Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Tennis

Stars back for Australian tennis season

Linda Pearce and Phil Lutton, Brisbane Another season, a familiar issue for Serena Williams: how to repeat the extraordinary success achieved in the year almost gone?

Golf

Adam Scott enjoys a green and gold year

Phil Lutton dinkus

Phil Lutton It had been so long, the jacket so close to being slipped on Australian shoulders, that the rest of the golfing world seemed to annually share the sense of longing (then anguish).

Cricket

Ashes First Test report card

Mitchell Johnson.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton runs the rule over both sides to come up with his first Test report card from The Gabba.

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Cricket

Michael Clarke plays a straight bat to questions on eve of first cricket Test

Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton The skipper's on edge - and play hasn't started yet, writes Phil Lutton in Brisbane.

Michael Clarke gives little away on Ashes eve

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton A terse Michael Clarke has given away little in his final press conference before the Ashes opener, dead-batting questions about the composition of the team and whether his side can win their first...

Cricket

Chris Rogers keen to make his mark on Gabba Test

Shane Watson and Chris Rogers.

Phil Lutton Of the current Australian opening partnership, it's fair to say Chris Rogers has enjoyed somewhat of a lower profile than the man at the other end, David Warner.

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen on 99 but showing no sign of nerves for Ashes

kevin pietersen

Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that switch-hits between confidence and arrogance.

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Cricket

Kevin Pietersen is as colourful as ever on eve of 100th Test

Kevin Pietersen.

Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You can detest him if you feel strongly enough. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that effortlessly switch-hits between...

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.

Cricket

Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Australian spinner Nathan Lyon may have put paid to seasonal musings about playing four quicks at the Gabba, with the New South Wales tweaker claiming two wickets in an impressive late cameo against...

Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd to play central role for campaign

David Warner

Phil Lutton Australia's cricketer whisperer, Dr Michael Lloyd, hasn't managed to split the Ashes squad into ''assassins'' and ''warriors'' like his English counterpart Dr Mark Bawden.

Cricket

Aussie batsman David Warner masters cricket's mind games

David Warner.

Phil Lutton David Warner believes series of sessions with sports psychologist has him primed to fire in Ashes opener.

David Warner in right state of mind for Australia as psychology sessions pay off

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12:  David Warner speaks to media during the Australia Test Squad Announcement at the National Cricket Centre on November 12, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Cricket

Analyse This: Warner credits psychologist with batting turnaround

David Warner

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Golf

'I'd love to be number one': Victorious Scott shifts focus to Australian Masters

Adam Scott

Phil Lutton Adam Scott must feel like everything he touches turns to gold at the moment, or Augusta green as the case may be.

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Golf

Victorian Jack Wilson shows talent at Australian PGA Championship

Jack Wilson of Australia lines up his putt.

Phil Lutton Officials were like kids at Christmas when the pairing of Scott and Fowler became set in stone.

Golf

Adam Scott wins Australian PGA Championship

Adam Scott holds the Kirkwood Cup

Phil Lutton Adam Scott wins the Australian PGA Championship after a late masterclass on the Gold Coast.

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Golf

Adam Scott overcomes slow start to retain PGA lead

Adam Scott

Phil Lutton US Masters champion Adam Scott has one hand on the Joe Kirkwood Cup.

Golf

Scott unfazed by caddie

Adam Scott

Phil Lutton Adam Scott has hinted that he will continue his fruitful partnership with caddie Steve Williams.

Scott digs in as challengers arrive in Australian PGA

Adam Scott.

Phil Lutton Adam Scott has dictated terms at the Australian PGA Championships but the pressure is on the US Masters champion in the third round at Royal Pines.