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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Baseball

The Cavalry is coming - pitching coach puts Heat on notice

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry pitching coach Hayden Beard says the defending Australian Baseball League champion is ''coming for'' the Perth Heat in this weekend's championship series in a road trip that holds...

Cycling

Nathan Hart hopes to win place at world track cycling championships

David Polkinghorne A broken wrist prevented his father from representing Australia, now Nathan Hart waits to find out if he'll make the world championships.

Baseball

Controversial call gives Canberra Cavalry crucial win against Sydney Blue Sox

David Polkinghorne If you’re orange it was clearly out, if you’re blue it was safe. In the end, Canberra and Sydney are going to a decider.

Softball

Softball: Lindsey Carroll hopes sport will bring star son closer

David Polkinghorne Lindsey Carroll hadn't seen his son Josh McGovern in 10 years, and now he holds a new record with him.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry loses first ABL final to Sydney Blue Sox

Sport. The Canberra Cavalry play the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah. Calvary's first baseman Jason Sloan, attempts to tag Blue Sox player, Jacob May with a pick off from the pitcher. January 31st. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Normally 11 runs and 17 hits would be enough for the Canberra Cavalry to win comfortably, but this was no ordinary ABL preliminary final.

Netball

Netballer Gretel Tippett mooted to make the big time

David Polkinghorne Two Tippetts will wear the Sydney Swans logo this season - Kurt in the AFL and younger sister Gretel in netball.

Baseball

Jon Berti banks on Canberra Cavalry to hold nerve against Sydney Blue Sox

SPORT : ?Canberra Cavalry player Jon Berti has smashed the league record for stolen bases this season. 30th January 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times
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David Polkinghorne Jon Berti thinks Canberra's big-game experience will prove vital in the quest for back-to-back ABL titles.

Baseball

Blow for Canberra Cavalry as back-up catcher Robbie Perkins falls ill

Title:  ROBBIE PERKINS & SEAN TOLER 
Description:  ABL RD 11 - SYDNEY BLUE SOX V CANBERRA CAVALRY - GAME 4. Action from the Australian Baseball League 2013/2014 round 11, game 4 clash between the Sydney Blue Sox v Canberra Cavalry at Blue Sox Stadium, Blacktown International Sportspark, 12 January 2014. Photo Joe Vella / SMP Images / ABL.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry's line-up has been thrown into disarray on the eve of the ABL play-offs.

Baseball

Fast five: Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

Mitch Dening

David Polkinghorne All you need to know in the build-up to Friday's ABL preliminary final series.

Cycling

Track cyclist Alex Bird moves on from snub to nationals swansong

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Alex Bird says he was ''miffed'' with Cycling Australia selectors, but he bears no grudges or regrets.

Baseball

Jon Berti on fast track to Major League Baseball

SPORT: Canberra Cavalry presentation night at the Woden Tradies,Phillip. Cavalry player Jon Berti winner of Michael Collins MVP award. 27th January 2014. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times
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David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry coach Michael Collins thinks Jon Berti has what it takes to play Major League Baseball.

Paracylcling

Test spin leads Paul Kennedy to tandem racing

David Polkinghorne Paul Kennedy is a goalballer who thought cycling might help him get over a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry charge into finals after Perth Heat answer prayers

David Polkinghorne Huddled around laptops and iPads at Brisbane Airport, the Canberra Cavalry have never been happier to see a Perth Heat grand slam.

Swimming

Swim team culture no longer toxic, says optimistic Coutts

David Polkinghorne Alicia Coutts says the Australian swimming team's much-maligned culture was ''so much better'' last year.

Winter Olympics

Paul Narracott backs Jana Pittman's bobsled efforts

David Polkinghorne Jana Pittman can make a smooth transition to bobsled at next month's Sochi Games, says Paul Narracott.

Basketball

Bishop guides Capitals to narrow win

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps guard, Natalie Hurst, finds a way past Nicole Romeo. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Carrie Graf says there's a reason why Abby Bishop is described as a ''monster''.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis may battle for Davis Cup singles spot

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis may be forced to do battle with each other for a Davis Cup singles berth.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios feat moulds tennis dream for ACT

Australian Open Tennis Day 4 Melbourne Park ,  Nick Kyrgios during his match against Benoit Paire on Margaret Court Arena tonight
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David Polkinghorne Tennis Australia wants to use young gun Nick Kyrgios' rise through the tennis ranks to turn Canberra into the claycourt capital of Australia.

Cycling

Mathew Hayman begins his journey to last frontier, Tour de France

David Polkinghorne There's one ''big hole'' in Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mathew Hayman's 15-year career - he has never ridden in the Tour de France.

Tennis

Velocity loses Nick Kyrgios but gains Chanelle Scheepers

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne The Canberra Velocity men's team has lost a superstar but the women's squad will boast a marquee signing on Monday.