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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Rogic's got it all, says Valeri

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is the same as every other Socceroos fan - he wants to see Tom Rogic at the World Cup.

Saturday Serve

Skipper problem at heart of issue

David Polkinghorne Something’s amiss in Australian sport. We’ve become a laughing stock.

Baseball

Perkins relishes Blue Sox rivalry

Sport.  Australian Baseball League Canberra Cavalry Vs Melbourne Aces.  Canberra Cavalry's Robbie Perkins celebrates with team mates in the dugout after hitting a home run to level the game 3 runs each during the game at Narrabundah Ballpark.    2 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Robbie Perkins has only played the Sydney Blue Sox once, but their rivalry with the Cavalry is in his blood.

Cricket

Make way for Bailey at Gabba: Blewett

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06:  George Bailey of the Tigers looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between the Queensland Bulls and the Tasmania Tigers at Allan Border Field on November 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Former Australian opener Greg Blewett believes George Bailey should make his Test debut in Brisbane.

Golf

Blewett tees off in Federal Amateur Open

David Polkinghorne A ‘‘scratchy’’ Greg Blewett has played down his chances in the Federal Amateur Open.

Racing

Trainer takes comfort from Polanski victory

Gratz Vella.

David Polkinghorne Polanski's Derby victory reignited Gratz Vella's hopes his next big-race horse is just around the corner.

Racing

Berry sings Nisbet's praises

Kayla Nisbet

David Polkinghorne Sydney jockey Tommy Berry has backed Kayla Nisbet to ride in a future Melbourne Cup.

Golf

After injury, Jones ready to attack 2014

Brendan Jones

David Polkinghorne Brendan Jones is hoping his injury layoff can coincide with good mate Adam Scott reinvigorating Australian golf.

Know Your Nags

Williams will have his work cut out

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David Polkinghorne If you listen to some of the international trainers whinge, then it should be renamed The Lloyd Williams Cup.

Williams will have his work cut out

David Polkinghorne If you listen to some of the international trainers whinge, you would think it was The Lloyd Williams Cup.

Baseball

Perkins leads the Cavalry's charge

Sport.  Australian Baseball League Canberra Cavalry Vs Melbourne Aces.  Canberra Cavalry's Robbie Perkins, right with Aaron Sloan, 2nd right celebrates with team mates in the dugout after Perkins hit a home run to level the game 3 runs each during the game at Narrabundah Ballpark.    2 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Robbie Perkins came of age in the Australian Baseball League at Narrabundah Ballpark on Saturday.

Baseball

Perfect Cavalry walk off the Aces again

David Polkinghorne A Mike Crouse walk-off sacrifice fly in extra innings helped the Canberra Cavalry produce a Houdini escape against the Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ballpark on Saturday.

Baseball

Cavalry coach Beard playing for time

NEWS: Cavalry player Hayden Beard is recovering after having his second shoulder operation will be Cavalry's pitching coach this season . 30th October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

David Polkinghorne Hayden Beard was a reluctant coach with the Canberra Cavalry.

Baseball

Grening fights the emotions

SPORT: Cavalry v Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah ball park, Canberra. Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening in action.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

David Polkinghorne It was always going to be an emotional night for Canberra Cavalry starting pitcher Brian Grening.

Baseball

Bearing the most painful loss of all

Toni Forder

David Polkinghorne The Cavalry are reeling at the death of a host 'mum', writes David Polkinghorne.

Biased Banter

Canberra team takes honours in women's fours

Biased Banter

David Polkinghorne ''We were lucky, extremely lucky.'' That's how Robyn Moxon viewed her team's win in the ACT women's fours final.

Tennis

Masur shoulder ends prospect of Kyrgios duel

Nick Kyrgios

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

Golf

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.

Racing

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.

Hockey

Flanagan looks to Olympic Games

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