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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra cyclist Mick Rogers re-signs with Tinkoff-Saxo for two years

David Polkinghorne Tour de France star Michael Rogers feels his team Tinkoff-Saxo is on the verge of something special and he wants to finish off what he's started by helping Alberto Contador regain the yellow jersey...


Oman calls on Canberra to support side at Asian Cup

Delegates from Asian Cup teams: Oman Board member Saeed Baqaweer, Korean representative Ilki Park, Japan team administrator Naoki Tsumura and UAE coach Hassan Al Abdooli examining the Canberra Stadium surface.

David Polkinghorne Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.


Orica-GreenEDGE picks Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews for Vuelta a Espana

Michael Matthews will ride in this year's Vuelta a Espana.

David Polkinghorne It might not be the grand tour he wanted to ride this year, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews will return to the race that launched his career in 2013.

Australian Football

Ainslie secure NEAFL finals berth with victory over Queanbeyan

Sport: 17th August 2014. NEAFL Queanbeyan Tigers V.S. Ainslie. L/R Tigers Player Nathan Kerlin, challenges Ainslie Player Mitchell Mulroney for the ball. The Canberra Times. Photo by: Jamila Toderas

David Polkinghorne Ainslie coach Chris Rourke is proud of his club's efforts to make the NEAFL finals given the large loss of key talent at the end of last season.


Canberra Gunners look to link up with NBL clubs Sydney Kings and Wollongong Hawks

Gunners coach Shawn McEachin.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Gunners coach Shawn McEachin is in talks with the Wollongong Hawks and Sydney Kings to become a feeder club for  the NBL clubs  for next year's SEABL.

Australian Football

Southport's finals hopes fizzle at hands of barnstorming Belconnen


David Polkinghorne Has the wrong Canberra team given the NEAFL the boot?


Capital Football to review ban on parents at under-12s match

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David Polkinghorne Capital Football will make a final decision on Monday on whether an under-12s lockout will go ahead after parents called for a review of the ban.


Tingeera's win brings Terry Robinson back to Canberra in style

Scott Pollard rides Tingeera to victory at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Terry Robinson timed his return to Canberra perfectly with Tingeera saluting in the Stayers Handicap.


Canberra Cavalry worried about weakened league


David Polkinghorne First ABL Aussie draft fails to live up to hype after just five players selected.


Canberra Capitals re-sign guard Michelle Cosier

Michelle Cosier with her five-month-old son Levi.

David Polkinghorne Guard Michelle Cosier is creche-ing her way back onto the Canberra Capitals roster.


Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

Locker Room

ACT girls grab their chance in Aussie Rules


David Polkinghorne Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Anzac Day

ACT government says everyone loses if Brumbies and GWS Giants go head to head on Anzac Day

Small wonder: Alofa Alofa streaks away to score the Waratahs' first try against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

David Polkinghorne Raiders could join make Anzac bid as Australian War Memorial concert moves

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Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hoping for black-type success with Oh So Adorable

Oh So Adorable, being ridden here by Richard Bensley, looks to have a bright future.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hopes Oh So Adorable's first-up second at Randwick is the sign of things to come.


Ainslie give Eastlake NEAFL lesson


David Polkinghorne  Ainslie gave Eastlake a brutal reminder on Sunday of where they must be to compete in next year's NEAFL.


Belconnen considered Uni of Canberra partnership to stay in NEAFL

The Belconnen Magpies won't be moving to the Riverina Football League.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen has dismissed reports it was considering a move to the Riverina Football League.


Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Western and Southern Open

Nick Kyrgios came to the attention of the tennis world when he made the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis gun Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to bone stress in his left arm.


Greater Western Sydney get frosty NEAFL reception from Queanbeyan

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David Polkinghorne  Greater Western Sydney's reserves were unimpressed with the frosty reception they got at Queanbeyan on Saturday morning.

Australian Football

Quartet give Canberra chance to end AFL draft drought

NSW-ACT Rams players Tom Faul, Liam Griffiths, Logan Austin and Jack Steele have been nominated by GWS to be potential academy selections.

David Polkinghorne Seven-time AFL premiership winner Kevin Sheedy says the Greater Western Sydney academy is looking to uncover the next Alex Jesaulenko or James Hird in the next decade.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Gerrit 'Chief' Wanganeen plays 350 games for Tuggeranong Hawks

Tuggeranong Hawks veteran Gerrit Wanganeen.

David Polkinghorne Locker Room: Canberra sport, from the grassroots to gossip.