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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra Cavalry infielder Christian Lopes' hamstring injury better than expected

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry manager MIchale Collins says star infielder Christian Lopes has pulled up "far better than anticipated" from the hamstring injury he suffered on Friday night but whether he'll play...

Asian royalty descends on Canberra Stadium for Asian Cup

he Korean Republic vs Oman at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Korean fans happy with the

David Polkinghorne Sheikhs, kings and princes - there was even a rumour a throne had been installed at Canberra Stadium for the royalty expected to descend on the nation's capital for the Asian Cup.

South Korea edge out Oman in Asian Cup thriller

Son Heung Min of the Korean Republic attacks the goal.

David Polkinghorne Says Oman should have "100 per cent" had a penalty in the first half and it changed the game.


Kathy Watt backs Canberra's Grace Elvin to equal her national road race threepeat

Now Watt says Elvin can emulate her unmatched three consecutive national road race titles in Ballarat on Saturday and believes the 26-year-old could even push for a fourth.

David Polkinghorne Now the Canberra cyclist is on the verge of matching Watt's record.

ABL season could be over for Canberra Cavalry hitter Christian Lopes

Lopes  is a major reason the Cavs are still in play-off contention, despite some up-and-down form in recent series.

David Polkinghorne Toronto Blue Jay prospect Christian Lopes' bat has been on fire lately – in every sense of the word.


Canberra cyclists Kimberley Wells and Beck Wiasak part of new High5 Dream Team

Kimberley Wells wins the women's criterium at the Australian road cycling championships.

David Polkinghorne New Australian team to fill the void left by Cycling Australia.

Michael Rogers backs Richie Porte for Aussie individual time trial title

Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers.

David Polkinghorne But a rollercoaster 12 months showed him what kind of rider he really is.

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale could send Unanimously to the Oakleigh Plate

Trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne Matthew Dale will check the weather before deciding whether to run Unanimously in the Kensington Stakes.

Canberra Cavalry have point to prove against Brisbane Bandits

Christian Lopes has been in great form for the Cavalry.

David Polkinghorne Important series set to decide ABL play-off hopes.


Canberra cyclist Kimberley Wells confident of regaining national criterium title

Wells won the green and gold jersey as Australian criterium champion in 2013 and after a year of illness and injury she's hoping to get it back for 2015.

David Polkinghorne But confident of reclaiming national title.

Glenn Maxwell finds peace in the middle following Phil Hughes' death

Glenn Maxwell.

David Polkinghorne Hard-hitting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has revealed the death of Phil Hughes continues to haunt him, and the only time he feels comfortable is when he is batting.


Canberra's Magic Millions hopes Single Gaze and Stolen Kisses brimming with confidence

Jockeys, trainers and certain racing officials are banned from betting on race day.

David Polkinghorne Can Single Gaze and Stolen Kisses bring home the bacon in their respective races?


Chloe Hosking calls for Cycling Australia to change national road race champs course

chloe hosking

David Polkinghorne But backs fellow Canberran to write her name into history books.


ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt appeals for Australia to allow same-sex marriage

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt and partner Nadine Hunt.

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt accepted a perfect proposal, but is now appealing for Australia to allow same-sex marriage.


Canberra Cavalry smash Melbourne Aces in ABL series opener

Christian Lopes hit a two-run homer.

David Polkinghorne Opening attack blows home side away.

Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin aiming for third straight national road race title

Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin.

David Polkinghorne But the two-time Aussie road race champion knows she has a target on her back.

ACT Meteors' must win final two WNCL games to make finals

Katie Mack.

David Polkinghorne Katie Mack and Jenny Taffs the future at top of order for Meteors, coach says.


Canberra trainer Nick Olive says Single Gaze a real live Magic Millions chance

Nick Olive with Single Gaze.

David Polkinghorne It took a Single Gaze for Canberra trainer  Nick Olive to fall in love with his two-year-old filly.


Canberra Cavalry add Steve Kent to roster for important Melbourne Aces series

Steve Kent's injury nightmare is finally over.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry pitcher Steven Kent knew not to trust the voices in his head.


Canberra's Andrew Barisic hopes for Indian Super League return after playing for Sachin Tendulkar

Andrew Barisic

David Polkinghorne It is easy to see why Andrew Barisic wants to return for the second Indian Super League season after playing for a team co-owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar against some of the biggest names...