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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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9:40am GMT

Root wants focus on England's cricket, not culture

PERTH England captain Joe Root sought to draw a line under the litany of off-field incidents that have dogged the team throughout the Ashes on Wednesday, even as a senior player admitted they would continue to haunt the side during the third test in Perth.

9:31am GMT

Ashes to Ashes, England face similar WACA ordeal

PERTH Two-nil down and with a harried captain insisting his team was neither dead nor buried, there was an unnerving sense of deja vu at the WACA as England made their final preparations on the eve of the third Ashes test on Wednesday.

3:46am GMT

Australia lean towards Mitchell Marsh for third Ashes test

PERTH Australia are leaning towards bringing in bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the third Ashes test against England but will not name their team until the toss on Thursday morning, skipper Steve Smith said on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2017

England on the brink at WACA house of pain

MELBOURNE England's hopes of clawing their way back into an Ashes series fast slipping from their grip will be put to the ultimate test at the WACA where the tourists have won only once in nearly 50 years.

05 Dec 2017

Olympics - Pyeongchang should be Russia-free, says Tallent

MELBOURNE Having felt "angry" to have to compete with Russian dopers, Australia's race walking champion Jared Tallent hopes the International Olympic Committee will heed calls from clean athletes to exclude the nation from the Winter Games.

28 Nov 2017

Cricket - Surprise Australia picks reward selectors' faith

BRISBANE Australia's selectors endured a barrage of criticism for a trio of surprising picks in the Ashes squad but the hosts' dominant 10-wicket win over England in the series-opener at the Gabba may have left them feeling more than a little vindicated.

27 Nov 2017

Cricket: Man-of-the-match Smith praises Australia's Ashes grit

BRISBANE Australia captain and man-of-the-match Steve Smith praised his team's character after they saw off some stiff England resistance before trouncing the tourists by 10 wickets on day five of the series-opening Ashes test.

27 Nov 2017

Cricket: England can bounce back from Gabba hiding, says Root

BRISBANE England captain Joe Root lamented his team's failure to exploit their "good positions" in the first Ashes test in Brisbane but was confident they would bounce back from their stinging 10-wicket defeat on Monday.

27 Nov 2017

Cricket: Smith warns England of more Aussie aggression

BRISBANE England can look forward to further "aggressive" cricket in the second test in Adelaide, Australia captain Steve Smith said, after his team found their mean streak to rout the tourists by 10 wickets at the Gabba on Monday.

27 Nov 2017

Australia rout England by 10 wickets in Ashes opener

BRISBANE Australia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory over England before lunch on day five of the series-opening Ashes test on Monday, having chased 170 runs without loss in a blow to the tourists' pride.

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