Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Floyd Mayweather jnr puts his Money where his mouth is in vintage win over Manny Pacquaio

Phil Lutton Manny Pacquiao would have his moments throughout 12 rounds. It was always going to happen, such is the quality of a man rightly regarded as one of the elite pound-for-pound fighters of his generation.

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Live boxing: Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather is scheduled to face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2.

Phil Lutton The fight of the century between two of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers in history.

One-off Test puts heat on Kangaroos to avoid third strike against New Zealand

Phil Lutton Australian captain Cameron Smith says the one-off Anzac Test has taken on added urgency as the Kangaroos try to avoid losing a hat-trick of matches against New Zealand for the first time in 63 years,...

Tension mounts as $520 million Mayweather-Pacquiao bout nears

 Manny Pacquiao is carrying a nation's hopes on his shoulders.

Phil Lutton If a popularity contest were to be staged tomorrow in the Philippines, a staunchly Catholic nation of more than 100 million people, only Jesus himself would top the country's pugilistic icon,...

Cate Campbell backs swimming restructure as head coach gains expanded role

Phil Lutton World champion sprinter Cate Campbell has endorsed Swimming Australia's move to bypass the role of high-performance manager and beef up the remit of head coach Jacco Verhaeren before next year's...

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says teams are bogged down as game speeds up

Speed hump: Broncos coach Wayne Bennett sees the game getting faster.

Phil Lutton It may not be a case of the quick and the dead just yet. The quick and the seriously ill may be closer to the mark.

Michael Phelps wins as he returns to the pool ... again

Michael Phelps.

Phil Lutton When the great Olympian Michael Phelps made his comeback from a two-year retirement at last year's Pan Pacs on the Gold Coast last year, it seemed like the start of another run at the greatest show...

Valeri thunderbolt moves Victory one step closer to title

Thunderbolt: Carl Valeri (left) scored a decisive first goal for the Melbourne team.

Phil Lutton Carl Valeri's superb first-half strike overshadowed the return of Besart Berisha to his former home ground as Melbourne Victory took another step towards their third Premier's Plate with a 2-1...

Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy headline wish list for summer of golf

Major drawcard: US Masters champion Jordan Spieth.

Phil Lutton Jordan, Rickie, Rory.... it could be three members of a 90s boy band. But that trio are three of the hottest properties in golf and PGA officials hope to cash in when the summer descends in Australia.

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Daniel Geale to meet Miguel Cotto for WBC crown

Respected: Daniel Geale.

Phil Lutton Australia's Daniel Geale has secured another major fight, with the former world champion set to meet WBC middlewight title holder Miguel Cotto in New York on June 6.

Every second counts for Cate and Bronte Campbell

Aiming for Rio: Cate and Bronte Campbell.

Phil Lutton Cate and Bronte Campbell are impossibly wholesome. But put them in a swimming pool and they are natural born killers.

Competing passions could mean Rio swansong for Australian swimmer Olympian Tomasso D'Orsogna

Grand plans: Tomasso D'Orsogna.

Phil Lutton Swimming has always been a first love for Australian Olympian Tomasso D'Orsogna, who can't imagine a life where he's not regularly gliding through the water in pursuit of his competitive goals.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand v South Africa semi-final, Eden Park

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Phil Lutton We are all set for the penultimate stage in the mega event. New Zealand take on South Africa in the first semi final of the World Cup 2015 from Auckland.

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Time to deliver after Swimming Australia secures new backer in Gina Rinehart

On the rise: Australian sprint star Cameron McEvoy.

Phil Lutton Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson has declared 2015 'a year to deliver' after the sport sealed a major partnership with Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting group.

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Swimming Australia mines massive sponsorship deal with Hancock Prospecting

Move welcome: Swimming Australia chief executive Mark Anderson.

Phil Lutton Swimming Australia has locked in a big-hitting backer just 17 months out from the Rio Olympic Games with mining giant Hancock Prospecting becoming the sport’s principal partner for the next two...

Mitchell Johnson backs Mitchell Starc to lead Australian attack

Mitchell Johnson.

Phil Lutton Shane Warne questioned whether he had the swagger to become a quality Test quick but Mitchell Johnson has had little hesitation in endorsing his fellow left-armer, Mitchell Starc, as a future...

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Alex Leapai fought for world title suffering vision impairment

Eye issue: Alex Leapai during his fight with Wladimir Klitschko.

Phil Lutton Muhammad Ali always said 'his hands can't hit what his eyes can't see'. As it transpires, Australian heavyweight Alex Leapai could barely see a thing in his world title shot after revealing he was...

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Cricket World Cup 2015: James Faulkner rules out early return

James Faulkner said he would play as a specialist batsman if called upon by selectors.

Phil Lutton Can’t bowl. Can’t throw. But he can bat. James Faulkner believes he has ticked one of the three boxes as he continues his recovery from a side strain that will sideline him for...

Michael Clarke shows form but may not be fully primed for cup opener

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Michael Clarke of Australia stretches while fielding during the match between the Cricket Australia XI and Bangladesh XI at Allan Border Field on February 5, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton In between taking selfies with fans and rolling the arm over, Michael Clarke found time to effectively stamp his name in Australia's World Cup squad with an effortless batting performance against...

George Bailey won't get special treatment, says Darren Lehmann

George Bailey

Phil Lutton George Bailey’s vice-captaincy won’t protect him from the World Cup axe if he doesn’t start scoring runs.