clash

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Michelle Heyman of Canberra competes for the ball during the round two W-League match between Adelaide United and Canberra United at Adelaide Shores Football Centre on September 21, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Proves difference against Adelaide United.

Football

Canberra FC investigating alleged abuse of female referee's assistant

Capital football logo.

David Polkinghorne Canberra FC is investigating a series of incidents and wants those responsible punished.

Cycling

Canberra's Kimberley Wells put year from hell behind her with National Capital Tour stage win

cycling

David Polkinghorne Canberra sprinter puts lays to rest a year that had literally been a pain in the butt.