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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra Brave scores last-minute goal for 5-4 win against Melbourne Mustangs

Kelly Geoffrey scored the game-winning goal for the Canberra Brave in Saturday night's 5-4 victory against the Melbourne Mustangs.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave scored with less than a minute on the clock to stun the defending Australian Ice Hockey League champions.

Woden-Weston FC produces late equaliser to share points with FFA COE

Woden-Weston FC drew 1-1 with the Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin A rare goal from Woden-Weston FC captain John Gibson has salvaged a share of the points with the Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence.

ACT Brumbies enforcer Fotu Auelua considers future after another knee injury

Tom Staniforth looks to get the ball away for the Royals.

Lee Gaskin ACT Brumbies enforcer Fotu Auleua was watching his mates at ANU North Oval, but in an ideal world he would have been in South Africa resuming his Super Rugby career.

Australian Rally Championship favourites fail to finish National Capital Rally

Molly Taylor and William Hayes throw up some dust on their way through Kowen Forest.

Lee Gaskin It was survival of the fittest on the opening day of the National Capital Rally as two of the favourites for the Australian Rally Championship were forced to pull out.

National Capital Rally goes full throttle in Canberra

Adrian Coppin is looking forward to a great drive.

Lee Gaskin Thrilling jumps, increased spectator access and a combination of tight and technical stages has the National Capital Rally ready to confirm Canberra's standing as the "mecca of rallying".

Soccer

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes looms as Matildas' impact weapon

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes has been picked in the Matildas squad for the women's World Cup in Canada next month.

Lee Gaskin With amazing volleys like the one voted the W-League's goal of the year, it's easy to see why Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes looms as an impact weapon for the Matildas at the World Cup.

Canberra's Carl Valeri chasing A-League glory with Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri will be looking to cap his first season in the A-League with a win in Sunday's grand final against Sydney FC.

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri says signing with the Melbourne Victory was "the change I needed", erasing thoughts he may never run properly again after missing more than a year with a serious ankle injury.

Cricket

ACT Comets left out of Cricket Australia expansion of Matador One-Day Cup

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT admits it is disappointed a Canberra-based team has missed out on inclusion as the seventh side in the national one-day competition.

Matildas squad for Women's World Cup announced

Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams has been picked in the Matildas squad for the women's World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams has won her race against time from a knee reconstruction to book her ticket to next month's women's World Cup.

Soccer

Steven Lustica pushes Canberra's case as he prepares to face Liverpool

Brisbane Roar midfielder Steven Lustica, who is a Canberra FC junior.

Lee Gaskin He's about to test himself against English giants Liverpool, but the long-term goal for Canberra junior Steven Lustica is to see his home town have its own A-League team.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry supports expanded Australian Baseball League season

The Canberra Cavalry's  Kieran Bradford in action against the Melbourne Aces last season.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry has supported the Australian Baseball League's expansion to a 56-game season with 20 per cent more games than last year.

Soccer

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush joins Houston Dash

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush will join the Houston Dash in the US National Women's Soccer League.

Lee Gaskin Disappointment at missing World Cup offset with opportunity play in premier club competition on the planet.

Soccer

Canberra FC back on top of Capital Football National Premier League table

Canberra FC striker Muad Zwed controls the ball in his side's 3-0 win against Tuggeranong United at Deakin Stadium on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC moved back to the top of the Capital Football National Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 win against Tuggeranong United on Sunday.

Hockey

Top of the table Capital League 1 women's match ends in 1-1 draw

Jamaya Ferguson, centre, of the Tuggeranong Vikings is surrounded by Central players Kate Dooley and Rebecca Snezkoff.

Lee Gaskin The honours were shared in what could turn out to be the grand final preview of the women's Capital League 1 competition.

Cricket

Canberra cricketer Ben Taylor invited to Cricket Australia spin clinic

North Canberra Gungahlin cricketer Ben Taylor will attend a Cricket Australia spin bowling camp.

Lee Gaskin The sky is the limit, literally, for promising Canberra left-arm orthodox spinner Ben Taylor, who will be working with Australia's best up and coming spinners at a camp in Brisbane.

Australian Football

Ainslie Tri Colours hand Gungahlin Jets 90-point loss in AFL Canberra

Ainslie player Charlie Boyton jumps up for a loose ball in the AFL Canberra first grade match against Gungahlin on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Ainslie coach Jim Price praised his side for staying disciplined and not chasing kicks in its 90-point demolition of the Gungahlin Jets on Saturday.

Soccer

Belconnen United snatches thrilling draw with FFA Centre of Excellence

Belconnen United scored twice in the final 15 minutes for a 3-3 draw with the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United scored twice within the final 15 minutes to snatch what could turn out to be a valuable point against the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Rugby union

Powell returns as Tuggeranong Vikings hammer Wests 57-19 in John I Dent Cup

Brumbies debutant Joe Powell returned for the Tuggeranong Vikings in the John I Dent Cup.

Lee Gaskin The Tuggeranong Vikings welcomed back Brumbies debutant Joe Powell with a comprehensive 57-19 thumping of Wests at Viking Park on Saturday.

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin happy for England to overlook Pietersen

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin testing out different bats in the nets at ANU on Friday.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin would be happy to see England overlook controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen for the upcoming Ashes series.

Olympics

Australian swimming team converges on Canberra for Grand Prix meet

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett will be in Canberra for a national grand prix meet on Friday and Saturday at the AIS.

Lee Gaskin Swimming Australia head coach Jacco Verhoeren wants to use this week's grand prix meet in Canberra as a stepping stone to a successful 2016 Olympic Games campaign.