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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra shows desire for A-League team with enthusiastic Socceroos support

Lee Gaskin FFA chief David Gallop says he has heard the message loud and clear - Canberra wants an A-League team.

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroos to hold players meeting to decide on Bangladesh trip

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos will hold a players meeting late on Thursday night to discuss whether the group is comfortable travelling to Bangladesh amid security concerns.

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Tim Cahill thrills Canberra crowd as Rogic makes Socceroos cameo

 Socceroos player Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring a goal.

Lee Gaskin Tim Cahill gave Canberra a night to remember as the Socceroos thrilled Canberra Stadium.

2018 World Cup qualifier: Australia vs Kyrgyzstan live at Canberra Stadium

The Socceroos are in a tricky situation in qualifying after an earlier loss to Jordan.

Lee Gaskin Follow our interactive blog for full live coverage as the Socceroos take on Kyrgyzstan at Canberra Stadium.

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Cricket: Blake MacDonald, Andrew Harriott save game for ACT Comets with half centuries

ACT Comets batsman Blake MacDonald made 69 not out against the South Australian second XI on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets youngster Blake MacDonald scored an unbeaten half-century to save his side from disaster.


2018 World Cup qualifier: Socceroos coach unimpressed with Canberra playing surface

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou

Lee Gaskin Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is unimpressed with the standard of the Canberra Stadium playing surface ahead of Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.


FIFA World Cup qualifier: Angry Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak fired up to lead Australia

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak will lead Australia in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin "Angry" captain Mile Jedinak will lead out a Socceroos side intent on launching a Canberra crusade to get its World Cup qualification campaign back on track.


FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroos star Tom Rogic says Canberra deserves A-League team

Canberra product Tom Rogic will be one of the Socceroos' stars in Canberra for November's World Cup qualifier.

Lee Gaskin Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic is primed for a triumphant homecoming and is intent on putting Canberra on the footballing map.


Brad Haddin belts ton for ACT Comets in perfect Canberra cameo ahead of Big Bash

Brad Haddin smashes a four over cover on his way to making a century for the ACT Comets against South Australia at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin capped a triumphant return to the ACT Comets with a brilliant century in their Futures League match against South Australia at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.


2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Socceroo Massimo Luongo away from QPR roller-coaster

Massimo Luongo in action during a Socceroos training session at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin He's on a ''bit of a rollercoaster'' at his English club after the manager was sacked, but Asian Cup hero Massimo Luongo can use his Socceroos stint to press his claims for a recall to the starting...


World Cup qualifier: Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan likely to miss Canberra game with injury

Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan is unlikely to have recovered from a knee injury in time for Thursday's match against Kyrgysztan in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos are set to be without first-choice goalkeeper Mat Ryan and star striker Mathew Leckie for Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan at Canberra Stadium.

Former Socceroos captain Ned Zelic calls on Canberra to get next A-League team

A big crowd to the Socceroos' game on Thursday night will only enhance Canberra's claims to an A-League team.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos captain Ned Zelic has called on Canberra to get the next team in the A-League before a third Sydney club.

Brad Haddin to take on mentor role for ACT Comets in return to home team

Lee Gaskin Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will pass on his experience to the next generation of Canberra cricketers in his cameo for the ACT Comets.

Canberra club cricketer Chris Browning plays 500th match for Weston Creek Molonglo

Chris Browning is playing his 500th grade cricket match for Weston Creek this weekend.

Lee Gaskin Canberra club cricket stalwart Chris Browning is already planning to go well past the 500-game milestone.

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy taking red-hot goal-scoring form into international

Lee Gaskin Aaron Mooy isn't taking his spot in the Socceroos for granted after an exceptional start to the A-League season.


Canberra Tennis Centre endorsed to host Australia's Davis Cup tie against US

No.2 seed Matthew Ebden defeated Omar Jasika 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Canberra International ATP Challenger tournament at the Canberra Tennis Centre on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra International's No 2 seed Matthew Ebden has endorsed the revamped Canberra Tennis Centre as being capable of hosting next year's Davis Cup tie between Australia and the US.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals eager to turn around toughest start in Carrie Graf's tenure

WNBA guard Renee Montgomery is hoping to help the Canberra Capitals revive their ailing season.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says this is the toughest start she has experienced to a WNBL season, but believes the playoffs remain within reach.

Who to bet on in the 2015 Melbourne Cup: The mug's guide to the race that stops the nation

Melbourne Cup.

Lee Gaskin Once a year punters file into betting agencies across the country. But what's the best formula?

Australia's golden oldies take on England with over-70 cricket series on the line in Canberra

Canberra cricketer Peter Howes, 75, will be part of the Australian over-70s cricket team who will take on the England over-70s at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin It's the oldest rivalry in world cricket in more than one sense of the word.

Canberra International: Marinko Matosevic aiming for rise back up the rankings

Former world No.39 Marinko Matosevic in action during his doubles match at the Canberra International on Monday.

Lee Gaskin An injury-free Marinko Matosevic says he's a better tennis player than when he was ranked No 39 in the world less than three years ago.