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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.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Mat Hayman still devastated by Tour de France withdrawal

Mathew Hayman, left, with his Orica-GREENEDGE teammates earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne There's a hole inside Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman where the Tour de France should be - a hole he knows might never be filled.

Racing

Distance may trouble Rose Of Falvelon in Sydney

David Polkinghorne Unlike her half-sister Pray To God, Rose Of Falvelon has never been a picnic horse.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Jim Taylor notches 450 rugby games after submerging Wallabies tour

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David Polkinghorne Who scored the first five-point try against the All Blacks? It's the Trivial Pursuit question that's never been asked.

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.

Racing

Throat operation breathes new life into Diamond To Pegasus

Michael Travers on Diamond To Pegasus in October 2012.

David Polkinghorne Diamond To Pegasus is no longer a roarer, but a throat operation has not stopped him roaring for Queanbeyan trainer Tony Sergi.

Racing

Matthew Dale has two winners at Canberra with Karakuchi and Coco Miss

Jay Ford and Coca Miss win on Friday.

David Polkinghorne All roads lead to Sydney for Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's  three successful girls.

Cycling

Michael Rogers primed to push for Tour de France stage wins: Stephen Hodge

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra cyclist Stephen Hodge says Michael Rogers can be a gorilla in key breakaways in the mountains, just like he was at the Giro d'Italia in May.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios in most important phase of his career: John Fitzgerald

Canberra teen tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios doesn't need a high-profile coach, says John Alexander.

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.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Tennis players and fast cars, but Nick Kyrgios keeping feet grounded

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David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis ace Nick Kyrgios is unlikely to fall for racy lifestyle of some fellow Australian players.

Homophobia in sport

Ian Thorpe's tough decision highlighted by commentator Brian Taylor's homophobic slur, says ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Treasurer Andrew Barr.

David Polkinghorne Brian Taylor's homophobic slur highlights why it is so tough for athletes like Ian Thorpe, says Andrew Barr.

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.

Tennis

Wimbledon star Nick Kyrgios returns to Canberra to hero's welcome

Canberra Times - News - July 6 2014
Nick Kyrgios at the airport after returning from Wimbledon 
Photo Elesa Kurtz

David Polkinghorne And falls straight into his family's arms.

Racing

Trainer Matthew Dale gets an early return from breeding prospect Coco Miss

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne It was Coco Miss' breeding that caught Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's eye.

Tennis

Canberra star Nick Kyrgios confident he'll avoid Bernard Tomic's traps

Nick Kyrgios speaks to the media on his return to Canberra on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios is confident he will avoid the pitfalls that have seen Bernard Tomic's career go off the rails.

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.

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.

Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal.

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

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