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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop remains in bench role in her return from injury

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says she will refuse the temptation to rush star forward Abby Bishop back into the starting line-up before she is ready.


Manuka Oval confirms international status before PM's XI v New Zealand game

Manuka Oval curator Brad van Dam is getting the ground ready for next Friday's Prime Minister's XI v New Zealand game.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval curator Brad van Dam says the redeveloped ground has confirmed its status as a fully-fledged international venue capable of hosting elite cricket.

Canberra sport

Prime Minister's XI, Canberra Cavalry and Vikings fixtures clash

Canberra Cavalry chief executive Donn McMichael says the scheduling clash is

David Polkinghorne and Lee Gaskin Canberrans are being forced to choose sports due to a three-way scheduling clash in the nation's capital.


PM's XI coach wants Test paceman Peter Siddle in team to face New Zealand in Canberra

Test paceman Peter Siddle could play for the PM's XI against New Zealand on October 23.

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister's XI coach Greg Blewett says he would love to have Test paceman Peter Siddle at his disposal to help take down New Zealand.


Matildas: Canberra United receive unexpected boost from duo missing out on China tour

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes has been left out of the Matildas squad for the upcoming tour of China.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's W-League title hopes have taken an unexpected boost with the shock omission of Ashleigh Sykes and Ellie Brush from the Matildas' tour to China.


Australian gymnastics team prepare for world championships chasing Olympic qualifier

Australian gymnast Georgia Rose-Brown, the tallest in the squad at 173cm, is preparing for next week's world championships in Scotland.

Lee Gaskin Having been the first reserve on the Australian gymnastics team for the 2012 London Olympics, Georgia Rose-Brown has more motivation than most to help the country punch its ticket to Rio.

W-League: Canberra United banking on experience to create championship history

Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams speaking at the W-League season launch in Sydney on Monday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's experienced core group of players sets them apart from the rest of the competition.

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

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt.

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

WNBL: Canberra Capitals recruit Rosie Fadljevic embraces short-term contract

Canberra Capitals forward Rosie Fadljevic has joined the WNBL club on a short-term contract.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals recruit Rosie Fadljevic needed a break after year-long basketball for the past few seasons.

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.