Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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Brisbane Roar down Wellington Phoenix

Phil Lutton Since news broke on Wednesday that Besart Berisha was heading to Melbourne Victory, Roar coach Mike Mulvey had been telling anyone who would listen there was life beyond the Albanian striker.

Live: Roar v Phoenix

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Hunt begins to replace Besart Berisha

Besart Berisha.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Roar coach starts hunt to find replacement for Besart Berisha.

Orange tide may turn against Besart Berisha

Happier times ... Roar fans have embraced Besart Berisha during his time in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Star striker Besart Berisha's move to Melbourne Victory may test the friendship of Brisbane Roar faithful.

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Brisbane Roar to miss unique striker Besart Berisha

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Phil Lutton Brisbane had never seen anyone like Besart Berisha. Brilliant, bold, controversial, dramatic, divisive, engaging and enigmatic; he's given the thesaurus a workout during his time at Suncorp Stadium.

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Besart Berisha to leave Roar, join Melbourne Victory


Phil Lutton Star striker Besart Berisha will leave the Brisbane Roar at the end of the season.

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Heat can still win Big Bash League: Ben Cutting

Phil Lutton Be afraid, says Ben Cutting. Perhaps not very afraid but highly concerned, at least, if the Brisbane Heat can force their way into the finals of the Big Bash League.


Live: Australia v England, second ODI, Brisbane

Alastair Cook

Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Alex Leapai statue on line in world title fight

Logan's Alex Leapai, left, trades blows with Denis Boytsov in Germany in November.

Phil Lutton Wally Lewis has one. So do Darren Lockyer and Rod Laver. Now Logan boxer Alex Leapai could be the next Queenslander to have his very own statue if he beats the odds to win the heavyweight...


Mitchell Johnson plans white lightning strike on Poms

'Johnson deserves Ashes chance' (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton Reborn speedster Mitchell Johnson returns to the Gabba to continue assault with white ball.


Alex Leapai's rags-to-riches shot at world heavyweight title

World stage: Alex Leapai (left) in his fight against Russian Denis Boystov in Germany.

Phil Lutton Alex Leapai has fought at pubs, clubs, RSLs, taverns and racetracks.

Leapai's date with Klitschko locked in

Alex Leapai.

Phil Lutton Queensland heavyweight slugger Alex Leapai has moved closer to becoming one of Australian boxing's great rags-to-riches tales with confirmation of his heavyweight title shot against Wladimir...

From the RSL to international heavyweight: the rise of Alex Leapai

Alex Leapai

Phil Lutton Along the way to his improbable shot at boxing's most-hallowed belt, Alex Leapai has fought at pubs, clubs, RSLs, taverns and racetracks.

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Adelaide United's Jordan Elsey stuns Brisbane Roar with late winner

Adelaide Coach Josep Gombau

Phil Lutton Teenager Jordan Elsey upstaged Brisbane's star striker Besart Berisha to snatch a dramatic 2-1 A-League win for Adelaide over the Roar on Saturday.

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Live: Roar v Adelaide

Besart Berisha.

Phil Lutton Live coverage as the Roar host Adelaide at Suncorp Stadium.

Alex Leapai close to million-dollar title bout with Wladimir Klitschko

Phil Lutton The camp of Logan slugger Alex Leapai are hopeful of having a date set within days as the heavyweight begins work for his Cinderella title shot against world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

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Lleyton Hewitt beats Roger Federer in final of Brisbane International tennis tournament

C'mon: Lleyton Hewitt kisses the trophy after beating Roger Federer in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Australian played aggressive, confident tennis and rattled Federer from the start.


Roger Federer confident of Australian Open success despite loss to Lleyton Hewitt

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer insists he can still be a force at the Australian Open despite his loss in the Brisbane International final to a resurgent Lleyton Hewitt.


Bulldog Lleyton Hewitt downs Roger Federer in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his finals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 5, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The early clues for Lleyton Hewitt's stunning 6-1 4-6 6-3 upset of Swiss great Roger Federer in the Brisbane International decider lay in the opening game on Pat Rafter Arena.

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Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Phil Lutton Federer far too strong for Matosevic in Brisbane clash