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

17 Mar 2018

Rugby - Spain banks on World Cup to confirm rise of rugby

MADRID Spain’s run towards the brink of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup for the first time in two decades has captivated the country and seen interest rocket in what used to be a minority sport.

17 Mar 2018

Soccer - Girona hope Man City wisdom ensures long stay in La Liga

GIRONA Girona president Delfi Geli used to play alongside Pep Guardiola and while his former team mate is close to breaking the Premier League points and goals records as Manchester City coach, the Catalan club are also on their way to making history.

15 Mar 2018

Soccer: High-flying Girona visit Real Madrid with eye on Europe

GIRONA Girona have already defied convention in their debut La Liga season and the Catalan side will be hoping to continue their remarkable bid to qualify for next season's Europa League when they visit Real Madrid for the first time on Sunday.

15 Mar 2018

Soccer: Dembele shows signs of justifying price tag against Chelsea

BARCELONA Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele's much-lauded performance in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Chelsea saw the Frenchman take a step towards repaying the club's huge outlay on him after a debut season in Spain which has been blighted by injury.

15 Mar 2018

Soccer: Barca midfielder Busquets out for three weeks with toe injury

BARCELONA Barcelona could be without vital midfielder Sergio Busquets for their Champions League quarter-final first leg after the club said the Spain international would miss three weeks having injured his toe against Chelsea on Wednesday.

14 Mar 2018

Soccer:'Genius' Iniesta fit to play for Barca against Chelsea

BARCELONA Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is fit to face Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday after recovering from a hamstring injury with visiting coach Antonio Conte calling the midfielder "a genius".

14 Mar 2018

Soccer: Gomes 'brave' for revealing struggles at Barca - Valverde

BARCELONA Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has praised Andre Gomes for speaking out about his struggles at the Catalan club after the midfielder said he felt ashamed of his performances and was sometimes afraid to leave his house.

13 Mar 2018

Soccer: La Liga launches esports tournament to send players to Global Series

BARCELONA La Liga announced on Tuesday announced the launch of its first esports tournament to take place in Barcelona next month which it says aims to be the premier gaming competition in Spain.

13 Mar 2018

FEATURE-Rugby-Rugby on the rise in Spain as World Cup looms large

BARCELONA, March 13 Spain's rampant run towards the brink of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup for the first time in two decades has captivated the country and seen interest rocket in what used to be a minority sport.

11 Mar 2018

Soccer: Coutinho, Valverde heap praise on improved Dembele

MADRID Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele earned the praise of coach Ernesto Valverde and his team mates after making the most of Lionel Messi's absence with an inspired performance in his side's 2-0 win at basement club Malaga on Saturday.


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