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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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3:21pm IST

Cricket: Australia rally to restrict England in Ashes opener

BRISBANE Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised on Thursday after the tourists' unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.

6:19am IST

Cricket: England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

BRISBANE England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the opening Ashes test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday, with the hosts confirming opener David Warner and batsman Shaun Marsh were fit to play.

22 Nov 2017

Cricket: England play Ball as fourth seamer for Ashes opener

BRISBANE England paceman Jake Ball has beaten out Craig Overton to be the touring side's fourth seamer in the series-opening Ashes test against Australia starting in Brisbane on Thursday.

22 Nov 2017

England play Ball as fourth seamer for Ashes opener

BRISBANE England paceman Jake Ball has beaten out Craig Overton to be the touring side's fourth seamer in the series-opening Ashes test against Australia starting in Brisbane on Thursday.

22 Nov 2017

Cricket: Australia's Marsh joins Warner under injury cloud

BRISBANE Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has joined opener David Warner as an injury concern on the eve of the series-opening Ashes test against England in Brisbane.

22 Nov 2017

Cricket: Ashes captains continue war of words on series eve

BRISBANE The war of words that has added spice to the lead-up to cricket's oldest enduring test series will give way to genuine hostilities on Thursday when bitter Ashes rivals Australia and England march out in front of a packed crowd at the Gabba.

21 Nov 2017

Cricket: England return to 'Gabbatoir' to face their demons

MELBOURNE England's Ashes debutants face a baptism of fire in Thursday's opening test at the Gabba, where four years ago the tourists' batsmen crumbled under an Australian short-pitched bowling assault. | Video

20 Nov 2017

Cricket: Smith to shoulder heavy burden in first Ashes as captain

MELBOURNE Ashes battles against England have done much to shape Steve Smith as a cricketer but his first series in charge of Australia could do plenty to define his legacy as captain.

17 Nov 2017

Australia recall wicketkeeper Paine in Ashes surprise

MELBOURNE Australia have recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the first time in seven years in a selection bombshell while dropping opening batsman Matt Renshaw in a surprising Ashes squad for the series against England.

16 Nov 2017

Interview: Harris backs Starc as next England tormentor

MELBOURNE The spirit of Mitchell Johnson could return to haunt England's batsmen during the Ashes in the form of another left-arm paceman, Mitchell Starc, according to former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris.

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