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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Cricket Australia signs four-year deal with ACT Government to bring internationals to Canberra

Lee Gaskin Canberra will become a permanent fixture on the international cricket calendar for at least the next four years under an agreement between the ACT Government and Cricket Australia.

Canberra Milk ceases production of Raiders Lime

Raiders Lime.

Lee Gaskin Two years after being reintroduced, Canberra Milk has stopped producing Raiders Lime after lower than expected sales.

Queanbeyan kickboxer Chris Giorgioni fights for a stranger and Motor Neurone Disease

Canberra kickboxer Chris Giorgioni raised more than $6000 to support Gold Coast woman Jaime Wild, who is battling Motor Neurone Disease.

Lee Gaskin A Canberra kickboxer has raised more than $6000 for a Gold Coast woman he has never met who is fighting Motor Neurone Disease.

Canberra's Asian Cup party capped off with terrific atmosphere between Iran and Iraq supporters

Iraq fan Ali Haned before tonight's quarter final.

Lee Gaskin Fans were chanting, the face-paint was everywhere to see and the drums were banging for at least a couple of hours before kick-off for Friday night's Asian Cup quarter-final between Iran and Iraq at...

Crowd flocks to Manuka Oval for annual PM's XI game against England

Front, Ben Slater, 9 of Melba and Gail Cox of Turner.

Lee Gaskin From first time fans to those who consider the PM's XI game an annual pilgrimage, Canberra's sporting public continued to show its support to the city's iconic cricket contest.

Fans go wild as South Korea arrives in Canberra for the Asian Cup

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Lee Gaskin Any doubts about how big the Asian Cup is were silenced with the wild screaming that accompanied the South Korean team on its arrival in Canberra.

Canberra's Asian Cup venues in lockdown as kick-off looms for soccer tournament

Security preparing for the Asian Cup at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's three Asian Cup venues, Canberra Stadium, Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park, are under tight security ahead of the first game in the capital on Saturday.

Canberra junior cricketers pay tribute to Phillip Hughes

Coach Tony Allen gives his Eastlake U10s black armbands and some time to reflect on the life of Australian batsman 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

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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.