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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Hockey

United veteran Luke MacKinnon takes over coaching duties for 2015 Hockey ACT capital league season

Lee Gaskin United veteran Luke MacKinnon thought it was about time after more than 400 first-grade games and 23 years after his debut to take over the coaching duties.

Cricket

Wests/UC wicket-keeper David Spare gloves first-grade chance in Douglas Cup final

Wests/UC wicketkeeper David Spare is aiming to win his first Douglas Cup in Friday's final against Weston Creek Molonglo.

Lee Gaskin He's the accidental 'keeper who is only one game away from winning both the one-day and two-day titles in his first full season of first-grade.

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean aims to end summer on a high in Douglas Cup

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean wants to end a mixed year on a high.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Jono Dean reflects on an eventful summer before Friday's Douglas Cup final.

Netball

New-look Arawang aiming to win third straight ACT State League netball championship

Representatives from each of the ACT Netball teams (from left) Tennille Jorgensen (South Canberra), Bec Collis (Canberra), Arawang captain Tess Pennell, Megan Clowry (Belconnen), Madelane White (Tuggeranong) and Jenna Spears (Queanbeyan).

Lee Gaskin Arawang intent on becoming first side to complete ACT State League netball three-peat.

Cricket ACT announces Cameron French as new chief executive

New Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French.

Lee Gaskin New Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French is intent on the region ''adding value to Australian cricket'' and will work with Canberra clubs to form a strong link between the grass roots and high...

Soccer

Belconnen United granted entry to quarter-finals of ACT FFA Cup qualifying rounds

Belconnen United recruits Matt Grbesa, Ben Van Meurs, Ross
Costanzo, Conor Nolan and Jordan Tsekenis are pleased with the decision to automatically progress to the quarter-finals of ACT FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin Last year's Federation Cup winner Belconnen United has been granted an exemption to enter at the quarter-final stage of the ACT FFA Cup qualifying rounds.

Soccer

Canberra product Jason Geria picked in Olyroos squad for Asian Football Confederation under-23 qualifiers

Lee Gaskin Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar is confident Canberra product Jason Geria will be fit to take his place in the national squad on the road to next year's Olympic Games.

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews wins green jersey at Paris-Nice

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews has started his year off with a bang by winning the green jersey at the Paris-Nice race.

Golf

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones finishes 31st at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown

Canberra's Brendan Jones fired a final round 69 at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfer Brendan Jones has finished in a tie for 31st at the $950,000 New Zealand Open in Queenstown in his first tournament of the year.

Soccer

Belconnen United beat Gungahlin United 3-0 in women's Federation Cup final

Caitlin Munoz scored two goals for Belconnen.

Lee Gaskin A brace from Canberra United striker Caitlin Munoz has delivered Belconnen United back to back Federation Cup titles for the first time in the club's history.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo to face Wests/UC in Douglas Cup final

Weston Creek batsman, Jono Dean is cleaned bowled by Eastlake paceman Josh Bennett, who follows through and eyeballs Jono on the way past.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo will face Wests/UC in the final of the Douglas Cup after beating minor premiers Eastlake on Sunday.

Swimming

Former AIS swimming coach Shannon Rollason joins Gungahlin Leisure Centre

Former AIS head swimming coach Shannon Rollason is the new high performance coach for the Gungahlin Leisure Centre.

Lee Gaskin He has coached Olympic Games gold medallists and world champions, but Shannon Rollason's next challenge is making an impact at the grass-roots level.

Cricket

Reverend Peter Nelson, 71, reaches 300-game milestone for North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club

Lee Gaskin Reverend Peter Nelson, 71, brought up his 300th game for the North Canberra Gungahlin Cricket Club on Saturday in the fifth grade grand final against Wests/UC at Kippax.

Nick Kyrgios wins first-round match at ATP 1000 Indian Wells Masters

Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning a game against Denis Kudla at Indian Wells on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Australia's highest-ranked player Nick Kyrgios has made a successful return to the court with a straight sets victory in the opening round of the ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells.

Golf

Canberra golfers way off the pace at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown

Canberra's Matt Millar tees off during day three of the New Zealand Open at The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfers Brendan Jones and Matt Millar will both need a dramatic final round surge on Sunday to chase a top-10 finish at the New Zealand Open.

Cricket

Wests/UC cruises past Queanbeyan to reach the final of the Cricket ACT Douglas Cup

Wests/UC batsman Ben Oakley evades a short ball during Saturday's Douglas Cup semi-final against Queanbeyan at Freebody Oval.

Lee Gaskin Wests/UC opener Blake MacDonald chose the perfect moment to score his maiden first-grade century, the 17-year-old playing a pivotal role in the club reaching its third straight Douglas Cup final.

Athletics

Lauren Wells vies for qualifier against US star Cassandra Tate at Sydney Track Classic

Canberra athlete Lauren Wells will be taking on American star Cassandra Tate in the women's 400m hurdles at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin Canberra sprinter Lauren Wells will use the competition from American star Cassandra Tate to reach the world championship qualifying time at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday.

Soccer

Belconnen United signs Sydney FC youth striker for National Premier League

Belconnen United recruits Matt Grbesa, Ben van Meurs, Ross
Costanzo, Conor Nolan and Jordan Tsekenis.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United has recovered from a player exodus, signing former Canberra FC captain Matt Grbesa and Sydney FC youth striker Jordan Tsekenis for this season.

Soccer

Canberra United W-League players square off in Federation Cup final

Canberra United defender Catherine Brown, right, will line up for Belconnen United in Sunday's Federation Cup final against Gungahlin United.

Lee Gaskin They're usually fighting for the same cause, but Canberra United teammates Catherine Brown and Grace Field will square off with the Federation Cup at stake.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo has Eastlake in trouble in Douglas Cup semi final

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Mac Wright plays a shot on the first day of the Douglas Cup semi-final against Eastlake at Kingston Oval on Friday.

Lee Gaskin An amazing bowling display in the final hour of the day has given Weston Creek Molonglo the upper hand in its Douglas Cup semi-final against minor premiers Eastlake.