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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

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

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

Basketball

Australian Opals players Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips chasing a WNBA championship

Penny Taylor.

Lee Gaskin Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.

Basketball

NBA champions Patty Mills and Aron Baynes crash Fox Sports live cross

San Antonio Spurs teammates Aron Baynes and Patty Mills hijacked a live broadcast by Fox Sports News reporter Julian De Stoop.

Lee Gaskin He may have just put pen to paper on a $12 million contract, but NBA champion Patty Mills proved he's still a big kid at heart with a hilarious prank on national television.

Football

Canberra FC appoints former Socceroo Andy Bernal as interim coach

Canberra FC interim coach Andy Bernal.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC has appointed former Socceroo Andy Bernal as its interim coach.

Cricket

Jacques Kallis to line up for Sydney Thunder in Canberra Big Bash warm-up

Here to make a difference: Jacques Kallis will play for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bas

Lee Gaskin The Sydney Thunder has promised to bring its strongest possible squad, including champion all-rounder Jaques Kallis, to Canberra for a Big Bash League warm-up in December.

Cycling

Canberra's cycling culture an important cog for international expertise

Lee Gaskin Canberra's roads provide the perfect platform for training, but Jessie MacLean reckons the city's cycling culture plays just as an important factor in producing international-quality riders.

Just A Blur changes gear to loom as Wagga Guineas hope

Lee Gaskin A simple gear change could be just the trick for Canberra filly Just A Blur taking out the $40,000 Wagga Guineas next week.

Swimming

Canberra teenager Hayley Morris denied Commonwealth Games dream

Haley Morris is in Sao Paulo in Brazil with the Australian para swim team where she was set to compete in the women's 100m breaststroke in the open SB9 classification.

Lee Gaskin Canberra teenager Hayley Morris has had her international clearance to race in a disability division denied, robbing her the chance of competing at the Commonwealth Games.

Swimming

Australian Paralympic Committee checking review on Canberra swimmer Hayley Morris

The career of Hayley Morris is in limbo.

Lee Gaskin Australian Paralympic Committee chief executive Jason Hellwig wants to be assured the correct protocols were followed for Canberra teenager Hayley Morris' unsuccessful review.

BMX

Harriet Burbidge-Smith quits school to chase BMX dream

Need for speed: Harriet Burbidge-Smith.

Lee Gaskin Canberra BMX racer Harriet Burbidge-Smith has made a ''huge gamble'' to chase her world championship and Olympic Games dreams.

Football

Nikolai Topor-Stanley confident Western Sydney Wanderers can stay focused on A-League title

Wanderers defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin Nikolai Topor-Stanley insists the impending loss of star imports Shinji Ono and Youssouf Hersi won't distract the Wanderers.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tennis

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios scores tough draw at French Open

Kyrgios, though, has impressive form of his own, winning back-to-back clay titles on the second-tier Challenger level in the US and he upset Radek Stepanek at last year's French Open.

Lee Gaskin Todd Woodbridge believes Nick Kyrgios has the game to trouble Milos Raonic at the French Open.

Football

Belconnen United player George Timotheou set to sign with Sydney FC's youth team

George Timotheou in action for Belconnen United last weekend.

Lee Gaskin Canberra teenager George Timotheou is set to join the club he supported as a child, Sydney FC.

Cricket

Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa

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Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is confident he will recover from injury to play for Australia A.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson undergoes surgery but Opals confident of her fitness for world champs

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants to set the record straight on the playing future of Lauren Jackson.