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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Melbourne Victory take down Canberra United 4-2 in W-League clash

Michelle Heyman

David Polkinghorne Canberra coach says penalty against them harsh, but sloppy defending and poor finishing reason for loss.

Football

Lucy Zelic and Sally Shipard say women's soccer World Cup on synthetic pitches discriminatory

Former Matildas midfielder Sally Shipard and SBS television presenter Lucy Zelic at Floriade promoting the Asian Cup.

David Polkinghorne Canberra soccer identities say FIFA's decision to play women's World Cup on synthetic pitches is discriminatory.

Cricket

Mountainous escape from Afghanistan war takes Samiullah Shinwari into cricket

Samiullah Shinwari, takes a photo on his phone of team mates having an impromptu backyard game near the Wide Brown Land sculpture at the National Arboretum in  Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shinwari was too young to remember his family's trek through the mountains, as his mother and father fled the war to seek safety in neighbouring Pakistan.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews takes on his idol Cadel Evans at world championships

Michael Matthews, in training for the World Championships in Spain.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews has looked up to Cadel Evans as a role model from the moment he saw him dominate a world championship, but that respect won't stop the 24-year-old from trying to...

Cricket

Afghanistan prepares for Cricket World Cup in Canberra

All smiles: The Afghanistan cricket team trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne Long tough, journey for Afghanistan team leads to playing ACT Comets at Manuka Oval.

Saturday Serve

Cadel Evans rates as one of Australia's all-time greats – of any sport

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David Polkinghorne It's arguably the greatest moment in Australian sport – when Cadel Evans pedalled his way into history as the first Aussie to win the Tour de France.

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?

Cycling

Jess MacLean wins world championship silver in women's team time trial

Jessie MacLean.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Jessie MacLean wins silver as part of the Orica-AIS team time trial in Spain.

Football

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

Football

Striker Stephanie Ochs propels Canberra United past Adelaide United 1-0 in W-League clash

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Michelle Heyman of Canberra competes for the ball during the round two W-League match between Adelaide United and Canberra United at Adelaide Shores Football Centre on September 21, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Proves difference against Adelaide United.

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.

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.