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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACT's 'most competitive' team ready for National Women's Baseball Championships

David Polkinghorne The Russell sisters wondered why their brother was taking so much interest in their baseball.

Canberra Cavalry starting pitcher Louis Cohen gets first ABL win against Perth Heat

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Louis Cohen picked up his first ABL win against the Heat in Perth on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra remains two games behind the Brisbane Bandits in the race for ABL minor premiership.

Nick Olive says Single Gaze has progressed ahead of Magic Millions Guineas

Nick Olive and Single Gaze.

David Polkinghorne But Canberra trainer thinks his three-year-old filly might be looking for further.

Saturday Serve: Cricket Australia must bring a Canberra Test to Manuka Oval

Canberra crowds have turned up in force for every form of cricket they've been given - a Test will be no different.

David Polkinghorne The ACT has a strong financial case to back up its emotional one for an historic first Test.

Canberra Cavalry lose ABL series opener to Perth Heat despite Ryan Miller's 3 homers

Canberra Cavalry catcher Ryan Miller hit three home runs against the Perth Heat, but the Cavs still lost.

David Polkinghorne Canberra blow chance to move one game behind Brisbane Bandits at top of ABL ladder.

Soccer

Carl Valeri and Melbourne Victory to know more over next two weeks

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri will have scans on Tuesday to hopefully determine what's wrong.

David Polkinghorne Medical experts still a "bit baffled" by what's caused brain inflammation for Canberra soccer star.

Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary confident about War Jet in the Magic Millions Country Cup

Joe Cleary's War Jet will take on the Magic Millions.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer says he has "best horse" in the Magic Millions Country Cup as he aims for richest win of career.

Cricket

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd backs Manuka Oval as Test venue

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd says Manuka Oval still has strong claims to host a Test.

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT believes a sharing arrangement with Hobart is in the best interests for cricket.

Baseball

Claxton Shield MVP Aaron Sloan returns to Canberra Cavalry line-up to face Perth Heat

Claxton Shield MVP Aaron Sloan will play his first ABL game for more than a year.

David Polkinghorne Aaron Sloan plays first ABL game in more than a year, while Cavs also expand bullpen to face the Heat.

Cycling

Kimberley Wells and Gracie Elvin continue Canberra's domination of Bay Cycling Classic

Two-time national champion Gracie Elvin is in good form going into the nationals in Ballarat.

David Polkinghorne Kimberley Wells salutes in stage two, while Gracie Elvin retains overall lead in tune-up for Australian national championships.

Canberra sport

Canberra's top 10 sport stories: Nick Kyrgios finishes top of the pops

Nick Kyrgios was Canberra's headline act in 2015.

David Polkinghorne And the winner is ......Nick Kyrgios! Here's a list of Canberra's Top 10 sports stories for 2015, not surprisingly headed by the rising tennis star.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry miss chance to go top of ABL with loss to Perth Heat

Louis Cohen had a strong debut for Canberra Cavalry on Friday night.

David Polkinghorne  The Canberra Cavalry blew a chance to draw level with the Brisbane Bandits at the top of the ABL on Saturday.

Matthew Dale's Bitburg to run at Rosehill

Canberra trainer Mattew Dale says there's no comparison between Bitburg and star stable Fell Swoop.

David Polkinghorne Stablemates following different paths as Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's stable star edges closer to return.

Canberra Cavalry to lose Derrick Loveless after Perth Heat series

Outfielder Derrick Loveless is playing his last series for the Canberra Cavalry before returning home to get married.

David Polkinghorne But the Toronto Blue Jays prospect will take home some cherished memories as he prepares to get married.

Canberra United head west to play Perth Glory as W-League championship underdogs

Canberra United player Ashleigh Sykes is one of the most dangerous players in the W League.

David Polkinghorne Crossing the Nullarbor brings back memories of last year's against-the-odds W-League triumph.

ACT government happy with current security at Manuka Oval and Canberra Stadium

No change: The ACT government will not build a security fence, like the one at the MCG, at Manuka Oval or Canberra Stadium.

David Polkinghorne The ACT government has contingencies in place to increase security at both Manuka Oval and Canberra Stadium.

Canberra Cavalry hit Perth Heat out of Narrabundah Ballpark

Ryan Miller unleashes a grand slam in the first inning on Thursday night against Perth.

David Polkinghorne Canberra smash Perth to remain one game behind Brisbane in battle for top spot on ABL ladder.

Canberra trainer Rado Boljun retires after 36 years in the racing industry

David Polkinghorne When Rado Boljun's back started to go, the then 35-year-old brickie needed to find another job.

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones looking for fresh start in 2016

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is looking for a fresh start in 2016.

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer wants to get back to "just playing golf" after "complicating things" in 2015.

Cricket

Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie backs Alex Ross for T20 World Cup

Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie backs former ACT Comet Alex Ross for the Twenty20 World Cup.

David Polkinghorne Strikers coach backs ACT Comet for T20 World Cup and says Jono Dean "next cab off rank".