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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Athletics

Melissa Breen and Sally Pearson ''taking on the world together'' before Canberra Track Classic rematch

Lee Gaskin Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, takes on Sally Pearson almost a year to the day since breaking Melinda Gainsford-Taylor's 20-year-old national record.

Cricket

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean aiming to win Canberra one-day title with Weston Creek

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean is back to bolster Weston Creek Molonglo for the Canberra one-day final against Wests/UC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra batsman Jono Dean aiming to win the one-day title with Weston Creek Molonglo having had mixed success with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.

Perth Scorchers paceman Jason Behrendorff enjoys triumphant homecoming with Big Bash League title in Canberra

Expecting to fly: Jason Behrendorff of the Perth Scorchers whips on in with fellow ACT player Ryan Carters of the Sydney Sixers batting.

Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff savours thrilling Big Bash League title victory with the Perth Scorchers at Manuka Oval.

Cricket

Cricket Australia rejects criticism for playing Big Bash League final in Canberra

Perth Scorchers players celebrate their thrilling four-wicket victory against the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has rejected criticism of the decision to play the Big Bash final in Canberra after the most thrilling decider in the competition's four-year...

Big Bash League final: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers

One last time: Brett Lee plays his final game of cricket in the Big Bash final.

Lee Gaskin Follow our live coverage as the defending champions the Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Sixers in Canberra.

The key moments of the Perth Scorchers' thrilling Big Bash League final win against the Sydney Sixers

Brett Lee nearly took the Sixers into a Super Over with late wickets.

Lee Gaskin The key moments from the Perth Scorchers' thrilling last-ball victory against the Sydney Sixers.

Sydney Sixers quick Brett Lee aims to bow out with Big Bash League title

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee is aiming for a fairytale ending when the Sydney Sixers take on the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

NSW Breakers aim to win the last women's Twenty20 final against Victoria Spirit at Manuka

Meg Lanning will be crucial to Victoria's chances of winning.

Lee Gaskin The NSW Breakers are aiming collect the last women’s Twenty20 title on offer in state cricket before the women’s Big Bash takes over next summer.

Sydney Sixers aim to take advantage of Canberra venue for Big Bash final against Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Perth Scorchers skipper Adam Voges with the Big Bash League trophy at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques says his side is hoping to make the most of having the Big Bash League final in Canberra rather than in Perth.

Sydney Sixers aiming to send Brett Lee off with the Big Bash League title

Going out on a high note: Brett Lee will head to Canberra trying to win the Big Bash League title in his final ever game.

Lee Gaskin The Sydney Sixers are aiming to send champion fast bowler Brett Lee off with the Big Bash League title after booking their spot in Wednesday night's final in Canberra.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry counts cost of Australian Baseball League decision after missing playoffs

Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins insists the Australian Baseball League's decision to strip it of a win for breaching import rules wasn't the reason it missed the playoffs.

Former Socceroos blast referee Ben Williams for 'embarrasing' send-off in Iran's Asian Cup loss to Iraq

Referee Ben Williams handing a red card to Mehrdad Pooladi in Friday's Asian Cup quarter-final between Iran and Iraq in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos striker John Aloisi claims referee Ben Williams held a grudge with Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, while ex-Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich labelled the controversial sending off in...

Soccer

Canberra shines with more than 82,000 people watching Asian Cup games at Canberra Stadium

Great stadium, electric atmosphere: Iraq celebrate scoring a goal during extra time against Iran.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's seven Asian Cup games attracted more than 82,000 people through the gates, exposure to millions more throughout Asia, the best playing surface and the best game of the competition.

Cricket

Lightning strike helps Tuggeranong hang on for a draw in Douglas Cup game against unlucky ANU

Tuggeranong captain Michael Barrington-Smith on his way to scoring 87 against ANU on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Mother nature smiled on Tuggeranong, but captain Michael Barrington-Smith was confident his tail-enders were going to hang on for a draw against ANU anyway.

Iraq stun Iran in Asian Cup epic to reach semi-finals

Jalal Hassan Hachim of Iraq saves an attempt at goal  during the game against Iran.

Lee Gaskin Gripping. Dramatic. Controversial refereeing decisions. A penalty shoot-out. It wouldn't be any other way for an Iran v Iraq encounter.

Cricket

Australian great Doug Walters lauds Steve Smith's confidence after sensational Test form

Former Australian test cricketer, Doug Walters, shares his knowledge with senior squad members of the Eastlake Cricket team at Kingston Oval.

Lee Gaskin Australian Test great Doug Walters says the outstanding success of Steve Smith shows that confidence is more important than having a traditional batting technique.

Canberra athletics boosted by $7 million synthetic track at Woden Park

The $7m refurbishment of the Woden athletics track. Commonwealth Games medalist in the Javelin, Kelsey-Lee Roberts at the track.

Lee Gaskin Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Kelsey-Lee Roberts will be among those eager to use the new $7 million state-of-the-art athletics track at Woden Park.

Canberra Stadium pitch the best in the Asian Cup ahead of Iran v Iraq quarter-final

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Lee Gaskin The Canberra Stadium playing surface has been transformed from a laughing stock to the best in the country.

Iraq coach wants rival fans separated for Iran clash in Asian Cup

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Lee Gaskin Iraq's coach wants rival fans seated in different parts of Canberra Stadium in Friday night's quarter-final.

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Soccer

Gungahlin United commits to the Capital Football National Premier League in 2015

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Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United Football Club has confirmed it will take its place in the National Premier League this season, but the future of the club's playing squad remains uncertain.