Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Retiring Christian Sprenger holds no grudges after near-miss at London Games

Phil Lutton The Australian breaststroker, who has retired before Rio, remains all class despite opponent's illegal underwater kick.

International Olympic Committee steps up anti-corruption fight for Rio Games

'Nonsense' .... John Coates says London is not a 'Plan B' for the IOC.

Phil Lutton The International Olympic Committe is talking tough on gambling and manipulation of results, putting in fresh regulations ahead of the Games in Brazil.

Katie Ledecky, US swim superstar, could square off with Campbell sisters in sprint

New challenge: Katie Ledecky could next appear as a 100m sprinter.

Phil Lutton The 18-year-old trashed her own 800m world record but could add the 100m free to her Rio schedule, putting her on course to face off with Australian guns Bronte and Cate Campbell.

Chris Lynn hopes national T20 return is the start of much bigger things

Big hit: Chris Lynn has been in hot form for the Brisbane Heat in the BBL.

Phil Lutton The in-form Brisbane Heat batsman wants to take his chance on the big stage as he continues to chase his dream of playing Test cricket.

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Australia desperate for T20 World Cup crown, admits Aaron Finch

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14:  Aaron Finch of Australia looks dejected after being dismissed by Robert Taylor of Scotland  during the 2015 Cricket World Cup match between Australia and Scotland at Bellerive Oval on March 14, 2015 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The opener says the tournament has taken on significant prestige as the race heats up for spots in the 15-man squad.

Australia complete record chase as another DRS drama engulfs one-dayer

Job done: George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell celebrate the victory.

Phil Lutton Australia chased down 308 to go two-up in the series but much of the talk will be around another DRS controversy, this one assisting the Indians.

More DRS drama as Rohit Sharma gets unbelievable let-off in Brisbane

Big let-off: Rohit Sharma was the beneficiary of a very dubious decision.

Phil Lutton The Indian opener looked gone but with no DRS, Australia had to swallow a puzzling decision in the second ODI.

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Rohit Sharma ducks DRS drama, floats four-pace prospect at the Gabba

Backing the captain: Rohit Sharma won't buy into the DRS debate.

Phil Lutton Rohit Sharma said he trusts the BCCI and his captain to make the right call on the controversial DRS stance.

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Australia v India: Bloated totals breathing new life into one-day cricket, says James Faulkner

Leaking runs: James Faulkner looks on during the one-day international between Australia and India at the WACA.

Phil Lutton All-rounder James Faulkner says Australia will back themselves to chase any target as flat decks, big bats and T20 make their presence felt in 50-over cricket.

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Gabba must sign off summer in style as race heats up for pink-ball Tests

Fan favourite: Steven Smith interacts with supporters after the win in Perth on Tuesday.

Phil Lutton A big crowd at the Gabba for Friday's one-dayer against India could be the clincher as the horse-trading ramps up in pursuit of day-night Tests next summer.

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Michelle Payne starts 2016 on wings of an eagle with million-dollar victory

Phil Lutton Michelle Payne piloted Husson Eagle to victory in the final race of the $10 million Magic Millions day on the Gold Coast.

Australian Open tennis 2016: Women's draw in unprecedented state of disrepair

Winner: Maria Sharapova during her ultimately successful Brisbane International campaign last year.

Phil Lutton Injury and illness has raised more questions than answers about the game's best women ahead of the opening Grand Slam of 2016.

Mahuta arrives in fine style as Darren Weir continues golden training run

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Phil Lutton Darren Weir made it two from two on Magic Millions day as Mahuta toughed it out from the front in the $2 million 3YO Guineas.

Magic Millions 2016: A kiss and a smile as Buffering gives Queensland fans a Million thrills

Phil Lutton The sprint great finally had his moment in the sun as he saluted in front of expectant fans on the Gold Coast.

Brisbane International 2016: Victoria Azarenka continues comeback after booking spot in final

Phil Lutton Victoria Azarenka has been one of the last women standing at an injury-ravaged Brisbane International.

Flu-ridden Roger Federer soldiers on to claw his way into Brisbane semi-finals

Roger Federer plays a forehand in his quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov.

Phil Lutton World number three looked vulnerable against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov but rebounded with class to win in three sets.

Brisbane International 2016: Roger Federer soldiers on with flu, thrashes opponent

In good shape: Roger Federer stretches for a forehand against Tobias Kamke.

Phil Lutton The world number three had a dose of the sniffles against Tobias Kamke but thrashed the qualifier just the same.

Brisbane International 2016: Victoria Azarenka finds vintage touch as she books semi-final berth

Victoria Azarenka plays a forehand during her quarter-final against Roberta Vinci.

Phil Lutton The former Australian Open champion, finally healthy, has found form ahead of the first grand slam of the season.

Bernard Tomic finally breaks duck against Czech veteran Radek Stepanek with Brisbane triumph

Bernard Tomic

Phil Lutton Radek Stepanek had been an unlikley nemesis of Bernard Tomic but the Australian can finally get on the board with a win at the Brisbane International.

James Duckworth joins rush for the exits at Brisbane International

Distracted: James Duckworth couldn't regain his momentum after switching racquets.

Phil Lutton The Australian looked in good touch early but fell in his opening round of the Brisbane International to Austria's Dominic Thiem.

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