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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Lawn bowls

Push for medals falls just short

David Polkinghorne The ACT missed out on three bronze medals at the Australian under-18 championships in Perth on Friday.

Tennis

Masur tips wildcard for Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Wally Masur is confident fellow Canberran Nick Kyrgios will get a wildcard for this summer's Australian Open.

Soccer

Lustica to give it a Red hot go

David Polkinghorne Canberra product Steven Lustica has his final chance to earn a spot in Adelaide United's starting line-up.

AIS

Looking for a combative edge

The AIS have launched a national search for future Olympians, with focus on judo and boxing.

David Polkinghorne The AFL draft combine is meant to help AFL clubs, but it could also be helping our Olympic team.

Athletics

Athletes want a place on new panel that rules on contracts

David Polkinghorne The Athletes' Commission wants more input into the contracts Athletics Australia gives out in the future.

Racing

Canberra to host big night

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing has landed a big ''feather in their cap'' - the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Swimming

Nugent's final word

David Polkinghorne Former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent knows coaching jobs ''end up in tears''.

Racing

Vella puts hopes in 'little tank'

David Polkinghorne When Gratz Vella first saw Double Night he thought he was a polo pony, not a thoroughbred.

Indoor cricket

Pro is the way to go, say Canberra trio

Sport
ACT indoor cricket players Vinesh Bennett, and brothers (left and right) Matthew and Tim Floros have been selected in Australian Indoor Cricket team.
23 September 2013
The Canberra Time
Photo Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne Australia's indoor cricketers are waiting for their ''Kerry Packer to come along''.

Cycling

Earle hits road, heads for Sky

Nathan Earle

David Polkinghorne Nathan Earle shows exactly why he has been signed by Team Sky, by winning the National Capital Tour.

Mountain biking

Buchanan scoops second title in a year

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan becomes only the second woman to win two world championships in the same year.

Racing

One cup not enough for Street Spirit

Street Spirit

David Polkinghorne Mission one: win the Defence Force Cup. Mission two: win the Queanbeyan Cup.

Soccer

Schroder's Olympic heights

Canberra Olympic player, Hristjan Tanoski was named man of the match.

David Polkinghorne At 38 years of age and with a young family, Robbie Schroder wasn't even going to play this year. Now he's won a premiership.

Football

ACCC looks at football body deals

KAZ PATAFTA

David Polkinghorne Consumer Commission is investigating Capital Football for alleged ''issues of exclusive dealing''.

Boxing

Family has fighting chance at glory

Sport.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Mamate Schuster tipped as a ''good chance'' for next year's Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow.

Football

Expect 'fireworks' for grand final

David Polkinghorne This year's grand final between Canberra FC and Canberra Olympic will find it hard to match the 2011 edition.

Tennis

Kyrgios needs to pick brains: Masur

David Polkinghorne Wally Masur says young Canberran Nick Kyrgios will be a top 10 player.

Cycling

Matthews ready to step up: McEwen

Michael Matthews wins stage twenty one of the 2013 Tour of Spain Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne Canberran cyclist Michael Matthews won two stages at the Tour of Spain, and is now targeting the Road World Championships.

Racing

Black Opal denied status upgrade

SPORT the form , Horse racing at Warwick Farm25.8.12
race 6
winner Pinwheel
trainedby Peter Snowden pictured
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne The decision not to upgrade the status of Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes has been slammed by a leading trainer.

Greyhounds

Trainer zips from dogs to riches

David Polkinghorne Jason Mackay will have to wait until Monday to celebrate Zipping Willow's start-to-finish victory in the Canberra Cup.