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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Locker Room

ARU chief Bill Pulver floats plan for retired rugby star Pat McCabe to become a referee

David Polkinghorne Will retired Wallaby Pat McCabe step into a new career as a rugby union referee?

Soccer

Canberra United coach confident of improved W-League performance in Adelaide

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David Polkinghorne Canberra United coach Liesbeth Migchelsen is confident they will avoid a repeat of last season's shock 2-0 defeat to Adelaide United.

Soccer

Cooma bows out in NPL quarter-final to Bonnyrigg White Eagles

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David Polkinghorne Cooma technical director Hugo Jimenez thinks all Capital Football premier league clubs need to improve to become competitive in the National Premier League finals after it was they were flogged 6-1...

Cricket

ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski.

David Polkinghorne All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.

Cricket

Michael Bevan backs Canberra Big Bash team

ACT Comets player Matt Condon will benefit from Michael Bevan's expertise.

David Polkinghorne Michael Bevan says the nation's capital deserves a bigger role in Australian cricket.

Football

Canberra backed as A-League venue after FFA Cup success

Homecoming: Melbourne Victory and Socceroos star Carl Valeri in action on Tuesday night.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says Canberra has shown it should be home to the next A-League team.

Cricket

SA Redbacks' Nick Winter hoping summer brings one-day debut

Ready: Canberra's Nick Winter.

David Polkinghorne Canberra fast bowler confident he can make his Sheffield Shield debut this summer.

Cricket

Michael Bevan takes Canberra's Matt Condon under his wing

David Polkinghorne Matt Condon would run around the house in Michael Bevan pads - now he can learn from him.

Locker room

Caroline Buchanan battles Torah Bright and Sally Pearson for top female athlete prize

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David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan up against female sport's glamour girls for top prize, Gregan a hit at Hall of Fame and Josh Papalii welcomes first child.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals re-sign guard Michelle Cosier

Michelle Cosier with her five-month-old son Levi.

David Polkinghorne Guard Michelle Cosier is creche-ing her way back onto the Canberra Capitals roster.

Soccer

Oman calls on Canberra to support side at Asian Cup

Delegates from Asian Cup teams: Oman Board member Saeed Baqaweer, Korean representative Ilki Park, Japan team administrator Naoki Tsumura and UAE coach Hassan Al Abdooli examining the Canberra Stadium surface.

David Polkinghorne Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.

Football

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

Carl Valeri is back in the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.

Cycling

Cyclist Gracie Elvin backs fellow Canberran Chloe Hosking as gold medal chance

Australian champion Gracie Elvin is one of two Canberrans in contention for the Commonwealth Games road race.

David Polkinghorne La Course provided the perfect stage for women's cycling to showcase itself, but Canberra's Gracie Elvin believes the women need to create their own identity rather than piggy-backing off men's...

Cycling

Canberra cyclists Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke win Comm Games bronze in tandem sprint

David Polkinghorne The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website will have to update Canberra cyclist Paul Kennedy's profile after he and his  tandem sprint pilot Thomas Clarke won bronze on Sunday.

Cricket

Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

Football

Carl Valeri sees Melbourne Victory as stepping stone to Socceroos

Carl Valeri is desperate to return to the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is hoping to use new club Melbourne Victory as a springboard for a Socceroos return.

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE's Michael Matthews using Michael Rogers as inspiration

Michael Matthews turned in a star performance at the Giro d'Italia.

David Polkinghorne Michael Matthews looks to fellow Canberran Michael Rogers for inspiration for recovering from injury.

Canberra sport

University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker confident $25m complex will go ahead

UC vice-chancellor Stephen Parker.

David Polkinghorne UC is still confident a $25million multi-sport complex will proceed.

Cycling

New ACTAS coach Ben Cook predicts golden age for Canberra cycling

Ben Cook.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cycling is experiencing a golden era and Ben Cook is the man charged with ensuring that success continues.

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.