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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Teenage cricketer Mac Wright from the south coast to face England at Manuka Oval next Monday

Lee Gaskin A 16-year-old all-rounder, who plays in Canberra but lives on the NSW south coast, is about to face the England cricket team.

Cricket

New England captain Eoin Morgan tipped to lead aggressivly in first Australian tour since Alastair Cook's sacking

England batsman James Taylor said he expected Morgan, above,  to embrace the captaincy and to continue his play his natural game despite having the extra responsibility.

Lee Gaskin New England one-day international skipper Eoin Morgan is tipped to captain the side aggressively in his country's first tour since the sacking of Alastair Cook for next month's World Cup.

Soccer

South Korea out to win back the respect of its country by breaking 55-year Asian Cup drought

News.  from left, Josh Yang, Michael Yang, Justine Yang and Sam Yang of Turner have their tickets ready for all the South Korea and North Korea games to be played in Canberra during the AFC Asian Cup.  They will join the many South Korean fans known as the Red Devil's for the games.  8 January 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin South Korea are embracing the pressure of football-mad country ahead of Saturday's opening Asian Cup game against Oman at Canberra Stadium.

Socceroos great Mark Bosnich backs South Korea to break its 55-year Asian Cup drought

Sport. The South Korean, Asian Cup football team training at Deakin Oval. January 6th. 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos great Mark Bosnich believes South Korea can avoid another toffee treatment from its fans and break the country’s 55-year Asian Cup drought.

Canberra Cavalry's hitters go wild as they hammer Brisbane Bandits 10-3 in Australian Baseball League

Jack Murphy had a night to remember, driving in six runs.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry went on an offensive rampage with a 10-3 win against Brisbane on Thursday.

Fans go wild as South Korea arrives in Canberra for the Asian Cup

Abaigaile Lim- Webber 3 of Kambah

Lee Gaskin Any doubts about how big the Asian Cup is were silenced with the wild screaming that accompanied the South Korean team on its arrival in Canberra.

Jason Behrendorff home in Canberra for Prime Minister's XI

Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff will be making his second appearance in the PM's XI.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Jason Behrendorff returns to the PM's XI six years after his debut to take on England at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Oman captain Ali Al-Habsi arrives in Canberra ahead of Asian Cup opening game against South Korea

Al-Habsi is one of the few Middle Eastern players to have success in the English top flight, having joined Wigan in 2011 on a reported £4 million transfer fee from Bolton Wanderers.

Lee Gaskin Oman captain Ali Al-Habsi✓ has shaken off a 25-hour flight to join his countrymen for the first time ahead of the Asian Cup.

Soccer

Asian Cup ticket prices inflated by up to 700 per cent on rogue website

Lee Gaskin Asian Cup organisers have warned people from buying game tickets from unofficial sellers who are inflating prices by as much as 700 per cent.

Cricket

ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon teams up with idol Michael Hussey for PM's XI against England

ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon has been selected in the PM's XI team to play England.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon will join his idol when he lines up with Michael Hussey in the PM's XI team against England next week.

Cummins, Maxwell, Behrendorff in PM's XI to face England in Canberra

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has been named in the PM's XI team to face England.

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and in-form Canberra left-armer Jason Behrendorff highlight the PM's XI team named to take on England at Manuka Oval.

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Tennis

More than 800 players converge on Canberra for Australian Senior Tennis Championships preview

Sport.
January 4th 2015.

Australian Masters Tennis Championships at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham. From left Linda Culcutt, 46, Tim Harris, 55, John Greenup, 65, Don Biddle, 75, Ron Moulton, 81, Peter Breugelman, 70, Alan Wilmshurst, 61, and Ros Balodis. 

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Lee Gaskin They range in age from their 30s to their 80s, but that won't stop the best players in the country from serving up aces, volleys and winners at the Australian Seniors Championship.

ACT Meteors bowled out for 76 in Women's T20 loss to Western Australia

Rhiannon Dick top-scored for the Meteors in their nine-wicket loss to Western Fury on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors are bowled out for just 76 in a nine-wicket loss to Western Australia at Manuka Oval on Sunday.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry second baseman Christian Lopes on fire in series with Melbourne Aces

Lee Gaskin Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins believes second baseman Christian Lopes can take the red-hot hitting form he has shown in the Australian Baseball League back to the US.

Canberra ripe for Big Bash League expansion

Lee Gaskin Canberra is strengthening its position for a Big Bash League team,

Cricket

ACT Meteors keep finals hopes alive after bonus-point victory against WA Fury

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt made 91 from 64 balls in her team's bonus-point win.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors kept their finals hopes alive with a bonus-point victory against the WA Fury at Manuka Oval on Saturday.

Canberra fast bowler Nick Winter recalled to Melbourne Renegades for Big Bash League derby with Melbourne Stars

Canberra bowler Nick Winter is playing for the Melbourne Renegades.

Lee Gaskin Canberra left-arm bowler Nick Winter has been recalled to the Melbourne Renegades squad for Saturday night's derby with the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium.

Asian Cup organisers confident of 'positive crowds' in Canberra

Oman players Yakoob Abdulkarim, centre, and Jaber Owaisi, right, warm up before training at the AIS.

Lee Gaskin Asian Cup organisers are confident they will have ''positive crowds'' to the seven games in Canberra a week out from the first game at Canberra Stadium.

Australian basketball star Lauren Jackson's first Canberra Capitals game at home in 1779 days against Dandenong Rangers

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Lee Gaskin Australian basketball superstar Lauren Jackson on her long road back from injury and finally playing her first game at home for the Canberra Capitals in her $1 million, three-season deal.

Cricket

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean called into Adelaide Strikers squad for BBL game with Hobart Hurricanes

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean is in the Adelaide Strikers' 13-man squad for Wednesday night's game with the Hobart Hurricanes.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo opener Jono Dean could bring the New Year in with a bang after being included in the Adelaide Strikers' 13-man squad for Wednesday night's game with the Hobart Hurricanes.