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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Canberra's strong Asian Cup crowds show case for hosting Socceroos games

Lee Gaskin Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid believes strong crowd numbers at Canberra's Asian Cup games shows the city has the appetite to host the Socceroos and other quality one-off fixtures.

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North Korea faces China in the most intriguing game of the Asian Cup in Canberra

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Lee Gaskin From the moment the draw for the Asian Cup was released, the meeting between North Korea and China, in Australia's capital city, was one circled on the schedule.

Cricket

Wests/UC warms up for Gallop Cup semis with win over North

Wests batsman Theo Valeri in action.

Lee Gaskin Defending two-day champion Wests/UC is aiming to add the 50-over title to its collection when it takes on Queanbeyan in Sunday's Gallop Cup semi-final.

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Gungahlin United's NPL debut season in crisis as financial backers threaten to walk away

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Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United's star-studded squad could be torn apart, with financial backers threatening to walk away just three months after being awarded a National Premier League licence.

Liverpool legend Craig Johnston backs Socceroos to win Asian Cup

Liverpool legend Craig Johnston believes the Socceroos can go all the way in the Asian Cup.

Lee Gaskin Australia's greatest soccer export, Craig Johnston, has backed the Socceroos to go all the way in the Asian Cup, citing their new-found attitude and self-belief as the keys to success.

Cricket

Queanbeyan aiming to make up for Twenty20 final loss with one-day title

All-rounder Ed Barnard has made an impact for Queanbeyan this season.

Lee Gaskin Queanbeyan captain Sam Taylor says his side is determined to claim the one-day competition to make amends for its defeat in the Twenty20 final.

Baseball

Perth Heat hammer the Canberra Cavalry 11-0 in the Australian Baseball League

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Gaby Hernandez.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry had no answer for Perth Heat pitcher Mike McClendon as it crashed to a whopping 11-0 loss in its Australian Baseball League game at the Narrabundah Ballpark on Thursday night.

UAE beat Bahrain 2-1 to put themselves in the box seat for the quarter-finals

United Arab Emirates player Ali Ahmed Mabkhout celebrates his goal.

Lee Gaskin An own goal has all but eliminated Bahrain from the Asian Cup and put the UAE within touching distance of the quarter-finals for the first time in 15 years.

Cricket

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins restricted to six overs in PM's XI game against England

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins got the match practice national selectors wanted, but fans at the Prime Minister's XI game could have been excused for being annoyed at his overs being restricted.

Glenn Maxwell's sensational century not enough for PM's XI against England at Manuka Oval

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Lee Gaskin Mercurial all-rounder Glenn Maxwell burst back to form with a rollicking century in Canberra - but it wasn't enough.

Moeen Ali backs England's ruthless approach to World Cup

England opener Moeen Ali: ''I'll tell myself to go hard.''

Lee Gaskin Opener Moeen Ali says England will maintain its ''ruthless'' approach and aim to be more aggressive heading into next month's World Cup.

Cricket

Prime Minister's XI captain Chris Rogers ready to inflict pain on England in tour match at Manuka Oval

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister's XI captain Chris Rogers✓ is keen to make amends for last year's shellacking and strike an early blow to England's World Cup preparations.

Cricket

Glenn Maxwell to use Prime Minister's XI as World Cup springboard

Glenn Maxwell, at Manuka Oval ahead of the Prime Minister's XI match.

Lee Gaskin Mercurial Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell set to use the Prime Minister's XI game against England as his springboard for the World Cup.

Soccer

South Korean midfielder Son Heung-min a player to watch at the Asian Cup

One to watch: South Korean superstar Son Heung-Min dazzles against Paraguay.

Lee Gaskin South Korean midfielder Son Heung-Min will be one of the players to watch at the Asian Cup and has a reported $38 million transfer price tag.

Cricket

ACT Meteors eliminated from National Cricket League finals contention after dramatic loss

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Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors have missed out on the Women's National Cricket League finals in dramatic circumstances, losing on the second last ball of Friday's game with the Tasmania Roar.

Cricket

Teenage cricketer Mac Wright from the south coast to face England at Manuka Oval next Monday

Wright won't be bowling his leg-spinners at senior club cricketers or batting against handy fast bowlers.

Lee Gaskin A 16-year-old all-rounder, who plays in Canberra but lives on the NSW south coast, is about to face the England cricket team.

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New England captain Eoin Morgan tipped to lead aggressivly in first Australian tour since Alastair Cook's sacking

England batsman James Taylor said he expected Morgan, above,  to embrace the captaincy and to continue his play his natural game despite having the extra responsibility.

Lee Gaskin New England one-day international skipper Eoin Morgan is tipped to captain the side aggressively in his country's first tour since the sacking of Alastair Cook for next month's World Cup.

Soccer

South Korea out to win back the respect of its country by breaking 55-year Asian Cup drought

News.  from left, Josh Yang, Michael Yang, Justine Yang and Sam Yang of Turner have their tickets ready for all the South Korea and North Korea games to be played in Canberra during the AFC Asian Cup.  They will join the many South Korean fans known as the Red Devil's for the games.  8 January 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin South Korea are embracing the pressure of football-mad country ahead of Saturday's opening Asian Cup game against Oman at Canberra Stadium.

Socceroos great Mark Bosnich backs South Korea to break its 55-year Asian Cup drought

Sport. The South Korean, Asian Cup football team training at Deakin Oval. January 6th. 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos great Mark Bosnich believes South Korea can avoid another toffee treatment from its fans and break the country’s 55-year Asian Cup drought.

Canberra Cavalry's hitters go wild as they hammer Brisbane Bandits 10-3 in Australian Baseball League

Jack Murphy had a night to remember, driving in six runs.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry went on an offensive rampage with a 10-3 win against Brisbane on Thursday.