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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Black Opal Stakes upgraded to group 3 status

David Polkinghorne And could become stepping stone to the $3.5m Golden Slipper Stakes.


Canberra's Michael Matthews glitters but misses stage gold at the Vuelta a Espana

Matthews fell agonisingly short of adding to his stage-three win, which put him in the overall leader's jersey for three days, with John Degenkolb? narrowly beating him in the bunch sprint to continue the German's outstanding Vuelta.

David Polkinghorne But confident he has time to get his second stage win of the tour.


Michael Bevan takes Canberra's Matt Condon under his wing

ACT Comets player Matt Condon has signed for Easts in Sydney grade cricket.

David Polkinghorne Matt Condon would run around the house in Michael Bevan pads - now he can learn from him.


Canberra golfer Brendan Jones confident he can return to winning ways after finishing third in Japan Tour event

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David Polkinghorne Australia's most successful player in the land of the rising sun feels like a rookie again.


Canberra horses allowed into $300,000 NSW Country Championships

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will avoid loss of talented horses from nation's capital, says trainer Nick Olive.

Locker room

Caroline Buchanan battles Torah Bright and Sally Pearson for top female athlete prize

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David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan up against female sport's glamour girls for top prize, Gregan a hit at Hall of Fame and Josh Papalii welcomes first child.


NEAFL has left AFL in Canberra divided

Last hurrah: Queanbeyan's Ryan Quade, Eastlake's Ash Pocock, Belconnen's
Lexie Bennett and Ainslie's Rob Tuohey.

David Polkinghorne There's a war brewing behind the scenes of Australian football in Canberra.


Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

Carl Valeri is back in the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.


Capital Football board endorses under-12 lockout

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David Polkinghorne Capital Football's board has endorsed the decision to lockout parents from an under-12 soccer match this weekend.

Lawn Bowls

Queanbeyan Bowling Club confident of financial future

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David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Bowling Club has dismissed rumours it's in financial trouble and president John Britton is confident of the long-term future of Bowls ACT's biggest club.


Queanbeyan race track needs major renovation to remove buried pine trees

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David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan Racing needs to dig up a large section of its track to remove a 20-year-old foundation of pine trees.


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

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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

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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.