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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Judo

Duke Didier chasing Olympic dream after winning Australian judo championship

Lee Gaskin He's just won his second straight national judo title, but Canberra's Duke Didier has quit his job to become a "full-time dream chaser".

Soccer

Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams beats odds to face USA at Women's World Cup

Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams has beaten the odds from a second knee reconstruction to face the USA in the Women's World Cup on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United physio Julian Russell-Jones never had any doubt Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams would overcome the odds and return from her second knee reconstruction in time for the women's World...

Soccer

Gungahlin United hangs on for vital 1-0 National Premier League win

Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United can turn its focus to the FFA Cup after holding out Tuggeranong United to keep in touch with the top four in the Capital Football National Premier League.

Belconnen United into FFA Cup qualifying final after knocking out Tuggeranong

Goran Mukevski got on the score sheet for Belconnen United.

Lee Gaskin  Belconnen United is the first team through to the Capital Football final of FFA Cup qualifying.

Raiders appoint former Cricket ACT CEO to help battle with AFL

Chairman of Canberra Region Rugby League Noel Bissett, general  manager Canberra Region and Community Rugby League Mark Vergano and Raiders CEO Don Furner.

Lee Gaskin Former Cricket ACT chief Mark Vergano will now be helping rugby league in the battle for grassroots supremacy.

Cricket

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell chosen in Australia women's Ashes squad

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is in the Southern Stars squad for the women's Ashes.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell has been picked in a 14-player Australian Southern Stars squad for the upcoming women's Ashes in England.

Belconnen United embraces home ground advantage in FFA Cup tie

Belconnen United will have home ground advantage in its FFA qualifying semi-final tie against Tuggeranong United at McKellar Park on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United jumped at the chance to have home field advantage, but Tuggeranong United is aiming to build on its repuation as FFA Cup specialists.

Canberra Brave falls short after terrific resurgence against Melbourne Ice

Melbourne Ice's Greg Sturrock and Stephen Blunden of the Canberra Brave get involved in a scuffle in Sunday night's game.

Lee Gaskin A final-period comeback wasn't enough for Canberra Brave to sweep its series with Melbourne Ice.

Tigers FC hunting back-to-back Capital Football league championships

Lee Gaskin Cooma stakes its claim for the club's second league championship in a row with a gripping 3-2 win.

Goulburn jumps into equal second in Capital League

Goulburn's Aaron Kershaw and goal keeper Shaun Anable deny United's Stuart Shepherd in Saturday's Capital League game.

Lee Gaskin Goulburn have moved up to a share of second in a congested men's Capital League 1 hockey ladder.

Fight breaks out as Canberra Brave beat Melbourne Ice 3-1

Lee Gaskin Brave captain Mark Rummukainen said his team would maintain its hard-nosed approach after downing Melbourne Ice.

Tuggeranong Vikings withstand late Queanbeyan Whites surge

Tuggeranong Vikings outside back Nigel Ah Wong flick-passes to a teammate in his side's 29-24 win against the Queanbeyan Whites at Campese Oval on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong Vikings defied a late surge from Queanbeyan to hang on for a five-point victory on Saturday.

FFA Centre of Excellence hammers Canberra FC 6-3 in National Premier League

The FFA Centre of Excellence defeated Canberra FC 6-3 on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC coach Zoran Glavinic blasted his side's lacklustre defence after leaking six goals to the FFA COE.

ACT government to build $6.7 million soccer facility at Melrose

Heather Reid, Shane Rattenbury and Melrose High School principal Simon Vaughan at the announcement of a $6.7 million soccer facility.

Lee Gaskin Soccer on the southside of Canberra has been given a major boost, with the ACT Government committing $6.7 million towards a new facility at Melrose.

Soccer

ANU FC takes on Belconnen United in FFA Cup quarter-finals qualifier

ANU FC takes on Belconnen United in the quarter-finals of FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin This is the type of David v Goliath encounter the FFA Cup was built for - the amateurs of ANU FC taking on the best team in Canberra.

Tennis

Canberra uses ATP Challenger tournament to push for Davis Cup

'We are certainly well placed for Davis Cup and Fed Cup': Ross Triffitt.

Lee Gaskin Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Handball

Canberra's Luke Behrendorff set to make senior debut in Australian handball team

Lee Gaskin  Canberra's Luke Behrendorff is on the verge of making his debut in the Australian handball team after being selected to compete at the International Handball Trophy in Kosovo in June.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave beat Newcastle North Stars in overtime

Brave goalkeeper Josh Unice had another strong game in his team's 5-4 over-time victory against the Newcastle North Stars on Sunday night.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave completed a perfect weekend in the Australian Ice Hockey League with a thrilling 5-4 over-time victory against the Newcastle North Stars on Sunday night.

Australian football

Tuggeranong Hawks aiming for top two after third straight AFL Canberra win

The Tuggeranong Hawks won their third straight game in the AFL Canberra first grade competition.

Lee Gaskin The Tuggeranong Hawks have their sights set on a top-two finish after winning their third straight game in the AFL Canberra first-grade competition.

Hockey

United show composure to beat Old Canberrans 6-5 in Hockey ACT Capital League

Lee Gaskin United striker Iain Davidson finished with a four-goal haul, but he was more impressed with his side's composure under pressure to continue its climb up the Capital League 1 ladder.