Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Roger Federer to play Brisbane International tennis tournament

Phil Lutton Roger Federer will make an early start to his quest for a fifth Australian Open title after agreeing to play the Brisbane International for the first time.

Meninga defends bar incident

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Phil Lutton Queensland Maroons coach Mal Meninga says he is 'disappointed' to see his behaviour at a Brisbane bar compared to the Blake Ferguson scandal.

League

Origin selections signal generational change in Maroons

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane

Livid CA chief puts team on notice after latest lapse

James Sutherland

Phil Lutton The gravity of the word - ''despicable'' - said it all. Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and defective team environment that saw him intoxicated and brawling in a Birmingham...

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Cricket

'Despicable', says cricket chief as he puts Warner and team on notice

Australian cricketer David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and a defective team environment.

'Despicable' act: Warner lucky to dodge Ashes ban

David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says David Warner should count himself lucky to be available for the first Ashes Test after what he described as a “despicable” incident in a...

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Great Scott: Adam to headline Australian PGA field

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Phil Lutton Australian PGA Championship organisers have completed a major coup, with US Masters champion Adam Scott confirming he will play in his home-town tournament on the Gold Coast in November.

Lillyman most likely for Queensland Origin selectors

Jacob Lillyman

Phil Lutton He's deeply unfashionable, out of sight, out of mind and even over the ditch. Yet Jacob Lillyman is the man Queensland Origin selectors look destined to turn to after Ben Hannant was ruled out of the...

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NFL

Williams won't be sleeping in Seattle

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Phil Lutton It wasn't the NFL draft position Jesse Williams had hoped for but already the new Seattle Seahawk is being referred to as ''Tha Steal'' rather than ''Tha Monstar'' in his new home on the US west...

American Football

Williams set to play for Seahawks

Big choice: Seattle unearthed Jesse Williams in the fifth round with pick 137.

Phil Lutton New Seattle Seahawk being referred to as ''Tha Steal'' rather than ''Tha Monstar''.

Cricket

Australia turns to veterans to plug the experience gap for Ashes

Chris Rogers

Phil Lutton Australian selectors have turned to veterans to lead the charge for the Ashes, putting their faith in batsman Chris Rogers and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin as they revealed the 16-man squad to tour...

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NFL

Jesse Williams tipped to go in first round

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams from Brisbane, Australia, speaks with a reporter during media day for the 2013 BCS National Championship NCAA football game in Miami, Florida January 5, 2013.  Alabama will meet Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the game on January 7.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Phil Lutton Australian prospect Jesse Williams has soared back into contention for the first round of the NFL draft, with some of the latest predictions tipping him to be snapped up by San Francisco, Minnesota...

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The shirt finally fits for Damien Hooper

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Phil Lutton A symbol of controversy at the London Olympics, the shirt emblazoned with the Aboriginal flag is about to become the signature of fighter Damien Hooper, writes Phil Lutton.

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Golf

Bringing home Scott's success has become top priority

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 14: Adam Scott of Australia celebrates while wearing his green jacket after winning the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Phil Lutton Bust out the replica green jackets. It could be the Summer of Scott, providing Australian PGA officials can pin down their man.

Jeers are grist to Berisha's mill way out west

Besart Berisha

Phil Lutton It has taken just one season for fervent Western Sydney Wanderers fans to turn Parramatta Stadium into one of the most intimidating venues for visiting sides in Australian football.

Weightlifting

Scandal's weight falls on courts

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Phil Lutton One of Australia's most bizarre sports scandals looks destined to be thrashed out in court as the legal wrangling continues around controversial weightlifter Daniel Koum.

Football:

Live: Roar v Heart

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Phil Lutton Live: Roar v Heart

Bulls say Khawaja wouldn't have sacrificed Test on purpose

Usman Khawaja, Prime Minister's XI 2013

Phil Lutton Usman Khawaja can't get a bat so Queensland's chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has gone in for him, saying he fails to believe the 26-year-old would have knowingly put his Test comeback in jeopardy.

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Cricket

Howard admits to Watson/Clarke rift

Stand in Australian Captain Shane Watson in Melbourne.9th February 2013, THE SUNDAY AGE, Picture by Mal Fairclough

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia’s general manager of team performance, Pat Howard, has questioned Shane Watson’s commitment to the national side, describing the vice captain as only ‘sometimes’ a team player.

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Khawaja out but not down: Lehmann

Usman Khawaja, Prime Minister's XI 2013

Phil Lutton Queensland Bulls coach Darren Lehmann says Usman Khawaja is disappointed with his axing from the Test squad but remains determined to work his way back to the national side.

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