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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra United rookie Julia De Angelis ready to face Perth Glory in the W-League

Lee Gaskin She's the 17-year-old rookie making the most of her opportunity in the Canberra United midfield.

ACT Meteors suffer nine-wicket loss to NSW Breakers in opening round of the Women's Twenty20

Kris Britt was a lone campaigner for the ACT Meteors in their season opener against NSW.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors cop reality check with nine-wicket loss to the NSW Breakers in the opening game of the women's T20.

How the Cricket ACT clubs are shaping up for the 2014-15 season

Lee Gaskin All the team news for the 2014-15 Cricket ACT first-grade competition, starting on Saturday.

Former Socceroo Andy Bernal steps down as Canberra FC coach

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC is on the lookout for a new coach, with Andy Bernal leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Cricket

Ireland scrapes home despite century from ACT Comets' Matt Condon

Matt Condon scored a breakthrough century for the Comets on Thursday against Ireland.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets youngster Matt Condon hits a century, but Ireland chase down 305 with one wicket to spare to record its second straight win in Canberra.

Cricket

ACT Comets' hope bid to rejoin one-day competition will be finalised in weeks

Afghanistan v ACT Comets.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT hopes to know the fate of its bid to rejoin the national one-day competition when officials meet with the Cricket Australia board at a meeting on October 30.

Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri to make his A-League debut for Melbourne Victory against Western Sydney Wanderers

Carl Valeri has played for Melbourne Victory in the FFA Cup but not in the A-League.

Lee Gaskin Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri is intent on ''repaying the faith'' the Melbourne Victory has shown in him and getting his A-League career off to a flyer.

Cricket

Ireland wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter back in Canberra after stint with Wests in first-grade competition

Irish Cricketer Stuart Poynter back in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Ireland wicket keeper Stuart Poynter is back among familiar surroundings having played for Wests in the Canberra competition.

Cricket

ACT Meteors welcome NZ all-rounder Sara McGlashan

Sara McGlashan

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors have a double hit of Kiwi power, with New Zealand international Sara McGlashan joining Nicola Browne for the Women's National Cricket League.

Canberra United brings forward US star Kendall Fletcher's guest stint

Kendall Fletcher in action for Canberra United last season.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's import will start her seven-game guest stint a week early - ruling her out of a possible grand final.

Athletics

Athletics coach Matt Beckenham searching for Canberra's next track and field Olympian

Australian sprinter Melissa Breen.

Lee Gaskin Athletics coach Matt Beckenham will hold open trials in a bid to find Canberra's next Melissa Breen and Lauren Boden.

Hockey

Canberra Lakers and Strikers fail to qualify for the finals of the Australian Hockey League

Anna Flanagan.

Lee Gaskin Both the Canberra Lakers and Strikers bow out early at the Australian Hockey League.

Cricket

Ireland record emphatic victory against the ACT Comets in one-day cricket match at Manuka Oval in Canberra

Nial O'Brien of Ireland plays a sweep shot against the ACT Comets at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin Ireland beat the ACT Comets by 124 runs in a 50-over match at Manuka Oval on Tuesday night.

Canberra United dispatches Brisbane Roar in W-League

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes attacks the ball ahead of Brisbane Roar player Clare Polkinghorne.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United bounced back with a clinical 2-0 victory against the Brisbane Roar.

Hockey

Canberra Lakers and Strikers face must-win games in Australian Hockey League

Australian and Canberra representatives Glen Turner, Edwina Bone, and Andrew Charters couldn't help the Lakers and Strikers get wins over Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin Canberra hockey teams face must-win games in the Australian Hockey League.

Judo

Japanese judo legend Kosei Inoue steering Australians towards 2020 Olympic Games

Japanese Judo expert Kosei Inoue, an Olympic gold medalist from the Sydney games, and head coach of the Japanese team, right, gives a demonstration to Judo exponents at the AIS Combat Centre.

Lee Gaskin Canberra judo competitor Sara Collins learns from Japanese legend Kosei Inoue as the first step in reaching her Olympic Games dream.

Basketball

Patty Mills shoots for back-to-back NBA championships

Key cog: Patty Mills.

Lee Gaskin Australian basketball star Patty Mills is getting ''back to business'' in San Antonio and starting the road to a second straight NBA championship.

Canberra United foundation player Rebecca Kiting back in the W-League after playing college football in the US

Times have changed: Rebecca Kiting spent four years in the US with Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United foundation player Rebecca Kiting is back in green after playing college football in the US for four years.

Union

Canberra Vikings unable to appeal controversial NRC penalty goal decision

Canberra Vikings.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Vikings cannot appeal the controversial disallowed penalty goal from Thursday night's 21-all draw with the North Harbour Rays.

Cricket

Canberra's Jason Floros chases hat-trick of national one-day titles as Nick Winter signs with the Melbourne Renegades

Jason Floros won't be playing with the Sydney Thunder in this year's Big Bash League.

Lee Gaskin Jason Floros is chasing his third straight one-day title with Queensland while fellow ACT product Nick Winter has signed with the Melbourne Renegades.