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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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Rugby - Upwardly-mobile Exeter seek to take final step

LONDON Exeter can cap their remarkable rise through the rugby ranks by securing their maiden English Premiership title on Saturday but they will need to be at their defensive best to counter the threat of a Wasps team hoping to roll back the years.

13 May 2017

Saracens' bond sees them through again

It is sometimes said that team spirit is the privilege of the victor but there seems absolutely no question, even though they are serial winners, that Saracens possess that intangible sporting trait in abundance.

11 May 2017

Rugby: Clermont need supreme effort to stop Saracens juggernaut

LONDON It was Clermont Auvergne's misfortune that in their first two European Cup finals they came up against Toulon at the height of their powers so it seems almost unfair that in their third they face a Saracens side arguably even more complete.

08 May 2017

Late Lion Laidlaw ready to seize second chance

LONDON When Greig Laidlaw comes to write his autobiography the spiky Scotland scrumhalf will probably need a lot of help piecing together the first half of 2017 after a whirlwind of highs and lows have left him dazed and dizzy with emotion.

08 May 2017

Lions first meet-up like 'first day at school'

LONDON Warren Gatland said the 2017 British and Irish Lions' initial get-together on Monday was like the first day of school and he was in stern headmaster mode when forced to justify the timing of the event days before two major European finals.

02 May 2017

Nike's African trio target sub-two hour marathon

LONDON This weekend, aided by a host of technological and environmental advances, three carefully-selected elite African athletes will attempt to run the first sub-two hour marathon.

25 Apr 2017

Athletics - Bekele was not wearing 'Breaking2 shoes', say Nike

LONDON The running shoes that Kenenisa Bekele blamed for his struggles in Sunday's London Marathon were not the revolutionary new model designed for use in the Breaking2 attempt on a sub-two hour marathon, manufacturers Nike said on Tuesday.

20 Apr 2017

Bekele in a hurry for London marathon glory

LONDON Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele is somewhat surprised that his sepia-tinged 5,000 and 10,000-metres world records are still standing but, at 34, he still feels he can complete a remarkable hat-trick by claiming the marathon mark.

20 Apr 2017

Jones includes 15 uncapped players for Argentina tour

LONDON Shorn of 16 men selected for the British and Irish Lions, England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday named 15 uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the two-test tour of Argentina in June.

19 Apr 2017

Warburton leads Lions on toughest mission

LONDON Sam Warburton was named captain of the British and Irish Lions for the second time on Wednesday as coach Warren Gatland unveiled a bumper 41-man squad for the 10-match tour of New Zealand that he described as the biggest challenge in rugby.

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