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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Cavalry calls on Australian Baseball League to introduce draft

Hayden Beard missed all of last season with the Cavalry due to injury.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry hopes a proposed Australian draft will help bolster its local talent for the 2014-15 season.


Canberra's Nikki Campbell happy to share US Open stage with child prodigy Lucy Li

Nikki Campbell will play in her first US Open in June.

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is unsure what she was doing when she was 11 years old, but she knows it wasn't playing in a US Open.


Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?


Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal.

David Polkinghorne With the disappointment of losing the women's Asian Cup final still fresh, Matildas striker Michelle Heyman already has a clear goal for next year's World Cup - she wants a medal.

Lawn Bowls

Queanbeyan, Canberra claim Bowls ACT pennant titles

David Polkinghorne Are Weston Creek becoming the best man and never the groom?


Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.


Diamonds focus on Commonwealth Games gold first, Canberra Test second

David Polkinghorne Will it be the golden Diamonds returning to Canberra in October?

Australian Football

Australian football rules in Dobing household

GWS Giants player Jeremy Cameron with ACT representatives for the National Championships Jessica Stramandinoli and Kaitlin Dobing.

David Polkinghorne Her sister Sheridan is trying to become the first female AFL field umpire and now Kaitlin Dobing wants to play in the first AFLwomen's competition.


Kyrgios like Hewitt, says Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has been compared with Lleyton Hewitt.


From California to Gungahlin Lakes

World No. 1 amatuer Minjee Lee is in Canberra  this week.

David Polkinghorne She's travelled the world, counts child prodigy Lydia Ko amongst her friends - Minjee Lee "couldn't have a better life".


Michael Rogers could race in Giro d'Italia after returning from ban

Canberra's Michael Rogers has questioned the future of International Cycling Union races in China.

David Polkinghorne Three-time world champion Michael Rogers is unsure whether the UCI should continue racing in China.


Nick Kyrgios wins in Savannah, claims back-to-back Challenger events

Nick Kyrgios fought back to take the Savannah Challenger final.

David Polkinghorne Has Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios done enough to get a French Open wildcard next month?


Chloe Hosking has first win of UCI season in EPZ Omloop van Borsele

Chloe Hosking.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking has won her first UCI event of the year.


Cycling Australia will welcome Canberra's Michael Rogers back with open arms

Michael Rogers will be welcomed back.

David Polkinghorne Michael Rogers free to return to national set-up.


Nick Kyrgios wins through to Savannah Challenger final

Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to France's Gael Monfils during their Davis Cup first round tennis match France vs Australia on February 2, 2014, at The Vendespace in Mouilleron-le-Captif, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun presses claims for French Open berth.


Queensland wins back-to-back Australian foursome championship

Aaron Wilkins lines up a putt on the 10th at Federal.

David Polkinghorne As Queensland golfer Aaron Wilkins paints door frames for a living, he dreams about making it as a professional golfer.


Cyclist Robbie McEwen looks on bright side of Michael Rogers' suspension

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

David Polkinghorne Robbie McEwen thinks overturned suspension could work in Michael Rogers' favour.


Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Sports Awards

ACT Sport name top award after renowned administrator Harry Marr

David Polkinghorne ACT Sport award named in honour of top administrator.


NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green following in famous footsteps

David Polkinghorne Modesty is a trait NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green has clearly inherited from her mother.