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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Trainer Nick Olive makes Tony Campbell Memorial Cup Day his own

David Polkinghorne It was the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup Day, but you could be excused for thinking it was Nick Olive✓ Day at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, when the Canberra trainer cleaned up.

Australian Football

Canberra draft hopefuls to grace MCG on grand final day in biggest week of their lives

Serious business: Logan Austin and Jack Steele will play in the AFL grand final curtain-raiser on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne Canberra draft hopefuls Jack Steele and Logan Austin are not getting ahead of themselves.

Saturday Serve

Cadel Evans rates as one of Australia's all-time greats – of any sport

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David Polkinghorne It's arguably the greatest moment in Australian sport – when Cadel Evans pedalled his way into history as the first Aussie to win the Tour de France.

Racing

Trainer Nick Olive's Nat King Cu meditates on a win in Tony Campbell Cup

Canberra trainer Nick Olive.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Nick Olive says promising gelding Nat King Cu is a thinker.

Cricket

ACT Comets' Blake Dean still has a lot to learn despite breaking batting record

Record setter: Blake Dean.

David Polkinghorne Blake Dean has broken an Andy Flower batting record, but isn't expecting to become the world's best batsman.

Cricket

Afghanistan prepares for Cricket World Cup in Canberra

All smiles: The Afghanistan cricket team trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne Long tough, journey for Afghanistan team leads to playing ACT Comets at Manuka Oval.

Football

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

Cycling

Jess MacLean wins world championship silver in women's team time trial

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David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Jessie MacLean wins silver as part of the Orica-AIS team time trial in Spain.

Golf

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell finishes in top 10 at Tenerife Open

Canberra's Nikki Campbell.

David Polkinghorne Finishes strongly to grab equal fifth at the Tenerife Open.

Cricket

Coach Andrew Dawson happy with ACT Meteors' pre-season progress

Meteors captain Kris Britt.

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson is confident captain Kris Britt is on track for a bumper Women's National Cricket League campaign.

Football

Striker Stephanie Ochs propels Canberra United past Adelaide United 1-0 in W-League clash

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Michelle Heyman of Canberra competes for the ball during the round two W-League match between Adelaide United and Canberra United at Adelaide Shores Football Centre on September 21, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Proves difference against Adelaide United.

Football

Canberra FC investigating alleged abuse of female referee's assistant

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David Polkinghorne Canberra FC is investigating a series of incidents and wants those responsible punished.

Cycling

Canberra's Kimberley Wells put year from hell behind her with National Capital Tour stage win

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David Polkinghorne Canberra sprinter puts lays to rest a year that had literally been a pain in the butt.

Locker Room

ARU chief Bill Pulver floats plan for retired rugby star Pat McCabe to become a referee

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David Polkinghorne Will retired Wallaby Pat McCabe step into a new career as a rugby union referee?

Cycling

Avanti's Ben Dyball proves National Capital Tour's Honeysuckle climb no Mt Fuji

Riders competing in the National Capital Tour round the corner at the beginning of the down hill run at the Arboretum.

David Polkinghorne Having once been the fastest man to climb Japanese volcano Mt Fuji, the ascent to Honeysuckle campground was like a ride in the park for Avanti cyclist Ben Dyball.

Soccer

Cooma bows out in NPL quarter-final to Bonnyrigg White Eagles

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David Polkinghorne Cooma technical director Hugo Jimenez thinks all Capital Football premier league clubs need to improve to become competitive in the National Premier League finals after it was they were flogged 6-1...

Soccer

Canberra United coach confident of improved W-League performance in Adelaide

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David Polkinghorne Canberra United coach Liesbeth Migchelsen is confident they will avoid a repeat of last season's shock 2-0 defeat to Adelaide United.

Athletics

Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen 'grateful' for funding upgrade birthday gift

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Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne It was a surprise birthday present, and Melissa Breen says she's "extremely grateful" for her funding upgrade.

Cycling

Canberra's Mitchell Lovelock-Fay, Allison Rice finish third in National Capital Tour time trial

Women's time trial winner Ellen Skerritt.

David Polkinghorne Mitchell Lovelock-Fay says National Road Series is a genuine stepping stone to the professional tour.

Cricket

ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski.

David Polkinghorne All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.