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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Cricket Australia opens door for Manuka Oval to have permanent international fixture

David Polkinghorne Proteas to play Aussies in Canberra.

Tennis

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray predicts Nick Kyrgios will be a star

Nick Kyrgios will play at Wimbledon after receiving a wildcard.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios has earned a Wimbledon wild card and praise from Andy Murray.

Athletics

Mel Breen focused on Commonwealth Games

David Polkinghorne Being ready on July 27 the only concern for Canberra sprint queen.

Football

Cooma Tigers shoot to second as Canberra FC loses two in a row

On target: Stephen Domenici.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Domenici scored the winner for the Cooma Tigers to give Canberra FC its second straight defeat.

Paratriathlon

Paratriathlon world champ Bill Chaffey tests himself on path to Rio Olympic Games

Now, with four world paratriathlon championships to his name, Chaffey has his sights set on winning the inaugural triathlon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in 2016.

David Polkinghorne Bill Chaffey has his sights set on winning the inaugural triathlon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in 2016 and Australian Institute of Sport scientists are helping with his preparations.

Football

Belconnen United keep pressure on Canberra National Premier League rivals

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David Polkinghorne Midfielder Tom McLachlan's gutsy brace has fired Belconnen United three points clear at the top of the Canberra National Premier League table and put pressure on the chasing pack in what is shaping...

Racing

Warwick Farm trainer Gabrielle Englebrecht relieved Wendy Walter will stand down

Jake Pracey-Holmes with Mrs Wallace after their win in the benchmark 65 handicap at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Gabrielle Englebrecht says it is a relief Wendy Walter has decided to give the racing game away.

Hockey

Hockeyroos defender Anna Flanagan desperate to bring World Cup home

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David Polkinghorne Hockeyroos superstar Anna Flanagan says Australia is desperate to get the World Cup title back.

Football

Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu dreams of playing for Papua New Guinea on the world stage

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David Polkinghorne Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu's face lights up at the mere mention of the World Cup.

Racing

Nick Olive favourite to win back-to-back Canberra trainers' titles

Canberra trainer Nick Olive, centre.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's leading trainer Nick Olive says the past two months have been some of his toughest.

Mountain Biking

Blair has his sights set on Games gold

While most athletes find the nine-to-five grind a hindrance to elite performance, the 35-year-old is the opposite and said his job as an ACTEW Water project manager had helped him train more.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan mountain biker Andrew Blair spent every day of the working week on Mount Stromlo.

Soccer

Robbie Deeley wonder strike gives Canberra Olympic victory over arch-rival Canberra FC

Sport. Premier League Soccer at O'Connor Oval between Canberra FC (red tops) and Canberra Olympic (blue tops). Olympic's Josh Gaspari, on the move. June 8th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Wonder strike guides Olympic to victory.

Locker Room

Locker Room – Our little boys Blue, on sidelines for Origin II

Canberra's Daylan Goodsell will be a ballboy for Origin II

David Polkinghorne Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Racing

Thoroughbred Park back on track after surface renovation

David Polkinghorne Two senior jockeys will rate Thoroughbred Park's grass track on Tuesday after Canberra Racing officials gave it the green light to host its eight-race meeting next Friday.

Soccer

Andy Rakic returns from Europe to join Canberra FC

Andy Rakic has returned home after playing soccer professionally in Europe and is playing for the club he played for in juniors, Canberra FC.

David Polkinghorne After 12 years plying his trade in Croatia, Germany and Luxembourg, Andy Rakic is back where it all began with his old coach - if his clearance from Germany ever comes through.

Boxing

Boxing Australia confident AIS funding can deliver Commonwealth Games medals

David Polkinghorne Barbecues and bricklayers are not the normal recruitment tools for elite sport.

Football

Canberra's Carl Valeri signs with Melbourne Victory

An ankle injury has marred the last two years of Valeri's career.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos veteran Carl Valeri signs three-year deal with A-League club.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry calls on Australian Baseball League to introduce draft

Hayden Beard missed all of last season with the Cavalry due to injury.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry hopes a proposed Australian draft will help bolster its local talent for the 2014-15 season.

Golf

Canberra's Nikki Campbell happy to share US Open stage with child prodigy Lucy Li

Nikki Campbell will play in her first US Open in June.

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is unsure what she was doing when she was 11 years old, but she knows it wasn't playing in a US Open.

Football

Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?