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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

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.

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.

Cricket

Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.

Soccer

Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal.

David Polkinghorne With the disappointment of losing the women's Asian Cup final still fresh, Matildas striker Michelle Heyman already has a clear goal for next year's World Cup - she wants a medal.

Football

Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?

Football

Canberra's Carl Valeri signs with Melbourne Victory

An ankle injury has marred the last two years of Valeri's career.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos veteran Carl Valeri signs three-year deal with A-League club.

Soccer

Andy Rakic returns from Europe to join Canberra FC

Andy Rakic has returned home after playing soccer professionally in Europe and is playing for the club he played for in juniors, Canberra FC.

David Polkinghorne After 12 years plying his trade in Croatia, Germany and Luxembourg, Andy Rakic is back where it all began with his old coach - if his clearance from Germany ever comes through.

Soccer

Robbie Deeley wonder strike gives Canberra Olympic victory over arch-rival Canberra FC

Sport. Premier League Soccer at O'Connor Oval between Canberra FC (red tops) and Canberra Olympic (blue tops). Olympic's Josh Gaspari, on the move. June 8th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Wonder strike guides Olympic to victory.

Locker Room

Locker Room – Our little boys Blue, on sidelines for Origin II

Canberra's Daylan Goodsell will be a ballboy for Origin II

David Polkinghorne Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

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.

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.

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.

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.

Cricket

Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.

Cricket

Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...