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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra junior cricketers pay tribute to Phillip Hughes

Emma Kelly and Lee Gaskin Canberra's junior cricketers have returned to the pitch to celebrate the life of Phillip Hughes who for so many helped inspire their love of the game.

Crowd flocks to Manuka Oval for the highlight of Canberra's big summer of cricket

From left, Anthony Hacker of Melba, David Gleeson of Oage and Nigel Hacker of Spence.

Lee Gaskin Fans dressed up in costume and families relaxed on the hill as Manuka Oval hosted Australia and South Africa under lights on Wednesday.

Kevin Pietersen gets into Canberra bashing ahead of Big Bash final

Kevin Pietersen will play in the competition this summer for the first time with the Melbourne Stars and expressed his surprise at Canberra getting the nod.

Lee Gaskin Canberra has got the Big Bash League cricket final, but it was former England batsman Kevin Pietersen dishing out the bashing on Wednesday.

New $27 million ACT sports centre to provide perfect home for Nick Kyrgios

Tennis ACT CEO, Ross Triffitt, at the Lyneham construction site, where the tennis centre redevelopment is taking place.

Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton Fresh off Nick Kyrgios' breakthrough performance at Wimbledon, work has started on a $27 million sports centre at Lyneham, including one of the best tennis facilities in the country.

Canberra sport

Launch of $12.5 million Gungahlin Oval for four sporting codes

Joseph Looby, Zach Barton-Browne and of the Gungahlin Jets James Perry of Canberra City, Lincoln Withers  and Dave Howell  of the Gungahlin Eagles, at the new Gungahlin enclosed oval on Monday.

Lee Gaskin Four sporting codes will share the $12.5 million enclosed oval in Gungahlin.

Heavy rain forces closure of ACT sports grounds

Lee Gaskin Canberra sport has been thrown into chaos with heavy rain forcing the ACT Government to close every ground in the city this weekend.

Canberra to make a bid for Rolling Stones in postponed Australian tour

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during a concert in Shanghai, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Lee Gaskin and Tom McIlroy Canberra could be jumpin' to the iconic rock tunes of The Rolling Stones, with the ACT Government launching an audacious bid to bring the legendary band to the national capital.

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Athletics

Canberra's Melissa Breen the fastest woman in Australia

Canberra's Melissa Breen.

Lee Gaskin It was the culmination of a life-long dream - Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen becoming the fastest woman in Australian history.

Athletics

Melissa Breen sets Australian sprint record

SPORT: Canberra's Melissa Breen breaks the Australian 100m record in 11.11 seconds during the ACT championship heats and also wins the final against Sally Pearson at the AIS track, Canberra.  9th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen is the fastest woman in Australian history after an incredible new national record on Sunday morning.

Canberra's beach volleyball court given significant funding

Artist-impression-of-Lyneham-Beach-Volleyball-facility

Lee Gaskin There's not a beach within an hour and a half of Canberra.

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Australia Day Honours

Sue Powell, OAM: Still in disbelief at Paralympic achievement

Sue Powell

Lee Gaskin Paralympic Games track cycling gold medallist Sue Powell still can't believe she claimed the ultimate honour her sport has to offer - just five years after suffering a spinal injury.

Prime Minister's XI

Capital scorcher to spice up Manuka melting pot

Brad Bandam, Head curator at Manuka Oval waters the pitch before the PM's XI.

Lee Gaskin The thunderbolts coming from the arm of fast-bowling great Brett Lee won’t be the only extreme heat generated at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, as a capacity crowd of 12,500 copes with sweltering 37 degree...

Cycling race starts in controversy

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Lee Gaskin The opening stage of the National Capital Tour has been thrown into chaos after a traffic mishap forced results from the women's time trial to be erased.

Pondering the lime green dream of home

Canberra raiders' Ricky Stuart holds his first press conference as incoming coach.

Lee Gaskin Ricky Stuart is back where it all started.

Front-rower Lazarus in Senate play for Palmer United

Former Rugby League Player and now Palmer United Party Candidate for the Senate in Queensland Glenn Lazarus.

Lee Gaskin Glenn Lazarus' switch from the front row to the upper house of politics has caught his former teammates off-guard, but caterers have been warned to be well prepared for the rugby league great's...

NEAFL

Queanbeyan footballer fails drug test, banned for 15 months

1st September 2012, Story by David Polkinghorne , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  NEAFL 2nd Semi Final, Queanbeyan v Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval, QBN Alex Overs as the final siren sounds

Lee Gaskin A former Queanbeyan Tigers footballer involved in last year's premiership success has been handed a 15-month suspension for the use of a banned substance.

Rugby League

Warriors crush hapless Raiders' finals chances

Elijah Taylor of the Warriors celebrates after scoring a try.

Lee Gaskin The Raiders led 12-6, but the Warriors piled on 44 unanswered points to cruise to a dominant 50-16 victory at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

League

Ferguson no-show adds to team low

Blake Ferguson.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders' week from hell hits new low with Blake Ferguson tangled in bizarre off-field drama.

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Fans and family inspire Brumbies for tilt at title

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano chats with Brumbies fans.

Lee Gaskin, Fleta Page and Chris Dutton Christian Lealiifano was signing autographs for schoolchildren, Stephen Moore cradled his six-month-old son in his arms and Fotu Auelua had his two biggest fans attack him as soon as he stepped foot...

Six Brumbies named in Wallabies squad

Waratahs Israel Folau and Drew Mitchell and team jubilant after their win.

Lee Gaskin Israel Folau’s rapid rise to the Wallabies has been confirmed, with the code hopper along with ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen and Christian Lealiifano the three debutants in Australia’s 25-man squad...