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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer: Canberra gets seat on FFA board with former Socceroo Daniel Moulis appointed

Daniel Moulis has been elected to the board of Football Federation Australia.

Lee Gaskin There is a Canberra representative on the new board of Football Federation Australia, with former Socceroo Daniel Moulis giving the ACT a voice with the game's governing body.

Cricket

Canberra could be in line for Test debut with seventh game in 2016-17 summer

Manuka Oval may host a Test match next year.

Lee Gaskin Former Test batsman Mark Waugh has thrown his support behind Canberra hosting the national capital's inaugural Test match next summer.

Cricket

Cricket: Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning helps out ACT Meteors batter in WBBL

Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning with coach Matthew Mott, who is growing a moustache for Movember.

Lee Gaskin Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning will take up and coming ACT Meteors opening batter Katie Mack under her wing for the inaugural Women's Big Bash League.

Cricket

Cricket: Queanbeyan maintains slight hold on fourth place after round washed out

All games in the Cricket ACT first-grade competition were called off on Saturday for rain.

Lee Gaskin The top three is locked in for the finals of the Gallop Cup after rain forced all four games of the Cricket ACT first-grade competition to be abandoned on Saturday.

Soccer

W-League: Canberra United keeps clean sheet in scoreless draw with Newcastle Jets

Ashleigh Sykes of Canberra contests the ball with Gema Simon of the Jets.

Lee Gaskin One point is better than none for Canberra United as the defending W-League champions secured something for their efforts in soggy Newcastle.

Canberra Stadium officials defend pitch standard after Socceroos' World Cup qualifier

Socceroos defender Ryan McGowan and Kyrgyzstan player Amirov Ildar challenge for the ball in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton Canberra Stadium officials adamant 'there were no concerns about the playing surface at all'.

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroos travel to Bangladesh despite security concerns

Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring a goal

Lee Gaskin Socceroos will only stay one night in Bangladesh to mitigate any security concerns.

Canberra teenager Mac Wright wins BBL rookie contract with Sydney Thunder

Canberra teenager Mac Wright has won a rookie contract with the Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin What does Canberra cricketer Mac Wright have in common with Jacques Kallis and Mike Hussey?

W-League: Canberra United striker Caitlin Munoz rewarded with Matildas training call-up

Canberra United veteran Caitlin Munoz has been rewarded for her stellar form with a recall to the Matildas squad.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Caitlin Munoz could be on the verge of a shock international recall.

Canberra shows desire for A-League team with enthusiastic Socceroos support

The Socceroos hold a meet and greet autograph session at centre
stage, Westfield Woden, on Friday.

Lee Gaskin FFA chief David Gallop says he has heard the message loud and clear - Canberra wants an A-League team.

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroos to hold players meeting to decide on Bangladesh trip

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos will hold a players meeting late on Thursday night to discuss whether the group is comfortable travelling to Bangladesh amid security concerns.

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Tim Cahill thrills Canberra crowd as Rogic makes Socceroos cameo

 Socceroos player Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring a goal.

Lee Gaskin Tim Cahill gave Canberra a night to remember as the Socceroos thrilled Canberra Stadium.

2018 World Cup qualifier: Australia vs Kyrgyzstan live at Canberra Stadium

The Socceroos are in a tricky situation in qualifying after an earlier loss to Jordan.

Lee Gaskin Follow our interactive blog for full live coverage as the Socceroos take on Kyrgyzstan at Canberra Stadium.

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Cricket: Blake MacDonald, Andrew Harriott save game for ACT Comets with half centuries

ACT Comets batsman Blake MacDonald made 69 not out against the South Australian second XI on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets youngster Blake MacDonald scored an unbeaten half-century to save his side from disaster.

Soccer

2018 World Cup qualifier: Socceroos coach unimpressed with Canberra playing surface

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou

Lee Gaskin Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is unimpressed with the standard of the Canberra Stadium playing surface ahead of Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Soccer

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Angry Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak fired up to lead Australia

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak will lead Australia in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin "Angry" captain Mile Jedinak will lead out a Socceroos side intent on launching a Canberra crusade to get its World Cup qualification campaign back on track.

Soccer

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroos star Tom Rogic says Canberra deserves A-League team

Canberra product Tom Rogic will be one of the Socceroos' stars in Canberra for November's World Cup qualifier.

Lee Gaskin Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic is primed for a triumphant homecoming and is intent on putting Canberra on the footballing map.

Cricket

Brad Haddin belts ton for ACT Comets in perfect Canberra cameo ahead of Big Bash

Brad Haddin smashes a four over cover on his way to making a century for the ACT Comets against South Australia at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin capped a triumphant return to the ACT Comets with a brilliant century in their Futures League match against South Australia at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Soccer

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroo Massimo Luongo away from QPR roller-coaster

Massimo Luongo in action during a Socceroos training session at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin He's on a ''bit of a rollercoaster'' at his English club after the manager was sacked, but Asian Cup hero Massimo Luongo can use his Socceroos stint to press his claims for a recall to the starting...

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World Cup qualifier: Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan likely to miss Canberra game with injury

Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan is unlikely to have recovered from a knee injury in time for Thursday's match against Kyrgysztan in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos are set to be without first-choice goalkeeper Mat Ryan and star striker Mathew Leckie for Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan at Canberra Stadium.