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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Cavalry closer Sean Toler returns

David Polkinghorne Cavalry manager makes star pitcher bide his time.

Australian Football

Belconnen mourns loss of premiership player Danny George

David Polkinghorne Dual premiership player leaves behind partner and one-year-old daughter.


Ned Zelic says Asian Cup is Japan's to lose

Ned Zelic returned to Erindale College on Monday for the sport stars of the year awards. Isaac Dean, Georgia Bass and the college's rugby league team took out the top gongs.

David Polkinghorne Says underdog status helps Socceroos' Asian Cup chances.

ABC cuts end coverage of W-league soccer and WNBL basketball

David Polkinghorne and Jon Tuxworth Canberra United and Canberra Capitals could lose sponsors.


Canberra Cavalry claim first series win of ABL season against Perth Heat

Marcus Lemon was impressive for the Cavalry on the road in Perth.

David Polkinghorne Canberra claims first series win before taking on ABL ladder leaders.


Canberra Cavalry beats Perth Heat despite depleted playing stocks


David Polkinghorne The absence of Canberra Cavalry's Sloan brothers for the Perth Heat series has drastically depleted the Cavs' Australian playing stocks and only the versatility of utility Sam Thornton has allowed...


Kurt Goldman wants to win Goulburn Cup to honour Guy Walter and Nathan Berry

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David Polkinghorne Goulburn trainer has three runners in the Goulburn Cup.


Canberra young gun Michael Matthews to skip Australian summer for Europe

Michael Matthews celebrates winning a sprint finish in Spain.

David Polkinghorne Emerging superstar Michael Matthews will skip the Australian summer with his year built around getting his first Tour de France stage win, continued success at the Giro d'Italia and aiming for the...


Canberra jockey Brendan Ward back in the saddle after fall

Ward got the all clear from his neurosurgeon and doctor on Monday and was back at work at 4.30am the following day.

David Polkinghorne  Plans to return to racing at Canberra.


Canberra's Michael Rogers named in Australian Tour de France team of the century

Michael Rogers celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the  16th stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

David Polkinghorne But who won Cycling Australia's top gong, the Oppy?


Canberra Cavalry hope Tim Atherton follows John Holdzkom into Major League Baseball

Cavalry pitcher Tim Atherton whips one in last week.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry pitching coach Hayden Beard thinks starter Tim Atherton has what it takes to follow former Cavalryman John Holdzkom into Major League Baseball.


Sprint queen Melissa Breen calls for Stawell Gift parity

Melissa Breen and Lauren Wells

David Polkinghorne Can Australia's fastest woman win her second Queanbeyan Gift?

Australian Football

Gungahlin Jets decide to join AFL Canberra first grade


David Polkinghorne But insist on written guarantees from AFL Canberra.


Cricket Australia high-performance manager Pat Howard to visit Canberra cricket clubs

David Polkinghorne Is there a clear link between club and country?

Manuka ODI sellout could see Canberra leapfrog Perth, says Andrew Barr

West Indies v PM's XI at Manuka Oval, Canberra, January 2013

David Polkinghorne Can cricket fatigue make Manuka Oval a permanent fixture?


Canberra Cavalry charge past Sydney Blue Sox with huge rally

Cavalry second baseman Christian Lopes blasts a base hit against the Blue Sox on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins had a sense of deja vu after his side's comeback win on Sunday.

Stair climbing

Mark Bourne wins fourth straight Eureka Climb

Top of the world: Mark Bourne won his fourth Eureka Climb in a row on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne You could forgive Canberra public servant Mark Bourne for taking the lift to work on Monday.


Canberra hoop Richard Bensley scores a double at Thoroughbred Park

Richard Bensley.

David Polkinghorne It was almost a case of doubles all round at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.


Mitchell Lovelock-Fay hopes Avanti's NZ move will open doors

Mitchell Lovelock-Fay.

David Polkinghorne Aussie cycle team switching base to New Zealand, could help Canberra cyclist get noticed.


Canberra United slip to third after draw with Newcastle Jets

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David Polkinghorne But Canberra United stutter again.