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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

League

John Papalii cleared for West Belconnen Warriors' Raiders Cup elimination final

John Papalii was cleared at the judiciary.

Lee Gaskin West Belconnen have received a boost ahead of Sunday's Canberra Raiders Cup elimination final.

Union

Vikings captain Fotu Auelua looks to smooth the way for Brumbies and ACT club players

The Canberra Vikings' leadership group (from left) Robbie Coleman, Jarrad Butler, captain Fotu Auelua, Jesse Mogg and Tim Cree.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua will use a softer approach to ensure his players combine for the NRC.

Cricket

Rene Farrell backs ACT Meteors to make Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval

ACT Meteors and Australian cricketer Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin Rene Farrell believes having the women's Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval could be the edge the ACT Meteors need.

Judo

Judo competitor Duke Didier aiming for Olympic Games qualification after Commonwealth Games heartbreak

Canberra's Duke Didier.

Lee Gaskin Canberra judo competitor Duke Didier is aiming to press on towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Union

Canberra Vikings centre Nigel Ah Wong pushing claims for Brumbies spot next season

Nigel Ah Wong was outstanding for the Vikings in Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final.

Lee Gaskin Nigel Ah Wong can make an impact in the NRC, says Vikings coach Dan McKellar.

Football

Canberra City stuns Canberra FC with a 2-0 upset in the Capital Football National Premier League

Canberra City's Sam McDonald scored a crucial goal.

Lee Gaskin Canberra City produced a shock 2-0 upset of Canberra FC on Sunday.

Hockey

Wests' finals chances all but over after 3-3 draw in Capital League 1 hockey

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Lee Gaskin Wests coach Peter Legge-Wilkinson concedes his side's Capital League 1 men's finals chances are all but over.

Brave books Canberra's spot in the finals for the first time in Australian Ice Hockey League history

Stephen Blunden bagged an incredible six goals against the Bears.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave did not exist at the start of the year, but in a few weeks the Cinderella story of the Australian Ice Hockey League will be going to the play-offs.

Football

Canberra's Jordan Tsekenis set to join Sydney FC's National Youth League team

Jordan Tsekenis, right, will join Sydney FC.

Lee Gaskin Canberra striker Jordan Tsekenis is set to join Sydney FC's National Youth League team.

Soccer

Rogic's screamer for Canberra Olympic cancelled out by Belconnen United's late equaliser

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Lee Gaskin Canberra Olympic's Adam Rogic struck one of the goals of the season, but Goran Mukevski's 89th minute equaliser ensured Belconnen United a share of the spoils.

Union

Knee injury rules Viking's captain out of National Rugby Championship

Tuggeranong captain Gareth Clouston with the premiership trophy.

Lee Gaskin It's the captain's curse that has ended Tuggeranong Vikings skipper Gareth Clouston's National Rugby Championship campaign before it started.

Union

Tuggeranong Vikings beat Queanbeyan to win fourth straight John I Dent Cup premiership

John I Dent grand final.

Lee Gaskin ACT Brumbies recruit Nigel Ah Wong✓ scores hat-trick to lead Vikings to fourth straight premiership.

Football

Canberra FC hosts second Sydney A-League side in pre-season match-up

Canberra FC hosted the Western Sydney Wanderers in July, and will face Sydney FC in September.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC will host its second A-League team in as many months when glamour club Sydney FC plays at Deakin Stadium in September.

Canberra Brave retains trio of imports to boost Australian Ice Hockey League title hopes

Brave point-scoring machine Stephen Blunden has been retained for the rest of the season.

Lee Gaskin Some quick talking from Canberra Brave management has prevented the team's Australian Ice Hockey League title campaign from being derailed.

Australian football

Canberra down to two teams in the NEAFL after Queanbeyan and Belconnen pull out

James Bennett and his Belconnen Magpies will pull out of the NEAFL.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's presence in the North East Australian Football League is diminishing further, with the Queanbeyan Tigers and Belconnen Magpies exiting the competition at the end of this year.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United beat South Hobart in penalty shootout in FFA Cup thriller

You beauty! Tuggeranong players celebrate their penalty shootout win over South Hobart in the FFA Cup.

Lee Gaskin Canberra soccer was put on the national map in dramatic style as Tuggeranong United qualified for the last 16 in the FFA Cup in a penalty shoot-out.

Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn in intensive care unit

Former jockey Ray Silburn is in intensive care.

Lee Gaskin The thoughts and prayers of the racing community are with former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn after he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Canberra hospital.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United carrying hopes of Canberra into FFA Cup clash with South Hobart

Tuggeranong veteran Matt Menser, right, during the side's Federation Cup win, which gave the club its berth in the FFA Cup.

Lee Gaskin The hopes of an entire city will be riding with Tuggeranong United as the Capital Football National Premier League team makes its mark on the national stage.

Hockey

United puts up strong performance in 3-1 loss to Capital League hockey powerhouse Central

Chris MacKinnon's family (from left):  Son Luke, daughter Kate, husband John and son Paul.

Lee Gaskin United's men's team lifted in honour of long-time club servant Chris MacKinnon on Saturday.

Ice Hockey

Six goals to Stephen Blunden as the Brave hammers the Sydney Bears

Stephen Blunden bagged an incredible six goals against the Bears.

Lee Gaskin Stephen Blunden hammered home six goals as Canberra Brave thumped the Sydney Bears 12-4 on Sunday.