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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios shows Wimbledon was no fluke with great display against Tommy Robredo at the US Open

Lee Gaskin Nick Kyrgios loses no admirers in bowing out to world No 18 Tommy Robredo in four sets in the third round of the US Open.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios goes from New York to Cottesloe to lead Australia in the Davis Cup

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Lee Gaskin Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will be the main attraction at the Cottesloe Tennis Club that has 600 members, overlooks the sea and has temporary grand stands.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak wins King Valley Tour, but may miss remaining rounds of National Road Series

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak.

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak led from start to finish to take out the latest round of the National Road Series.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking using Giro Rosa as preparation for Commonwealth Games

Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking is using the Giro Rosa as preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Lee Gaskin Chloe Hosking knows she won't be an unknown quantity at the Commonwealth Games this time around.

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

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.

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.

Canberra plays major part in 2015 Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup will see ten different countries play in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.

Cycling

Gracie Elvin climbs mountain to get back on track

Sport.  Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin is looking to defend her Australian title at the National Road Championships in Ballarat in January.  16 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Lee Gaskin National road champion Gracie Elvin credits her mountain-biking background for giving her the mental strength to reach the top.

Tennis

Kyrgios to hold court with greats of game in international tennis league

Nick Kyrgios

Lee Gaskin Nick Kyrgios will rub shoulders with tennis royalty at the inaugural International Premier Tennis League.

Golf

Nikki Campbell happy and hoping even better to come

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Nikki Campbell hopes her strong performance during the Women's NSW Open is a sign of things to come for the rest of the Australian summer.

Tennis

Fitness the key to Kyrgios' improvement

Lee Gaskin Nick Kyrgios' brother says a new fitness regime will help him compete with the game's best on a consistent basis.

Mountain biking

World champ back on bike for next challenge

Lee Gaskin Caroline Buchanan aiming for unprecedented second world championship in the space of three months.

BMX

BMX champ Caroline Buchanan hints at track cycling switch

World BMX champion Caroline Buchanan returns to Canberra.

Lee Gaskin As if five world championships isn't enough, BMX biker Caroline Buchanan has hinted she might try her hand at another two-wheel sport.

Football

Matildas take on Canberra's Sykes twins for China series

Nicole (right) and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes selected in Matildas national football squad

Canberra United twins, top-bottom Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Tennis

Top two absent but Velocity's finals quest picks up speed

SPORT:  Former tennis pro Alun Jones will join local juniors in the Canberra Velocity team. They play their first match in the Asia Pacific tennis league on Tuesday 13th, November. Alun is pictured at the Lyneham Tennis Centre, Canberra. 
12th November 2012
Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Velocity has stormed into the national finals of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios is in the running for two awards

Sport: Asia-Pacific Tennis League, North Woden Tennis Courts, Canberra. Canberra Velocity men v Stanmore Wyverns. Nick Kyrgios of Canberra Velocity. 16th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Just being talked about in the same breath as Australian star Lleyton Hewitt would have been a shock to Nick Kyrgios 12 months ago.

Tennis

Tarlina's travelled a long way

Tarlina Tipangwuti.

Lee Gaskin Tarlina Tipungwuti never thought she would be a chance of making the ACT women's team for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Tennis League.