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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Australian football

Canberra down to two teams in the NEAFL after Queanbeyan and Belconnen pull out

Lee Gaskin Canberra's presence in the North East Australian Football League is diminishing further, with the Queanbeyan Tigers and Belconnen Magpies exiting the competition at the end of this year.


Tuggeranong United beat South Hobart in penalty shootout in FFA Cup thriller

You beauty! Tuggeranong players celebrate their penalty shootout win over South Hobart in the FFA Cup.

Lee Gaskin Canberra soccer was put on the national map in dramatic style as Tuggeranong United qualified for the last 16 in the FFA Cup in a penalty shoot-out.


Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn in intensive care unit

Former jockey Ray Silburn is in intensive care.

Lee Gaskin The thoughts and prayers of the racing community are with former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn after he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Canberra hospital.


Tuggeranong United carrying hopes of Canberra into FFA Cup clash with South Hobart

Tuggeranong veteran Matt Menser, right, during the side's Federation Cup win, which gave the club its berth in the FFA Cup.

Lee Gaskin The hopes of an entire city will be riding with Tuggeranong United as the Capital Football National Premier League team makes its mark on the national stage.


United puts up strong performance in 3-1 loss to Capital League hockey powerhouse Central

Chris MacKinnon's family (from left):  Son Luke, daughter Kate, husband John and son Paul.

Lee Gaskin United's men's team lifted in honour of long-time club servant Chris MacKinnon on Saturday.

Ice Hockey

Six goals to Stephen Blunden as the Brave hammers the Sydney Bears

Stephen Blunden bagged an incredible six goals against the Bears.

Lee Gaskin Stephen Blunden hammered home six goals as Canberra Brave thumped the Sydney Bears 12-4 on Sunday.


Canberra Darters beat Territory Storm for first win in the Australian Netball League


Lee Gaskin The Canberra Darters have broken their duck in the Australian Netball League with a 53-49 victory against the Territory Storm at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave records thrilling 3-2 win against Newcastle in Australian Ice Hockey League


Lee Gaskin A match-winning goal from Anton Kokkonen inside the final two minutes has given the Canberra Brave a thrilling 3-2 victory against the Newcastle North Stars.


Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler helps Tuggeranong Vikings to John I Dent Cup grand final

john i dent cup

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong Vikings surged within one game of their fourth straight John I Dent Cup premiership on Saturday.


Hockey ACT raises funds for breast cancer awareness

The Hotchkis boys - Chris, Matthew, and Daniel - will play in the annual Chris MacKinnon Memorial Weekend, showing support for their mother Joyce who is currently battling breast cancer.

Lee Gaskin As she battles her own cancer scare, Central stalwart Joyce Hotchkis will be thinking of Chris MacKinnon.


Japan's likely Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra moved to Sydney to suit TV broadcasters

Lee Gaskin The Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra likely to feature Japan has been switched to Sydney.


Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.


A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers win 1-0 against Canberra FC in pre-season friendly


Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers downed Canberra FC 1-0 in a pre-season trial on Wednesday night.


Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.


Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Baby Boomer: Centre Nathan Jawai.

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.


Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Indoor cricket

ACT Rockets players Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros in Australian indoor cricket team for World Cup

Lee Gaskin ACT's Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros selected in Australian men's indoor cricket team for World Cup.


Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.


University of Canberra hammers United 5-0 in the women's Capital League hockey competition


Lee Gaskin University of Canberra has stayed within striking distance of the top two in women's Capital League hockey.


Canberra FC has two players sent off in 4-1 Capital Football National Premier League loss to FFA Centre of Excellence

Canberra FC's Ian Graham received his marching orders after a second yellow card.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC's title aspirations took a savage blow, with two players sent off in a costly 4-1 loss to FFA COE.