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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

20 Sep 2017

Commonwealth Games 2022 deadline looms with Birmingham in box seat

LONDON Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Birmingham seen to be in pole position as organisers continue the search for a new host.

07 Sep 2017

South Africa considering appeal of FIFA replay order

CAPE TOWN South Africa look set to launch an appeal against a FIFA decision to order a replay of last November's World Cup qualifier against Senegal after the referee was found to have manipulated the result.

06 Sep 2017

Tiny Cape Verde dreaming of fairytale World Cup trip

DURBAN Cape Verde Islands are in contention for a shock World Cup spot with successive wins over South Africa giving them a fairytale chance to become the smallest nation to play at the finals.

05 Sep 2017

Cape Verde catapult into World Cup contention

DURBAN Tiny Cape Verde Islands catapulted themselves into surprise World Cup contention with a 2-1 victory away to South Africa on Tuesday as the identity of the African qualifiers for next year's finals remained far from resolved.

05 Sep 2017

Soccer - Rodrigues wonder strikes help Cape Verde upset South Africa

DURBAN Cape Verde's Garry Rodrigues hammered home two stunning second-half strikes to earn them a shock 2-1 win at South Africa in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Dutch-born Rodrigues fired home a 55th-minute free kick to give Cape Verde the lead after they had spent most of the game on the back foot and he doubled their advantage with a snap effort from range in the 67th.

05 Sep 2017

Soccer-Rodrigues wonder strikes help Cape Verde upset South Africa

DURBAN, Sept 5 Cape Verde's Garry Rodrigues hammered home two stunning second-half strikes to earn them a shock 2-1 win at South Africa in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

30 Aug 2017

Etzebeth relishing captaincy as he comes out of his shell

CAPE TOWN Captaincy sits well with Eben Etzebeth even if the giant South African lock is a not a man of many words and seems uncomfortable in the spotlight.

11 Aug 2017

Davies welcomes South African pair into PRO14 competition

CAPE TOWN British Lions centre Jonathan Davies says the addition of two South African teams into the PRO14 tournament from next month offers players in the Celtic league a chance to test themselves against tough opposition on a regular basis.

11 Aug 2017

Rugby - South Africa will not desert SANZAAR after joining PRO14

CAPE TOWN South African rugby will benefit from two of its teams playing in the northern hemisphere PRO14 competition and this will not come at the cost of existing relationships in the south, SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux said on Friday.

31 Jul 2017

Athletics - Renewed scrutiny for Semenya as she chases double gold

CAPE TOWN Caster Semenya is making a bold bid for double gold in the women’s 800m and 1500m but her only guarantee at the World Athletics Championship in London is further scrutiny of the gender controversy that has dogged her career.

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