Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

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.

Michael Clarke on track, will captain Australia, says Darren Lehmann

Recovering well: Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton Michael Clarke's comeback from hamstring surgery is ahead of schedule and he will captain Australia at the World Cup, says coach Darren Lehmann.

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Socceroos back their man Ange Postecoglou

Sticking to the development plan ... Australian coach Ange Postecoglou is not impressed with the rumours and criticism aimed at himself and the Socceroos.

Phil Lutton The Socceroos have rallied behind revved-up coach Ange Postecoglou as they begin preparations for their Asian Cup semi-final in Newcastle on Tuesday.

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Ange Postecoglou lashes out at critics as Cahill magic pushes Socceroos into Asia Cup semi-final

Phil Lutton Ange Postecoglou has warned Asian Cup rivals the best is yet to come from Tim Cahill as the fired-up Socceroos coach ripped into critics following his side’s 2-0 win over China in Brisbane.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says the best is yet to come from Tim Cahill in the Asian Cup

Phil Lutton Ange Postecoglou warns Asian Cup rivals best is yet to come from Tim Cahill, as the fired-up Socceroos coach ripped into critics following his side’s 2-0 win over China in Brisbane.

Tim Cahill scores twice as Australia beat China 2-0 to book spot in Asian Cup semi-finals

Tim Cahill

Phil Lutton A moment of pure football magic sends Australia through to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup, with an unforgettable Tim Cahill bicycle kick helping the Socceroos defeat China 2-0 in Brisbane.

China's Dragons will fight to the death

Sun Ke.

Phil Lutton Chinese match winner Sun Ke says his side may not be the best in the region – yet – but has promised the Socceroos they will fight until the final whistle in their Asian Cup quarter-final...

Ivan Franjic says Socceroos will win quarter-final to make up for South Korea defeat at Suncorp Stadium

Phil Lutton Ivan Franjic has vowed to make up for the defeat to South Korea when Australia meet China in the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Thursday night.

UAE coach hints Japanese referee conspired against his side after loss to Iran in Asian Cup

Scrutiny: Referee Ryuji Sato from Japan talks to Ahmed Khalil of the United Arab Emirates.

Phil Lutton United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali has risked a hefty fine from the Asian Football Confederation after lashing out at Japanese referee Ryuji Sato in the wake of his side's 1-0 defeat at the hands...

Iran stun UAE with late winner in frenetic Asian Cup contest

Iran

Phil Lutton After a frenetic match that seemed certain to provide the first draw of the Asian Cup, Iran stunned the United Arab Emirates with an injury-time goal, providing a dramatic end to one of the games of...

Floyd Mayweather promotional tour stuck in holding pattern

In limbo: Floyd Mayweather's promotional tour of Australia is under a cloud.

Phil Lutton Organisers of a potential Australian visit from Floyd Mayweather will know within 48 hours if the boxing superstar will hit our shores at the end of January.

Massimo Luongo says Socceroos must forget about pitch dramas for Asian Cup quarter-final

Not me, him! Tim Cahill sends plaudits Massimo Luongo's way after Cahill was beaten to the punch for Australia's second goal.

Phil Lutton Massimo Luongo says it’s time to move on from the pitch debate as the Socceroos prepare to face China in an Asian Cup quarter-final in Brisbane on Thursday.

Floyd Mayweather may be banned from promotional tour of Australia

Troubled past: Floyd Mayweather.

Phil Lutton Moves to bring Floyd Mayweather to Australia for a promotional tour in January hinge on the boxing champion being granted an entry visa, with his extensive criminal history a substantial stumbling...

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Asian Cup 2015: Honda gives Japan hard-fought win over Iraq

Keisuke Honda of Japan coverts a penalty against Iraq in Brisbane on Friday.

Phil Lutton AC Milan star Keisuke Honda has guided Japan to a 1-0 win over a gritty Iraq side in Brisbane to help put his side a step closer to the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup.

We can handle great expectations: Spiranovic

Phil Lutton Socceroo defender Matthew Spiranovic has backed the Socceroos to deal with the increasing expectations of their Asian Cup campaign, saying the ambitions of the players are loftier than those of...

Socceroos more than a one-man Tim Cahill band, says Mathew Leckie

Mathew Leckie hasn't appeared on the scoresheet yet, but it's not due to lack of form.

Phil Lutton It’s been raining goals for the Socceroos in the Asian Cup. Just not for Mathew Leckie, who has enjoyed watching the storm without managing to throw down some lightning of his own.

China coach Alain Perrin hopes to avoid Socceroos in Asian Cup semi-final

Alain Perrin

Phil Lutton At the press conference after his side's 2-1 win over Uzbekistan in Brisbane, China coach Alain Perrin wouldn't play favourites when asked who he would rather play in the quarter-finals of the Asian...

China defeats Uzbekistan 2-1 in Asian Cup to seal place in quarter-finals

Sun Ke.

Phil Lutton China has surged into the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup with a stirring 2-1 win over Uzbekistan in Brisbane, sealed with an early candidate for goal of the tournament.