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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Athletics

Robert de Castella urges funding makeover after Melissa Breen suffers second snub

Lee Gaskin Former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has urged Athletics Australia to increase the amount it invests in developing athletes after sprinter Melissa Breen missed out on substantial...

Athletics

Paralympian gold medallist Evan O'Hanlon takes on able-bodied athletes at Stawell Gift

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Lee Gaskin Paralyampic running superstar Evan O'Hanlon set to take on able-bodied athletes for the first time at the Stawell Gift over the Easter weekend.

Football

Player power-led sacking of Matildas coach worries ACT boss

Former Matildas coach Hesterine de Reus.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football boss Heather Reid fears sacking of Matildas coach will hold women back from key roles in the game.

Netball

Sharni Layton balances her roles with Australian Diamonds and NSW Swifts

Sharni Layton says she is finally injury free.

Lee Gaskin Sharni Layton is finally injury free, and is ready to help the Australian Diamonds win gold in Glasgow.

Timeline of CBR Brave entering the Australian Ice Hockey League

Lee Gaskin February 26: After 33 years in existence, the Canberra Knights announced they would be pulling out of the Australian Ice Hockey League just six weeks before the start of the season.

Athletics

Hammer thrower Tim Driesen goes from tossing tuna to dual Commonwealth Games representative

Tim Driesen in action.

Lee Gaskin Canberra-based hammer thrower Tim Driesen will represent Australia in his second Commonwealth Games.

Saturday Serve

Canberra fans show appetite for one-off events rather than new teams

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Lee Gaskin The Canberra sporting public has shown an appetite for one-off events, rather than new teams.

CBR Brave battle countdown before Australian Ice Hockey League season opener

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Lee Gaskin The CBR Brave is racing against the clock to be ready for its first game in the Australian Ice Hockey League on Saturday.

Rugby League

Canberra Raiders forward Joel Edwards says club saved him from himself

Raiders forward Joel Edwards has credited the Canberra support staff for his treatment during back-to-back concussions.

Lee Gaskin Raiders forward Joel Edwards says the club put player welfare first after he was rested after suffering concussions in consecutive weeks.

Athletics

Melissa Breen admits to feeling pressure as fastest woman in Australian history

Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen.

Lee Gaskin Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen is learning to deal with the pressure of being the fastest woman in Australian history.

Wrestling

Canberra greco-roman wrestler Jermaine Takalubegash aiming for Olympic Games

Lee Gaskin Canberra greco-roman wrestler Jermain Takalubegash wants to become Australia's first world champion.

Football

Monaro Panthers rebuilding in Canberra National Premier League

Lee Gaskin Monaro coach Njegosh Popovich is perplexed at why 10 of his starting team from last season have left the club.

Rugby League and Union

Canberra sports crowds inflated in the past, Sports Minister Andrew Barr claims

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Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth ACT Sports Minister Andrew Barr says crowd figures to Canberra's football crowds have been inflated for the past two years, leading to lower numbers in 2014.

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Boxing

Alex Leapai inspires Satali Tevi-Fuimaono

Boxer Satali Tevi-Fuimaono training at the AIS for the World Youth Championships.

Lee Gaskin Australia's world championship prospect Alex Leapai has the power, but 16-year-old prodigy Satali Tevi-Fuimaono will rely on his technique in quest of the under-19 youth title.

Cricket

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell chasing World Cup glory with Southern Stars

Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is relishing the pressure of bowling the final over for Australia.

Athletics

Lauren Wells (nee Boden) off to strong start at athletics nationals

Lee Gaskin Lauren Wells (nee Boden) made a strong start in her quest for a seventh national 400m hurdles title.

Boxing

Boxer Bianca Elmir claims she's been targeted by ASADA heading into Commonwealth Games trials

Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir says she's been targeted by ASADA.

Lee Gaskin Boxer Bianca Elmir claims she has been targeted by ASADA for excessing doping testing heading into the Commonwealth Games trials in Perth.

Canberra sport

Heavy rain forces closure of ACT sports grounds

Rain has forced the closure of all the sports grounds across the ACT this weekend.

Lee Gaskin Canberra sport has been thrown into chaos with heavy rain forcing the ACT government to close every ground in the city this weekend.

Netball

Canberra to have depth tested in Netball ACT state league match with Arawang

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be without key players in its ACT State League grand final netball rematch with Arawang.

Soccer

Canberra FC to face Belconnen United in NPL pre-season cup final

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC will chase its first silverware of the year under new coach Ray Junna in the NPL pre-season cup final on Tuesday night.