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John Duerden

John Duerden

He writes about Asian football and sport for The Guardian, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Fox, New York Times and International Herald Tribune, among other publications.

He studied history and government at the London School of Economics.

Shinji Kagawa Wins Third Premier League Championship
April 25, 2013
Shinji Kagawa Wins Third Premier League Championship
Shinji Kagawa finished strong in his first season with Manchester United, and the future looks bright.
Shinji Kagawa Wins Third Premier League Championship
Shanghai Shenhua Sees Signs of Hope
April 22, 2013
Shanghai Shenhua Sees Signs of Hope
Despite a six point deduction, beleaguered football club Shanghai Shenhua is aiming high this season.
Shanghai Shenhua Sees Signs of Hope
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif Have Appeals Rejected, Ban Remains
April 19, 2013
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif Have Appeals Rejected, Ban Remains
Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif remain banned from cricket.
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif Have Appeals Rejected, Ban Remains
Vincent Tan: Malaysian Hope in England’s Premier League
April 17, 2013
Vincent Tan: Malaysian Hope in England’s Premier League
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is betting big on the team’s prospects in the Premier League.
Vincent Tan: Malaysian Hope in England’s Premier League
Chinese Golf Prodigy Guan Tianlang Finishes Strong at US Masters
April 15, 2013
Chinese Golf Prodigy Guan Tianlang Finishes Strong at US Masters
14-year-old Guan Tianlang won the Silver Cup at the US Masters.
Chinese Golf Prodigy Guan Tianlang Finishes Strong at US Masters
South Korean Super Match: All Eyes on Jong Tae-Se
April 12, 2013
South Korean Super Match: All Eyes on Jong Tae-Se
Jong Tae-Se aims to win over fans at Sunday’s match between Suwon’s Bluewings and FC Seoul.
South Korean Super Match: All Eyes on Jong Tae-Se
Imran Khan: From Cricket to a Parliamentary Run
April 10, 2013
Imran Khan: From Cricket to a Parliamentary Run
Imran Khan, famed Pakistani cricketer, will run in the nation’s parliamentary elections in May.
Imran Khan: From Cricket to a Parliamentary Run
ASEAN Super League to Kick Off in 2015
April 08, 2013
ASEAN Super League to Kick Off in 2015
Southeast Asian football is pushing for a breakthrough in 2015 with its ASEAN Super League.
ASEAN Super League to Kick Off in 2015
Yao Ming Calls for a More Decentralized CBA
April 05, 2013
Yao Ming Calls for a More Decentralized CBA
Former NBA great Yao Ming is calling for changes to the Chinese Basketball Association.
Yao Ming Calls for a More Decentralized CBA
Indian Premier League 6 Kicks Off, Ricky Ponting Returns
April 03, 2013
Indian Premier League 6 Kicks Off, Ricky Ponting Returns
With the start of Indian Premier League 6, it remains to be seen if the hype can be maintained.
Indian Premier League 6 Kicks Off, Ricky Ponting Returns
Potential Winter World Cup 2022 Debate Rages
April 02, 2013
Potential Winter World Cup 2022 Debate Rages
Lawyers and soccer associations are still sorting out the implications of a World Cup in Qatar’s summer heat.
Potential Winter World Cup 2022 Debate Rages
New Zealand Cricketer Jesse Ryder Out of Coma
April 01, 2013
New Zealand Cricketer Jesse Ryder Out of Coma
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has awoken from an induced coma and tells fans he is “OK.”
New Zealand Cricketer Jesse Ryder Out of Coma
Much Homework for Australian Cricket After India Tour
March 28, 2013
Much Homework for Australian Cricket After India Tour
“Homework-gate” has led to the sacking of four Australian cricketers. Will the team learn its lessons?
Much Homework for Australian Cricket After India Tour
Japan Set to Book Ticket to World Cup
March 25, 2013
Japan Set to Book Ticket to World Cup
Japan is on the verge of securing its slot in the 2014 World Cup. Other places are up for grabs.
Japan Set to Book Ticket to World Cup
Honda Eyes Return to Formula One
March 22, 2013
Honda Eyes Return to Formula One
With Hyundai also considering involvement, Asia's influence in Formula One could soon be greater than ever.
Honda Eyes Return to Formula One
A Dream Denied for Japan at World Baseball Classic
March 21, 2013
A Dream Denied for Japan at World Baseball Classic
Japan's aim for three consecutive winning championships would be denied at the WBC.
A Dream Denied for Japan at World Baseball Classic
Kim Yu-na Dazzles at 2013 World Figure Skating Championship
March 18, 2013
Kim Yu-na Dazzles at 2013 World Figure Skating Championship
After an extended absence from skating, "Queen Yuna" makes a triumphant return.
Kim Yu-na Dazzles at 2013 World Figure Skating Championship
Baseball Slugger Manny Ramirez to Play in Taiwan
March 11, 2013
Baseball Slugger Manny Ramirez to Play in Taiwan
Former Major League Baseball star Manny Ramirez is set to sign with the EDA Rhinos of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Baseball Slugger Manny Ramirez to Play in Taiwan
Australian Men’s Swimming Team Admits to Stilnox Use
March 11, 2013
Australian Men’s Swimming Team Admits to Stilnox Use
Australian swimming squad lets down fans with confession of drug use at the London Olympics.
Australian Men’s Swimming Team Admits to Stilnox Use
IOC “Hugely Impressed” by Tokyo’s Olympic Bid
March 08, 2013
IOC “Hugely Impressed” by Tokyo’s Olympic Bid
With support from government, business and the public, Tokyo’s Olympic bid is gaining momentum.
IOC “Hugely Impressed” by Tokyo’s Olympic Bid
Chinese Super League Hires Beckham as Ambassador
March 06, 2013
Chinese Super League Hires Beckham as Ambassador
Chinese football has a long way to go, but a serious effort to raise its profile is underway.
Chinese Super League Hires Beckham as Ambassador
Shinji Kagawa’s Historic Hat-Trick
March 04, 2013
Shinji Kagawa’s Historic Hat-Trick
Shinji Kagawa becomes the first Asian player to score a hat-trick in the English Premier League.
Shinji Kagawa’s Historic Hat-Trick
Thailand’s Makudi to Run for AFC Presidency
March 01, 2013
Thailand’s Makudi to Run for AFC Presidency
Thailand’s Worawi Makudi wants to head the Asian Football Confederation. Will his past get in the way?
Thailand’s Makudi to Run for AFC Presidency
Asian Golf: It's a Woman’s World
February 27, 2013
Asian Golf: It's a Woman’s World
In the world of Asian golf, women dominate while men remain stunted by competing tours.
Asian Golf: It's a Woman’s World
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