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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Chloe Hosking hopes women's Tour Down Under could become stronger than men's

David Polkinghorne Women's Tour to race for world ranking points for first time, which could bolster Australia's bid for Olympic gold.

Australian football

Eastlake back Canberra Demons as ACT's only NEAFL team

The new Canberra Demons logo for the ACT's only remaining NEAFL team.

David Polkinghorne AFL Canberra boss Steven Mahar confident ACT will get behind sole remaining NEAFL team.

Soccer

Defender Jason Geria backs Olyroos to win Olympic qualification

Olyroos defender Jason Geria has no regrets chasing his Olympic dream, but still has one eye on Melbourne Victory back home.

David Polkinghorne But the Canberran is still keeping an eye on how Melbourne Victory are faring in the A-League while he's away on national duty.

Canberra Cavalry-Sydney Blue Sox clash washed out

Blame it on the rain - the Canberra Cavalry-Sydney Blue Sox game was washed out and will be replayed on Saturday at 4pm.

David Polkinghorne Thursday night game rescheduled to form Saturday double header at Narrabundah Ballpark.

Cricket

Cricket ACT wants the Big Bash League, Tests and ODIs

Canberra's Jason Behrendorff is a chance to make his debut for Australia on his home ground, Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Chief executive Cameron French looks to bring the Big Bash League, Tests and ODIs cyclically to Canberra.

Baseball

'Big pieces' return for Canberra Cavalry's ABL series against Sydney Blue Sox

The Canberra Cavalry's big bats are back - Boss Moanaroa and Jason Leblebijian.

David Polkinghorne Shortstop Jason Leblebijian and first-base Boss Moanaroa return for Hume Highway Cup decider.

Canberra Cavalry beat Perth Heat in extra innings to split ABL series

Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan was a

David Polkinghorne Canberra splits series with Perth Heat on back of extra-innings victory out west.

Matthew Dale wins the Cowra Cup with Baylie Louise

David Polkinghorne Matthew Dale claims the Cowra Cup with Baylie Louise to continue his stunning season.

ACT lose National Women's Baseball Championships opener to WA

The ACT women had a tough start to their national women's baseball championships at Narrabundah.

David Polkinghorne Hosts suffer big loss to Western Australia in championships opener at Narrabundah Ballpark.

Amanda Spratt, Jack Bobridge claim national titles, Canberra's Chloe Hosking, Nathan Haas close

Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking finished sixth in the Aussie road race nationals.

David Polkinghorne After a tough chase, Canberra cyclist wins bunch sprint, but Amanda Spratt claims the title.

Orica-GreenEDGE 'discord' makes for open Australian road nationals: Nathan Haas

Canberra's Nathan Haas says a rift in Orica-GreenEDGE makes it an open Aussie road race championship.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist says "discord" between Simon Gerrans and Michael Matthews will affect Aussie team's ability to win national title.

Joe Cleary's War Jet wins Magic Millions Country Cup, Single Gaze second in Guineas

David Polkinghorne Joe Cleary considered giving racing away four years ago only to push on and claim his richest prize on Australia's richest day of racing.

ACT's 'most competitive' team ready for National Women's Baseball Championships

David Polkinghorne The Russell sisters wondered why their brother was taking so much interest in their baseball.

Canberra Cavalry starting pitcher Louis Cohen gets first ABL win against Perth Heat

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Louis Cohen picked up his first ABL win against the Heat in Perth on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra remains two games behind the Brisbane Bandits in the race for ABL minor premiership.

Nick Olive says Single Gaze has progressed ahead of Magic Millions Guineas

Nick Olive and Single Gaze.

David Polkinghorne But Canberra trainer thinks his three-year-old filly might be looking for further.

Saturday Serve: Cricket Australia must bring a Canberra Test to Manuka Oval

Canberra crowds have turned up in force for every form of cricket they've been given - a Test will be no different.

David Polkinghorne The ACT has a strong financial case to back up its emotional one for an historic first Test.

Canberra Cavalry lose ABL series opener to Perth Heat despite Ryan Miller's 3 homers

Canberra Cavalry catcher Ryan Miller hit three home runs against the Perth Heat, but the Cavs still lost.

David Polkinghorne Canberra blow chance to move one game behind Brisbane Bandits at top of ABL ladder.

Soccer

Carl Valeri and Melbourne Victory to know more over next two weeks

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri will have scans on Tuesday to hopefully determine what's wrong.

David Polkinghorne Medical experts still a "bit baffled" by what's caused brain inflammation for Canberra soccer star.

Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary confident about War Jet in the Magic Millions Country Cup

Joe Cleary's War Jet will take on the Magic Millions.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer says he has "best horse" in the Magic Millions Country Cup as he aims for richest win of career.

Cricket

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd backs Manuka Oval as Test venue

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd says Manuka Oval still has strong claims to host a Test.

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT believes a sharing arrangement with Hobart is in the best interests for cricket.