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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

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Australia out to cut Ireland down to size in June, says Cheika

SYDNEY Australia's home series against Ireland next month will provide an idea of how much progress the Wallabies have made since they were swept 3-0 by England in a similar series in 2016, coach Michael Cheika said on Wednesday.

May 19 2018

Rugby: Jaguares, Sunwolves proving Super Rugby expansion not all bad

SYDNEY Whatever the problems with the 18-team Super Rugby format that was unceremoniously dumped last year, and there were plenty, it is becoming increasingly clear that the decision to expand the competition to Argentina and Japan was not among them.

May 19 2018

Rugby - Waratahs down Highlanders to snap Australia's winless streak

SYDNEY The New South Wales Waratahs held their collective nerve to end nearly two years and 40 matches of New Zealand Super Rugby dominance over Australia by beating a short-handed Otago Highlanders side 41-12 on Saturday.

May 09 2018

Rugby - Folau's religious beliefs complicate contract negotiations

SYDNEY Israel Folau's negotiation over a new Rugby Australia contract looks like being a protracted process accompanied by the usual interest from other quarters but complicated this time by his insistence on standing by his religious beliefs.

May 09 2018

Rugby-Folau's religious beliefs complicate contract negotiations

SYDNEY, May 9 Israel Folau's negotiation over a new Rugby Australia contract looks like being a protracted process accompanied by the usual interest from other quarters but complicated this time by his insistence on standing by his religious beliefs.

May 07 2018

Soccer: Australia coach suggests VAR on appeal after A-League gaffe

SYDNEY Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has suggested that soccer take a lead from tennis on the use of technology in the game in the wake of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) debacle at the Australian championship game last weekend.

May 07 2018

Soccer-Australia coach suggests VAR on appeal after A-League gaffe

SYDNEY, May 7 Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has suggested that soccer take a lead from tennis on the use of technology in the game in the wake of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) debacle at the Australian championship game last weekend.

May 06 2018

South Africa exit, Super Rugby expansion reports 'wrong' - SANZAAR

SYDNEY Southern hemisphere rugby's governing body on Monday dismissed as "simply wrong" media speculation that South Africa's Super Rugby teams were set to defect to Europe and that expanding the competition into the United States was on the cards.

May 06 2018

Soccer - Van Marwijk springs Karacic surprise in Socceroos squad

SYDNEY Australia coach Bert van Marwijk sprung a minor surprise by including uncapped Croatia-based defender Fran Karacic in his preliminary World Cup squad on Monday.

May 05 2018

Rugby - Australia's wait goes on as Waratahs fail to fire

SYDNEY Australia's bid to break the Super Rugby stranglehold of their New Zealand rivals looks set to go on for at least another two weeks after the New South Wales Waratahs blew an opportunity to end the streak at 37 matches on Saturday night.

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