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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

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

ACT Meteors aiming for Big Bash League final double-header

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has one goal in mind – playing in the women's Twenty20 final on Manuka Oval.

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.

Racing

Winona Costin warms up for group 1 debut with win at Canberra

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David Polkinghorne Boom apprentice jockey Winona Costin will go into the biggest day of her short career and her group 1 debut a winner after saluting in the final race at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Cycling

Canberra's Michael Matthews glitters but misses stage gold at the Vuelta a Espana

Matthews fell agonisingly short of adding to his stage-three win, which put him in the overall leader's jersey for three days, with John Degenkolb? narrowly beating him in the bunch sprint to continue the German's outstanding Vuelta.

David Polkinghorne But confident he has time to get his second stage win of the tour.

Golf

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones confident he can return to winning ways after finishing third in Japan Tour event

Brendan Jones.

David Polkinghorne Australia's most successful player in the land of the rising sun feels like a rookie again.

Racing

Canberra horses allowed into $300,000 NSW Country Championships

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will avoid loss of talented horses from nation's capital, says trainer Nick Olive.

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

Chris Dutton

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.

Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

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.

Cycling

Orica-GreenEDGE picks Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews for Vuelta a Espana

Michael Matthews will ride in this year's Vuelta a Espana.

David Polkinghorne It might not be the grand tour he wanted to ride this year, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews will return to the race that launched his career in 2013.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Mick Rogers re-signs with Tinkoff-Saxo for two years

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne Tour de France star Michael Rogers feels his team Tinkoff-Saxo is on the verge of something special and he wants to finish off what he's started by helping Alberto Contador regain the yellow jersey...

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.

Tennis

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Western and Southern Open

Nick Kyrgios came to the attention of the tennis world when he made the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year.

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis gun Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to bone stress in his left arm.

Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hoping for black-type success with Oh So Adorable

Oh So Adorable, being ridden here by Richard Bensley, looks to have a bright future.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke hopes Oh So Adorable's first-up second at Randwick is the sign of things to come.

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.