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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Injuries hurt Lake Ginninderra in Australian Schools Championships title defence

David Polkinghorne Injuries and unavailability prove costly in Aussie Schools Champs title defence.


Canberra skins softball tournament to decide Australian squad

David Polkinghorne Canberra money fest to determine make-up of national side.

Australian Football

Eastlake to play AFL Anzac Day curtain-raiser as part of NEAFL draw

David Polkinghorne Ainslie face Swans in opening round.


Canberra Cavalry get wake-up call ahead of Adelaide Bite series

Jack Murphy is keen to keep his hot streak going when the Cavs take on Adelaide Bite.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry catcher Jack Murphy thinks the new USA import rules are unfair, but he says it won't stop the Cavs from finding a way to win.


Mark Webber's parents endure anxious wait after his Brazil crash

David Polkinghorne Alan Webber's heart was in his mouth, sitting on the edge of his seat as he waited a mind boggling three or four minutes waiting to find out if his son, former formula one-driver Mark Webber, was...

Former Western Sydney Wanderer Tahj Minniecon signs with Philippine club Loyola Sparks

Tahj Minniecon playing for the Wanderers last season.

David Polkinghorne Former Western Sydney Wanderers forward Tahj Minniecon has signed with Philippine club Loyola Meralco Sparks in an attempt to get his professional career back on track.


Trainer Joe Cleary has been aiming for the Queanbeyan Cup since the day he was born


David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer confident he has the right horse to win it this year.


Simon Gerrans predicts Orica-GreenEDGE teammate Michael Matthews could be a great cyclist

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David Polkinghorne Australian cyclist of the year Simon Gerrans says Orica-GreenEDGE teammate Michael Matthews has ambition, a big engine and could become a great cyclist if his development continues.


Canberra Cavalry breeze past Adelaide Bite in Australian Baseball League


David Polkinghorne Brian Grening found some form on the mound as Canberra's ABL resurgence continued on Thursday night.


Canberra Racing considering boosting prize money

Jockeys, trainers and certain racing officials are banned from betting on race day.

David Polkinghorne What Racing NSW does irrelevant to Canberra Racing.


Canberra Cavalry closer Sean Toler returns

Sean Toler.

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?