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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

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

soccer

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.