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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

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.

Racing

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.

Netball

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.

Tennis

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.

Cycling

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...

Golf

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.

Rowing

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

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.

Athletics

Canberra sprinter Mel Breen "hopeful" of Athletics Australia funding

David Polkinghorne Will Athletics Australia finally give Australia's fastest ever woman Melissa Breen the funding she deserves?

Triathlon

Aussie triathlete Emma Jackson calls for more selection clarity

Leading Australian triathlete Emma Jackson is working with Biomechanists at the AIS on her swimming stroke correction.

David Polkinghorne Leading Australian triathlete Emma Jackson thinks national selectors need some discretionary powers.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Sue Powell lowers her own world record at Para-cycling World Track Championships in Mexico

David Polkinghorne Can anything stop Sue Powell in para-cycling world?

Volleyball

Volleyroo Nathan Roberts hopes World League berth helps Australia climb rankings

Nathan Roberts was also a talented high jumper before deciding upon volleyball.

David Polkinghorne World traveller Nathan Roberts wants to help Australia make its mark in the expanded World League.

Racing

Canberra's Neil Osborne blasts Randwick track after death of I Am Snippety

Neil Osborne

David Polkinghorne It was meant to be the heralded start of Sydney's new jewel, The Championships, but Canberra trainer Neil Osborne said the Randwick track "wasn't fit for a pig" after emerging star I Am Snippety was...

Racing

Canberra trainers take on town-hall company at Randwick

Boom young jockey Winona Costin.

David Polkinghorne Apprentice jockey Winona Costin holds the fate of I Am Snippety and Oh So Adorable in her hands.

Ground Closures

ACT govt says Canberra's sports grounds will remain open

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  A general view as play is delayed by rain during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors at Manuka Oval on March 24, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne ACT government gives grounds the OK

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan thinks softball star Jesse Taws could make it in ABL

20TH OCTOBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY- DAVID POLKINGHORNE -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
l-r Matt Wickham , 17 of Kambah and Jesse Taws,19 of Gordon fly out today to play in the world under 19 softball champs. Pic taken at the Mawson Softball fields.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Jesse Taws could face a choice between softball and baseball.

Racing

Al Ahmar wins back-to-back Gundagai Cups

David Polkinghorne Al Ahmar goes back-to-back at Gundagai, but trainers' thoughts with Nathan Berry's family.

Canberra sport

Alex McKinnon's spinal injury strikes a chord with Canberra athletes Ray Silburn and Paul Crake

Former jockey Ray Silburn at his home in Flynn in front photos of some of his winning rides.

David Polkinghorne For six months, Ray Silburn had one goal in mind - to hug his two sons, Aron and Joel.