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Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.

Brazilian soccer legend Roberto Carlos at Lakeside Stadium on Monday.

South serious about Carlos pursuit

South Melbourne director Bill Papastergiadis knows the cynics will dismiss the club's links with Brazil star Roberto Carlos as a public relations stunt.

Partners: Simon O'Donnell and Terry Henderson are eyeing the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington for their European winners.

OTI Racing eyes spring carnival

Former cricketer Simon O'Donnell and business partner Terry Henderson are making waves overseas as racehorse owners and syndicators.

Final chance: Aaron Mooy will play for a spot in the Premier League with Huddersfield.

Mooy aims for Premier League dream

Aaron Mooy is set to play a key role for his club, Huddersfield Town, when the Terriers take on Reading in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

John Allen riding Renew (ctr) jumping before winning Race 4, The Australian Hurdle during Melbourne Racing at Sandown ...

Jumps racing gives Gold Medals and Renew a fresh lease on life

Flat bred horses. They can't jump, won't stay the distance and are wholly unsuitable for fences and hurdles. Or so say those critics of Australian jumps racing, who routinely argue that there is no place on the sporting calendar for races over obstacles, especially not at metropolitan tracks.