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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Nick Olive and Richie Bensley chasing 100th winner together at Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne  Canberra trainer and Goulburn jockey have three chances to bring up hundred at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park.

Daniel McConnell wins national mountain bike series at Stromlo, Rebecca Henderson third

Canberra rider Daniel McConnell on his way to victory in the national mountain bike series at Stromlo on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra mountain biker Rebecca Henderson healthy after battling illness this year.

Central Coast Mariners consider bringing A-League games to Canberra Stadium

David Polkinghorne With the idea of a Canberra A-League team on the scrapheap, a part-time arrangement could be on the cards.

Gracie Elvin puts Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ahead of world champs

Two-time national champion Gracie Elvin is desperate to realise her Olympic dream.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra cyclist puts making Aussie team for Rio de Janeiro ahead of world championship glory.

Canberra Cavalry take cautious approach with concussion

Cavalry catcher Robbie Perkins.

David Polkinghorne Robbie Perkins to play important role for Cavalry against Blue Sox after recovering from head knock.

Canberra Cavalry without Jeremy Barnes for Sydney Blue Sox series

David Polkinghorne  Cavalry pitcher Steven Kent happy on and off the ballpark.

Motivation the silver lining as Rebecca Wiasak misses out on World Cup team pursuit gold

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak says next year's world champs will determine whether she gets to the Rio Olympics.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak is even more determined to make the women's pursuit team for the Rio Olympics.

Canberra Cavalry beat Perth Heat to claim series and tighten grip at top of ABL

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Scott Cone made a successful starting debut.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tightens grip on top of ABL with series win over reigning champs Perth Heat.

Canberra Cavalry beat Perth Heat to remain clear on top of ABL

Steven Kent racked up his fifth win of the season against Perth on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra starting pitcher continues stunning return from injury as the Cavalry charge continues.

Len Hodgson's Asclepius wins Cooma Cup

Len Hodgson thinks Asclepius might target the coastal cups after winning the Cooma Cup.

David Polkinghorne Len Hodgson-trained horse could target the coastal cups after winning the Cooma Cup on Saturday.

UFC fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith says MMA 'misunderstood and wrongly judged sport'

UFC fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith says MMA has

David Polkinghorne UFC fighter backs benefits of sport the ACT government is looking to legislate.

Cricket

Queanbeyan beat Tuggeranong Valley in Douglas Cup opening round

Wests batsman Ethan Bartlett guided his side to victory over Norths.

David Polkinghorne  But not before he guides Queanbeyan to opening round win over Tuggeranong Valley.

Baseball

Umpire error robs Canberra Cavalry of game two against Perth Heat

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Scott Cone is excited about his first ABL start.

David Polkinghorne Physio student to make ABL starting debut against reigning champions Perth Heat.

Soccer

Canberra United beat Brisbane Roar in W-League to tighten grip on second

Ashleigh Sykes celebrates her match-winning brace against Brisbane Roar.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra duo combine to produce a brace of brilliance in W-League victory over Brisbane Roar.

Canberra Cavalry extend ABL lead with Brian Grening shutout of Perth Heat

Canberra Cavalry starter Brian Grening became the first pitcher in ABL history to pitch three nine-innings shutouts.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry starter becomes first pitcher to throw three nine-innings shutouts in an ABL season.

Canberra United hope to cement second on W-League ladder against Brisbane Roar

Canberra United get their three Matildas - Caitlin Munoz, Michelle Heyman and Lydia Williams - back as they finally get to play at home again.

David Polkinghorne The reigning W-League champions are preparing for just their second home game of the season.

Michael Rogers hopes Jared Tallent can enjoy 'special moment' and get Olympic gold

Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers said Jared Tallent can still enjoy a special moment if he gets his Olympic gold medal.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra cyclist provides insight into what it's like getting an Olympic medal upgrade.

ACT government willing to give up ODI for historic Manuka Test

Chief Minister Andrew Barr

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT is confident of selling out Manuka Oval if it's given a chance to host its first Test match.

Matthew Millar makes promising start to Australian PGA Championship

Matthew Millar is again in the hunt, this time at the Aussie PGA.

David Polkinghorne Canberra duo make contrasting starts to Aussie PGA Championship on Gold Coast on Thursday.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry throw bachelor party for Derrick Loveless

Canberra Cavalry outfielder Derrick Loveless, centre, is having his bucks party next week.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry throw outfielder a Bucks Party for a romance that started with a tweet.