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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Masur shoulder ends prospect of Kyrgios duel

David Polkinghorne It was the match Canberra had been waiting for.


Jones' call to chance his arm

David Polkinghorne Brendan Jones will fly to Japan on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to finish off a stop-start season.


Queanbeyan Cup loses lustre to Thunderbolt

Sport: Queanbeyan Cup 2013. Action on the field. Jockey Deanne Panya rides the winning horse Celtic Soul. 27th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Cup's grip on the mantle as QRacing's feature race is slipping.


Flanagan looks to Olympic Games

David Polkinghorne Memories of her Commonwealth Games gold medal have Anna Flanagan desperate to do the same in Rio.


Collins believes Cavalry will hit the ground running despite mixed pre-season

Sport: Australian Baseball league season launch. Canberra Cavalry head coach Michael Collins. 26th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry coach Michael Collins is not concerned about his team's non-existent pre-season.


Cavalry charges over rule change

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Cavalry are ''disappointed'' the Australian Baseball League has radically changed its import rules.

Lawn bowls

Multi-talented teen can take his pick

David Polkinghorne Robbie Chesher has backed young gun Trent Britton ''to go as far as he wants'' if he chooses to stick with lawn bowls.


50-over World Cup game 'still the one'

David Polkinghorne The Cricket World Cup's controlling body is confident fans will flock to the games in 2015 because ''it's real''.


Breen faces early retirement

David Polkinghorne Mel Breen could be forced to retire after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro if she doesn't receive funding from Athletics Australia following her appeal.

Combat sports

Punching above my weight in the quest for Rio

Sport.  Canberra Times journalist David Polkinghorne is put through a boxing test by Christos Argus as part of AIS Sports Draft at the AIS.  20 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne It seems my best chance of winning an Olympic gold medal in boxing will come from bribing a dodgy referee.


Chief does his best to lift Olive's spirits after loss of stable favourite

David Polkinghorne YOU don't get long to mourn a horse in the racing game with the next day bringing more trackwork and more races.


Carters blasts 155 in losing effort

Queanbeyan player Guy Gillespie during the game against Queanbeyan at North Oval.

David Polkinghorne SAM CARTERS showed he was a ''carbon copy'' of his older brother Ryan, a wicketkeeper batsman for NSW, with a brilliant 155 off just 145 balls.


Mailman has medals in his sights

Daniel Ellis

David Polkinghorne He's spent the past 14 months delivering Adelaide's mail, now Canberra cyclist Daniel Ellis wants to deliver Australia medals at next year's world championships and Commonwealth Games.


Big-time days itch forever

Pictured is The Barbara Joseph trained Caulfield Cup hopeful,  Aint Seen Nothin, at trackwork in Canberra this morning being ridden by regular track rider Luke Pepper.  Barbara Joseph leads the mare  from the track..   Picture by Pat Scala pds Tuesday the 16th of September 2003.   Age Sport Canberra.  SPECIALX HORSES

David Polkinghorne Bombala's race rack is a far cry from Caulfield and its cup, but Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph still has ''that magical dream'' of getting a horse in one of Australia's holy trilogy of racing.


It's the Waller and Williams show


David Polkinghorne Who's the best bet on Caulfield Cup day?


Hunt's return boosts Caps for battle against Spirit

Nicole Hunt in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Capitals hope Nicole Hunt's return from ankle surgery will make them harder to match-up on when they face reigning WNBL champion Bendigo at AIS Arena on Sunday.


Goulburn boxer in Raiders' corner for Ferguson fight


David Polkinghorne Luke Turner will look to make Canberra Raiders fans happy and knock Blake Ferguson out when the two meet on Anthony Mundine's undercard next Wednesday, according to his trainer Terry Devlin.

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Testing time for suspect spinner

David Polkinghorne The suspect bowling action of spinner Johan Botha was put under the spotlight at the AIS on Wednesday.


World Cup opens door for Manuka

Sport.   ACT sports minister Andrew Barr with the Cricket World Cup Trophy at Manuka Oval.  16 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne The ACT government is hoping the cricket World Cup will help Manuka Oval attract more sporting events.


Future looks bright for teen duo

David Polkinghorne It's meant to be an old person's game, but ACT duo Jessica Hogan and Trent Britton are helping fight that misconception.