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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

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Basketball: Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson eyes more glory following WNBL honour

Lee Gaskin She's always been pretty in pink, and the WNBL's newest life member wants to bring back her trademark socks to cap her career.

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Carrie Graf says not just yet for a Cannons revival

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf believes the city might not be big enough for a Cannons revival just yet.

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Caps' Ogoke shoots to stay with L J

Valerie Ogoke.

Lee Gaskin American recruit Valerie Ogoke is determined to prove she deserves to stay at the Canberra Capitals once superstar Lauren Jackson returns.

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No Jackson, no worries for Caps

Lauren Jackson

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals are determined to prove their season-opening win without superstar Lauren Jackson wasn't a fluke as their lesser lights get another chance to shine.

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Capitals put an end to Bendigo's winning run

Carly Wilson

Lee Gaskin A terrific defensive display by the Canberra Capitals inflicted the first defeat on the Bendigo Spirit on Sunday and kept them in the WNBL top four.

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Bibby steels Capitals while Graf grieves

Coach Carrie Graf

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals captain Jess Bibby has urged her side to stay in championship contention while coach Carrie Graf is grieving the death of her father, Richard.

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Capitals shine without Opal

Canberra Capitals player Samantha Norwood.

Lee Gaskin Write us off at your own peril. That's the message from under-rated forward Samantha Norwood as the Canberra Capitals continue to prove they are a WNBL championship contender without superstar Lauren...

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Caps' shooting woes prove costly

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals are in free fall after dropping their sixth straight game and plummeting further adrift of the WNBL top four.

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Graf stalls on talks amid concern for future

SPORT - Canberra Capitals take on the Sydney Flames during a WNBL game at the AIS Arena Bruce, Canberra.  Capitals coach Carrie Graf during a time out.
2nd November 2012 
Photo : Colleen Petch

Lee Gaskin Capitals coach Carrie Graf wants to hear Basketball ACT's long-term ambitions before extending her contract.

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Capitals fail to douse Fire

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals will be praying for a Christmas miracle after crashing to their seventh straight loss.

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Bibby backs Bunton to lift Capitals

Lee Gaskin Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has predicted a bright future for young centre Alex Bunton.

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Jackson out for season after surgery

lauren Jackson

Lee Gaskin Lauren Jackson's season is over before it began, with the Canberra Capitals confirming on Thursday that their marquee recruit has undergone season-ending surgery.

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Capitals fail to pinch win

Lee Gaskin Jess Bibby missed a difficult, potential game-winning buzzer beater as the Canberra Capitals fell short of giving coach Carrie Graf a possible parting gift.

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Capitals ask Jackson the million-dollar question

Lauren Jackson.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals are pleading with superstar Lauren Jackson to play in the WNBL next season.

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Jackson's future hangs in the balance

SPORT - Centenary of Canberra Matches photo shoot at Manuka Oval  Lauren Jackson awaits her turn in front of the camera ,  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                               19th December2012.                                                                                                                                                             Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Lauren Jackson will consider offers from Europe and Asia along with a possible return to the Canberra Capitals, but Australia's greatest woman basketballer won't decide anything until she feels...

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Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.

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Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

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Joyce tips Capitals revival

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Opals coach Brendan Joyce.
24 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce has backed the Canberra Capitals to again become a ''powerhouse'' of the WNBL.

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Mills set to line up at the Palace

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Lee Gaskin Patty Mills has played everywhere but is just as excited at the prospect of playing at ''the Palace'' for the first time.