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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

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

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


Cricket ACT first-grade, Gallop Cup.  Eastlake v Queanbeyan at Kingston Oval.
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.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Abby Bishop lands 20 first-quarter points in 101-72 victory over Rangers

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop had a game-high 28 points and 12 rebounds against the Dandenong Rangers on Saturday,

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals roar back to form with an easy 101-72 victory against the Dandenong Rangers at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

ACT government commissions review into indoor sports facilities in Canberra

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Lee Gaskin The ACT Government will announce on Saturday a review of existing indoor sports facilities in the ACT to identify areas to improve.

Cricket

ACT Comets spinner Shane Devoy leaves Tuggeranong to join Easts in the Sydney grade cricket competition

ACT Comets spinner Shane Devoy (left) has joined Easts in the Sydney grade competition.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets spinner Shane Devoy has left the Tuggeranong club to join Easts in the Sydney grade competition for the rest of the season.

Basketball

Andrew Gaze says Josh Childress NBL ban 'light', but Jesse Wagstaff content

Basketball royalty: Andrew Gaze.

Rebekah Ison, Lee Gaskin Andrew Gaze fears the "light" ban handed to Josh Childress could harm Australian basketball.

Soccer

Canberra's Luke Pilkington eyes A-League opportunity with FFA Cup

Luke Pilkington, who had a short stint with Melbourne Victory, is back on the big stage with Bentleigh Greens in the FFA Cup quarter-finals.

Lee Gaskin Five years after he won a reality TV show and had a short-lived career with Melbourne Victory, former ANU captain Luke Pilkington is back on the big stage in the FFA Cup.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals guard Alice Coddington embracing starting role for WNBL game against Dandenong Rangers

ACT junior Alice Coddington is making an impact for the Canberra Capitals.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals guard Alice Coddington is embracing her new-found role in the starting team for Saturday's WNBL game against the Dandenong Rangers.

Soccer

Gungahlin United builds talent for Capital Football National Premier League

Gungahlin United will play in the men's Capital Football National Premier League next season.  (rear from left), men's head coach Claudio Canosa, assistant head coach Mitch Stevens, president Ricardo Alberto, front from left, under-18 player Frazier Phillips and men's premier league player Stephen Domenici at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United is hoping to turn a growing junior base into a Premier League force, attracting a former international coach and a swag of high-profile recruits.

Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff pushing for Australian selection

Western Australia fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is pushing for Australian selection after excellent form in the national one-day competition.

Lee Gaskin In-form Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff feels he's "ready to go" if he receives a dream call-up to the Australian team this summer.

Cricket

ACT Comets captain David Dawson scores an unbeaten century against Queensland second XI

Lee Gaskin ACT captain David Dawson celebrated his first game for the Comets in more than a decade with an unbeaten century.

Canberra Capitals hopeful of having Michelle Cosier return for Saturday's WNBL game against Dandenong Rangers

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals are hoping of having veteran guard Michelle Cosier back for the first time in 18 months in Saturday's WNBL game against the Dandenong Rangers.

Cricket

Queensland bat Ben McDermott earns Sheffield Shield spot after century against ACT Comets

Lee Gaskin Queensland batsman Ben McDermott scores an unbeaten century in the Futures League game in Canberra then earns a Sheffield Shield call-up.

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore commits to Australian rugby until the end of 2016

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is set to close in on Australian rugby records, extending his contract with the ACT and Australian rugby until the end of 2016.

Lee Gaskin Brumbies captain Stephen Moore has signed a one-year contract extension until 2016, keeping the injured Wallabies skipper in Australian rugby after the World Cup.

Cricket

Big Bash League expansion off table

Canberra's Jono Dean at the launch of tickets for the BBL final.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Big Bash League final, but the competition's expansion into the capital is a long way off.

Cricket

Wests/UC's Joe Cooke takes five Tuggeranong wickets in Gallop Cup

Wests/UC all-rounder Joe Cooke claimed five wickets in his side's Gallop Cup victory against Tuggeranong on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin It took a teammate's busted shoe for Wests/UC all-rounder Joe Cooke to get a bowl, but he made the most of his opportunity with a five-wicket haul.