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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

ACT 'uncertain' over defence of national futsal title

Lee Gaskin Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid admits there is doubt whether the ACT will field teams in the open men's and women's divisions at next year's national futsal championships.

League

Canberra Raiders junior selected in NSW under-16 team

Canberra Raiders junior Nick Cotric has been selected in a NSW under-16 team to face Queensland.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders junior Nick Cotric has been selected in a NSW under-16 team to face Queensland in a curtain-raiser to the State of Origin series opener at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Tennis

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios holds his own with Roger Federer

Nick Kyrgios returns to the French Open next week after a great debut there last year.

Lee Gaskin An invaluable training week with the great Roger Federer - where he even took a set off the Swiss maestro - has rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios buzzing ahead of the French Open.

Ice hockey

CBR Brave win penalty shoot-out against Perth Thunder in Australian Ice Hockey League

The new logo for the CBR Brave ice hockey team.

Lee Gaskin The CBR Brave scored two goals in the final seven minutes before winning in a penalty shoot-out to stun the Perth Thunder 5-4 on Sunday night.

Football

Woden Valley turns away penalty in amazing sportsmanship

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Lee Gaskin It was an amazing piece of sportsmanship you rarely see in a first-grade football game.

Ice hockey

CBR Brave hammers Perth Thunder in Australian Ice Hockey League

CBR Brave

Lee Gaskin The CBR Brave has well and truly arrived in the AIHL, thrashing Perth 5-1.

Football

Canberra FC substitute scores 94th minute equaliser to stun Belconnen United

Football

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC substitute Josip Jadric scored a dramatic 94th minute equaliser to stun Belconnen United.

Union

Neori Nadruku, son of Canberra Raiders legend, makes John I Dent Cup debut

Neori Nadruku.

Lee Gaskin Neori Nadruku, son of Raiders legend Noa, did not look out of place in his John I Dent Cup debut.

Cameron McEvoy happy to share spoils with James Magnussen at Commonwealth Games

McEvoy hopes he and Magnussen can work together - along with Tommaso D'Orsogna and To - to get the Australian team off to a flying start at the Commonwealth Games in the men's 4 x 100m relay.

Lee Gaskin He is the new kid on the block who stunned world champion James Magnussen at the Commonwealth Games trials, but Cameron McEvoy does not care which one of them stands on top of the podium in Glasgow.

Canberra preparing for Asian and World cups

Lee Gaskin An update on how Canberra is preparing to host games of soccer's Asian Cup and cricket's World Cup next year. 

Ice hockey

Finnish goalkeeper Petri Pitkanen making his mark for CBR Brave

Lee Gaskin He's the Finnish goalkeeper who is the backbone of the CBR Brave.

Soccer

Ned Zelic backs Tom Rogic to shine for Socceroos at the World Cup

Tom Rogic, ahead of Wednesday's Socceroos selection for the World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos captain Ned Zelic believes Tom Rogic can showcase his amazing skills on football's biggest stage and be Australia's X-factor at the World Cup.

Mixed Martial Arts

Canberra fighter Ali Kocak trades concrete for steel at Brace championship

Ali Kocak will fight in the MMA event at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin He's a concreter by day, so it's hardly a surprise Canberra fighter Ali Kocak is as tough as cement when he steps inside the steel cage.

Belconnen United captain aiming to celebrate century milestone in style against Canberra FC

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United captain Taylor Beaton has one wish for his 100th game – to beat arch-rivals Canberra FC and collect the three vital competition points.

League

What we learned: New Zealand Warriors v Canberra Raiders

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Lee Gaskin The Raiders were caught at the starting blocks again in Auckland.

Former Olyroo Adam Casey joins Tuggeranong in Canberra NPL

Lee Gaskin Former Australian under-23 international Adam Casey is looking to pass on his experience to the next generation of Canberra footballers in the National Premier League.

Raiders, Broncos waiting on answer from Anthony Milford

Anthony Milford

Lee Gaskin The drawn-out tug of war between the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos for Anthony Milford is set to come to an end.

Soccer

Canberra FC hammers Woden Valley to continue unbeaten start

Sport.  Canberra National Premier League Canberra FC vs Woden Valley at Deakin Stadium.   Canberra FC player Nathan Evans headers the ball away from Woden Valley player Mitch Steenbergen.  4 May 2014  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lee Gaskin A Daniel Bennett hat-trick pushed Canberra FC to the top of the Canberra National Premier League table as the defending premier made light work of an opponent for a third straight week.

Basketball

Basketball's Sarah McAppion hits buzzer-beating shot, but Canberra loses in overtime

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Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals Academy star Sarah McAppion hit a buzzer-beating shot to force overtime, but despite her 28 points the Capitals couldn't break through for their first win of the South East...