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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra mountain biker Daniel McConnell using Tour Down Under as training for World Cup campaign

Daniel McConnell.

David Polkinghorne Australian mountain bikers have a great track record of converting into top road cyclists, most notably Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, but Daniel McConnell has no plans to make his switch...


ACT just miss out on bronze medal at Australian women's baseball championships

The ACT women's team just fell short of winning bronze at the national championships.

David Polkinghorne ACT coach Matthew Talbot is "very optimistic" for the future of women's baseball in Canberra, despite a late rally falling short of the bronze medal at the Australian women's championships at...


Canberra racing has had no positive tests for cobalt

Horses for courses.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing is yet to return a positive test for cobalt and chief executive Peter Stubbs wants to keep it that way.


Hard-charging Canberra Cavalry drawing women to baseball

ACT's Olivia de Gruchy hits the ball up high during the Women's National Baseball Championships at Narrabundah this week..

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Cavalry's emergence as one of the Australian Baseball League's top teams is helping draw women to the game, according to ACT women's coach Matthew Talbot.


Canberra considered for seventh Matador Cup team

Jason Behrendorff has joined Yasir Arafat to form the base for a solid Scorchers line-up.

David Polkinghorne Canberra is being considered as a possible base for a seventh team  in the  one-day domestic competition to be included as early as next summer.

Glenn Maxwell, Chris Gayle or David Boon? The best Prime Minister's XI innings

Chris Gayle's 146 off 89 balls in 2010 is the most explosive knock in PM's XI history.

David Polkinghorne Glenn Maxwell's brutal century has awoken memories of Chris Gayle's own whirlwind Prime Minister's XI hundred, but Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee feels cult hero David Boon produced the best...

England captain Eoin Morgan drags James Tredwell for bowling too well

james Tredwell of England

David Polkinghorne England spinner James Tredwell says it feels like a fresh start under new captain Eoin Morgan, including the unusual experience of being dragged for taking too many wickets too quickly.

South Korea want to qualify for Asian Cup quarter-finals before facing Socceroos

South Korea star Cha Du Ri during training at McKellar Park in Canberra on Monday.

David Polkinghorne South Korea coach Ulrich Stielike wants to go into their final game group game against the Socceroos having already qualified for the knock stages of the Asian Cup - and he hopes Australia can do the...


Canberra Cavalry and Brisbane Bandits games to be rescheduled after washout


David Polkinghorne Gun hitter Christian Lopes' last action with the Canberra Cavalry may have been watching the rain wash out the  double header against the Brisbane Bandits at the Narrabundah Ballpark on...

England captain Eoin Morgan says it was an unfortunate end to predecessor Alastair Cook's reign

New England one-day skipper Eoin Morgan talks to the media on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne New England cricket captain Eoin Morgan says it's unfortunate the way it ended for his predecessor Alastair Cook, but he was confident they could still win their first ever World Cup.


Canberra Cavalry infielder Christian Lopes' hamstring injury better than expected

Canberra's Christian Lopes.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry manager MIchale Collins says star infielder Christian Lopes has pulled up "far better than anticipated" from the hamstring injury he suffered on Friday night but whether he'll play...

Asian royalty descends on Canberra Stadium for Asian Cup

he Korean Republic vs Oman at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Korean fans happy with the

David Polkinghorne Sheikhs, kings and princes - there was even a rumour a throne had been installed at Canberra Stadium for the royalty expected to descend on the nation's capital for the Asian Cup.

South Korea edge out Oman in Asian Cup thriller

Son Heung Min of the Korean Republic attacks the goal.

David Polkinghorne Says Oman should have "100 per cent" had a penalty in the first half and it changed the game.


Kathy Watt backs Canberra's Grace Elvin to equal her national road race threepeat

Now Watt says Elvin can emulate her unmatched three consecutive national road race titles in Ballarat on Saturday and believes the 26-year-old could even push for a fourth.

David Polkinghorne Now the Canberra cyclist is on the verge of matching Watt's record.

ABL season could be over for Canberra Cavalry hitter Christian Lopes

Lopes  is a major reason the Cavs are still in play-off contention, despite some up-and-down form in recent series.

David Polkinghorne Toronto Blue Jay prospect Christian Lopes' bat has been on fire lately – in every sense of the word.


Canberra cyclists Kimberley Wells and Beck Wiasak part of new High5 Dream Team

Kimberley Wells wins the women's criterium at the Australian road cycling championships.

David Polkinghorne New Australian team to fill the void left by Cycling Australia.

Michael Rogers backs Richie Porte for Aussie individual time trial title

Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers.

David Polkinghorne But a rollercoaster 12 months showed him what kind of rider he really is.

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale could send Unanimously to the Oakleigh Plate

Trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne Matthew Dale will check the weather before deciding whether to run Unanimously in the Kensington Stakes.

Canberra Cavalry have point to prove against Brisbane Bandits

Christian Lopes has been in great form for the Cavalry.

David Polkinghorne Important series set to decide ABL play-off hopes.


Canberra cyclist Kimberley Wells confident of regaining national criterium title

Wells won the green and gold jersey as Australian criterium champion in 2013 and after a year of illness and injury she's hoping to get it back for 2015.

David Polkinghorne But confident of reclaiming national title.