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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Boxing

London Olympic Games near miss inspires Canberra boxer to fulfill professional dream

Lee Gaskin One lousy point was all that stopped Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint from fulfilling his Olympic Games dream.

Cricket

Cricket: Record fifth-wicket partnership leads ACT Comets to sensational run chase

ACT Comets batsman Michael Spaseski plays a shot against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin A magnificent record-breaking partnership between centurions Michael Spaseski and Jono Dean has delivered the ACT Comets a stunning outright victory.

Cricket

Cricket: Queanbeyan prepare to combat Weston Creek spin twins in replayed Twenty20 final

Queanbeyan's Dean Solway and Weston Creek Molonglo's Kevin Jacob prepare for the Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin Queanbeyan batsman Dean Solway believes his side can find a way to combat Weston Creek Molonglo spin twins Blake Dean and Mac Wright in the rescheduled Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 final.

Cricket

Cricket: ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks kicks goals with Sydney Sixers WBBL contract

ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks, has signed with the Sydney Sixers in the Women's Big Bash League.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the Women's Big Bash League after playing for the Melbourne Demons in the women's AFL this year.

Soccer

Soccer: Canberra National Premier League clubs voice concerns at representative team

Keen debate: Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid said some club presidents are against the idea of representative teams playing in the National Premier League.

Lee Gaskin Canberra National Premier League clubs are fighting Capital Football's desire to have a Canberra United Academy team in the first division competition next season.

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A-League: Canberra's population not big enough as FFA boss David Gallop rules out team

FFA chief David Gallop, left, has ruled out an A-League team in Canberra indefinitely.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football and the ACT Government have both described David Gallop's comments as "disappointing" after the FFA chief executive shut the door on Canberra's A-League dream.

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Cricket

Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee pushes Canberra's case for inaugural Test match

Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee will meet with Cricket Australia officials at the Adelaide Test match.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee will meet with Cricket Australia officials at the inaugural day/night Test match in Adelaide to push Canberra's case for the city's own slice of history.

Swimming

Swimming: Canberra's Ben Treffers chases down Mitch Larkin for Rio Olympic Games spot

Lee Gaskin Canberra backstroker Ben Treffers is hunting down world champion Mitch Larkin on his way to forcing his way in to the Australian team for next year's Olympic Games.

Cricket: ACT Comets batsman Michael Spaseski recalled to face Victoria in Futures League

Back on track: Michael Spaseski at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets batsman Michael Spaseski is keen to make the most of his Futures League recall.

Cricket

Ellyse Perry remains committed to Australian sport after Matt Toomua's move to England

Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua are one of the glamour couples of Australian sport.

Lee Gaskin Ellyse Perry says she will be able to balance her Australian sporting commitments while spending time in England with her fiancee, Wallabies representative Matt Toomua.

Cricket

WNCL: NSW Breakers on track for record 11th straight title after defeating ACT Meteors

Ellyse Perry on her way to a century for the NSW Breakers against the ACT Meteors at Manuka Oval on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors bore the brunt of a NSW Breakers batting onslaught as they missed out on the WNCL final.

Hockey: Australia takes on New Zealand in under-23 international series in Canberra

Australia takes on New Zealand in an under-23 international series in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin ACT duo James Day and Stuart Shepherd will be looking to impress when the Australian under-23 team takes on New Zealand in a five-game series in Canberra starting on Saturday.

Cricket: North Canberra Gungahlin's English import remembers shock of Phil Hughes' death

English cricketer George Rhodes is playing for North Canberra Gungahlin.

Lee Gaskin North Canberra Gungahlin's English all-rounder George Rhodes remembers waiting nervously to hear about the condition of the late Phillip Hughes.

Soccer

W-League: Canberra United striker Meg McLaughlin returns after surgery to both knees

Meg McLaughlin missed all of last season with knee problems.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's Meg McLaughlin was warned she may never play again due to her "60-year-old" knees.

Cricket: Powerful ACT-Southern squad selected for NSW country championships

Former ANU captain Mark Bennett will skipper the ACT-Southern team at the NSW Country Cricket Championships.

Lee Gaskin Mark Bennett will lead the ACT-Southern team at the NSW Country Cricket Championships, starting on Friday.

W-League: Canberra United may miss three Matildas stars for Wanderers encounter

Lee Gaskin The importance of Canberra United's clash with Sydney FC this weekend has been magnified.

Cricket

Cricket: Jason Behrendorff could give Mitchell Starc rest in Australia's limited-overs team

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff could be an option to make his Australian debut this summer if Mitchell Starc is rested.

Lee Gaskin Former Test paceman Rodney Hogg says Canberra product Jason Behrendorff could come into the Australian one-day international team this summer to help manage the workload of fast bowling...

Ronda Rousey's UFC knockout doesn't deter Canberra 40-year-old from making MMA debut

Byron Sanders, 40, will compete in his first mixed martial arts fight on the undercard of the Brace 2015 Australian MMA Championship grand final at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin Father of two Byron Sanders will step into the steel cage for the first time at the age of 40.

Cricket: ACT Meteors prepare for Rene Farrell's return with WNCL final up for grabs

Former ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell will be taking on her old side for the first time on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin There will be a few cheeky sledges when former Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell faces her old side for the first time.

Cricket

Cricket: ACT Meteors set to play important role in inaugural Women's Big Bash League

ACT Meteors leg spinner Angela Reakes has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the inaugural Women's Big Bash League.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors will play an important role in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League, with a dozen players securing contracts in the Twenty20 tournament.