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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Sydney trainer Peter Snowden collects National Sprint with Snippets Land with double on Black Opal Stakes day

Lee Gaskin Leading Sydney trainer Peter Snowden enjoyed a 100 per cent success rate on Black Opal Stakes Day.

Mountain biking

Capital Punishment mountain bike race finishes after seven years in Canberra

Daniel McConnell claimed the first medal by an Australian man in the mountain biking at the Games.

Lee Gaskin Capital Punishment race organiser Alina McMaster says an abundance of mountain bike races have forced the race's closure after seven years.


BMX star Caroline Buchanan warms up for world title tilt with strong display at ACT championships

Caroline Buchanan during the ACT BMX Championships.

Lee Gaskin BMX star Caroline Buchanan is turning her attention to defending her Supercross World Cup series title after cruising through the ACT championships.


Weston Creek Molonglo secures finals berth to set up semi-final showdown with Eastlake

Adam Heading celebrates a wicket in Weston Creek Molonglo's clash with and ANU at Stirling Oval.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo may have only scraped into the Douglas Cup finals, but veteran batsman Cade Brown has signalled the side's intent as a serious challenger for the two-day title.

Weston Creek Molonglo and Tuggeranong in battle for finals berth on last day of Cricket ACT first-grade season

Weston Creek Molonglo spinner Mark Akeroyd scored 75 to help his side to 288 against ANU.

Lee Gaskin Michael Delaney has implored his bowlers to capitalise on a record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership.

Australian football

Canberra's Jack Steele named for the GWS Giants for AFL NAB Challenge clash with Suns

Lee Gaskin Canberra young gun Jack Steele is a step closer to making his AFL debut after earning selection for the GWS Giants for their opening NAB Challenge match.

BMX young gun Mikayla Rose to take on world champion Caroline Buchanan at ACT BMX championships

BMX rider Mikayla Rose, 14, will be taking on Caroline Buchanan at the ACT BMX Championships on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Injury hasn't stopped Mikayla Rose from becoming one of the most exciting BMX prospects in Australia.


Andrew Harriott, David Dawson centuries not enough to save ACT Comets against NSW

ACT's David Dawson scored another century, this time against New South Wales.

Lee Gaskin A maiden second XI ton from Andrew Harriott and David Dawson's third century of the season wasn't enough to save the ACT Comets from outright defeat against NSW.


Capital Football president adamant Canberra will have an A-League team with National Youth League on the agenda

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Lee Gaskin Capital Football president Mark O'Neill is adamant Canberra will have an A-League team in the future and will hold discussions with Football Federation Australia next week about the National Youth...


Record scores, sixes and a double century highlight Canberra's cricket World Cup contribution

Chris Gayle's double century was one of the highlights of the cricket World Cup games at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin and David Polkinghorne Record scores, monster sixes and a historic double century were among the highlights of Canberra's involvement in the Cricket World Cup.


ACT Meteors spinner Sam Bates named in Australian Shooting Stars squad for Dubai tour

ACT Meteors bowler Sam Bates has been picked in the Shooting Stars team to tour Dubai.

Lee Gaskin A torn anterior cruciate ligament is every athlete's worse nightmare, but ACT Meteors spinner Sam Bates may not have been selected for her first international tour without it.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr hails super summer of sport a success

David Polkinghorne and Lee Gaskin Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios set to return from injury at ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.


Canberra driver Molly Taylor not content to be the 'token female' in the Australian Rally Championship

Taking the wheel: Canberra driver Molly Taylor will be competing in the National Capital Rally.

Lee Gaskin Her mother is the long-time navigator for Australian rallying great Neal Bates. Now Molly Taylor has returned from Europe to make her assault on the Australian Rally Championship.

W-League championship winning coach Elisabeth Migchelsen leaves Canberra United for South Africa

Lee Gaskin Canberra United is on the search for a new coach, with W-League championship-winner Elisabeth Migchelsen accepting a position in South Africa.


Canberra Olympic pull out of women's premier league

Lee Gaskin Canberra Olympic's decision to suspend its women's national premier league licence for 12 months won't impact its men's program.


Wests/UC 15-year-old Matthew Gilkes bursts into Canberra first-grade with another half-century

Lee Gaskin Stand-in Wests/UC captain Joe Cooke has declared 15-year-old opening batsman Matthew Gilkes one of the most exciting prospects he has seen in the Cricket ACT first-grade competition.

Bangladesh cricket team arrives in Canberra for the World Cup ahead of sold out game with Afghanistan

''We need to perform for the people'': The Bangladesh cricket team's Anamul Haque after arriving in Canberra ahead of their game against Afghanistan next Wednesday.

Lee Gaskin It's the clash of two cricketing minnows that has, incredibly, attracted a full house at Manuka Oval.


Wests/UC assembles a champion team in quest for third straight Douglas Cup Cricket ACT premiership

Wests/UC celebrates winning the one-day premiership last Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Wests/UC subscribes to the theory that a champion team beats a team of champions.

Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff puts Australia ahead of Indian Premier League

Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff put his ambitions of representing Australia ahead of a lucrative Indian Premier League contract, taking time out to recover from a back injury.