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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra United confident Matildas' pay dispute won't affect W-League preparations

Lee Gaskin Canberra United boss Heather Reid doesn't expect the Matildas' pay dispute to impact the defending W-League champions.

Canberra Olympic to face Canberra FC in ACT NPL grand final after beating Tigers FC 4-1

Canberra Olympic's Tom McLachlan bursts through the Tigers' defence and scores the only first-half goal in Sunday's 4-1 win in the preliminary final at Deakin Stadium.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Olympic has set up a mouth-watering grand final showdown with arch-rivals Canberra FC.

Socceroos return to Canberra in November for World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan

Socceroos great Tim Cahill saluates the crowd in Perth after Thursday night's 5-0 win against Bangladesh.

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos will be returning to Canberra for the first time in four years when they take on Kyrgyzstan in a World Cup qualifier at Canberra Stadium on November 12.

Canberra athlete Evan O'Hanlon in race to decide world's fastest para-athlete in Rio de Janeiro

Canberra athlete Evan O'Hanlon will take on the world's best para-running competitors in a special 100m race in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

Lee Gaskin He's unbeatable in his own classification, but Canberra sprinter Evan O'Hanlon will find out if he truly is the fastest Para-athlete on the planet.

Canberra Vikings coach Brad Harris to leave at end of the National Rugby Championship

Canberra Vikings coach Brad Harris is set on returning to the Gold Coast.

Lee Gaskin and Brandon Palmer Canberra Vikings coach Brad Harris will return to Queensland at the end of the National Rugby Championship.

Canberra's AFL contingent leave mark on competition, provide pathway for next generation

Logan Austin has had an injury-interrupted season with Port Adelaide.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's strongest AFL contingent for many years have left their mark on the competition.

Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros re-signs with Brisbane Heat to learn from Dan Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

Eastlake's Ben Dowdell and Ainslie's Nick Salter named in NEAFL team of the year

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell was named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Lee Gaskin Eastlake's Ben Dowdell and Ainslie's Nick Salter have been named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Rugby Union

St Edmund's College complete undefeated first XV rugby season beating Daramalan College

Caleb Malisauskas of St Edmund's College goes over for a try.

Lee Gaskin St Edmund's College confirmed its status as the most dominant rugby union school in the ACT with its first XV completing a second straight unbeaten season.

Canberra paceman Jason Behrendorff using extra pace to reach Australian goal after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.


Belconnen United beat Gungahlin United to progress to women's premier league final

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United striker Jessie Williams scored a double to help the Blue Devils progress to the women's ACT Premier League grand final.

Tom Rogic scores stunning goal for Celtic ahead of Socceroos' World Cup qualifiers

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.


Bart Cummings held court with the Queen in Canberra

Bart Cummings and Queen Elizabeth II in the stands before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Canberra. The race was won by Cummings' horse, Beau Zam, on May 8, 1988.

Lee Gaskin It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen in Canberra.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave makes heartbreaking exit from AIHL finals with 4-3 loss to Newcastle

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave have made a heart-breaking exit from the Australian Ice Hockey League finals.


Canberra FC progress to 33rd grand final with 2-1 win over Cooma Tigers FC in NPL

Tigers FC's Goran Josifovski controls the ball from Canberra FC's Izach Clements.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC overcame the loss of several stars to move within 90 minutes of completing the championship double.

Canberra Brave chasing finals redemption in the Australian Ice Hockey League

Brave players Mark Rummukainen, Matt Harvey and Kai Miettinen are ready for the AIHL finals.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Brave veteran Matt Harvey is confident they can turn it on in this year's AIHL finals series.

Ashes 2015: Brad Haddin weighs up playing future after being dropped

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is yet to decide whether he will continue his Test career.

Lee Gaskin Brad Haddin says he will take a couple of weeks to decide his playing future.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Dara and Goliath: Can Daramalan take down St Edmund's College?


Lee Gaskin Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Soccer: Canberra product Jason Geria desperate to help Olyroos reach 2016 Olympics

Canberra product Jason Geria has been named in the Olyroos squad for upcoming friendlies against Turkey and Macedonia.

Lee Gaskin Playing in the biggest sporting event on the planet is something Canberra's Jason Geria is desperate to experience.

Emily Brichacek turns focus to 2016 Rio Olympic Games after missing world championships

Lee Gaskin Canberra middle-distance runner Emily Brichacek says she is capable of being in the mix at Rio.