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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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?

Prime Minister's XI

Flashy 50 will make BBL teams take notice

PM's player Jono Dean signs a autograph for Oliver Dunn,6 of Downer.

David Polkinghorne Prime Minister's XI: Was this the innings that launches the Big Bash League career Jono Dean so badly wants?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cricket

Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

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.

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.

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

Nathan Lyon and Ryan Carters add Sheffield Shield to their Manuka Oval trophy cabinet

David Polkinghorne NSW teammates Ryan Carters and Nathan Lyon won a local cricket final together at Manuka Oval five years ago, now they've added the Sheffield Shield to their trophy cabinet.

Cricket

Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.

Cricket

Queanbeyan taunts Wests-UC over weather ahead of Douglas Cup final

Peter Solway from Queanbeyan, left, and Ben Oakley from Wests-UC.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan has Twitter taunted Douglas Cup final opponents Wests-UC as rain threatens the decider.

Football

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.

Cricket

Canberra's Jono Dean throws hat in Caribbean Premier League ring

David Polkinghorne A whirlwind 50 for the PM's XI helped launch Jono Dean's Big Bash League career.

Cricket

Tuggeranong Valley's Shane Devoy wins Cricket ACT's DB Robin Medal

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has backed Tuggeranong's Shane Devoy to make it to the big league.