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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Iraq stun Iran in Asian Cup epic to reach semi-finals

Lee Gaskin Gripping. Dramatic. Controversial refereeing decisions. A penalty shoot-out. It wouldn't be any other way for an Iran v Iraq encounter.

Cricket

Australian great Doug Walters lauds Steve Smith's confidence after sensational Test form

Former Australian test cricketer, Doug Walters, shares his knowledge with senior squad members of the Eastlake Cricket team at Kingston Oval.

Lee Gaskin Australian Test great Doug Walters says the outstanding success of Steve Smith shows that confidence is more important than having a traditional batting technique.

Canberra athletics boosted by $7 million synthetic track at Woden Park

The $7m refurbishment of the Woden athletics track. Commonwealth Games medalist in the Javelin, Kelsey-Lee Roberts at the track.

Lee Gaskin Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Kelsey-Lee Roberts will be among those eager to use the new $7 million state-of-the-art athletics track at Woden Park.

Canberra Stadium pitch the best in the Asian Cup ahead of Iran v Iraq quarter-final

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Lee Gaskin The Canberra Stadium playing surface has been transformed from a laughing stock to the best in the country.

Iraq coach wants rival fans separated for Iran clash in Asian Cup

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Lee Gaskin Iraq's coach wants rival fans seated in different parts of Canberra Stadium in Friday night's quarter-final.

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Soccer

Gungahlin United commits to the Capital Football National Premier League in 2015

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Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United Football Club has confirmed it will take its place in the National Premier League this season, but the future of the club's playing squad remains uncertain.

Former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager Carlos Queiroz aiming to lead Iran to first Asian Cup in 39 years

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz runs his eye over training at McKellar Park in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Former Real Madrid manager and Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz is attempting to guide Iran to its first Asian Cup in 39 years.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry chases playoff miracle heading into Australian Baseball League series with Sydney Blue Sox

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tristan Crawford is hopeful of being fit for Sunday's game against Sydney.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry are chasing a late playoff surge heading into this weekend's final round of the Australian Baseball League.

Soccer

Canberra's Palestinian community rallies around their team at historic Asian Cup appearance

Youmna Alsweity, 4, Youssra Alsweity,11, and Ayman Hijazi, 4, support the Palestinian national team.

Lee Gaskin For Canberra's Palestinian community, seeing their team compete at the Asian Cup is far greater than what happens on the scoreboard.

Weston Creek Molonglo impresses on its way to face Wests/UC in Gallop Cup one-day cricket final

One day cricket semi final at Stirling Oval between Weston
Creek and North Canberra Gungahlin. Weston Creek bowler, Joe Slater.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo will face Wests/UC in the final of the Gallop Cup one-day competition.

China beats North Korea 2-1 to remain unbeaten in Asian Cup ahead of quarter-final with the Socceroos

China's Sun Ke celebrates his goal with teammates.

Lee Gaskin China will take on the Socceroos in the Asian Cup quarter-finals with a perfect record after beating North Korea 2-1.

Soccer

Canberra's strong Asian Cup crowds show case for hosting Socceroos games

Fans shows their support at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid believes strong crowd numbers at Canberra's Asian Cup games shows the city has the appetite to host the Socceroos and other quality one-off fixtures.

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North Korea faces China in the most intriguing game of the Asian Cup in Canberra

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Lee Gaskin From the moment the draw for the Asian Cup was released, the meeting between North Korea and China, in Australia's capital city, was one circled on the schedule.

Cricket

Wests/UC warms up for Gallop Cup semis with win over North

Wests batsman Theo Valeri in action.

Lee Gaskin Defending two-day champion Wests/UC is aiming to add the 50-over title to its collection when it takes on Queanbeyan in Sunday's Gallop Cup semi-final.

Soccer

Gungahlin United's NPL debut season in crisis as financial backers threaten to walk away

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Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United's star-studded squad could be torn apart, with financial backers threatening to walk away just three months after being awarded a National Premier League licence.

Liverpool legend Craig Johnston backs Socceroos to win Asian Cup

Liverpool legend Craig Johnston believes the Socceroos can go all the way in the Asian Cup.

Lee Gaskin Australia's greatest soccer export, Craig Johnston, has backed the Socceroos to go all the way in the Asian Cup, citing their new-found attitude and self-belief as the keys to success.

Cricket

Queanbeyan aiming to make up for Twenty20 final loss with one-day title

All-rounder Ed Barnard has made an impact for Queanbeyan this season.

Lee Gaskin Queanbeyan captain Sam Taylor says his side is determined to claim the one-day competition to make amends for its defeat in the Twenty20 final.

Baseball

Perth Heat hammer the Canberra Cavalry 11-0 in the Australian Baseball League

Canberra Cavalry pitcher Gaby Hernandez.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry had no answer for Perth Heat pitcher Mike McClendon as it crashed to a whopping 11-0 loss in its Australian Baseball League game at the Narrabundah Ballpark on Thursday night.

UAE beat Bahrain 2-1 to put themselves in the box seat for the quarter-finals

United Arab Emirates player Ali Ahmed Mabkhout celebrates his goal.

Lee Gaskin An own goal has all but eliminated Bahrain from the Asian Cup and put the UAE within touching distance of the quarter-finals for the first time in 15 years.

Cricket

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins restricted to six overs in PM's XI game against England

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins got the match practice national selectors wanted, but fans at the Prime Minister's XI game could have been excused for being annoyed at his overs being restricted.