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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.


Canberra trainer Paul Jones says souped up Sydney Championship has flow on effect to country racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones, right.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones says Sydney's increased prizemoney has made it even harder to win country cups.


Queanbeyan taunts Wests-UC over weather ahead of Douglas Cup final

Peter Solway from Queanbeyan, left, and Ben Oakley from Wests-UC.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan has Twitter taunted Douglas Cup final opponents Wests-UC as rain threatens the decider.


Canberra's Ben Watson ends up in Israel after jog with dad

Ben Watson will represent Australia at the world junior cross country championships in Israel.

David Polkinghorne Radford College student Ben Watson started going for jogs with his dad Tim when he was about nine and it's led him to Israel where he'll represent Australia at the world junior cross country...

Lawn Bowls

Bowls super couple prove love can overcome state bias

Lawn bowlers  Andrew Howie and his partner Kelsey Cotrell will be competing in the nationals for different states.

David Polkinghorne Andrew Howie might have a strong ACT bias, but when he's watching partner Kelsey Cottrell play for NSW at the Australian Sides Championships and Super Sixes in Tasmania deep down he'll be hoping she...


Nathan Lyon and Ryan Carters add Sheffield Shield to their Manuka Oval trophy cabinet

Nathan Lyon signs autographs during the Sheffield Shield final.

David Polkinghorne NSW teammates Ryan Carters and Nathan Lyon won a local cricket final together at Manuka Oval five years ago, now they've added the Sheffield Shield to their trophy cabinet.


Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.


Trainer Gerald Ryan sets Lucky Raquie for Black Opal's cause

NEWS: L-R Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park. .Jockey Glyn Schofield , trainer Gerald Ryan winners of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.  9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra’s $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...


Coach confident Nick Kyrgios can create court continuity

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios's coach says he needs to be back playing continuously in lower tier challenger events before returning to Grand Slams.


Canberra trainer Matthew Dale undecided on Jacinta and the Sunline Stakes

Trainer Matthew Dale  with Notjustaprettyface.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is leaning towards taking Jacinta to Sandown on Saturday.


Melissa Breen to take on the men again in Stawell Gift

Melissa Breen.

David Polkinghorne Melissa Breen will attempt to become the first woman to make the semi-finals of the prestigious Stawell Gift.


Without TAC Cup I never would've been drafted, says Craig Bolton

Former Sydney Swans player Craig Bolton.

David Polkinghorne Craig Bolton believes the only reason he got drafted was because of the NSW-ACT Rams.


Nick Kyrgios cleared of elbow nerve damage

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis starlet Nick Kyrgios has been cleared of nerve damage in his right elbow.


Tuggeranong hopes injection of experience will give it a shot at title

Players from the ACT State Netball League teams at the 2014 season launch (l-r) Georgia Winter (South Canberra), Sepi Hawke (Belconnen), Maddie White (Tuggeranong), Kim Rice (Arawang), Bec Collis (Canberra) and Leanne McGrath (Queanbeyan).

David Polkinghorne Tuggeranong hopes Swifts premiership player can help it challenge for Netball ACT state league crown.


Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...


Gerald Ryan hopes Lucky Raquie and Klammer can help Black Opal get group status

Jockey Glyn Schofield with trainer Gerald Ryan  and Lucky Raquie after winning the Black Opal Stakes.

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...


Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.


Narrabundah Velodrome reopening puts cyclists back on track

Paralympian Paul Kennedy tests out the updated Narrabundah Velodrome on Monday.

David Polkinghorne Paralympic gold medallist Sue Powell says the new Narrabundah Velodrome could be the difference between winning and missing out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.


Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.


Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck off to Commonwealth Games

ACT weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck has qualified for the Commonwealth Games.

David Polkinghorne Canberra weightlifter produces two personal bests to be halfway onto the plane the Commonwealth Games.