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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Street Spirit fades in the snow as Baabulu salutes at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

Baabulu.

David Polkinghorne Street Spirit might love the wet, but the jury is still out on whether she can handle the snow after fading under the weight in the final furlong at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.