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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Andrew Barr says sold out Canberra Stadium highlights Socceroos potential

David Polkinghorne and Jon Tuxworth Asian Cup organisers insist their hands were tied after fans were turned away from Sunday's sold out China-North Korea clash.  

Nuru Somi, Jacqui Slack win ACT sprint triathlon championships

Jacqui Slack on her way to winning the women's triathlon.

David Polkinghorne Sibling rivalry helped Canberra's Nuru Somi become one of the best triathletes in the nation's capital.

Mathew Hayman says pressure still on Orica-GreenEDGE in Tour Down Under

Mathew Hayman, left, with his Orica-GREENEDGE teammates last year.

David Polkinghorne Orica-GreenEDGE captain Mathew Hayman wants to "make amends" for last year's Tour de France.

Thumping adds insult to injuries for Canberra Cavalry in big ABL loss to Perth Heat

Tristan Crawford's injury added to a tough day for the Cavalry on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne The Cavalry's ABL finals hopes are still alive despite a third drubbing at the hands of Perth.

Canberra Cavalry produce gutsy win over Perth Heat to keep ABL finals on horizon

Jack murphy

David Polkinghorne But cult hero carries on in gutsy Cavalry win.

Racing

Kayla Nisbet ready to saddle up again after a break in Canberra

Kayla Nisbet hopes to be back for Black Opal Stakes Day,

David Polkinghorne Kayla Nisbet has put her big race dream on hold for now, but the apprentice jockey is planning to be back in the saddle in time for Canberra's Black Opal Stakes Day.

Cycling

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...

Baseball

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...

Racing

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.

Baseball

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.

Cricket

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...

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry and Brisbane Bandits games to be rescheduled after washout

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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.

Baseball

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.

Cycling

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.