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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Diamonds focus on Commonwealth Games gold first, Canberra Test second

David Polkinghorne Will it be the golden Diamonds returning to Canberra in October?

Australian Football

Australian football rules in Dobing household

GWS Giants player Jeremy Cameron with ACT representatives for the National Championships Jessica Stramandinoli and Kaitlin Dobing.

David Polkinghorne Her sister Sheridan is trying to become the first female AFL field umpire and now Kaitlin Dobing wants to play in the first AFLwomen's competition.


Kyrgios like Hewitt, says Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has been compared with Lleyton Hewitt.


From California to Gungahlin Lakes

World No. 1 amatuer Minjee Lee is in Canberra  this week.

David Polkinghorne She's travelled the world, counts child prodigy Lydia Ko amongst her friends - Minjee Lee "couldn't have a better life".


Michael Rogers could race in Giro d'Italia after returning from ban

Canberra's Michael Rogers has questioned the future of International Cycling Union races in China.

David Polkinghorne Three-time world champion Michael Rogers is unsure whether the UCI should continue racing in China.


Nick Kyrgios wins in Savannah, claims back-to-back Challenger events

Nick Kyrgios fought back to take the Savannah Challenger final.

David Polkinghorne Has Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios done enough to get a French Open wildcard next month?


Chloe Hosking has first win of UCI season in EPZ Omloop van Borsele

Chloe Hosking.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking has won her first UCI event of the year.


Cycling Australia will welcome Canberra's Michael Rogers back with open arms

Michael Rogers will be welcomed back.

David Polkinghorne Michael Rogers free to return to national set-up.


Nick Kyrgios wins through to Savannah Challenger final

Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to France's Gael Monfils during their Davis Cup first round tennis match France vs Australia on February 2, 2014, at The Vendespace in Mouilleron-le-Captif, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun presses claims for French Open berth.


Queensland wins back-to-back Australian foursome championship

Aaron Wilkins lines up a putt on the 10th at Federal.

David Polkinghorne As Queensland golfer Aaron Wilkins paints door frames for a living, he dreams about making it as a professional golfer.


Cyclist Robbie McEwen looks on bright side of Michael Rogers' suspension

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

David Polkinghorne Robbie McEwen thinks overturned suspension could work in Michael Rogers' favour.


Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Sports Awards

ACT Sport name top award after renowned administrator Harry Marr

David Polkinghorne ACT Sport award named in honour of top administrator.


NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green following in famous footsteps

David Polkinghorne Modesty is a trait NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green has clearly inherited from her mother.

Former ACT sports minister Andrew Barr wants infrastructure to be his legacy

Andrew Barr at Manuka Oval, which he hopes will be a legacy of his time as ACT sports minister.

David Polkinghorne When Andrew Barr was a child, he was known as the rugby league computer and could reel off his Western Suburbs hero Terry Lamb's every statistic.


Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios wins Sarasota Open in injury comeback

Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios won the Sarasota Open final.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has returned to the world stage with a bang, beating Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in straight sets at the Sarasota Open on Monday, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4.


Canberra cyclist Nathan Hart joins Cycling Australia high-performance unit

Nathan Hart is hoping to ride his way into Glasgow contention.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nathan Hart has spent the past month rubbing shoulders with Australian cycling royalty and hopes training every day alongside Anna Meares and Shane Perkins will help get him to where he...


Canberra golfer Brendan Jones' wrist injury forces return

brendan jones

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Brendan Jones' wrist injury has allowed him to spend a rare Easter back in Australia with his young family.


ANU celebrates Lake Burley Griffin rowing turning 50

Rowers celebrate the 50th anniversary of rowing on Lake Burley Griffin.

David Polkinghorne From humble beginnings to the home of Aussie rowing - how Lake Burley Griffin has grown.


Athletics Australia offer 100-metre record holder Melissa Breen minimal assistance

Melissa Breen says she's disappointed by the level of her  funding and Athletics Australia does not see her as

David Polkinghorne How much is being Australia's fastest ever woman worth? According to Athletics Australia's funding announcement on Thursday it's about $4000 in expenses.