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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Boxing

Canberra's Ben Edwards fighting for title, but would fight Sonny-Bill Williams for free

Lee Gaskin Australian heavyweight title contender Ben Edwards would fight Sonny-Bill Williams or Paul Gallen "for free", but isn't holding his breath for the football stars to answer his challenge.

Marathon medallist Jess Trengove learns from brother Jack's resilience

Jack Trengove with his older sister Jess.

Lee Gaskin Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Jess Trengove will compete at the national cross country championships at Stromlo on Sunday.

Brandon Starc hopes to continue brother Mitch's impressive summer

High jumper Brandon Star with older brother, Australian fast bowler Mitchell.

Lee Gaskin High jumper Brandon Starc hopes to follow older brother Mitch of the Australian cricket team, but at the Canberra Track Classic.

Racing

Road to Canberra's premier race, the Black Opal Stakes, heats up as two-year-olds vie for spots

Trainer Gerald Ryan after winning last year's Black Opal Stakes.

Lee Gaskin Leading Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan will begin his assault on back-to-back Black Opal Stakes victories a month out from the richest race on the ACT calendar.

Soccer

ACT to re-invest Asian Cup financial windfall into grassroots soccer

Bumper crowds at the Asian Cup will result in a boost for grassroots soccer in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Government will re-invest any profits it receives from the Asian Cup back into grassroots soccer in Canberra and infrastructure projects.

Ice Hockey

New Canberra Brave coach Brad Hunt aims to improve on fairytale season in Australian Ice Hockey League

Canberra Brave ice hockey coach Brad Hunt.

Lee Gaskin There's a new coach, but the same burning desire for the Canberra Brave to build on its impressive inaugural season in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Athletics

Para-runner Evan O'Hanlon breaks down barriers at Canberra Track Classic

Lee Gaskin Para-running star Evan O'Hanlon wants to get in the slipstream of teenage prodigy Jack Hale to help him achieve his goal of qualifying for the men's 100 metres at the national championships.

Australian fast bowler Jason Behrendorff ruled out for rest of the summer with a back injury

Jason Behrendorff has been ruled out for the rest of the summer with a back injury.

Lee Gaskin Jason Behrendorff's chance to be an Ashes bolter and to cash in on a massive Indian Premier League pay day have been thwarted by a back injury.

Soccer

Capital Football National Premier League debutants taking on top side in round one

Lee Gaskin Newcomers Gungahlin United will kick off its inaugural National Premier League campaign against defending grand final winners Belconnen United.

Cricket

ACT Meteors opener Katie Mack adding leg spin to her arsenal for Australia A women's tour of Sri Lanka

ACT meteors opening batter Katie Mack will tour Sri Lanka with the Australia A squad.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors opener Katie Mack rewarded for her breakthrough Women's National Cricket League season with selection in an Australia A women's squad to tour Sri Lanka.

Athletics

Melissa Breen and Sally Pearson ''taking on the world together'' before Canberra Track Classic rematch

Lee Gaskin Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, takes on Sally Pearson almost a year to the day since breaking Melinda Gainsford-Taylor's 20-year-old national record.

Cricket

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean aiming to win Canberra one-day title with Weston Creek

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean is back to bolster Weston Creek Molonglo for the Canberra one-day final against Wests/UC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra batsman Jono Dean aiming to win the one-day title with Weston Creek Molonglo having had mixed success with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.

Perth Scorchers paceman Jason Behrendorff enjoys triumphant homecoming with Big Bash League title in Canberra

Expecting to fly: Jason Behrendorff of the Perth Scorchers whips on in with fellow ACT player Ryan Carters of the Sydney Sixers batting.

Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff savours thrilling Big Bash League title victory with the Perth Scorchers at Manuka Oval.

Cricket

Cricket Australia rejects criticism for playing Big Bash League final in Canberra

Perth Scorchers players celebrate their thrilling four-wicket victory against the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has rejected criticism of the decision to play the Big Bash final in Canberra after the most thrilling decider in the competition's four-year...

Big Bash League final: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers

One last time: Brett Lee plays his final game of cricket in the Big Bash final.

Lee Gaskin Follow our live coverage as the defending champions the Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Sixers in Canberra.

The key moments of the Perth Scorchers' thrilling Big Bash League final win against the Sydney Sixers

Brett Lee nearly took the Sixers into a Super Over with late wickets.

Lee Gaskin The key moments from the Perth Scorchers' thrilling last-ball victory against the Sydney Sixers.

Sydney Sixers quick Brett Lee aims to bow out with Big Bash League title

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee is aiming for a fairytale ending when the Sydney Sixers take on the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

NSW Breakers aim to win the last women's Twenty20 final against Victoria Spirit at Manuka

Meg Lanning will be crucial to Victoria's chances of winning.

Lee Gaskin The NSW Breakers are aiming collect the last women’s Twenty20 title on offer in state cricket before the women’s Big Bash takes over next summer.

Sydney Sixers aim to take advantage of Canberra venue for Big Bash final against Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Perth Scorchers skipper Adam Voges with the Big Bash League trophy at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques says his side is hoping to make the most of having the Big Bash League final in Canberra rather than in Perth.

Sydney Sixers aiming to send Brett Lee off with the Big Bash League title

Going out on a high note: Brett Lee will head to Canberra trying to win the Big Bash League title in his final ever game.

Lee Gaskin The Sydney Sixers are aiming to send champion fast bowler Brett Lee off with the Big Bash League title after booking their spot in Wednesday night's final in Canberra.