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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Belconnen United back on top after 2-0 win against Woden-Weston FC

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Lee Gaskin Belconnen United has a share of the lead in the Capital Football National Premier League after grinding out a 2-0 win against Woden-Weston FC on Saturday night.

Rugby Union

Wests withstand Royals fightback for ACT rugby victory

Wests five-eighth Seb Lorraway fends away Royals.

Lee Gaskin Wests withstood a last-ditch attacking raid from Royals after the siren to hang on for a gutsy seven-point win at Jamison Oval on Saturday.

Mixed Martial Arts

Rising UFC star Daniel Hooker aiming for big stage in Vegas

UFC fighter Daniel Hooker recently became the first person to knock out Japan's Hatsu Hioki.

Lee Gaskin Rising UFC star Daniel "The Hangman" Hooker wants to "earn his spot" on the big stage in Las Vegas and will do whatever it takes to reach his goal of becoming the world champion.


Canberra midfielder Marc Tokich in Australian Joeys frame for U17 World Cup

Canberra soccer player Marc Tokich is aiming for a spot in Australia's under-17 World Cup squad.

Lee Gaskin Canberra midfielder Marc Tokich is using experience gained from playing in the Capital Football National Premier League to stake his claim in the Joeys squad for this year's under-17 FIFA World Cup.


Cooma Tigers beat White Eagles 4-1 to progress to FFA Cup final four

Lee Gaskin Cooma Tigers FC avoided slipping up against Capital League side White Eagles to progress to the final four of FFA Cup qualifying.

Gungahlin United aiming to continue improvement in FFA Cup quarter-finals

Gungahlin United striker Michael John celebrates scoring during a recent NPL game.

Lee Gaskin The belief is starting to grow within Gungahlin United as the Capital Football newcomers prepare to keep their dream of playing in the FFA Cup alive.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri caps fairytale A-League debut

Carl Valeri of the Victory celebrates with his children after the Victory defeated Sydney FC in the 2015 A-League Grand Final match between the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at AAMI Park on Sunday night.

Lee Gaskin It was only the second time Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri had been sent off in more than 12 years of professional football, but the Canberra product couldn't care less as he capped a...

Canberra boxer Tristan Eldridge wins national title, KO's adult sparring partner

Focused on future: Canberra boxer Tristan Eldridge, 14, is the undefeated under-15 Australian champion in the 57-kilogram division.

Lee Gaskin Canberra 14-year-old Tristan Eldridge knocked out a sparring partner twice his age and won the Australian under-15 57kg title in his fourth fight.

Canberra Brave scores last-minute goal for 5-4 win against Melbourne Mustangs

Kelly Geoffrey scored the game-winning goal for the Canberra Brave in Saturday night's 5-4 victory against the Melbourne Mustangs.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave scored with less than a minute on the clock to stun the defending Australian Ice Hockey League champions.

Woden-Weston FC produces late equaliser to share points with FFA COE

Woden-Weston FC drew 1-1 with the Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin A rare goal from Woden-Weston FC captain John Gibson has salvaged a share of the points with the Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence.

ACT Brumbies enforcer Fotu Auelua considers future after another knee injury

Tom Staniforth looks to get the ball away for the Royals.

Lee Gaskin ACT Brumbies enforcer Fotu Auleua was watching his mates at ANU North Oval, but in an ideal world he would have been in South Africa resuming his Super Rugby career.

Australian Rally Championship favourites fail to finish National Capital Rally

Molly Taylor and William Hayes throw up some dust on their way through Kowen Forest.

Lee Gaskin It was survival of the fittest on the opening day of the National Capital Rally as two of the favourites for the Australian Rally Championship were forced to pull out.

National Capital Rally goes full throttle in Canberra

Adrian Coppin is looking forward to a great drive.

Lee Gaskin Thrilling jumps, increased spectator access and a combination of tight and technical stages has the National Capital Rally ready to confirm Canberra's standing as the "mecca of rallying".


Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes looms as Matildas' impact weapon

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes has been picked in the Matildas squad for the women's World Cup in Canada next month.

Lee Gaskin With amazing volleys like the one voted the W-League's goal of the year, it's easy to see why Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes looms as an impact weapon for the Matildas at the World Cup.

Canberra's Carl Valeri chasing A-League glory with Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri will be looking to cap his first season in the A-League with a win in Sunday's grand final against Sydney FC.

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri says signing with the Melbourne Victory was "the change I needed", erasing thoughts he may never run properly again after missing more than a year with a serious ankle injury.


ACT Comets left out of Cricket Australia expansion of Matador One-Day Cup

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT admits it is disappointed a Canberra-based team has missed out on inclusion as the seventh side in the national one-day competition.

Matildas squad for Women's World Cup announced

Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams has been picked in the Matildas squad for the women's World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams has won her race against time from a knee reconstruction to book her ticket to next month's women's World Cup.


Steven Lustica pushes Canberra's case as he prepares to face Liverpool

Brisbane Roar midfielder Steven Lustica, who is a Canberra FC junior.

Lee Gaskin He's about to test himself against English giants Liverpool, but the long-term goal for Canberra junior Steven Lustica is to see his home town have its own A-League team.


Canberra Cavalry supports expanded Australian Baseball League season

The Canberra Cavalry's  Kieran Bradford in action against the Melbourne Aces last season.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry has supported the Australian Baseball League's expansion to a 56-game season with 20 per cent more games than last year.


Canberra United defender Ellie Brush joins Houston Dash

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush will join the Houston Dash in the US National Women's Soccer League.

Lee Gaskin Disappointment at missing World Cup offset with opportunity play in premier club competition on the planet.