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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Four Canberra Capitals to be named in extended world championships squad

David Polkinghorne Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world...

Canberra Capitals hold on to beat Flames

Capitals

David Polkinghorne It would have been easy for the Canberra Capitals to tighten up and let another last-quarter lead slip.

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.

Basketball

Bishop guides Capitals to narrow win

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps guard, Natalie Hurst, finds a way past Nicole Romeo. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Carrie Graf says there's a reason why Abby Bishop is described as a ''monster''.

Basketball

Hunt's return boosts Caps for battle against Spirit

Sport
Nicole Hunt in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Capitals hope Nicole Hunt's return from ankle surgery will make them harder to match-up on when they face reigning WNBL champion Bendigo at AIS Arena on Sunday.

Basketball

Caps stumble in the face of the Fire

Natalie Hurst.

David Polkinghorne The Townsville Fire pressured their way to a fighting 80-74 win against the Canberra Capitals on Friday night.

Basketball

Carrie Graf breaks record for most wins in WNBL

Sport.  Adelaide Lightning player Laura Hodges and Canberra Capitals player Abby Bishop during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Carrie Graf couldn't care less about being the coach with the most wins in WNBL history.

Basketball

Jackson and coach miss, but Capitals confident

Coach Carrie Graf

David Polkinghorne Their superstar is out ''indefinitely'' and their coach has flown home on the eve of the game, but the Canberra Capitals are confident they have the right people in place to cover the two big losses.

Basketball

Jackson backers unfazed by injury

16th October 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Capitals player Lauren Jackson back in town holds a press conference at Tilleys this morning, Lauren will not be playing this weekend and will be in re-hab for the next fortnight.

David Polkinghorne The sponsors responsible for bringing Lauren Jackson back to Canberra believe they are getting ''bang for their buck'', even though the injured star is yet to play a game this season.

Basketball

Graf not certain to stay with Capitals

NEWS - Carrie Graf will not be re-applying for the role of Opals coach, but will become the UC's first coach in residence, Bruce, Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                        14th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Carrie Graf's future with the Canberra Capitals remains up in the air, despite her withdrawal from the Opals race.

Basketball

Capitals shaky as Cavalry gains in name game

5 january 2012 PHOTO by GARY SCHAFER CANBERRA TIMES sport
Canberra Capitals centre Brigitte Ardossi looking forward to playing Sydney on Friday night.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne The Canberra Capitals' partnership with naming rights sponsor TransACT could be in jeopardy, with the telecommunications company yet to commit to an extension on its long-running deal.