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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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

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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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Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

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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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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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Capitals lock in new talent

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Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals plan on using two of Australia's most promising talents to cover the loss of Lauren Jackson.

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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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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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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Capitals put an end to Bendigo's winning run

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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...

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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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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 set to shine

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