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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Horse racing

John Nisbet hoping his star mare can measure up in Goulburn Cup

27 April 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by David Polkinghorne. Canberra race 6. Winner, Glad You Called, ridden by Kayla Nisbet.

David Polkinghorne John Nisbet knows Glad You Called will have to run the race of her life to win the Goulburn City Cup (1600 metres), but he's hoping a love affair with the track and some great form will be enough for...


Carrie Graf breaks record for most wins in WNBL

Sport.  Adelaide Lightning player Laura Hodges and Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Carrie Graf couldn't care less about being the coach with the most wins in WNBL history.

Locker Room

Plenty to cheer about


David Polkinghorne Canberra sport: from grassroots to gossip.


Canberra Cavalry's Jeremy Barnes hopes he's impressed scouts

David Polkinghorne Jeremy Barnes' Asia Series win is yet to sink in, but he was already back playing for the Canberra Cavalry on Friday night.


Caps stumble in the face of the Fire

Natalie Hurst.

David Polkinghorne The Townsville Fire pressured their way to a fighting 80-74 win against the Canberra Capitals on Friday night.


How the Canberra Cavalry defied the odds in Asia Series

Canberra Cavalry 2013 Asia Series Champions

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry defied million-dollar odds to be crowned the best team in Asian baseball.


Canberra Cavalry's Asia Series win driven by big team bromance

Australia's Canberra Cavalry players celebrate after defeating Taiwan's Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 14-4 during their Asia Series 2013 baseball game final.

David Polkinghorne Michael Wells defines the Canberra Cavalry – he’d never won anything before Michael Collins became the coach.

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Jon Berti riding with the Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry are facing the road trip from hell, but Jon Berti says it's just part of ''the grind'' that is baseball.


Canberra Cavalry wins Asia Series

John Murphy of Australia's Canberra Cavalry bats during the fifth inning of their 2013 Asia Series final round baseball game against Taiwan's Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions at Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Cavalry stunned the baseball world to beat the Uni-President Lions 14-4 in the Asia Series final in Taiwan on Wednesday night.

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Live baseball: Canberra Cavalry v Uni-President Lions in Asia Series final

Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Join David Polkinghorne from 9pm as the motley crew of minnows the Canberra Cavalry try to create even more history in the Asia Series final.

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Canberra Cavalry living the dream in Asia baseball final

John Murphy (50) of Australia's Canberra Cavalry celebrates with team mate Jeremy Barnes.

David Polkinghorne The Cavs are a motley crew of public servants, part-timers and minor league baseballers just trying to live the dream.


Canberra Cavalry take heart from loss

Sport.  Australian Baseball League Canberra Cavalry Vs Melbourne Aces.  Canberra Cavalry's Jack Murphy during the game at Narrabundah Ballpark.    2 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry's loss to Japan champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles has coach Michael Collins confident.


Cavalry's win in on par with Austalia's silver medal

John Murphy (50) of Australia's Canberra Cavalry celebrates with team mate Jeremy Barnes after hitting a homerun during the tenth inning of their Asia Series 2013 baseball game against South Korea's Samsung Lions at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry's qualification for the Asia Series baseball final sits alongside Australia's 2004 Olympic silver medal.


Canberra Cavalry earn historic spot in Asia Series final

Jack Murphy of the Cavalry.

David Polkinghorne Jack Murphy admits he loves ''as much attention as possible'' and the spotlight was squarely on him when he hit an extra-innings home run to set-up the Canberra Cavalry's 9-5 victory over the Samsung...

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Baseball: Asia series - Brian Grening takes on Lions with eye on Elephants

Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening

David Polkinghorne Every game of baseball is an audition. That's especially true for Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening.

The Canberra Cavalry one win away from Asia Series championship

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Cavalry are just one win away from claiming Australia’s first Asia Series championship.


Canberra Cavalry have an ace up their sleeve after pushing Japanese champions

Jon Berti

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry showed plenty of fight in a 6-3 loss to Japanese giants Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.


Canberra Cavalry create history in Asia Series baseball

David Polkinghorne No Australian team had ever won an Asia Series baseball game. The Canberra Cavalry changed all of that.


Canberra Cavalry's culture shock in Asia Series

Canberra Cavalry logo

David Polkinghorne Police escorts, five-star hotels, massive stadiums and press conferences for cheerleaders - this is Asian baseball.


Perth Heat's Mike Ekstrom the new hope for Canberra Cavalry in Asia Series

David Polkinghorne Perth Heat pitcher Mike Ekstrom will start in Canberra Cavalry's first game of the Asia Series on Saturday.