Richard Martin

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

4:15am IST

Berizzo returns after cancer operation as Sevilla draw

BARCELONA Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo took charge of his first game since having surgery to treat prostate cancer and received a rapturous reception from the Sanchez Pizjuan crowd before his side's 0-0 home draw with Levante on Friday.

12:27am IST

Soccer: Spain face possible World Cup ban as FIFA warns over government interference

BARCELONA Spain’s participation at the 2018 World Cup in Russia could be under threat after FIFA raised concerns about political interference within the Spanish football federation (RFEF).

15 Dec 2017

Soccer-Berizzo set to coach Sevilla again after cancer operation

BARCELONA, Dec 15 Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo visited his team on Thursday just over two weeks after having surgery to treat prostate cancer, with the Argentine expected to take charge of Friday's game at home to Levante, the Liga club said.

15 Dec 2017

Soccer: Maradona urges Madrid to 'give away' injury prone Bale

BARCELONA Diego Maradona says he has a solution to Real Madrid's scarcity of goals this season - sign France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Paris St Germain and give Gareth Bale away for free.

15 Dec 2017

Las Palmas blocked from appointing coach by federation

BARCELONA Las Palmas have been prevented from appointing Jorge Almiron as their coach because he does not have enough experience according to UEFA rules, despite leading Argentine side Lanus to the 2017 Copa Libertadores final.

14 Dec 2017

Soccer: Barcelona look to recover sparkle against Depor

BARCELONA Barcelona have managed to get away with some lacklustre displays recently and Sunday's visit of struggling Deportivo La Coruna offers them a chance to recapture their sparkling early season form a week before the 'Clasico' against Real Madrid.

13 Dec 2017

Iniesta wants China-bound Mascherano to stay at Barca

BARCELONA Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has not given up hope Javier Mascherano will stay at the club amid reports the Argentine is on the verge of moving to the Chinese Super League in January.

10 Dec 2017

Soccer: Zidane praises Ronaldo after "perfect week" for the Portuguese

MADRID Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said people write off Cristiano Ronaldo at their peril after the Portuguese forward struck twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Sevilla on Saturday as the La Liga champions and their prolific scorer roared back to life. | Video

10 Dec 2017

Soccer: Ronaldo at the double for Real, Valencia edge out Celta

MADRID Valencia kept the pressure on Liga leaders Barcelona by beating Celta Vigo 2-1 on Saturday with a late penalty from Dani Parejo and Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for the first time in a league game this season as Real Madrid thrashed Sevilla 5-0.

09 Dec 2017

Soccer-Ronaldo at the double as Real blow away sorry Sevilla

MADRID, Dec 9 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his recent Ballon d'Or award by scoring twice for the first time in a La Liga game this season as champions Real Madrid swept to a stunning 5-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday to go five points behind leaders Barcelona.


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