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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Trainer Gerald Ryan on Black Opal Stakes alert

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is considering running Ygritte in Canberra's Black Opal Stakes.

Football

Canberra United calls for parity for W-League minor premiers

David Polkinghorne Canberra United calls for FFA to introduce trophy for W-League minor premier to ensure ''parity'' with the A-League.

Cricket

Cricket World Cup 2015 sure to be great hit if bowlers can net a batsman

October 22 2010. Pic Elesa Lee, The Chronicle, Cricket ACT CEO Mark Vergano pushing for an upgrade of Manuka Oval SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT says Canberra cricketers will get a ''rare opportunity'' against some of the best batsmen in the world.

Football

Canberra United fall at first hurdle of W-League semi-finals against Brisbane Roar

Sport.  W- League Canberra United Vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.   Canberra United player Lori Lindsey, right yells out as Brisbane Roar players celebrate the first goal in the semi final match. 15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne W-League premiers Canberra United were bundled straight out of the finals with a 2-1 loss on Saturday.

Cricket

Fawad Ahmed inspired by Mitchell Johnson's comeback

David Polkinghorne Fawad Ahmed knows about adversity, but even he is inspired by the Afghanistan cricket team's World Cup qualification.

Tennis

Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

David Polkinghorne Two Aussie tennis greats say Australia will never replicate its golden era.

Skeleton

University has grand designs for putting skeleton on the fast-track to glory

David Polkinghorne The University of Canberra could help boost Australia's Winter Olympics and Paralympics campaigns in future.

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

David Polkinghorne Royal Canberra is in a ''state of limbo'' on whether to host another elite tournament.

Lawn bowls

Andrew Howie pins his hopes on male bowler of the year

David Polkinghorne ACT skipper Andrew Howie hopes his male bowler of the year nomination kick-starts his 2018 Commonwealth Games bid.

Baseball

ABL: Jack Murphy ponders return to Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry cult catcher Jack Murphy refused to rule out returning for a third ABL season.

Racing

Gratz Vella doubles up for Black Opal Stakes

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Gratz Vella started dreaming of winning the Black Opal Stakes back in 1973.

Baseball

Michael Wells set to go down swinging for Canberra Cavalry in ABL decider against Perth Heat

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry thought Michael Wells was too old and cut him from its initial trials 3½ years ago.

Racing

Canberra trainers tipping Sydney raid on Black Opal Stakes

8 March 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Runners prepare for Black Opal Stakes Day with mid-week training at Thoroughbred Park. Chris Coleman and Karuta Queen  blue and yellow  trains with fellow jockey Mitch Korn and his mount. SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainers predict Sydney raiders will descend on this year's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes en masse.

Baseball

ABL: Jason Sloan back in time for championship tilt

David Polkinghorne Jason Sloan was hanging upside down from a tree and his Canberra Cavalry career looked as shattered as his ankle.

Sports science

ACT firm shows Seattle Seahawks way to Super Bowl glory with its super GPS

GPSports Systems Managing Director Adrian Faccioni.

David Polkinghorne A small Canberra company tucked away in Fyshwick is making big waves in international sport.

Baseball

ABL: Robbie Perkins misses title defence with glandular fever

Canberra Cavalry player Robbie Perkins.

David Polkinghorne There are two sides to catcher Robbie Perkins' glandular fever.

Rene Farrell fired up for ACT Meteors, World Cup

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors opening bowler Rene Farrell will set off on a reconnaissance mission of Sri Lanka next week.

Baseball

The Cavalry is coming - pitching coach puts Heat on notice

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry pitching coach Hayden Beard says the defending Australian Baseball League champion is ''coming for'' the Perth Heat in this weekend's championship series in a road trip that holds...

Athletics

Melissa Breen set to take on Sally Pearson at ACT track and field championships

David Polkinghorne Having lost all 29 of her meetings with Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson, Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen will go into Sunday's 100-metre showdown at the ACT track and field championships at...

Cycling

Nathan Hart hopes to win place at world track cycling championships

David Polkinghorne A broken wrist prevented his father from representing Australia, now Nathan Hart waits to find out if he'll make the world championships.