Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for


Alex Leapai hunting a Hollywood ending

Phil Lutton We've all heard the Rocky story, but can Alex Leapai, a delivery driver from Logan, really become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world?

Boxer Alex Leapai hunts for Hollywood ending against Wladimir Klitschko

Phil Lutton We’ve all seen the Rocky story, writes Phil Lutton. But can Alex Leapai, a delivery driver from Logan, really become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world?

An experiment in power: Leapai's super-punch revealed

Alex Leapai punching experiment

Phil Lutton This is the signature punch, in never-before-seen detail, that Alex Leapai hopes will land him the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.

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Adam Scott makes room for another jacket

Adam Scott.

Phil Lutton Australian athletes can be dainty souls now and then. Footballers feel so aggrieved after an inconsequential loss they simply couldn't dream of facing an interview.


Adam Scott Masters preview

Phil Lutton Everything and nothing has changed for Adam Scott as he returns to Augusta to defend his Masters crown, writes Phil Lutton.


Joe Bugner says Alex Leapai must be a smashing machine against Wladimir Klitschko

Ready for a giant: Alex Leapai will take on Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title.

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai has been given any amount of advice before his historic world title bout with Wladimir Klitschko. Here's the latest: Unleash hell from the bell or go home empty-handed.


Mulvey fires up after Berisha marched again


Phil Lutton Berisha Besart left Suncorp Stadium in tears after yet another red card but coach Mike Mulvey says the referee bungled the decision that sparked his side's dramatic 2-1 win over Melbourne Heart.

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Live: Roar v Heart

Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Heart

Brisbane Roar in A-League box seat as rivals scrap for finals

Brisbane win Premiers Plate (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton Mike Mulvey and the Roar are in the clubhouse pouring themselves a gin and tonic while the rest of the field belt each other with nine irons trying to force their way into a play-off.


Roar promise more to come after winning A-League crown

Diogo Ferreira, Matthew Smith, Thomas Broich, Steven Lustica and Matthew McKay of the Roar celebrate the match winning goal by Luke Brattan.

Phil Lutton Luke Brattan took the ball, indulged in a deep breath, surveyed the scene and decided to pull the trigger.

Live: Roar v Victory

Thomas Broich.

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Victory

Roar star 'stopped breathing' after op

Brisbane Roar defender Corey Brown.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Roar defender Corey Brown has been taken out of intensive care after respiratory complications following an emergency appendix operation.

Superstar Fiorente could target Doomben Cup

Phil Lutton Gai Waterhouse's Melbourne Cup winner, superstar galloper Fiorente, remains in Doomben Cup calculations as connections plan their path to an assault on Royal Ascot in England.

Johnathan Thurston suited by new tackle rules

Phil Lutton Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin believes elite halves like Johnathan Thurston could enter a fresh era of dominance as new tackle rules send the game into overdrive.

Games hopes in disarray for weightlifter Daniel Koum

Daniel Koum

Phil Lutton Controversial weightlifter Daniel Koum's hopes of taking part in the Commonwealth Games appear to be dashed, with the Victorian not likely to be registered in time to compete in this weekend's trials...


Roar calls for goal-line technology after ref's blunder


Phil Lutton Roar coach Mike Mulvey has urged FFA boss David Gallop to investigate the use of goal-line technology

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Live: Roar v Adelaide

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: Thomas Broich of the Roar looks dejected during the round 18 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar at Pirtek Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Adelaide


Brisbane Roar's title hopes boosted by win over Perth Glory

Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton The A-League’s sleeping giant may not be fully awake but Brisbane managed to rub the sleep from its eyes with a 3-1 thumping of Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium.

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Live: Roar v Glory

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Besart Berisha of the Roar celebrates after helping team mate Steven Lustica score a goal during the round 27 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium on March 28, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Glory

Brisbane Roar's premiership hopes on the line

Mike Mulvey

Phil Lutton Roar coach Mike Mulvey has challenged his players to take care of business at home during the closing rounds of the A-League season as the club’s hold on top of the ladder comes under siege.