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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios cleared of elbow nerve damage

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis starlet Nick Kyrgios has been cleared of nerve damage in his right elbow.

Netball

Tuggeranong hopes injection of experience will give it a shot at title

Players from the ACT State Netball League teams at the 2014 season launch (l-r) Georgia Winter (South Canberra), Sepi Hawke (Belconnen), Maddie White (Tuggeranong), Kim Rice (Arawang), Bec Collis (Canberra) and Leanne McGrath (Queanbeyan).

David Polkinghorne Tuggeranong hopes Swifts premiership player can help it challenge for Netball ACT state league crown.

Cricket

Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...

Racing

Gerald Ryan hopes Lucky Raquie and Klammer can help Black Opal get group status

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...

Cricket

Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.

Cycling

Narrabundah Velodrome reopening puts cyclists back on track

David Polkinghorne Paralympic gold medallist Sue Powell says the new Narrabundah Velodrome could be the difference between winning and missing out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.

Weightlifting

Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck off to Commonwealth Games

ACT weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck has qualified for the Commonwealth Games.

David Polkinghorne Canberra weightlifter produces two personal bests to be halfway onto the plane the Commonwealth Games.

Cycling

Narrabundah Velodrome to reopen on Monday

Narrabundah Velodrome wil reopen on Monday.

David Polkinghorne Revamped Narrabundah velodrome to "improve training dramatically" for Canberra's cyclists.

Baseball

Charity ride to honour Canberra Cavalry stalwart Toni Forder

Tribute: Toni Forder's brother-in-law Andrew Burden is riding from the MCG to the SCG to raise money for her family after her death in October. Her husband Glenn will be riding with him.

David Polkinghorne Andrew Burden will cycle from the MCG to SCG in honour of Canberra Cavalry stalwart Toni Forder.

Weightlifting

Canberra weightlifter, javelin thrower powering their way to Commonwealth Games

ACT weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck, aiming to qualify this weekend for her first Commonwealth Games.

David Polkinghorne Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck and javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts have formed an elite training partnership.

Lawn bowls

Plenty of spice in bowls finals

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David Polkinghorne Revenge, rivalry, player poaching, former teammates, future teammates - this quarter-final has everything.

Basketball

Four Canberra Capitals to be named in extended world championships squad

Capitals player Carley Mijovic has been named in the extended Opals squad for the world championships, along with Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world...

Cricket

Nathan Lyon, Justin Langer back Manuka Oval as quality Test venue

Canberra Times - Sport - March 10 2014
Former Canberra cricketer, now Australian Test spin bowler, Nathan Lyon will be making a Canberra comeback this week to play for the NSW Blues in their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval.
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon and Justin Langer have backed the push for Manuka to host Test cricket.

NSW selects Manuka Oval to host Sheffield Shield final

David Polkinghorne Manuka Oval is on the verge of hosting the Sheffield Shield final - if NSW to beat WA to finish top of the ladder.

Racing

Kerrin McEvoy's great ride clinches Walter's second Canberra Cup

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy winner of the Canberra Cup with horse Jacquinot Bay. . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney hoop Kerrin McEvoy has won it all - and now he's ticked off the $200,000 Canberra Cup.

Racing

National Sprint winner Messene set for Doncaster Mile

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey James McDonald winner of the National Sprint with horse Messene  . . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Wayne Hawkes thinks Canberra might have witnessed this year's Doncaster Mile winner.

Horseracing

Glyn Schofield caps off perfect weekend for family with Black Opal success

Glyn Schofield

David Polkinghorne Glyn Schofield is making a habit of winning the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes after he became the first jockey to win back-to-back Opals since Mick Dittman in 1989.

Racing

Subzero steals Hall of Fame show at National Gallery

SPORT: Subzero attends the Racing hall of fame presentation night at the National Gallery of Australia, .Canberra . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.

Racing

Lucky Raquie wins Black Opal Stakes

Glyn Schofield.

David Polkinghorne Jockey Glyn Schofield wins back-to-back Black Opal Stakes after guiding home Lucky Raquie.