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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Basketball

Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Indoor cricket

ACT Rockets players Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros in Australian indoor cricket team for World Cup

Lee Gaskin ACT's Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros selected in Australian men's indoor cricket team for World Cup.

Basketball

Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

Football

Canberra FC has two players sent off in 4-1 Capital Football National Premier League loss to FFA Centre of Excellence

Canberra FC's Ian Graham received his marching orders after a second yellow card.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC's title aspirations took a savage blow, with two players sent off in a costly 4-1 loss to FFA COE.

Hockey

University of Canberra hammers United 5-0 in the women's Capital League hockey competition

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Lee Gaskin University of Canberra has stayed within striking distance of the top two in women's Capital League hockey.

Basketball

Boomers bolter Cameron Bairstow follows Luc Longley's lead with Chicago Bulls

Sweet home Chicago: Cameron Bairstow has been drafted by the Bulls with the 49th pick.

Lee Gaskin He is the Boomers bolter who has exploded in the past 12 months - Cameron Bairstow, following in the footsteps of Australian great Luc Longley in joining the Chicago Bulls.

Union

Queanbeyan Whites into John I Dent Cup grand final after one-point thriller

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Lee Gaskin The Queanbeyan Whites are 80 minutes away from their first John I Dent premiership in four years after squeaking past the Tuggeranong Vikings in a one-point thriller..

Saturday Serve

Are the Commonwealth Games still relevant to Australia?

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Lee Gaskin If the Olympic Games are the centre of the sports universe, then the Commonwealth Games would be classed as a tiny planet on the very fringe.

Basketball

Australian Boomers young gun Ben Simmons learns from guarding NBA superstar LeBron James

Rising star Ben Simmons.

Lee Gaskin Ben Simmons credits a chat with LeBron James for helping him handle the hype of being labelled the next big thing.

Basketball

Utah Jazz's Dante Exum now a key player for Australian Boomers at basketball World Cup

Dante Exum training with the Australian Boomers at the AIS on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Life has definitely changed for Dante Exum.

Cycling

Tour de France stage win the cherry on Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers' career

Michael Rogers celebrates his Tour de France stage win.

Lee Gaskin Michael Rogers' stage win in the Tour de France has delighted his Canberra-based family.

Basketball

Australian Opals players Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips chasing a WNBA championship

Penny Taylor.

Lee Gaskin Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.

Ice hockey

Canberra Brave rallies around Adelaide ice hockey team after bus crash

The Adelaide Adrenaline ice hockey team's bus after rolling over between Gouburn and Eaglehawk on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Australia's ice hockey community has rallied around Adelaide Adrenaline after its bus crash in Canberra.

Hockey

North Canberra ends 10-game losing run in Capital League 1 hockey

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Lee Gaskin It's taken 11 games, but North Canberra has broken through for its first win of the women's hockey season.

Football

Tuggeranong United slumps to fourth straight loss in Canberra National Premier League

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rowan Shepherd is on the ground after colliding with Canberra Olympic's Daniel Barac.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw has put his squad on notice after 4-1 loss to Canberra Olympic.

Basketball

Coddington, Hurst spark drought-breaking win for Canberra Capitals Academy

Capitals player Alice Coddington.

Lee Gaskin Twenty points from Alice Coddington and 19 from Australian Opals point guard Nat Hurst helped the Canberra Capitals Academy to just their second win.

Football

Canberra FC in hunt for league championship

Canberra FC striker Alex Oloriegbe.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC remains in the hunt for the league championship after easily disposing of Woden Valley on Saturday.

Canberra Gunners aim to extend winning streak

Lee Gaskin Small preview of the Canberra Gunners preview game.

Canberra FC coach Andy Bernal to shake up club's culture

Canberra FC's Alex Oloriegbe and Cooma's Jordano Sanmartin.

Lee Gaskin Interim Canberra FC coach Andy Bernal is intent on changing the culture at the powerhouse club and is happy for players to leave if they don't buy into his system.

Football

Australian World Cup referee Ben Williams' brush with Lionel Messi

Canberra referee Ben Williams impressed at the World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Ben Williams hopes his performances on the game's biggest stage inspire future generations of referees.