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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Golf

Patrick Wilson equals Federal course record at Amateur Golf Open

Todd Sinnott from Metropolitan Golf Club

David Polkinghorne Federal club champion Adam Robinson will put the security of his job at the AIS behind him in his quest to make it as a professional golfer.

Australian Football

Gungahlin Jets consider entry to AFL Canberra first grade

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David Polkinghorne How will AFL Canberra first grade look next season?

Saturday Serve

Jockey Chynna Marston counts herself lucky as racing safety investigated

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David Polkinghorne The last thing Canberra jockey Chynna Marston remembers is thinking, "I don't think we can get around here". Then she was in Canberra Hospital. 

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry boss wants team to be summer's talking point

New Canberra Cavalry CEO Donn McMichael.

David Polkinghorne Donn McMichael knows he has big boots to fill as the new Canberra Cavalry chief executive, but he wants the Cavs to become summer's biggest talking point in the nation's capital.

Golf

Phil Mickelson calls on Ryan Ruffels to join Arizona State

Ryan Ruffels is one of Australia's most talented junior golfers.

David Polkinghorne Golf legend Phil Mickelson is trying to lure 16-year-old Ryan Ruffels to play for his old university in the US.

Baseball

Sydney Blue Sox thump Canberra Cavalry 9-0 in ABL season opener

David Polkinghorne Sydney Blue Sox's offence dined out on Canberra Cavalry's pitching in a 9-0 win at the Fort on Thursday.

Homophobia in Sport

You Can Play Forum brings the fight against homophobia to Canberra

Capital Football's Heather Reid is leading the fight against homophobia in sport.

David Polkinghorne ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called for an anti-homophobia round to help make Australian sport more inclusive.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry out to reclaim Claxton Shield in Australian Baseball League

Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening, catcher Jack Murphy and shortstop Marcus Lemon at Narrabundah Ballpark.

David Polkinghorne And the old crew is getting back together as Brian Grening gets first start for Cavs, with Jack Murphy behind the plate.

Racing

Canberra's racing stayers going the distance

Trainder Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne A butcher, a shearer, a pilot and a door-to-door manure salesman - now they're the stayers of the Canberra racing industry.

Football

Canberra FC helped create Western Sydney Wanderers' Asian Champions League triumph

Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers players hold up their head coach Tony Popovic as they celebrate winning the Asian Champions League Final second leg soccer match with a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal at King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

David Polkinghorne Journeys of Wanderers' captain and coach began in nation's capital.

Football

Canberra United pinches draw against Western Sydney Wanderers

Canberra United player Caitlin Munoz and  Western Sydney Wanderers player Linda O'Neill.

David Polkinghorne Former captain Ellie Brush scored a rare goal with her feet to save Canberra United from a third home defeat of the W-League season and helped them pinch a 1-1 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers...

Racing

Trainer Nick Olive has Single Gaze for Magic Millions

Nick Olive had already booked a trip to Melbourne for Derby Day, but celebrated like he was there in Sydney.

David Polkinghorne Two-year-old filly impresses at big odds at Rosehill on debut.

Sportstar of the Year

Caroline Buchanan and Sue Powell named ACT Sportstar of the Year

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David Polkinghorne Sue Powell joins basketball star Lauren Jackson in record books.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry in hunt for Australian pitcher

The Cavalry's pitching roster includes Canberran Steve Kent.

David Polkinghorne Cavs CEO says roster strong, but needs luck with injuries.

Soccer

Canberra United to make McKellar a fortress again

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg feels the team has turned its season around after a slow start.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United captain Nicole Begg believes the former W-League champions have finally started to click and they   want  to return McKellar Park to a fortress when they face Western Sydney...

Cricket

ACT Comets fall short in Queensland chase

David Dawson was brilliant for the Comets against Queensland.

David Polkinghorne David Dawson's marathon effort wasn't enough to save the ACT Comets against Queensland.

Union

Ozboks want to create Canberra rugby sevens production line

Gareth Watts, De Villiers Hugo and Gareth Bautz.

David Polkinghorne De Villiers Hugo wants the Ozboks to become a Canberra production line for rugby sevens players.

Cricket

Daniel Magin century puts ACT Comets back in the Futures League hunt

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David Polkinghorne Daniel Magin needed just 94 balls to smash ACT back into itsFutures League contest against Queensland.

Racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones wants Al Ahmar to push on to Queanbeyan Cup

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David Polkinghorne Defence Force Cup win means Al Ahmar has more cups in his sights.

Australian Football

Chris Jansen moves to SANFL after winning Belconnen's NEAFL best and fairest

Departing defender Chris Jansen was named Belconnen’s NEAFL best-and-fairest this season.

David Polkinghorne Makes move to SANFL club Central Districts.