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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry add Steve Kent to roster for important Melbourne Aces series

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry pitcher Steven Kent knew not to trust the voices in his head.

Soccer

Canberra's Andrew Barisic hopes for Indian Super League return after playing for Sachin Tendulkar

Andrew Barisic

David Polkinghorne It is easy to see why Andrew Barisic wants to return for the second Indian Super League season after playing for a team co-owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar against some of the biggest names...

Baseball

Error-riddled Canberra Cavalry drop series to ABL ladder-leaders Adelaide Bite

Canberra pitcher Tristan Crawford in action.

David Polkinghorne Pressure makes diamonds, but if the Canberra Cavalry's defence is anything to go by then errors can break the precious gems.

Racing

Paul Jones faces tough decision on Just A Blur

Jockeys, trainers and certain racing officials are banned from betting on race day.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones faces a conundrum with Just A Blur - target the inaugural $300,000 NSW Country Championships or look for the black-type win he thinks she's capable of.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry's sloppy defence gifts Adelaide Bite baseball win

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David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins says his team's defence was not up to Australian Baseball League standard after sloppy errors gifted the Adelaide Bite a 6-3 win at Narrabundah Ballpark on...

Canberra sport year in review: Rags to riches

Dante Exum signed for the Utah Jazz rather than play college basketball.

David Polkinghorne We all love a rags to riches story.

Cycling

Michael Matthews can win Milan-San Remo: Orica GreenEDGE boss Matt White says

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne And form lethal Tour de France sprinting tag-team with Simon Gerrans.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry split ABL doubleheader with Adelaide Bite

Tim Atherton of the Canberra Cavalry.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry coach Michael Collins is hoping they've taken a bite out of the Adelaide bullpen.

New Chief Minister Andrew Barr will continue to use sport to drive economy

Andrew Barr will meet with Cricket Australia bosses to make a Test in Canberra happen.

David Polkinghorne ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr  will push to end Canberra's Test cricket drought as early as next summer  when he meets Cricket Australia in the New Year.

Canberra's 10 most devastating injuries of 2014

Pat McCabe was forced to retire after injuring his neck again.

David Polkinghorne While Canberra continues to punch above its weight in the world of sport with plenty of highs, there were also some devastating, injury induced lows as well.

Baseball

ABL's import rule weakens league, says Canberra Cavalry catcher Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy is frustrated that his Cavalry side was stripped of a win over the Brisbane Bandits.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry catcher Jack Murphy says the Australian Baseball League's import rule weakens the standard of the league and could stop Major League teams from sending their developing talent Down...

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke wants Oh So Adorable to win for his father

Oh So Adorable (outside) returns after a 13-week spell on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke is hoping Oh So Adorable can put a smile on his father Eric's face and help take his mind off a pre-Christmas hip replacement with a win.

Queanbeyan Racing coffers could be hit by broadcast blackout

David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Racing Club's coffers could be hit hard by the TVN-Sky Channel feud if it continues into the New Year, although chief executive Brendan Comyn is confident it will be resolved by...

Baseball

ABL defends decision to strip Canberra Cavalry of win over Brisbane Bandits

Cavalry.

David Polkinghorne Hopes Aussie player draft will help bring players to Canberra.

Carl Valeri unlucky to miss Socceroos' Asian Cup squad, coach Ange Postecoglou says

Carl Valeri reckons Victory has an advantage over Melbourne City.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri was unlucky to miss out on the Asian Cup squad and insists the omission of the Melbourne Victory midfield general doesn't end his chances...

Football

Three Canberra United players in Matildas World Cup squad

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David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes' ultimate goal is play at next year's World Cup with her twin sister Nicole Begg and Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has opened the door for that to happen despite...

Soccer

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says W-League grand final will help uncover new broadcaster

Canberra United celebrates its W-League championship after beating Perth Glory 3-1 in the grand final on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Matildas coach Alen Stajcic thinks the momentum created by the W-League grand final will help the Football Federation Australia find a new broadcaster for next season.

Baseball

ABL takes win off Canberra Cavalry for breaching import rule

The problems started when Cavalry right-fielder Adam Silva was hit by a pitch.

David Polkinghorne Australian Baseball League penalises Asia Series champions for import rule breach.

Canberra draft drought ends in a deluge

Giants AFL recruit, Canberra's Jack Steele

David Polkinghorne The nation's capital ended its five-year AFL draft drought in emphatic style.

Arnhem Land basketball team jumps through hoops to get to Australian Schools Championships

  Members of the Gapuwiyak Girls Team

David Polkinghorne No practice, no money, no uniforms, no sneakers and 24 hours of travel - it's fair to say Gapuwiyak's under-14 basketball team has jumped through a lot of hoops just to get to the Australian Schools...