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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Canberra clubs preparing for three-day challenge in the finals of the Douglas Cup

Lee Gaskin Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski is disappointed with the decision to add an extra day on to the finals of the Douglas Cup, but believes the minor premiers are capable of lifting the first-grade...

Golf

Brendan Jones, Matt Millar begin well at New Zealand Open

Brendan Jones shot a two-under round of 71.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfers Brendan Jones and Matt Millar get away to solid starts at the $950,000 New Zealand Open in Queenstown on Thursday.

Sport research

Injury recording software to help ACT sporting clubs reduce concussion risk

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Lee Gaskin Understanding the impact of concussions and injuries in community sport will be easier with the release of new software available to Canberra sporting clubs.

Soccer

Woden-Weston FC hoping to channel Western Sydney Wanderers in National Premier League debut

Lee Gaskin Woden-Weston FC will channel the spirit of the Western Sydney Wanderers and hope the immediate success of the A-League side rubs off on its inaugural National Premier League campaign.

Sydney trainer Peter Snowden collects National Sprint with Snippets Land with double on Black Opal Stakes day

Jockey Hugh Bowman on Snippets Land acknowledges the crowd after winning the Canberra National Sprint.

Lee Gaskin Leading Sydney trainer Peter Snowden enjoyed a 100 per cent success rate on Black Opal Stakes Day.

Mountain biking

Capital Punishment mountain bike race finishes after seven years in Canberra

Daniel McConnell claimed the first medal by an Australian man in the mountain biking at the Games.

Lee Gaskin Capital Punishment race organiser Alina McMaster says an abundance of mountain bike races have forced the race's closure after seven years.

BMX

BMX star Caroline Buchanan warms up for world title tilt with strong display at ACT championships

Caroline Buchanan during the ACT BMX Championships.

Lee Gaskin BMX star Caroline Buchanan is turning her attention to defending her Supercross World Cup series title after cruising through the ACT championships.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo secures finals berth to set up semi-final showdown with Eastlake

Adam Heading celebrates a wicket in Weston Creek Molonglo's clash with and ANU at Stirling Oval.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo may have only scraped into the Douglas Cup finals, but veteran batsman Cade Brown has signalled the side's intent as a serious challenger for the two-day title.

Weston Creek Molonglo and Tuggeranong in battle for finals berth on last day of Cricket ACT first-grade season

Weston Creek Molonglo spinner Mark Akeroyd scored 75 to help his side to 288 against ANU.

Lee Gaskin Michael Delaney has implored his bowlers to capitalise on a record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership.

Australian football

Canberra's Jack Steele named for the GWS Giants for AFL NAB Challenge clash with Suns

Lee Gaskin Canberra young gun Jack Steele is a step closer to making his AFL debut after earning selection for the GWS Giants for their opening NAB Challenge match.

BMX young gun Mikayla Rose to take on world champion Caroline Buchanan at ACT BMX championships

BMX rider Mikayla Rose, 14, will be taking on Caroline Buchanan at the ACT BMX Championships on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Injury hasn't stopped Mikayla Rose from becoming one of the most exciting BMX prospects in Australia.

Cricket

Andrew Harriott, David Dawson centuries not enough to save ACT Comets against NSW

ACT's David Dawson scored another century, this time against New South Wales.

Lee Gaskin A maiden second XI ton from Andrew Harriott and David Dawson's third century of the season wasn't enough to save the ACT Comets from outright defeat against NSW.

Soccer

Capital Football president adamant Canberra will have an A-League team with National Youth League on the agenda

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Lee Gaskin Capital Football president Mark O'Neill is adamant Canberra will have an A-League team in the future and will hold discussions with Football Federation Australia next week about the National Youth...

Cricket

Record scores, sixes and a double century highlight Canberra's cricket World Cup contribution

Chris Gayle's double century was one of the highlights of the cricket World Cup games at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin and David Polkinghorne Record scores, monster sixes and a historic double century were among the highlights of Canberra's involvement in the Cricket World Cup.

Cricket

ACT Meteors spinner Sam Bates named in Australian Shooting Stars squad for Dubai tour

ACT Meteors bowler Sam Bates has been picked in the Shooting Stars team to tour Dubai.

Lee Gaskin A torn anterior cruciate ligament is every athlete's worse nightmare, but ACT Meteors spinner Sam Bates may not have been selected for her first international tour without it.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr hails super summer of sport a success

David Polkinghorne and Lee Gaskin Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios set to return from injury at ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Motorsport

Canberra driver Molly Taylor not content to be the 'token female' in the Australian Rally Championship

Taking the wheel: Canberra driver Molly Taylor will be competing in the National Capital Rally.

Lee Gaskin Her mother is the long-time navigator for Australian rallying great Neal Bates. Now Molly Taylor has returned from Europe to make her assault on the Australian Rally Championship.

W-League championship winning coach Elisabeth Migchelsen leaves Canberra United for South Africa

Lee Gaskin Canberra United is on the search for a new coach, with W-League championship-winner Elisabeth Migchelsen accepting a position in South Africa.

Soccer

Canberra Olympic pull out of women's premier league

Lee Gaskin Canberra Olympic's decision to suspend its women's national premier league licence for 12 months won't impact its men's program.