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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Mark Webber says Daniel Ricciardo needs to 'weather the storm' at Red Bull

David Polkinghorne Mark Webber says Daniel Ricciardo is in a "tough situation"  and just needs to "weather the storm" at Red Bull.

Sevens heaven a big Olympics motivator

Maroon fever: Patty Mills at Disneyland.

David Polkinghorne ACT flanker Sammy Maxwell says the lure of sevens at the Olympic Games is a "big motivator" to bring women and girls into the sport. 

Michael Matthews suffers fractured rib in Tour de France crash

Michael Matthews of Australia attempts to rejoin the peloton after being involved in Monday's crash.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cycling sensation Michael Matthews has reportedly suffered a fractured rib from the horrendous Tour de France crash that forced six riders to abandon the famous race.

Canberra's Mathew Hayman hopes missing Tour de France will make a Classic spring

Canberra's Mathew Hayman of Orica-GreenEDGE was devastated to be left out of this year's Tour.

David Polkinghorne Mathew Hayman hopes the "silver lining" to missing a TDF spot will be a strong showing in next year's Spring Classics.

Dawn Fraser apologises 'unreservedly' for Nick Kyrgios comments

Dawn Fraser on Today.

David Polkinghorne and Kate Aubusson Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser has "unreservedly apologised" for her controversial comments about Australian tennis stars Nick Kyrgios.

Wimbledon 2015: Dawn Fraser defends comments on Nick Kyrgios as not racist

Nick Kyrgios has been accused of ''tanking'' against Richard Gasquet.

David Polkinghorne Olympic champion defends her controversial comments on Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

Tuggeranong coach Nathan Costigan reflects on deaths of cousin Tara and Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh

Tuggeranong coach Nathan Costigan, cousin of Tara, pays tribute to Phil Walsh.

David Polkinghorne All Nathan Costigan could think about during the minute's silence was his two-year-old son and how important it was for him to be a good father.

Jockey Richard Bensley opens with hat-trick at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

Richard Bensley rides Spirit Mania to victory in the benchmark 65 handicap (1200m) at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday for his third winner of the day.

David Polkinghorne You could barely wipe the smile of Goulburn jockey Richard Bensley's face at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.

Eastlake and Ainslie fight out NEAFL draw at Manuka Oval

David Polkinghorne Eastlake coach Ben Waite predicted his side would beat Ainslie this year. In the end, centimetres beat him.

If anyone can do Tour de France-Giro d'Italia double it's Alberto Contador: Michael Rogers

Feted: Alberto Contador's Giro success can be traced back to the Tour Down Under 10 years ago.

David Polkinghorne  Michael Rogers might be a three-time world champion, but he needs a "great leader" like Spaniard Alberto Contador to make the sacrifices worth while.

Michael Matthews and Nathan Haas to make Tour de France debuts together

Tour debut: Despite success in the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, Michael Matthews still hasn't ridden in a Tour de France.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nathan Haas and Michael Matthews 'grew up together on the bikes'.

Belconnen United beat Canberra Olympic to go top of Canberra premier league

David Polkinghorne  Belconnen United returns to top of Canberra National Premier League ladder after 2-1 win over Olympic.

Tuggeranong Vikings keep pressure on Central with win over Uni of Canberra

Centre, University of Canberra Hockey Club player Jasmine Bulman in action.

David Polkinghorne Tuggeranong Vikings coach Jason Toole is confident his team will "be there at the business end of the season", but Central remain the team to beat.

Cooma Tigers go top of Canberra NPL with win over Monaro Panthers

David Polkinghorne A brilliant Alex Oloriegbe brace has fired Cooma to the top of the Canberra NPL.

Eastlake roars against Brisbane Lions for first NEAFL win

David Polkinghorne Eastlake's Aaron Bruce says the Demons "proved the doubters wrong" with their drought-breaking victory over Brisbane.

Gungahlin and Belconnen play out draw in FFA Cup preview

Belconnen player Aisosa Ihegie.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen United coach Dean Ugrinic is expecting the FFA Cup Canberra final against Gungahlin United to be filled with "high drama".

Wonderbolt to debut for Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph at Rosehill

Jockey Michael Travers on Manatassee tries to keep pace with Richard Bensley aboard Secret Lies at Canberra on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Wonderbolt still sports some of the scars from a bizarre fall that lead to him being sold at a bargain price.

Canberra runner Brett Robinson qualifies for world champs 5000m in Beijing

David Polkinghorne Canberra middle distance runner Brett Robinson has run a qualifying time for the world championships.

NEAFL knock off Tasmania State League to claim first ever rep win

NEAFL's Josh Bennett tries to evade a Tasmanian tackler at Burpengary on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne NEAFL secures historic representative win over Tasmania State League in Brisbane.

Former Brisbane Roar winger Kofi Danning hopes VPL move will reignite A-League career

Next step: Former Canberra junior Kofi Danning, who has had stints with Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar is hoping to reignite his career in the Victorian Premier League.

David Polkinghorne Kofi Danning's knee injury put him on the back foot at A-League club Brisbane Roar, but the Canberra product is hoping to re-ignite his career with a stint for the Oakleigh Cannons in the Victorian...