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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer: Cooma Tigers FC use points deduction as motivation in ACT National Premier League

Lee Gaskin Cooma Tigers are using their points deduction for playing too many visa players as motivation to defend their title.

Basketball: Canberra Capitals Academy making positive strides despite record SEABL thrashing

The Canberra Capitals Academy suffered the third biggest loss in SEABL women's history.

Lee Gaskin They suffered the third-highest loss in the competition's history, but Canberra Capitals' Academy coach is positive.

Soccer

Soccer: FFA Cup debut for former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak for Hume City

Former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak (right) will make his FFA Cup debut for Hume City against the Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin A broken foot cost him an FFA Cup clash with A-League heavyweights Sydney FC, but former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak is aiming to make up for lost time with Hume City.

Tuggeranong Vikings beat Queanbeyan Whites 22-19 to progress to John I Dent Cup grand final

Lee Gaskin The Tuggeranong Vikings are 80 minutes away from a fifth straight John I Dent Cup premiership.

NEAFL: Eastlake Demons suffer 11th loss of season with 57-point loss to Redland Bombers

Eastlake coach Ben Waite is one of a number of surfers at the club.

Lee Gaskin The Eastlake Demons were handed their 11th loss of the NEAFL season in Brisbane on Saturday.

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave looking to continue AIHL play-off push against Sydney Bears

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave will be looking to continue their push towards the Australian Ice Hockey League playoffs in their rematch with the Sydney Bears at Penrith on Saturday night.

Soccer: Sydney FC, Canberra defender George Timotheou named in Young Socceroos squad

Lee Gaskin Canberra defender George Timotheou has fought his way back into the Young Socceroos squad after injury.

Soccer

Soccer: FFA Centre of Excellence aiming to keep pace for ACT league championship

Lee Gaskin The Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence can continue its push towards the ACT National Premier League league championship when it hosts Woden Weston FC on Saturday.

Racing

Racing: Canberra trainers, owners to benefit from Highway Handicap races in Sydney

Lee Gaskin Canberra trainers and owners are set to benefit from Racing NSW introducing a race at Saturday metropolitan meetings specifically for country-trained horses.

Saturday Serve: Giants make their mark in Canberra after $23 million deal

GWS Giants players celebrate a goal during their win against Melbourne earlier this year at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin Any doubt about whether the ACT Government's $23 million investment into the GWS Giants was worth it should be well and truly quashed when the full house sign goes up at Manuka Oval on Saturday.

Kickboxing: Canberra duo represent Australia at Muay Thai World Cup in Bangkok

Canberra fighters Sandra Brew and Lee Fook will represent Australia at the International Federation of Muay Thai  Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Lee Gaskin Canberra duo Lee Fook and Sandra Brew to represent Australia at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Former Socceroo Andy Bernal, the first Australian to play in Spain, on Mat Ryan's move to Valencia

Lee Gaskin Before Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan became the fifth Australian to join a Spanish club in the prestigious La Liga, Andy Bernal was the first.

Soccer

Soccer: Matildas striker Michelle Heyman re-signs with W-League champions Canberra United

Back with open arms: Matildas striker Michelle Heyman has re-signed with Canberra United.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United have secured a crucial cog in their W-League title defence, with Matildas striker Michelle Heyman recommitting for another season.

Soccer

A-League: Brisbane Roar midfielder Steven Lustica says players have been paid

Lee Gaskin Brisbane Roar midfielder Steven Lustica says the A-League club's players have been paid as they keep their focus on the upcoming season.

Swimming

Swimming: Ben Freeman attempts to become first Canberran to conquer English Channel

Ben Freeman is aiming to become the first Canberran to swim the English Channel.

Lee Gaskin Teenager Ben Freeman will attempt to become the first Canberran and third-youngest Australian to conquer long-distance swimming's ultimate challenge - the English Channel.

Tennis

Canberra in the mix to host Davis Cup tie with opening of $10.5 million tennis centre

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Tennis ACT chief executive Ross Triffitt at the redeveloped Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham.

Lee Gaskin Tennis Australia president Steve Healy says Canberra has put itself into a strong position to host a Davis Cup tie with the opening of the $10.5 million Canberra Tennis Centre.

Tennis Australia opens door for Bernard Tomic to return for Davis Cup semi-final

Tennis Australia will consider  bringing Bernard Tomic back as early as Australia's Davis Cup tie against Britain.

Lee Gaskin Tennis Australia president Steve Healy wants the Australian public to cut Nick Kyrgios some slack, and has opened the door for Bernard Tomic to return for Australia's Davis Cup semi-final.

Soccer

Soccer: Belconnen United grabs valuable point in 2-2 draw with FFA Centre of Excellence

Belconnen United overcame a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United over-turned a two-goal deficit to regain a share of top spot in the ACT National Premier League.

Saturday Serve: Were the ACT Brumbies short-changed in the Wallabies team?

Captain Stephen Moore is one of three Brumbies players in the Wallabies' starting team for Saturday night's Test against South Africa.

Lee Gaskin So let me know I've heard this correctly - the ACT Brumbies have less players in the starting team of the Wallabies than the Queensland Reds?

Cricket: Australian Southern Stars off-spinner Erin Osborne joins ACT Meteors

Major coup: Australian Southern Stars all-rounder Erin Osborne will join the ACT Meteors for the 2015-16 Women's National Cricket League.

Lee Gaskin Australian Southern Stars all-rounder Erin Osborne will join the ACT Meteors for the 2015-16 Women's National Cricket League.