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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Canberra referee Ben Williams stood down from A-League

David Polkinghorne Canberra referee Ben Williams has been stood down from officiating A-League games this weekend.

Cricket

Meteors coach backs Rhiannon Dick to push for Southern Stars

Rhiannon Dick in action during the game against the West Indies at Manuka oval

David Polkinghorne Ellyse Perry's Cricket Australia XI hold off West Indies.

Australian Diamonds captain Kimberlee Green confident of maintaining record-winning streak

Sharni Layton.

David Polkinghorne Australian Diamonds acting captain Kimberlee Green is confident this Aussie side can break a 20-year-old record and more than double their current winning streak in the process.

Civic Stadium

Progress at Civic Stadium depends on help from Abbott government with Mr Fluffy

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David Polkinghorne ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr says if Tony Abbott's federal government comes to the party in a Mr Fluffy clean-up that could balloon out to $1 billion then the proposed new Civic Stadium could be...

Australian Football

AFL Canberra may introduce draft as part of first-grade restructure

Ainslie best and fairest, Aaron Vandenberg

David Polkinghorne AFL Canberra wants to address concerns over a lop-sided first-grade competition and is expected to finalise a structure in coming weeks.

Netball

Keely Rodrigo takes Canberra Darters' player-of-the year award back-to-back

David Polkinghorne Former Australian under-21 defender Keely Rodrigo is just the second player to win the Canberra Darters player-of-the-year award twice after she won it for the second straight year on Friday night.

Racing

Tommy Berry says Kayla Nisbet should return to racing – and can be a group 1 winner

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney jockey Tommy Berry hopes Kayla Nisbet decides to return to racing when her three-month hiatus is up and says the Canberra hoop is as talented as group 1-winner Kathy O'Hara.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers aiming for more stage wins at 2015 Tour de France

David Polkinghorne Three-time world champion Michael Rogers says proving he is still good enough to compete at the highest level was more satisfying than his Tour de France and Giro d'Italia stage wins this year.

Golf

Brendan Jones ditches his broomstick putter

David Polkinghorne Putting problems are often fixed with a switch to a broomstick putter, but Canberra golfer Brendan Jones has done the opposite, throwing the long putter away in favour of a traditional one.

Racing

Canberra jockey Carly Frater ready to return on Back To Zero in Bombala Cup

Carly Frater has been cleared to return to racing after a heavy fall in August.

David Polkinghorne With two female jockeys dying this week, Canberra apprentice jockey Carly Frater could be excused for cancelling her return to racing after a fall left her unconscious with a broken collarbone in...

Soccer

Melbourne defender Jason Geria hopes to inspire Canberrans like Carl Valeri

Jason Geria.

David Polkinghorne Growing up in Canberra, Melbourne Victory defender Jason Geria idolised Socceroos star Carl Valeri.

Racing

Neville Layt aiming Grand Proposal towards NSW Country Championships

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David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt is expecting Grand Proposal to come back in the autumn as a very good filly and thinks she could make at a tilt at the inaugural NSW Country Championships (1400...

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry's Robbie Perkins and Adam Silva picked for under-21 Baseball World Cup

Robbie Perkins: named in the Australian U21 squad.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry catcher Robbie Perkins has a chance to be part of sporting history after he was named in the Australian squad to contest the first-ever under-21 Baseball World Cup, which will be...

Football

Socceroos legend Ned Zelic says Canberra deserves A-League team

David Polkinghorne Socceroos legend Ned Zelic says Canberra deserves to  have an A-League club and next year's Asian Cup  was a  chance to once again prove the ACT deserves to be represented in our...

Volleyball

Time for Canberra Heat women to deliver on promise of youth, says coach

Canberra Heat.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Heat women's coach Nic Kaiser says his team can no longer use youth as an excuse and it's time for the team to deliver on the Australian Volleyball League stage.

Hockey

Canberra Lakers to play off for wooden spoon, while Strikers flog Tassie in Australian Hockey League

Andrew Charter

David Polkinghorne Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter thinks his World Cup and Commonwealth Games form should keep him in the Australian squad for the Champions Trophy in India in December.

Racing

Joe Cleary takes Landlocked to Sydney and helps get John Nisbet back in the saddle

Joe Cleary

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is unsure of what he's most nervous about - Landlocked travelling to Sydney looking for  a hat-trick of wins or good mate John Nisbet getting back into the saddle...

Racing

Canberra jockey Kayla Nisbet considers retiring

Kayla Nisbet is weighing up her future in the saddle.

David Polkinghorne Canberra apprentice Kayla Nisbet is considering retiring as a jockey and is taking three months off competitive riding to consider her future in the sport.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry boasts one of best starting pitcher rotations in ABL

Tim Atherton in action  for Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's returning to the Canberra Cavalry.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry operations manager Tom Vincent says it will have one of the best starting pitcher rotations in the Australian Baseball League this season after bringing Tim Atherton back to his...

Cricket

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien hopes to reproduce fastest World Cup century at Manuka Oval

Irish cricketer Kevin O'Brien in the nets at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and Sir Viv Richards are the names that come to mind when you think about the fastest World Cup century, but that honour goes to Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien.