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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra preview: Trainer Len Hodgson hatches cup plan for Asclepius

Lee Gaskin Canberra Cup hopeful Asclepius begins his tilt towards the $200,000 feature in a 1000-metre open handicap at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Socceroo Carl Valeri could switch teams in bid to make World Cup

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri is on the verge of breathing life into his World Cup ambitions with a mid-season transfer.


ACT youngsters go down swinging in national softball under-19 championships

Sport: Under 19 Mens's National Championships Softball Australia - ACT v NSW at Hawker Softball Park. ACT Jay Selv. 22nd of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin ACT under-19 men's coach Andrew Kirkpatrick lauded his team in finishing runner-up at the nationals.


Canberra United vow to take revenge on Lady Reds

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams has declared ''it's time for revenge'' against Adelaide United.


Canberra United star Sally Shipard won't risk more knee damage

Lee Gaskin Canberra United star Sally Shipard will err on the side of caution in her bid to return to the W-League this season.


For Sudanese refugee Bul Kuol, basketball offers huge opportunities

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin He's the Sudanese refugee who caught the eye of Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis.


ACT claims men's futsal title again

Lee Gaskin The ACT is the king of Australian men's futsal for the second year in a row.


Comets star key to T20 title, says Tuggeranong skipper

Lee Gaskin Michael Barrington-Smith believes Shane Devoy is key to Tuggeranong's assault on the Twenty20 championship.


Canberra referee Ben Williams gets call-up to World Cup in Brazil

Lee Gaskin Ben Williams was on his honeymoon in Europe during the last World Cup and watched the final from Spain.


Manuka makeover attracts admirers and sets stage for more internationals

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is impressed with Manuka Oval's upgrades.

Lee Gaskin The latest stage of the Manuka Oval makeover passed its first test with flying colours.


Recipe for success still eludes Alastair Cook

NEWS: England Captain Alistair Cook with the trophy after defeating the PM's XI team at Manuka oval, Canberra.14th January 2014.. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Alastair Cook desperately wanted to find some form, but the England captain will have to do it in the nets.


Bopara gives England hope at long last

Gone: Brett Lee appeals for Joe Root's dismissal.

Lee Gaskin Tourists finally have something to smile about: a win against the PM's XI.


England overcome disastrous start to crush PM's XI

English captain Alastair Cook celebrates with James Tredwell.

Lee Gaskin Finally, there is something for England to smile about with a comprehensive win against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

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Cricket: PM's XI a well-balanced team, says Brett Lee

Australia's Brett Lee at Manuka oval ahead of the PM's XI tomorrow.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 2:19:40 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lee Gaskin Brett Lee has defended the selection of the Prime Minister's XI side, declaring the combination of old heads, fringe national players and untried youngsters can continue England's miserable summer.


English fast bowler Chris Jordan on track to making a name for himself

Australia's Brett Lee and England's Chris Jordan at Manuka oval ahead of the PM's XI tomorrow.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 2:19:39 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


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McDermott boys to take on England

Brothers Ben and Alister McDermott who will both play in the PM's XI team.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 4:34:56 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lee Gaskin Alister and Ben McDermott now have at least one thing in common - selection in the Prime Minister's XI team.


Michael Spaseski has a chance to impress in the Prime Minister's XI

Lee Gaskin This time 12 months ago, ACT Comets captain Jono Dean was preparing to open the batting for the Prime Minister's XI against the West Indies.


Fast bowler Jackson Bird aiming to return to Australian Test team

Lee Gaskin If wickets are a fast bowler's currency, then Prime Minister's XI debutant Jackson Bird is quickly building a sizeable amount of funds to force his way back into the Australian Test team.


PM's XI at Manuka: Late change for Australian side

Lee Gaskin The Prime Minister's XI has been forced into a late change for Tuesday's match with England at Manuka Oval, with Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls batsman Chris Lynn ruled out with a knee injury.


Rookie Ashleigh Palombi embraces pressure as ACT defends futsal title

Sport: ACT women's futsal player Ashleigh Palombi. 11th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin ACT women's futsal rookie Ashleigh Palombi is tired of being the bridesmaid.