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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Moorings Capital just keeps on winning at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne Moorings Capital keeps coming back from injury and winning - especially at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park.


Sydney to Hobart: Canberra's Namadgi powered by Calabrian pasta

David Polkinghorne A Calabrian-style bolognese is Namadgi's secret weapon in tackling this year's Sydney to Hobart.


Kofi back from injury for best shot

Kofi Danning, 21 of Redhill has signed a deal to play for Belgian second division team.

David Polkinghorne Brisbane Roar might be flying high on top of the A-League ladder, but Canberra's Kofi Danning is confident he can force his way into their line-up early next year.


Canberra Cavalry complete clean sweep against Perth Heat

Cavalry player Shane Opitz in action.

David Polkinghorne Casey Frawley fell one big hit short of completing his second cycle inside a month as the Canberra Cavalry completed a clean sweep of Australian Baseball League benchmark Perth Heat.


Canberra United's Nicole Sykes in stitches as fan falls but it's no laughing matter

David Polkinghorne Cutting her finger on a falling fan is easily the weirdest injury Canberra United captain Nicole Sykes has had.


Ethan Cole shines as Canberra Cavalry beat Heat

Canberra Cavalry v Perth HEAT at Narrabundah Ball Park, Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry starting pitcher Ethan Cole might have paid homage to his hitters, but it's his name that will go down as the first pitcher in the Australian Baseball League to get a win against...


Canberra hangs tough to stitch up Perth

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 21:  Ashleigh Sykes of Canberra and Cecilie Sandvej of the Glory contest for the ball during the round six W-League match between the Perth Glory and Canberra United at Percy Doyle Reserve on December 21, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen has praised her ''tough'' captain Nicole Sykes for playing the whole game after almost cutting off the top of her finger on a fan in the dressing room...


Canberra Cavalry says Matt Blazynski sacking not related to bribe claim


David Polkinghorne Baseball Canberra Cavalry and Australian Baseball League have cut American import Matt Blazynski, the player at the centre of an alleged match-fixing attempt during last month's Asian Baseball Series.


Dent content to have Glasgow in hand

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12:  Martin Dent of Australia crosses the finish line in the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall on August 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Martin Dent knew it was only a matter of time before he was officially announced as part of the Commonwealth Games squad.


Trainer Joe Cleary has high hopes for Quietly Brilliant

Trainer Joe Cleary with Queanbeyan Guineas hopeful Uncle Chuckie. Photo: Andrew Johnston

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is dreaming about getting the family name back up on the Black Opal Stakes honour board.


Australian Open: 'Nick Kyrgios likely as a wildcard' says Todd Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Todd Woodbridge says Canberra's Nick Kyrgios could be granted an Australian Open wildcard as early as next week.


Cavalry coach Michael Collins has plans to cool the Heat

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry coach Michael Collins faces a challenge in finding a way to conquer Perth Heat ace Mike Ekstrom.

Taiwan league questions match-fixing claim

David Polkinghorne The Australian Baseball League is investigating alleged inconsistencies in Canberra Cavalry catcher Matt Blazynski's claims about being approached to fix the Asia Series semi-final.


Brad Haddin in the right frame of mind for 2015 Ashes series, says Ian Healy

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Brad Haddin of Australia takes the ball during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne A ''great mental state'' has Ian Healy backing Brad Haddin to keep his job behind the stumps until at least 2015 - if not beyond.


Manuka Oval Test match hopes still a way off

manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee says Manuka Oval is ready for its first Test match.


Quietly Brilliant set for Black Opal after stunning debut at Canberra

Sport. Race 1 at Thoroughbred Park, the 2 year old maiden plate, over
1000 metres. An easy winner, the Joe Cleary trained, Quietly
Brilliant, ridden by Nick Souquet . November 29th 2013 Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.


David Polkinghorne Quietly Brilliant's emphatic debut win was nothing new for breeder-owner Jeff Izzard - he'd seen it all before in a dream.


Cyclist Chloe Hosking ups tempo in pursuit of gold

Sport,  Canberra Olympian Chloe Hosking at the Australian Institute of Sport Physiology Lab .  22 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne The Commonwealth Games might be eight months away, but it is the thought of an alchemic transformation of her bronze medal into a gold one in Glasgow that's driving Chloe Hosking.

Ice skating

Dilli Kenyon will represent family and ACT as sister puts trip on ice

SPORT: Dilli Kenyon will represent the ACT National team in the ladies novice division at the National Figure skating championships later this month.   25th November 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Dilli Kenyon will have to wait another year to skate at the Australian national championships with her sister Eiland, who for the second successive year will miss them due to injury.


Neville Layt plans Grand day out after surviving a hoof to the head

David Polkinghorne Neville Layt will scratch Cavalar if the emergency gets a run at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Lawn bowls

Jeffery content out of limelight


David Polkinghorne Adam Jeffery might be back winning ACT titles, he has no plans to return to the top level.