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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals re-sign guard Michelle Cosier

David Polkinghorne Guard Michelle Cosier is creche-ing her way back onto the Canberra Capitals roster.

Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

Locker Room

ACT girls grab their chance in Aussie Rules

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David Polkinghorne Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Anzac Day

ACT government says everyone loses if Brumbies and GWS Giants go head to head on Anzac Day

Small wonder: Alofa Alofa streaks away to score the Waratahs' first try against the Brumbies on Saturday night.

David Polkinghorne Raiders could join make Anzac bid as Australian War Memorial concert moves

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Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hoping for black-type success with Oh So Adorable

Oh So Adorable, being ridden here by Richard Bensley, looks to have a bright future.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hopes Oh So Adorable's first-up second at Randwick is the sign of things to come.

NEAFL

Ainslie give Eastlake NEAFL lesson

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David Polkinghorne  Ainslie gave Eastlake a brutal reminder on Sunday of where they must be to compete in next year's NEAFL.

AFL

Belconnen considered Uni of Canberra partnership to stay in NEAFL

The Belconnen Magpies won't be moving to the Riverina Football League.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen has dismissed reports it was considering a move to the Riverina Football League.

Tennis

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Western and Southern Open

Nick Kyrgios came to the attention of the tennis world when he made the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis gun Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to bone stress in his left arm.

NEAFL

Greater Western Sydney get frosty NEAFL reception from Queanbeyan

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David Polkinghorne  Greater Western Sydney's reserves were unimpressed with the frosty reception they got at Queanbeyan on Saturday morning.

Australian Football

Quartet give Canberra chance to end AFL draft drought

NSW-ACT Rams players Tom Faul, Liam Griffiths, Logan Austin and Jack Steele have been nominated by GWS to be potential academy selections.

David Polkinghorne Seven-time AFL premiership winner Kevin Sheedy says the Greater Western Sydney academy is looking to uncover the next Alex Jesaulenko or James Hird in the next decade.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Gerrit 'Chief' Wanganeen plays 350 games for Tuggeranong Hawks

Tuggeranong Hawks veteran Gerrit Wanganeen.

David Polkinghorne Locker Room: Canberra sport, from the grassroots to gossip.

NEAFL

NEAFL should have had one Canberra team from the start: Queanbeyan co-coach Josh Bryce

Queanbeyan's Josh Bryce.

David Polkinghorne Josh Bryce says ACT football has been screwed around by the chopping and changing of the format of the league.

Netball

Canberra Darters suffer heavy loss to Victoria Fury in Australian Netball League

Darters GA Alix McDermott performed solidly during the side's three home games.

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Darters suffered a heavy loss to complete their hat-trick of home ANL games on Sunday.

Football

Canberra FC down, but tough two still to go for Belconnen United

Sport. National Premier League match at Deakin between Belconnen United (blue tops) and Canberra FC (red tops).  Belconnen's Tom McLachlan, left and CFC's Matt Grbesa. August 3rd. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen United have cleared the first hurdle in reclaiming the Canberra NPL crown with ease.

Australian Football

Belconnen and Queanbeyan look set to give NEAFL the boot

Belconnen and Queanbeyan look unlikely to be involved in the NEAFL next year.

David Polkinghorne Two of Canberra's best-performing teams over the past two seasons are on the verge of withdrawing from the NEAFL.

Australian Football

Ainslie miss chance to cement NEAFL finals berth in loss to Sydney Uni

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David Polkinghorne Ainslie captain Rob Tuohey said his team didn't come to play and has put it on his leadership group to turn things around after a demoralising 30-point loss to Sydney Uni at Alan Ray Oval...

Cycling

Cyclist Gracie Elvin backs fellow Canberran Chloe Hosking as gold medal chance

Australian champion Gracie Elvin is one of two Canberrans in contention for the Commonwealth Games road race.

David Polkinghorne La Course provided the perfect stage for women's cycling to showcase itself, but Canberra's Gracie Elvin believes the women need to create their own identity rather than piggy-backing off men's...

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry mascot Sarge raising money for Lifeline to thank them for saving his life

Joshua Williams - perhaps better known as the Canberra Cavalry mascot

David Polkinghorne His job is to make people happy, but Joshua Williams was using Canberra Cavalry mascot Sarge to mask his pain.

Cricket

Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

Racing

Street Spirit fades in the snow as Baabulu salutes at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

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David Polkinghorne Street Spirit might love the wet, but the jury is still out on whether she can handle the snow after fading under the weight in the final furlong at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.