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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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.

ABL: Canberra Cavalry's hitters fail to fire in 3-1 loss to Melbourne Aces at Melbourne Ballpark

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry couldn't reward starting pitcher Aaron Thompson with his first win of the season on Sunday.

Heavy rain and lightning forces postponement of ACT regional Twenty20 grand final

Lee Gaskin Queanbeyan has gotten out of jail after heavy rain and lightning forced the postponement of Sunday night's Twenty20 grand final at Manuka Oval.

WNCL: ACT Meteors emerge as title contenders after thrilling win against South Australia

ACT Meteors all-rounder Erin Osborne took three wickets for the Meteors on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors are contenders for the WNCL title after back-to-back victories in Melbourne this weekend.


Eastlake wins fourth straight game in Gallop Cup to stay on top in ACT Premier Cricket

Eastlake opening bowler Nikhil Mathai in action.

Lee Gaskin Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski believes his side is more equipped to take its strong regular season form into the Gallop Cup finals than it was a year ago.


WNCL: ACT Meteors claw their way to thrilling two-wicket win against Western Fury

ACT Meteors wicketkeeper Rebecca Maher played a key role in her side's two-wicket win against Western Australia on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors have kept their Women's National Cricket League finals hopes alive with a thrilling two-wicket win against the Western Fury in Melbourne on Saturday.


WNBL: Canberra Capitals guard Hanna Zavecz retires immediately after injury struggles

Canberra Capitals guard Hanna Zavecz has retired after yet another injury.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals guard Hanna Zavecz has retired after a wretched run of injuries.


ACT Aces provide Canberra cricketers with another pathway in Plan B Regional Bash

ANU batsman Owen Chivers will represent the ACT Aces in the Plan B Regional Bash.

Lee Gaskin ACT Aces batsman Owen Chivers says the introduction of the new representative team provides another development pathway for Canberra cricketers.


Queanbeyan fired up to take on former stars in regional Twenty20 grand final in Canberra

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean is one of several former Queanbeyan players in the Weston Creek Molonglo team.

Lee Gaskin There will be no love lost when Queanbeyan takes on several of their former stars in the regional Twenty 20 final at Manuka Oval on Sunday night.


Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak and Mat Ryan back for Canberra World Cup qualifier

KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY - MARCH 25: Mile Jedinak of Australia controls the ball during the International Friendly match between Germany and Australia at Fritz-Walter-Stadion on March 25, 2015 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos are bringing their big guns to Canberra after captain Mile Jedinak and goalkeeper Mat Ryan were named to return from injury for next month's World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan at...

IPC Athletics World Championships: Canberra para-athlete Scott Reardon wins gold

Reardon with his World Championships gold medal in Doha.

Lee Gaskin Canberra para-athlete Scott Reardon has sprinted his way to gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman pens new two-year deal with pro team Orica-GreenEDGE

Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman has signed a new two-year deal with Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE.

Lee Gaskin Veteran Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman will continue to pass on his vast experience to young Australian star Caleb Ewan after signing a two-year contract extension with Orica-GreenEDGE.

NRC: Canberra Vikings veteran Frankie Fainifo embraces starting role for grand final

Lee Gaskin He's been used as an impact player for the Canberra Vikings this season, but former Brumbies winger Frankie Fainifo will jump at the chance to move into the starting line-up for Saturday's National...

NRC 2015: Canberra Vikings to draw on finals experience for decider with Brisbane City

Canberra Vikings flyhalf Christian Lealiifano has plenty of finals experience ahead of Saturday's NRC grand final against Brisbane City.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Vikings have a wealth of finals experience to call on in their quest first NRC title.

Canberra pitch comes under fire after four wickets fall in two days in New Zealand game

CA XI fast bowler Jason Behrendorff in action against New Zealand at Manuka Oval on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval pitch comes under fire after just four wickets were taken over two days.

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson shows Test value with impressive knock in Canberra

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson.

Lee Gaskin New Zealand's pace attack is one to be feared. But their batsmen are starting to get some attention.

ACT Premier Cricket: Ben Oakley passes 300-wicket milestone for Wests/UC in Gallop Cup win

Wests/UC paceman Ben Oakley took his 300th career wicket for the club on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Ben Oakley cracks the 300-wicket milestone in his side's four-wicket win against Tuggeranong.

Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns score centuries for CA XI against New Zealand in Canberra

Joe Burns brings up his century against New Zealand at Manuka Oval on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja got among the runs, but another hopeful missed out.