April 6th, 2011
12:32 PM ET

Caddy Carl Jackson: A true Master of the Augusta course

Carl Jackson (left) first became a caddy aged 11 and has been a staple on the Augusta course for the past 50 years.
Carl Jackson (left) first became a caddy aged 11 and has been a staple on the Augusta course for the past 50 years.

One Augusta legend will be striding the fairways this week for his 50th crack at the Masters. He not only knows this verdant pasture like the back of his hand, he knows his hometown of Augusta even better.  To say he has seen it all before, literally from both sides of the fence, is probably an understatement.

Carl Jackson may not be a household name in world sport, but here - on the grounds of Augusta National - he is an integral part of the tradition of both the golf club and the tournament. FULL POST

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April 6th, 2011
08:17 AM ET

Will ICC's World Cup decision harm international cricket?

Scenes like these, after minnows Ireland beat England in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, may not be seen in the event again.
Scenes like these, after minnows Ireland beat England in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, may not be seen in the event again.

Every major tournament has its memorable moment, an occasion when the plucky underdog pulls off an unexpected victory against a giant of the game. It is all part of the unforgettable drama that only an international sporting event can produce.

The football game that goes into extra time and penalties, the fifth set in a gladiatorial tennis encounter, or the cricket match that comes down to the last ball.

It’s what makes sport unpredictable, exciting and addictive. FULL POST

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