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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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17 Aug 2017

Cricket - Sri Lanka transition grinds to halt at India roadblock

Two years have passed since Sri Lanka bid farewell to the last of their batting greats yet the South Asian side appears no nearer to ending what has been a difficult period of transition.

07 Aug 2017

Cricket - India's Saha proves keeping pedigree with Colombo masterclass

NEW DELHI Any lingering doubt about Wriddhiman Saha's claim as India's automatic test wicketkeeter evaporated after the diminutive glovesman's virtuoso performance in the second test against Sri Lanka.

16 Jun 2017

Cricket - TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final

NEW DELHI Television advertising rates for Sunday's cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events.

16 May 2017

Soccer: Present perfect, future tense for Indian upstarts Aizawl

NEW DELHI India's prolific film industry churns out scores of movies with plotlines bordering on the absurd every year but even Bollywood might have dismissed as too preposterous the story of the rise of soccer club Aizawl FC.

10 May 2017

India can be the next China for NBA, says top official

NEW DELHI While China is the National Basketball Association's biggest market outside the United States, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum has told Reuters that India is ripe to grow the game as its changing sporting culture begins to offer its 1.3 billion people alternatives to cricket.

10 May 2017

INTERVIEW-Basketball-India can be the next China for NBA, says top official

NEW DELHI, May 10 While China is the National Basketball Association's biggest market outside the United States, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum has told Reuters that India is ripe to grow the game as its changing sporting culture begins to offer its 1.3 billion people alternatives to cricket.

09 May 2017

NBA opens first academy in cricket-mad India

NEW DELHI The National Basketball Association (NBA) opened its first academy in India on Tuesday, hoping the facility on the outskirts of Delhi will trigger the game's growth in a country obsessed with cricket.

09 May 2017

Proteas wrecking ball Rabada wants to stay the course

NEW DELHI Kagiso Rabada's shoulders are big enough to carry the burden of being a pace spearhead but he is also looking to strike a balance between bowling flat out and staying the course, the South African speedster told Reuters.

08 May 2017

Cricket - No surprises in India's belated Champions Trophy squad

NEW DELHI India recalled fit-again opener Rohit Sharma and spin trump card Ravichandran Ashwin as the holders finally named their squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales on Monday.

03 May 2017

Indian champions threaten 'fast unto death' if relegated

NEW DELHI Surprise I-League winners Aizawl FC have threatened to "fast unto death" after finding themselves in the bizarre position of staring at relegation next season despite winning India's top division title on Sunday.

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