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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Coddington, Hurst spark drought-breaking win for Canberra Capitals Academy

Capitals player Alice Coddington.

Lee Gaskin Twenty points from Alice Coddington and 19 from Australian Opals point guard Nat Hurst helped the Canberra Capitals Academy to just their second win.

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Canberra Capitals Academy still searching for first win in South East Australian Basketball League

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Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals Academy coach Sandy Tomley says her young side are learning despite their fifth straight loss.

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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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Canberra Gunners hoping to continue hot form in South East Australian Basketball League

Garlon Green of the Gunners.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Gunners will be looking to continue their late-season charge in the SEABL.

Canberra Gunners aim to extend winning streak

Lee Gaskin Small preview of the Canberra Gunners preview game.

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Basketball's Sarah McAppion hits buzzer-beating shot, but Canberra loses in overtime

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Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals Academy star Sarah McAppion hit a buzzer-beating shot to force overtime, but despite her 28 points the Capitals couldn't break through for their first win of the South East...

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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.

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Honesty best policy for Capitals' revival

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals can credit a forthright honesty session for helping kick-start their WNBL campaign.

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Late pain for Capitals as fast-finishing Boomers edge narrow thriller

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals fall further behind the play-off race after an agonising loss to the Melbourne Boomers.

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Getting Nat Hurst into attack a Capital idea

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals will work on getting dynamic scorer Nat Hurst more involved in their offence.

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Abby Bishop's best yet to come, says coach Carrie Graf

Sport: Canberra Capitals  V Logan Thunder. Capitals player Abby Bishop and Logan player Emma Langford in action. 20th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach and former Australian mentor Carrie Graf believes star forward Abby Bishop can be a cornerstone of the Opals team for the next decade as she becomes one of the most dominant...

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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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Canberra sporting bodies wary of high cost of chasing elite codes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers looks on during the Western Sydney Wanderers A-League season launch at Parramatta Stadium on October 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's sporting bodies are taking a cautious approach to prospects of entry into any of Australia's three major summer codes.

Capitals revive a winning formula

NEWS: Canberra Capitals L-R Jess Bibby and Natalie Hurst will co-captain the side this season..  3rd OCTOBER 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin One is a returning ''local legend'', while the other has captained the Canberra Capitals for the past three seasons.

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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

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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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Basketball ACT mourns Graf's father

Coach Carrie Graf

Lee Gaskin The Canberra basketball community is in mourning, with the father of Capitals and Australian Opals coach Carrie Graf passing away on Saturday.

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Bibby steels Capitals while Graf grieves

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...