David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Saturday Serve

Don't crow until Australia beats South Africa

David Polkinghorne Saturday Serve: Whoa Betsy! Easy there girl, we don't want the Australian bandwagon getting out of control.


Nick Kyrgios still in limbo as injury cloud hovers

David Polkinghorne It will be the Australian Open or bust for emerging Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios this summer.


Michael Crouse hits two home runs as Canberra Cavalry beat Adelaide Bite in ABL

David Polkinghorne Having spent New Year's Eve at Sydney Harbour, Cavalry's Mike Crouse brought some of the fireworks back with him.


Nathan Lyon tipped to become Australia's best ever off-spinner

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David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon is tracking to become Australia's greatest wicket-taking off-spinner, former Test all-rounder Greg Matthews claiming he has the potential to reach 400.

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Canberra Cavalry: Shane Opitz heads home but Jack Murphy return brings boost

David Polkinghorne It has taken a season-ending shoulder to finally split up dynamic duo Shane Opitz and Jon Berti.

Surf boating

Surf boating: Bulli extends lead

David Polkinghorne Not even a shark sighting could stop Bulli from extending its lead over the Moruya Canberra Vikings.


Rising apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet looks on the bright side

David Polkinghorne Thirteen was an unlucky number for Kayla Nisbet, but the Canberra jockey says the past year has set her up to kick on this term.


Robbie McEwen tells UCI to deal with clenbuterol in China

David Polkinghorne Robbie McEwen says the UCI has to take some responsibility for any positive tests to clenbuterol in China.


Sydney to Hobart: Battered Namadgi crew celebrates New Year race finish

David Polkinghorne Peter Morris is riding a wild high after stepping off Namadgi straight into the middle of Hobart's New Year's Eve celebrations.


Nick Krygios gets good news on injury with Sydney in his sights

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios has had positive news about his injured shoulder and could play in the International Sydney qualifiers.


Canberra's Nick Kyrgios in fitness race for Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the first hit out of the new look Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park on December 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Open 2014, the roof will be fixed in an open position while the stadium remains under a construction phase. In 2015 Margaret Court Arena will feature a fully retractable roof, making the Australian Open the only Grand Slam event with three retractable-roofed stadiums.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios faces a race to be fit for the Australian Open in two weeks.

Surf boats

Dress code not so regal at surf boating marathon

George Bass Marathon .... Carnage on the south coast during the running of the surf boat race, pix from Andrew Edmunds. SPECIALX 00000000

David Polkinghorne England's historic Henley Royal Regatta is a far cry from the Narooma surf for Laurence Sandral.


European riders get warm welcome training in Canberra

David Polkinghorne Canberra is fast becoming the United Nations of cycling.


Vikings two rowers down in bid to sweep George Bass Surfboat Marathon hat-trick

SPORT: The Canberra/Moruya Vikings will take part in the George Bass marathon.  L-R Richard Young of Forest and David Wright of Kingston during a crew change.  23rd December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Moruya Canberra Vikings are aiming to win an historic third straight George Bass Surfboat Marathon.


From rocks to hard place - geologist takes on the strait

The yacht Namadgi will carry the Centenary of Canberra logo in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race.?

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David Polkinghorne Belgium-born geologist Patrice de Caritat hopes he does not see any rocks up close during his first Sydney to Hobart.


Cavs make hard work of routine win

SPORT: Cavalry v Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah ball park, Canberra. Cavalry player Michael Crouse leaves the field after getting out on second base.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Cavalry nearly blew what shaped as a comfortable win against the Adelaide Bite on Saturday night.


After a quiet stretch, Namadgi skipper hopes for second wind

David Polkinghorne Like most of Australia, Canberra's only entry in the Sydney to Hobart, Namadgi is moving pretty slowly after Christmas.


Moorings Capital just keeps on winning at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne Moorings Capital keeps coming back from injury and winning - especially at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park.


Sydney to Hobart: Canberra's Namadgi powered by Calabrian pasta

David Polkinghorne A Calabrian-style bolognese is Namadgi's secret weapon in tackling this year's Sydney to Hobart.


Kofi back from injury for best shot

Kofi Danning, 21 of Redhill has signed a deal to play for Belgian second division team.

David Polkinghorne Brisbane Roar might be flying high on top of the A-League ladder, but Canberra's Kofi Danning is confident he can force his way into their line-up early next year.