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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Ned Zelic backs Tom Rogic to shine for Socceroos at the World Cup

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos captain Ned Zelic believes Tom Rogic can showcase his amazing skills on football's biggest stage and be Australia's X-factor at the World Cup.

Mixed Martial Arts

Canberra fighter Ali Kocak trades concrete for steel at Brace championship

Ali Kocak will fight in the MMA event at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin He's a concreter by day, so it's hardly a surprise Canberra fighter Ali Kocak is as tough as cement when he steps inside the steel cage.

Belconnen United captain aiming to celebrate century milestone in style against Canberra FC

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United captain Taylor Beaton has one wish for his 100th game – to beat arch-rivals Canberra FC and collect the three vital competition points.


What we learned: New Zealand Warriors v Canberra Raiders

Raiders Warriors

Lee Gaskin The Raiders were caught at the starting blocks again in Auckland.

Former Olyroo Adam Casey joins Tuggeranong in Canberra NPL

Lee Gaskin Former Australian under-23 international Adam Casey is looking to pass on his experience to the next generation of Canberra footballers in the National Premier League.

Raiders, Broncos waiting on answer from Anthony Milford

Anthony Milford

Lee Gaskin The drawn-out tug of war between the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos for Anthony Milford is set to come to an end.


Canberra FC hammers Woden Valley to continue unbeaten start

Sport.  Canberra National Premier League Canberra FC vs Woden Valley at Deakin Stadium.   Canberra FC player Nathan Evans headers the ball away from Woden Valley player Mitch Steenbergen.  4 May 2014  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lee Gaskin A Daniel Bennett hat-trick pushed Canberra FC to the top of the Canberra National Premier League table as the defending premier made light work of an opponent for a third straight week.


Basketball's Sarah McAppion hits buzzer-beating shot, but Canberra loses in overtime


Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals Academy star Sarah McAppion hit a buzzer-beating shot to force overtime, but despite her 28 points the Capitals couldn't break through for their first win of the South East...


Central beats Old Canberrans in Capital League 1 hockey

Central Hockey Club vs Old Canberrans Hockey Club at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham.
CHC's Tim Black.
Filed: Saturday, 3 May 2014 6:31:24 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lee Gaskin Capital League 1 men's champions Central continued its unbeaten start to its title defence after a 4-2 victory against Old Canberrans on Saturday.

Caroline Buchanan continues perfect year with victory at BMX national championships

Caroline Buchanan

Lee Gaskin Reigning world BMX champion Caroline Buchanan has taken another step towards Olympic Games redemption, winning the national title in dominant fashion.

Cricket ACT signals interest in women's Twenty20 Big Bash League

Rene Farrell and Canberra could be involved in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Big Bash League when it gets underway in the 2015-16 season.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT has confirmed its interest in being involved in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Big Bash when it gets underway in the 2015-16 season.


Tuggeranong United score 91st minute winner to stun reigning champions


Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United has pulled off the upset of the Canberra National Premier League season, scoring a 91st minute winner to stun reigning champions Canberra Olympic 3-2.

Oceania champion Caroline Buchanan eager to make amends at BMX nationals

Lee Gaskin With the Oceania and world titles safely in her keeping, BMX star Caroline Buchanan is aiming to complete the trifecta and add a 17th national championship to her collection.


Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.


Belconnen takes on Canberra in ACT netball

Belconnen sharpshooter Sepi Langi.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen's attacking duo of Sepi Langi and Lisa Kaye will be out to continue their sharp-shooting ways on Friday in a blockbuster clash against Canberra.

Belconnen and Canberra clash in top of the table netball encounter

Lee Gaskin Belconnen's attacking duo of Sepi Langi and Lisa Kaye will be out to continue their sharp-shooting ways in Friday night's top of the table ACT State League encounter.


Nikolai Topor-Stanley confident Western Sydney Wanderers can stay focused on A-League title

Wanderers defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin Nikolai Topor-Stanley insists the impending loss of star imports Shinji Ono and Youssouf Hersi won't distract the Wanderers.


ACT contingent in Hockeyroos and Kookaburras squads for World Cup

Lee Gaskin Six players from the Canberra region will contest the men's and women's hockey world cups this year.


Harriet Burbidge-Smith quits school to chase BMX dream

Need for speed: Harriet Burbidge-Smith.

Lee Gaskin Canberra BMX racer Harriet Burbidge-Smith has made a ''huge gamble'' to chase her world championship and Olympic Games dreams.