Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Ryan Harris urges selectors to back Peter Siddle for Test

Phil Lutton Ryan Harris remembers what he did last summer. He can also remember what Peter Siddle did last summer,

Fairytales, Floyd Mayweather and what's really next for Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine celebrates after defeating Sergey Rabhenko

Phil Lutton Anthony Mundine's upset of former unbeaten prospect Sergey Rabchenko sent the twittersphere into a tizz over a possible meeting with pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather.

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Roar teammates in heated clash after fourth straight loss

Shane Stefanutto of the Roar and Jason Hoffman of Melbourne City vie for the ball.

Phil Lutton Heated on-field exchange between Brisbane Roar teammates Shane Stefanutto and Jamie Young was the bitter postscript to a night of disappointment.

A-League: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City

Midfield maestro: Thomas Broich will pull the strings for Brisbane Roar.

Phil Lutton Both clubs are yet to register a win in the early stages of the 2014/15 A-League season.

Brisbane Roar hurt, says Broich, but ready to fire back

Broich knows that perseverance is key to overcoming obstacles.

Phil Lutton The Wanderers are the kings of Asia. Besart Berisha has made a flying start in Melbourne. Meanwhile back at Brisbane (remember them?), the champions have spent two weeks trying to piece it all back...

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Ryan Harris wants rapid improvement to force way into Test team

Ryan Harris.

Phil Lutton Australian quick Ryan Harris concedes he must show rapid improvement to be a force in the first Test against India after blowing out some more cobwebs on his road back from knee surgery.

Malik Scott dismantles Alex Leapai in 10-round clubbing

Malik Scott dishes out punishment to Alex Leapai during the heavyweight fight at the Logan Metro Sports Centre in Brisbane on Friday.

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai's future in the heavyweight ranks now hangs by a thread after he was outclassed by American Malik Scott in Logan on Friday night.

Career crossroads loom as Leapai, Scott square off

Phil Lutton Boxers aren't the most reliable of athletes when it comes to retirements but one fighter's career could be all but over after the heavyweight bout between Alex Leapai and American Malik Scott on...

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Sydney Thunder signs up wicketkeeper Chris Hartley for Big Bash League season

Consistent performer: Queensland keeper Chris Hartley.

Chris Barrett and Phil Lutton Ignored again by Australian selectors Chris Hartley has at least found a willing suitor in Big Bash League team Sydney Thunder, who have signed the Queensland wicketkeeper ahead of this summer's...

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Leapai won't hold back in emotional homecoming

Wladimir Klitschko lands a heavy blow on Alex Leapai in their April showdown.

Phil Lutton It's been eight years since Alex Leapai laced up a glove in his home town of Logan City; a two-round walkover of serial fall-guy Hirawa Te Rangi, who managed to get himself knocked out in nine of his...

Live A-League blog: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Thomas Broich will need to fire if the roar are to enter the winning circle.

Phil Lutton The Roar are still seeking their first points of the campaign when they face an unbeaten Sydney FC buoyed by their heroic derby win last weekend.

Brisbane Heat sign Andrew Flintoff for Big Bash League

Phil Lutton The Brisbane Heat have confirmed the signing of former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, with the Ashes cult hero booked in to take part in the T20 Big Bash over the coming summer.

Cut the dribble - just bring back the Bullets

Leroy Loggins was the face of the Bullets in their glory years.

Phil Lutton The end of summer in Brisbane in 2008 was also the end of the city's professional basketball team. On February 28, the Bullets lost an overtime game to the Melbourne Tigers at the Convention Centre.

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Basketball is back - but what about the Bullets?

Glory days: Brisbane Bullets celebrate their 2007 grand final triumph.

Phil Lutton It was the news Brisbane basketball fans had wanted to hear since the Bullets shuffled off the court in 2008, heads down, waiting for a white knight to save their crumbling franchise.

Position vacant: Queenslander required to beat up Paul Gallen

Paul Gallen in the ring in February.

Phil Lutton It should be the easiest job vacancy to fill in the entire state.

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Langer gives Hayden home truth on Hughes

Phil Hughes has tinkered with his style as he battles to cement a permanent spot in the Australian side.

Phil Lutton Former Test opener tells mate that Hughes is better than young Hayden.

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Cigars and women can wait as Scott promises to KO Leapai

Logan's Alex Leapai and American Malik Scott face off ahead of their October 24 bout in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Malik Scott has a few hobbies he'd like to pursue once he retires from the fight game. In no particular order; dancing with his daughter, educating the world about quality cigars and bedding bevies...

Paul Gallen not on radar as promoter Noel Thornberry plans Alex Leapai's return

Paul Gallen

Phil Lutton Boxing promoter Noel Thornberry says Paul Gallen hasn't signed to appear on the undercard to his star heavyweight Alex Leapai as the rugby league star begins his ASADA ban.

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Cate Campbell, relay fire as girls close out golden Pan Pacs

Cate Campbell

Phil Lutton Cate Campbell has taken a giant step towards the elusive 50m freestyle world record, equalling the fastest non-supersuit time as she raced to gold on the final night of the Pan Pacs Championships on...

World at Katie Ledecky's feet as new US superstar emerges

 Ledecky celebrates after the 400-metre freestyle final on the Gold Coast.

Phil Lutton It didn't take long for Katie Ledecky to outgrow the 25-yard indoor pool at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in Bethesda, Maryland. It was never a fair contest, really.