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.
Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...
Michael Lynch Officials deny anything untoward in A-League after revelations about Adelaide game against Victory.
Michael Lynch Major racedays aside - and that tends to mean the blockbusters of the Melbourne spring and Sydney autumn carnivals - Australian racecourses seem to have problems in attracting fans to ordinary...
Michael Lynch The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Racing Club chairman Mike Symons summed it up perfectly in a tweet he sent out in the wake of perhaps the most successful Warrnambool carnival ever.
Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.
Michael Lynch Even without facing Brazil, the challenge has been thrown down to the Socceroos.
Michael Lynch RACING people are a forgiving bunch.
Michael Lynch Champion hoop has started on the long road to redemption,
Michael Lynch Stocks Stakes nothing more than a track gallop for emerging superstar Atlantic Jewel.
Michael Lynch Given the strength of the opposition it probably wouldn't have mattered whether Australia was careful in what it wished for or not.
Michael Lynch The Victorian Premier League is a far from glamorous sporting arena, and the sort of English "internationals" implicated in the Southern Stars match fixing scandal are only internationals in the...
Michael Lynch It generally needs a crisis for the Victorian Premier League to be in the spotlight.
Michael Lynch Football Federation Victoria now has to look forward to further legal battle with disgruntled clubs.
Michael Lynch It has been the week from hell for those who run Victorian soccer, and a bad situation might just become even worse.
Michael Lynch It's been the week from hell for those who run Victorian football - and a bad situation might become even worse.
Michael Lynch A disgraced jockey has returned in a rich vein of form, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Second big defeat has come due to a lack of planning and rebuilding.
Michael Lynch Jockeys have to keep an even closer eye on the scales than supermodels.
Michael Lynch His sire, Savabeel, recorded a career highlight on Cox Plate day when he won Australasia's greatest weight-for age-race as a three-year-old in 2004.