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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

Jul 24 2018

Rugby: USA's fastest player sees sport's popularity surging

LOS ANGELES Team USA Rugby wing Carlin Isles had never heard of the sport until six years ago when he came across a video of it online but now the speedy 28-year-old believes it is poised for a breakthrough in the U.S.

Jul 11 2018

Los Angeles to get professional rugby team in 2019

LOS ANGELES Professional rugby will come to Los Angeles next year when LA Coast Rugby joins Major League Rugby, bringing the sport to a city where interest in it has been steadily growing.

Jul 09 2018

It's official: LeBron inks four-year contract with Lakers

LOS ANGELES LeBron James made his seismic move to the Los Angeles Lakers official on Monday when the three-time NBA champion posted a photo of himself smiling alongside his freshly-signed four-year, $154 million contact.

Jul 08 2018

Skiing a model for equity says top earner Shiffrin

LOS ANGELES The world's best overall women's ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin, who for the second successive year was the highest paid athlete in the sport, said Alpine skiing can serve as a model for equal pay.

Jul 02 2018

LeBron in it for the long haul with Lakers

LOS ANGELES LeBron James's eye-watering $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers is perhaps most surprising because of its length - a four-year deal that indicates King James will be in L.A. for the long haul as he tries to revive the struggling franchise.

Jun 29 2018

Dodgers' Hernandez to fund house building in Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez on Friday said money he raised to help Puerto Rico recover from last year's deadly Hurricane Maria will be spent in the coming weeks to build more than 100 homes, but more aid is needed.

Jun 29 2018

Bleak outlook for American men at Wimbledon: McEnroe

Big-servers John Isner and Sam Querrey are unlikely to end an 18-year championship drought for American men at Wimbledon next week despite the service-friendly grass surface, former world number one John McEnroe said on Friday.

Jun 21 2018

NBA draft prospect Bridges inks investment firm endorsement

Villanova guard Mikal Bridges, who is expected to be among the first 10 players selected in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, has entered an endorsement deal that will pay him with an investment portfolio, the firm behind the deal told Reuters.

Jun 06 2018

Vegas Golden Knights' wild pre-game show shakes up league

The Vegas Golden Knights' wild pre-game skits, where on-ice actors fly from the rafters and enact elaborate battle scenes, have gained almost as much buzz as the team's unlikely run to the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season.

Jun 04 2018

Curry maintains short-term focus after long-range heroics

OAKLAND Golden State guard Stephen Curry said that while it was "cool" to set an NBA Finals record with nine three-pointers in the Warriors' 122-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, his focus was on keeping the Larry O'Brien trophy in Oakland.


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