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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Australia's wonder boy Nick Kyrgios faces second seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry chief executive Thom Carter going home to help mum battle breast cancer

Canberra Cavalry boss Thom Carter will return to the US to help his sick mother battle cancer.

David Polkinghorne A trip home to the USA two months ago convinced Thom Carter that's where he needed to be - helping his mum Susan with her fight to beat breast cancer.

Racing

Laurie's Love in line for horse of the year

David Polkinghorne Laurie's Lover has confirmed the belief shown in him by Queanbeyan trainer Mike Petrovic and could go on to become Canberra's horse of the year in 2014.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry a model of Australian Baseball League success

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David Polkinghorne The ABL says Canberra is the perfect model of how to start a successful, sustainable club from scratch.

Racing

Canberra Racing confident Friday's meet will go ahead

The late racing legend Guy Walter.

David Polkinghorne Friday's meeting will be the Walter stable's last trip to Canberra.

Hockey

Five Canberra hockey stars off to Commonwealth Games, but Turner misses

Canberra's Edwina Bone.

David Polkinghorne Five players from Canberra region make Australia's Commonwealth games hockey squads, but there was a shock omission.

Taekwondo

Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil using pain of London to taekwondo to Rio

Safwan Khalil and taekwondo world champion Carmen Marton train at the AIS.

David Polkinghorne The pain of missing out on an Olympic medal can haunt an athlete, doubly so for a husband and wife duo.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Sheppeard still bowling them over at 90

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David Polkinghorne Bert Sheppeard turns 90 on Sunday and the lawn bowls legend's right arm is still terrorising opponents.

Football

Carl Valeri backs Cahill to uphold Australian pride

David Polkinghorne Tim Cahill is the man who scores the Socceroos goals, the man who always come up with the goods.

Cricket

Cricket Australia opens door for Manuka Oval to have permanent international fixture

Australia will play South Africa at Manuka Oval in November.

David Polkinghorne Proteas to play Aussies in Canberra.

Tennis

Wimbledon champ Andy Murray predicts Nick Kyrgios will be a star

Nick Kyrgios will play at Wimbledon after receiving a wildcard.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios has earned a Wimbledon wild card and praise from Andy Murray.

Athletics

Mel Breen focused on Commonwealth Games

David Polkinghorne Being ready on July 27 the only concern for Canberra sprint queen.

Football

Cooma Tigers shoot to second as Canberra FC loses two in a row

On target: Stephen Domenici.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Domenici scored the winner for the Cooma Tigers to give Canberra FC its second straight defeat.

Paratriathlon

Paratriathlon world champ Bill Chaffey tests himself on path to Rio Olympic Games

Now, with four world paratriathlon championships to his name, Chaffey has his sights set on winning the inaugural triathlon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in 2016.

David Polkinghorne Bill Chaffey has his sights set on winning the inaugural triathlon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in 2016 and Australian Institute of Sport scientists are helping with his preparations.

Football

Belconnen United keep pressure on Canberra National Premier League rivals

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David Polkinghorne Midfielder Tom McLachlan's gutsy brace has fired Belconnen United three points clear at the top of the Canberra National Premier League table and put pressure on the chasing pack in what is shaping...

Racing

Warwick Farm trainer Gabrielle Englebrecht relieved Wendy Walter will stand down

Jake Pracey-Holmes with Mrs Wallace after their win in the benchmark 65 handicap at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Gabrielle Englebrecht says it is a relief Wendy Walter has decided to give the racing game away.

Hockey

Hockeyroos defender Anna Flanagan desperate to bring World Cup home

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David Polkinghorne Hockeyroos superstar Anna Flanagan says Australia is desperate to get the World Cup title back.

Football

Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu dreams of playing for Papua New Guinea on the world stage

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David Polkinghorne Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu's face lights up at the mere mention of the World Cup.

Racing

Nick Olive favourite to win back-to-back Canberra trainers' titles

Canberra trainer Nick Olive, centre.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's leading trainer Nick Olive says the past two months have been some of his toughest.

Mountain Biking

Blair has his sights set on Games gold

While most athletes find the nine-to-five grind a hindrance to elite performance, the 35-year-old is the opposite and said his job as an ACTEW Water project manager had helped him train more.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan mountain biker Andrew Blair spent every day of the working week on Mount Stromlo.