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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios in most important phase of his career: John Fitzgerald

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios doesn't need a high-profile coach, says John Alexander.

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Matthews using Michael Rogers as inspiration

Michael Matthews turned in a star performance at the Giro d'Italia.

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews looks to fellow Canberran Michael Rogers for inspiration for recovering from injury.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Tennis players and fast cars, but Nick Kyrgios keeping feet grounded

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David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios is unlikely to fall for racy lifestyle of some fellow Australian players.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry hopes to attract Australia's next top talent

Canberra Cavalry's Thom Carter.

David Polkinghorne The Australian Baseball League will hold an inaugural Australian draft next month.

Cycling

New ACTAS coach Ben Cook predicts golden age for Canberra cycling

Ben Cook.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cycling is experiencing a golden era and Ben Cook is the man charged with ensuring that success continues.

Racing

Trainer Matthew Dale gets an early return from breeding prospect Coco Miss

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne It was Coco Miss' breeding that caught Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's eye.

Tennis

Canberra star Nick Kyrgios confident he'll avoid Bernard Tomic's traps

Nick Kyrgios speaks to the media on his return to Canberra on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios is confident he will avoid the pitfalls that have seen Bernard Tomic's career go off the rails.

Tennis

Wimbledon star Nick Kyrgios returns to Canberra to hero's welcome

Canberra Times - News - July 6 2014
Nick Kyrgios at the airport after returning from Wimbledon 
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David Polkinghorne And falls straight into his family's arms.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios can help Bernard Tomic, says Alun Jones

Bernard Tomic will soon be lower in the rankings than Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Alun Jones believes Nick Kyrgios could drag Bernard Tomic back up the ATP rankings with him. 

Locker Room

Eastlake Football Club mourns death of stalwart Ken Macdonald

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David Polkinghorne Eastlake Football Club is mourning the death of club stalwart Ken Macdonald.

Cycling

Canberra's Michael Matthews devastated at missing first Tour de France

Shattered: Michael Matthews is likely to miss the Tour de France.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Michael Matthews is struggling to come to terms with a crash that has left his Tour de France dream in tatters.

Tennis

Rafael Nadal win means world is Nick Kyrgios' oyster, says celebrity agent Max Markson

Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' Wimbledon victory over Rafael Nadal will open the door for million-dollar contracts.

Wimbledon live 2014: Milos Raonic v Nick Kyrgios

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David Polkinghorne Australia's Nick Kyrgios is set to face the Canadian who sent him home from the French Open, Milos Raonic, in the quarter final of Wimbledon 2014.

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Tennis

Kyrgios' family celebrates win as cheeky shot goes viral

Nill Kyrgios (Nicks mum) celebrates her son's win

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' mother Nill was almost hoarse after watching her son advance to the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday morning.

Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal.

David Polkinghorne Australia's wonder boy Nick Kyrgios faces second seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

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Baseball

Canberra Cavalry chief executive Thom Carter going home to help mum battle breast cancer

Canberra Cavalry boss Thom Carter will return to the US to help his sick mother battle cancer.

David Polkinghorne A trip home to the USA two months ago convinced Thom Carter that's where he needed to be - helping his mum Susan with her fight to beat breast cancer.

Racing

Laurie's Love in line for horse of the year

David Polkinghorne Laurie's Lover has confirmed the belief shown in him by Queanbeyan trainer Mike Petrovic and could go on to become Canberra's horse of the year in 2014.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry a model of Australian Baseball League success

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David Polkinghorne The ABL says Canberra is the perfect model of how to start a successful, sustainable club from scratch.

Racing

Canberra Racing confident Friday's meet will go ahead

The late racing legend Guy Walter.

David Polkinghorne Friday's meeting will be the Walter stable's last trip to Canberra.

Hockey

Five Canberra hockey stars off to Commonwealth Games, but Turner misses

Canberra's Edwina Bone.

David Polkinghorne Five players from Canberra region make Australia's Commonwealth games hockey squads, but there was a shock omission.