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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

BMX

BMX star Caroline Buchanan aims for Olympic Games gold after World Cup victory

Lee Gaskin BMX star Caroline Buchanan has her sights set on Olympic Games retribution in 2016 and will try to make it back-to-back World Cup titles next year.

Basketball

Injured Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson weighs up WNBA future

Lauren Jackson is weighing up her WNBA future.

Lee Gaskin Injured Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson✓ will consider scaling back her off-season commitments, including playing in the WNBA, to extend her career.

Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo's Callum Dean smashes a Twenty20 century in 34 balls

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Lee Gaskin Callum Dean smashed a century off 34 balls in a division three Twenty20 game on Thursday night. He's the younger brother of Jono and Blake Dean.

Rugby union

Ratu Tagive on ACT Brumbies' radar after impressive sevens performance

Queanbeyan's Ratu Tagive makes a break against Wests in the ACT Rugby Union club sevens competition last Friday.

Lee Gaskin Queanbeyan Kangaroos fullback Ratu Tagive is on the radar of the ACT Brumbies and will be named in the ACT Sevens extended squad for next year's national sevens championships.

Soccer

Canberra's Luke Pilkington dreams of FFA Cup fairytale against A-League giant Perth Glory

Canberra product Luke Pilkington (left), in action in the FFA Cup for Bentleigh Greens.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Luke Pilkington is dreaming of an FFA Cup fairytale when the Bentleigh Greens take on A-League leader Perth Glory in the first semi-final on Tuesday night.

Cricket

Tuggeranong record a 12-run win against Albury Wodonga in the Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 Cup

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Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong held its nerve to record a thrilling 12-run win against Albury Wodonga in a low-scoring game in the Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 Cup on Saturday night.

Equestrian

Veteran equestrian coach Grant Hughes takes out the ACT Showjumping Cup

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Lee Gaskin Canberra rider and coach Grant Hughes showed he can still match it with his younger counterparts, using his experience to win the Canberra Showjumping Cup on Sunday.

Basketball

WNBL: Canberra Capitals beat the West Coast Waves 64-54

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Lee Gaskin Abby Bishop and Kristen Veal score 17 points each as the Canberra Capitals beat the West Coast Waves 64-54 at the AIS Arena on Sunday.

Cricket

Jono Dean smashes 14 sixes in two T20 knocks to warm-up for the Big Bash League

Wests/UC wicketkeeper Sam Carters appeals after attempting to run out Eastlake batsman Tom Henry in their Konica Minolta Regional Cup Twenty20 match on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Destructive opener Jono Dean warmed up perfectly for the Big Bash League with two sensational Twenty20 knocks with a century and a half-century on Saturday.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals keen to share scoring load for Sunday's WNBL game against the West Coast Waves

The Canberra Capitals are keen to take the pressure off captain Abby Bishop in Sunday's WNBL game against the West Coast Waves.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals want to take the pressure off star Abby Bishop for Sunday's WNBL game against the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena.

Soccer

Canberra United using Sydney FC game as a launching pad for W-League finals

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg says every match is a final from now on.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United captain Nicole Begg wants to use her side's challenging run home as a launching pad to a second W-League championship.

Golf

Ryan Ruffels recovers from bad start to be in contention at the Federal Amateur Open in Canberra

Ryan Ruffels recovered from a slow start to finish three-under par after the first round of the Federal Amateur Open on Friday.

Lee Gaskin After dropping three shots in as many holes, including depositing a ball into the woods, Ryan Ruffels recovered to be in contention at the Federal Amateur Open.

Cricket

Manuka Oval ready for Cricket World Cup audition for Australia v South Africa one-day international

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Lee Gaskin A revamped Manuka Oval will be ready for its World Cup audition and Canberra will shine on the national stage when the Australian cricket team comes to town this month.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop in red-hot form for WNBL game against the Sydney Uni Flames

Canberra Capital players Stephanie Talbot and Abby Bishop wear the one-off playing kit which will be worn on Sunday to raise awareness for Soldier On.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop is aiming to lead from the front again in Wednesday night's WNBL game against the Sydney Uni Flames.

Racing

Highly Geared records impressive win at the Canberra races on Melbourne Cup day

Matthew Cahill steers Highly Geared to an impressive win at Thoroughbred Park on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra trainer Garry Kirkup has predicted big things for impressive mare Highly Geared after it cruised to victory in a Class 2 Handicap (1000m) at Thoroughbred Park on Melbourne Cup day.

Golf

Golf's brightest stars follow in footsteps of Australia's world No. 8 Jason Day at the Federal Amateur Open

Australia's world No. 8 Jason Day is one of the current stars who has previously played at the Federal Amateur Open. The tournament starts on Friday.

Lee Gaskin It's the Canberra tournament that launched the career of Australia's World No. 8 Jason Day, leading Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and rising star Mark Leishman.

Racing

Chynna Marston escapes serious injury in race fall

Canberra jockey Chynna Marston (right), pictured with Deanne Panya (left), will miss Canberra's Melbourne Cup race meeting after a fall on the weekend.

Lee Gaskin Apprentice jockey Chynna Marston was "lucky she didn't get killed" after a race fall and will miss the Melbourne Cup meeting in Canberra.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals guard Michelle Cosier celebrates return to the WNBL after 18-month absence

Canberra Capitals guard Michelle Cosier returned to the court for the first time in 18 months since having youngest son Levi.

Lee Gaskin After taking time off for the birth of her second child, an ankle reconstruction and a torn hamstring, Canberra Capitals guard Michelle Cosier was eased back slowly into the WNBL in the Capitals'...

Canberra athletes Lauren Wells and Melissa Breen helping to bridge gap between senior and junior athletics

Lauren Wells runs the first seniors 4x400m relay event held at the AIS Athletics track during the Little Athletics event on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra athletes Lauren Wells and Melissa Breen want to help bridge the gap between senior and junior ranks after racing at a Little Athletics ACT event on Sunday.

Cricket

Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski eyeing interstate move to push for higher honours


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Eastlake batsman Adam Tett attempts to flick the ball to fine leg with Queanbeyan wicketkeeper Kel Evans watching.

Lee Gaskin Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski considering playing club cricket inter-state next season to push for higher honours.