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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Netball

Canberra Darters beat Territory Storm for first win in the Australian Netball League

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Lee Gaskin The Canberra Darters have broken their duck in the Australian Netball League with a 53-49 victory against the Territory Storm at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave records thrilling 3-2 win against Newcastle in Australian Ice Hockey League

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Lee Gaskin A match-winning goal from Anton Kokkonen inside the final two minutes has given the Canberra Brave a thrilling 3-2 victory against the Newcastle North Stars.

Union

Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler helps Tuggeranong Vikings to John I Dent Cup grand final

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Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong Vikings surged within one game of their fourth straight John I Dent Cup premiership on Saturday.

Hockey

Hockey ACT raises funds for breast cancer awareness

The Hotchkis boys - Chris, Matthew, and Daniel - will play in the annual Chris MacKinnon Memorial Weekend, showing support for their mother Joyce who is currently battling breast cancer.

Lee Gaskin As she battles her own cancer scare, Central stalwart Joyce Hotchkis will be thinking of Chris MacKinnon.

Football

Japan's likely Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra moved to Sydney to suit TV broadcasters

Lee Gaskin The Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra likely to feature Japan has been switched to Sydney.

Cricket

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.

Football

A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers win 1-0 against Canberra FC in pre-season friendly

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Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers downed Canberra FC 1-0 in a pre-season trial on Wednesday night.

Cricket

Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.

Basketball

Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Baby Boomer: Centre Nathan Jawai.

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.

Basketball

Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Indoor cricket

ACT Rockets players Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros in Australian indoor cricket team for World Cup

Lee Gaskin ACT's Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros selected in Australian men's indoor cricket team for World Cup.

Basketball

Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

Football

Canberra FC has two players sent off in 4-1 Capital Football National Premier League loss to FFA Centre of Excellence

Canberra FC's Ian Graham received his marching orders after a second yellow card.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC's title aspirations took a savage blow, with two players sent off in a costly 4-1 loss to FFA COE.

Hockey

University of Canberra hammers United 5-0 in the women's Capital League hockey competition

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Lee Gaskin University of Canberra has stayed within striking distance of the top two in women's Capital League hockey.

Basketball

Boomers bolter Cameron Bairstow follows Luc Longley's lead with Chicago Bulls

Sweet home Chicago: Cameron Bairstow has been drafted by the Bulls with the 49th pick.

Lee Gaskin He is the Boomers bolter who has exploded in the past 12 months - Cameron Bairstow, following in the footsteps of Australian great Luc Longley in joining the Chicago Bulls.

Union

Queanbeyan Whites into John I Dent Cup grand final after one-point thriller

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Lee Gaskin The Queanbeyan Whites are 80 minutes away from their first John I Dent premiership in four years after squeaking past the Tuggeranong Vikings in a one-point thriller..

Saturday Serve

Are the Commonwealth Games still relevant to Australia?

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Lee Gaskin If the Olympic Games are the centre of the sports universe, then the Commonwealth Games would be classed as a tiny planet on the very fringe.

Basketball

Australian Boomers young gun Ben Simmons learns from guarding NBA superstar LeBron James

Rising star Ben Simmons.

Lee Gaskin Ben Simmons credits a chat with LeBron James for helping him handle the hype of being labelled the next big thing.

Basketball

Utah Jazz's Dante Exum now a key player for Australian Boomers at basketball World Cup

Dante Exum training with the Australian Boomers at the AIS on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Life has definitely changed for Dante Exum.

Cycling

Tour de France stage win the cherry on Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers' career

Michael Rogers celebrates his Tour de France stage win.

Lee Gaskin Michael Rogers' stage win in the Tour de France has delighted his Canberra-based family.