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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

18 Aug 2018

Boxing: Medics call for mandatory suspensions and scans to protect knocked out fighters

STOCKHOLM Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover before they fight again.

16 Aug 2018

Mixed Martial Arts - Style clash key in McGregor title fight, says Duffy

STOCKHOLM Irish fighter Joe Duffy is looking forward to a thrilling clash of styles when his compatriot Conor McGregor pits his striking skills against the wrestling of Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in a UFC lightweight title fight in October.

09 Aug 2018

Soccer: Swede Larsson moves home to chase glory with AIK

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Sebastian Larsson has moved home to swap relegation battles in England for a title run with table-topping Stockholm side AIK after spending more than half his life away.

03 Aug 2018

Swedish Olympic champion Femling hurt in freak accident

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Olympic biathlon champion Peppe Femling was injured in a freak accident when one of his ski poles went through his calf muscle as he dived to avoid a car ahead of a competition on Thursday.

30 Jul 2018

Soccer: Small Swedish club wins big with Olsen's Roma transfer

STOCKHOLM The multi-million euro transfer of Swede Robin Olsen from Danish side FC Copenhagen to Serie A club AS Roma has provided an unexpected boost for a small lower-division club where the national team goalkeeper rediscovered his love of the game.

08 Jul 2018

Swedes stumble against England but leave Russia rejuvenated

SOCHI, Russia Sweden's gritty performances in Russia that ended with a 2-0 defeat to England in their quarter-final indicate a bright, if not very entertaining, future for Janne Andersson's side.

08 Jul 2018

Croatia's Modric chasing World Cup dream after shootout win

SOCHI, Russia Croatia captain Luka Modric put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a penalty shootout victory over hosts Russia, but he has no interest in personal awards as they chase their World Cup dream in a semi-final against England.

08 Jul 2018

Croatia's Modric chasing World Cup dream after shootout win

SOCHI, Russia Croatia captain Luka Modric put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a penalty shootout victory over hosts Russia, but he has no interest in personal awards as they chase their World Cup dream in a semi-final against England.

07 Jul 2018

Soccer: Swedish vicar hopes to get to the match on time after wedding

SOCHI, Russia Soccer-mad Swedish vicar Ingo Soederlund will be hoping no extra time is needed on Saturday as he performs the wedding ceremony of a Swedish-English couple before the World Cup quarter-final between the two nations in Russia.

07 Jul 2018

Soccer: England would hate to lose to Sweden, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

SOCHI, Russia There may be less pressure on England than at previous tournaments, but former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says they'd still hate to lose their World Cup quarter-final against his native Sweden on Saturday.

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