Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Jordan Spieth set to return to Sydney for Australian Open as PGA gets Euro Tour boost

Phil Lutton Man of the moment Jordan Spieth will be back to defend his Australian Open title in November.

Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker under scrutiny after Diamdeme's late scratching from Tatts Tiara

Happy days: Brenton Avdulla scored on No Tricks at the Gold Coast.

Michael Lynch, Phil Lutton and Chris Roots Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker faces a nervous wait after Diademe was a late scratching from the Tattersall's Tiara because of the suspicion that it had been treated on raceday .

Ramornie beckoning for Dothraki after close Gold Coast finish

Strong finisher: Dothraki.

Phil Lutton Dothraki will head to the Ramornie after taking out the final race of the Winter Carnival.

Srikandi gives repeat dose with second group 1 triumph in Tatt's Tiara

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Phil Lutton Srikandi makes it a pair of group 1s with victory in the Tatts Tiara.

Kylie Palmer could still make Rio Olympic Games despite drug charge

Olympic gold medallist Kylie Palmer.

Samantha Lane and Phil Lutton Olympic gold medallist Kylie Palmer, suddenly sidelined after being confronted by a re-opened drugs case, may still be selected by the Australian Olympic Committee to compete at next year's Rio games...

Kylie Palmer denies doping as swim bosses lose hope of quick hearing

Olympic gold medallist Kylie Palmer.

Phil Lutton Swimming Australia is not holding its breath for a fast-tracked hearing for Kylie Palmer

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Kylie Palmer fails doping test

Olympic gold medallist Kylie Palmer.

Phil Lutton Australian swimmer Kylie Palmer's Rio Olympics dream is in serious jeopardy with confirmation she has returned an allegedly positive drug test to FINA.

James Magnussen posts graphic pics of shoulder surgery

Back on top: James Magnussen celebrates winning the men's 50m freestyle final on Thursday night.

Phil Lutton James Magnussen has posted graphic pics of his shoulder operation.

Live: NBA Finals Game 4 - Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

NBA Finals Game 4

Phil Lutton Live coverage of game four of the NBA Finals series from Cleveland where the Cavaliers are trying to go 3-1 up over the Golden State Warriors.

Magicool claims Queensland Derby to give trainer Mark Kavanagh some clean air

Strong: James Winx steers Magicool (no.5) to victory in Saturday's Queensland Derby at Doomben.

Phil Lutton and Adam Pengilly Clear air has been in short supply for Mark Kavanagh in recent months. At a time when the trainer himself desperately needed a little bit of breathing room, ironically it was the horse which has...

Steven Bowditch wins AT&T Byron Nelson

Steven Bowditch sailed home with four birdies on the back nine.

Phil Lutton Steve Bowditch's victory on the PGA Tour was one for the good guys.

John Aloisi better for his failings as he rides in to rescue Brisbane Roar

Learning on the job: John Aloisi during his time as coach of the Melbourne Heart.

Phil Lutton If nothing succeeds like success, then John Aloisi begins his second coming as an A-League head coach wiser for his failings.

James Magnussen will miss world championships to undergo shoulder surgery

James Magnussen has turned his focus to Rio.

Phil Lutton James Magnussen will not defend his 100-metres freestyle world title in Kazan, the reigning world champion to undergo immediate shoulder surgery.

Alex Leapai distances himself from Joseph Parker as he prepares for Manuel Charr

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai sees clearly now as he eyes road back to world title fight, hopefully evading Kiwi comrade Joseph Parker

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

Mayweather

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.