David Polkinghorne Google+

David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Canberra's Michael Matthews devastated at missing first Tour de France

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Michael Matthews is struggling to come to terms with a crash that has left his Tour de France dream in tatters.

Tennis

Rafael Nadal win means world is Nick Kyrgios' oyster, says celebrity agent Max Markson

Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' Wimbledon victory over Rafael Nadal will open the door for million-dollar contracts.

Wimbledon live 2014: Milos Raonic v Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Australia's Nick Kyrgios is set to face the Canadian who sent him home from the French Open, Milos Raonic, in the quarter final of Wimbledon 2014.

Comments 5

Tennis

Kyrgios' family celebrates win as cheeky shot goes viral

Nill Kyrgios (Nicks mum) celebrates her son's win

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios' mother Nill was almost hoarse after watching her son advance to the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday morning.

Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal.

David Polkinghorne Australia's wonder boy Nick Kyrgios faces second seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Comments 4

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry chief executive Thom Carter going home to help mum battle breast cancer

Canberra Cavalry boss Thom Carter will return to the US to help his sick mother battle cancer.

David Polkinghorne A trip home to the USA two months ago convinced Thom Carter that's where he needed to be - helping his mum Susan with her fight to beat breast cancer.

Racing

Laurie's Love in line for horse of the year

David Polkinghorne Laurie's Lover has confirmed the belief shown in him by Queanbeyan trainer Mike Petrovic and could go on to become Canberra's horse of the year in 2014.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry a model of Australian Baseball League success

michael collins

David Polkinghorne The ABL says Canberra is the perfect model of how to start a successful, sustainable club from scratch.

Racing

Canberra Racing confident Friday's meet will go ahead

The late racing legend Guy Walter.

David Polkinghorne Friday's meeting will be the Walter stable's last trip to Canberra.

Hockey

Five Canberra hockey stars off to Commonwealth Games, but Turner misses

Canberra's Edwina Bone.

David Polkinghorne Five players from Canberra region make Australia's Commonwealth games hockey squads, but there was a shock omission.

Taekwondo

Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil using pain of London to taekwondo to Rio

Safwan Khalil and taekwondo world champion Carmen Marton train at the AIS.

David Polkinghorne The pain of missing out on an Olympic medal can haunt an athlete, doubly so for a husband and wife duo.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Sheppeard still bowling them over at 90

<i></i>

David Polkinghorne Bert Sheppeard turns 90 on Sunday and the lawn bowls legend's right arm is still terrorising opponents.

Football

Carl Valeri backs Cahill to uphold Australian pride

David Polkinghorne Tim Cahill is the man who scores the Socceroos goals, the man who always come up with the goods.

Cricket

Cricket Australia opens door for Manuka Oval to have permanent international fixture

Australia will play South Africa at Manuka Oval in November.

David Polkinghorne Proteas to play Aussies in Canberra.

Tennis

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray predicts Nick Kyrgios will be a star

Nick Kyrgios will play at Wimbledon after receiving a wildcard.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios has earned a Wimbledon wild card and praise from Andy Murray.

Athletics

Mel Breen focused on Commonwealth Games

David Polkinghorne Being ready on July 27 the only concern for Canberra sprint queen.

Football

Cooma Tigers shoot to second as Canberra FC loses two in a row

On target: Stephen Domenici.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Domenici scored the winner for the Cooma Tigers to give Canberra FC its second straight defeat.

Paratriathlon

Paratriathlon world champ Bill Chaffey tests himself on path to Rio Olympic Games

Now, with four world paratriathlon championships to his name, Chaffey has his sights set on winning the inaugural triathlon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in 2016.

David Polkinghorne Bill Chaffey has his sights set on winning the inaugural triathlon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in 2016 and Australian Institute of Sport scientists are helping with his preparations.

Football

Belconnen United keep pressure on Canberra National Premier League rivals

..................AFR FIRST USE ONLY.............
PIC JAMES DAVIES
SPORTS WHISTLE. FOOTBALL UMPIRE SOCCER RUGBY UNION.
WHISTLE BLOWER.
BAT ACCC TOBACCO LEGAL LAW FIRMS RAT ON UNCOVER INVESTIGATION BRITISH  AND AMERICAN TOBACCO CLAYTON UTZ MCCABE SUPREME COURT HEARING ALAN FELS SAMUEL SPECIALX 001

David Polkinghorne Midfielder Tom McLachlan's gutsy brace has fired Belconnen United three points clear at the top of the Canberra National Premier League table and put pressure on the chasing pack in what is shaping...

Racing

Warwick Farm trainer Gabrielle Englebrecht relieved Wendy Walter will stand down

Jake Pracey-Holmes with Mrs Wallace after their win in the benchmark 65 handicap at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Gabrielle Englebrecht says it is a relief Wendy Walter has decided to give the racing game away.