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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave's Canadian imports arrive for Australian Ice Hockey League season

Lee Gaskin One will become a firefighter when he hangs up the skates and the other is returning from a three-year layoff after copping a puck to the face.

Golf

Canberra Pro-Am golf tournaments swing into action with $84,000 up for grabs

Gold Creek professional Matt Millar will tee-up in the Pro-Am Series in Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan this month.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfer Matt Millar has ruled out a full-time return to the US or Europe, but admits ''doors might open'' on the back of his impressive start to the year.

Soccer

Canberra midfielder Steven Lustica bursts back to form with hat-trick for Brisbane Roar

Canberra product Steven Lustica scored a hat-trick for the Brisbane Roar in Thursday night's 6-1 thumping of the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Steven Lustica made the most of his A-League opportunity and wants to use his hat-trick to help kickstart Brisbane Roar's push to the finals.

Soccer

Gungahlin United and Cooma players suspended for opening rounds of National Premier League

Two Gungahlin United players and one Cooma Tigers player have been suspended out of a pre-season incident.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football competitions manager Chris Doyle is adamant suspended sentences will act as a deterrent for on-field incidents after three National Premier League players had proposed bans...

Soccer

Soccer reigns supreme in junior ranks in Canberra among four football codes

Woden Valley FC U8 team the Rooneys, from left, Reece Harrigan 7, Lucas Carey 7, Hendrix Stanier 8, Ziggy Kewetin- Smith 7, Michael Smith 7, Marc Papandrea 6, Isaac Palywoda 7, Max Mcardle 7 and Jack Davidson 7.  Soccer has had an increase of more than 1000 kids this season with Woden Valley FC having the biggest increase.

Lee Gaskin Soccer is the king of the kids in the ACT, with an extra 54 teams and an estimated new 1000 players set to take to the pitch this year.

Motorsport

Canberra's Molly Taylor second overall in the Australian Rally Championship after opening round in WA

Canberra driver Molly Taylor is second in the Australian Rally Championship after the opening round in WA.

Lee Gaskin Canberra driver Molly Taylor has had an impressive start to the Australian Rally Championship, finishing second overall at the Rally of Western Australia.

Mountain biking

Mont 24-hour mountain bike race entries will bounce back, say organisers

Action from the Mont 24-hour mountain bike race on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Gaskin Organisers of the Mont 24 mountain bike race are confident numbers will rebound after despite entries being down more than half from last year's event.

Athletics

Lauren Wells regains composure to win record eighth national title at Australian Athletics Championships

Canberra athlete Lauren Wells on her way to winning the women's 400m hurdles at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra athlete Lauren Wells almost fell at the final hurdle, but recovered to win a record eighth national title to book her ticket for the world championships.

Rowing

Canberra rower Tom Perry charges into world championship reckoning with double scull national title

Tom Perry

Lee Gaskin Canberra rower Tom Perry took eight years out of the sport, but the newly-crowned national title holder is on the verge of representing Australia at this year's world championships.

Hockey

United misses two penalty strokes in thrilling 6-6 draw with Goulburn in Capital League 1 hockey

United player/coach Luke MacKinnon. United drew with Goulburn 6-all on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin United player/coach Luke MacKinnon is confident his side will be clinical with its finishing later in the season after missing two penalty strokes, including one after the full-time siren, in a 6-6...

Athletics

Melissa Breen wins women's 100m national championship after Sally Pearson's late scratching

Melissa Breen won her fifth national title with victory in the women's 100m in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin Canberra athlete Melissa Breen shrugged off the distraction of Sally Pearson's late scratching to punch her ticket to the world championships.

Soccer

Canberra soccer clubs appeal charges from pre-season incident

Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United and the Cooma Tigers will appeal the severity of the suspensions proposed by Capital Football, believing it is too harsh because the incidents occured in a pre-season friendly.

Athletics

Sprinter Melissa Breen takes on Sally Pearson for first national championship since 2012

Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen will go head to head in the women's 100m at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin National record holder Melissa Breen must overcome sprint queen Sally Pearson and public expectations to win her first Australian title in three years.

Water Polo

Water Polo ACT preparing for last finals day at Civic Pool after 60 years

Lee Gaskin Sixty years of water polo history in the ACT could go down the drain with the closure of Civic Pool ahead of Saturday's grand final day.

Australia's leading ultimate frisbee competitors converge on Canberra

ACT women's team co-captain Adelaide Dennis with Phil Swan from men's team Fyshwick United ready for the Brisbane-Canberra invitational ultimate frisbee tournament being held in Canberra this weekend.

Lee Gaskin Some of the best ultimate frisbee competitiors from across the country will converge on the national capital this weekend for the annual Brisbane-Canberra Invitational.

Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts aiming to topple experienced rivals at national championships

Lee Gaskin Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts is aiming to topple her experienced rivals and claim her first national championship as another stepping stone to next year's Olympic Games.

Soccer

Capital Football issues breach notices after fiery pre-season clash

Capital Football has issued breach notices after an incident in a pre-season National Premier League game.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football has issued breach notices to two spectators, three players and their clubs after a fiery incident in a pre-season friendly.

New Canberra United coach Rae Dower embraces challenge of winning back to back W-League titles

New Canberra United coach Rae Dower.

Lee Gaskin New Canberra United coach Rae Dower believes her background in the police force has given her the perfect grounding to handle the pressure of winning back-to-back W-League titles.

Weston Creek Molonglo's Blake Dean wins DB Robin Medal as Cricket ACT's best and fairest

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo all-rounder Blake Dean has capped a stellar debut season at his new club, winning the DB Robin Medal as the best and fairest for the Cricket ACT first-grade competition.

Cricket

Three ACT Meteors players gain contracts with Cricket Australia's women's programs

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell has retained her Southern Stars contract for 2015-16.

Lee Gaskin New Australian Southern Stars coach Matthew Mott has shown faith in ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell, extending her contract with the national squad for the 2015-16 summer.