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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

'We've lost a real advantage': ACT Meteors rue missed opportunity

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says Cricket Australia "made a genuine mistake" leaving Canberra out of the inaugural women's Big Bash League

W-League: Canberra United adds English international Jodie Taylor on guest contract

England international Jodie Taylor has joined Canberra United for the 2015-16 W-League season.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United has ditched talk of defending its W-League title, instead adding English international Jodie Taylor to become a more lethal attacking force.

Matildas back to training in Canberra after pay dispute to focus on Olympic qualifiers

The Matildas have a friendly match with an ACTAS boys team at the AIS. Ashleigh Sykes (3) in action.

Lee Gaskin The Matildas have put aside their pay dispute with Football Federation Australia and returned as a squad for the first time in four months with the goal of ending a 12-year Olympic Games drought.

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers aiming to surprise critics

Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley says critics can write his side off as A-League championship contenders at their own peril.

New Zealand international makes immediate impact at ACT Meteors before national league

New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu will debut for the ACT Meteors this weekend.

Lee Gaskin It took just one fiery net session where she troubled Southern Stars all-rounder Erin Osborne for New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu to make her impact at the ACT Meteors.

Melissa Breen has funding cut from Athletics Australia after poor world championships

Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen, Australia's fastest ever female sprinter, missed out on funding through Athletics Australia's National Athlete Support Structure program.

Lee Gaskin Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen has had her funding cut from Athletics Australia after a poor world titles campaign.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals finish winless from pre-season series with SEQ Stars in Queensland

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals will take plenty of positives from their pre-season series despite not winning a game.

Canberra Strikers in control of Australian Hockey League finals destiny

The Canberra Strikers take on Tasmania in the Australian Hockey League on Monday in Sydney.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Strikers are in control of their finals destiny in the women's Australian Hockey League.

ACT Comets defeated in rain affected five-over game in Sydney Twenty20 competition

ACT Comets batsman Jono Dean scored 27 his side's rain-affected five over game against Northern Districts on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Jono Dean made a promising return to the ACT Comets, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 10-wicket loss on Sunday.

Nick Kyrgios faces Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in first round of 2015 Malaysian Open

Nick Kyrgios will take on Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in the opening round of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur on Monday or Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Nick Kyrgios will start his quest to grab an all-important seeding at next year's Australian Open when he takes on Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in the first round of the Malaysian Open.


ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs sacked after long association with Canberra cricket

Cricket ACT has parted ways with former ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs.

Lee Gaskin Former ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs will look for opportunities outside of cricket after effectively being sacked from his high performance coaching role with Cricket ACT.


NSW Blues, Sydney Sixers batsman Ryan Carters achieves balance through charity work

Canberra and Sydney Sixers cricketer Ryan Carters achieves a balanced life through his charity work.

Lee Gaskin Starting a book club, driving through central Asia and visiting charity projects he helped create in Nepal and India is how Canberra cricketer Ryan Carters achieves balance in his life.

Canberra sport

Davis Cup: Tennis Australia must bring Australia v United States tie to Canberra


Lee Gaskin This should be one of the easiest decisions Tennis Australia makes in a long time - bring next year's Davis Cup tie between Australia and the US to Canberra.

Socceroos: More than 12,000 tickets sold in three days for Kyrgyzstan game in Canberra

Lee Gaskin Canberra has emphatically thrown its support behind the Socceroos, with more than 12,000 tickets sold for November's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan in November within the first three...


Hockeyroos defender Anna Flanagan adds international experience to Canberra Strikers

Lee Gaskin She's only one year older than the average age of the Canberra Strikers, but Hockeyroos defender Anna Flanagan knows she needs to play a senior role if they are to have to a successful Australian...


W-League: Canberra United recruits bolster defence for reigning champions

Lee Gaskin Canberra United recruits Emma Checker and Jenna McCormick will bolster the defensive options for the current W-League champions.

Tennis ACT wants Australia's Davis Cup tie against United States in Canberra

Lee Gaskin Tennis ACT will bid to host Australia's marquee Davis Cup tie against the US in 2016.

David Gallop says FFA wasn't obliged to fly Michelle Heyman home from USA

Gallop said Heyman had earned nearly $50,000 from playing for the Matildas in the past 12 months.

Lee Gaskin Michelle Heyman was in the US on contract with a professional team when she was stranded by the Matildas strike, chief says.

Tom Rogic stars for Celtic in Scottish Premier League

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic scored a goal and set up another for his Scottish club Celtic overnight.

Lee Gaskin Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has continued his red-hot form for his Scottish club Celtic, scoring a goal and setting up another in a thumping of Dundee. 

Tom Rogic stars for Celtic ahead of Canberra homecoming for the Socceroos in Cup qualifier

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic scored a goal and set up another for his Scottish club Celtic overnight.

Lee Gaskin Ange Postecoglou has been impressed with the form of Tom Rogic ahead of his Canberra homecoming.