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John Duerden

John Duerden

John Duerden is Asian sports correspondent for The Diplomat.

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.

Posts by John Duerden
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.

April 22, 2013

Shanghai Shenhua Sees Signs of Hope

Despite a six point deduction, beleaguered football club Shanghai Shenhua is aiming high this season.

April 19, 2013

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif Have Appeals Rejected, Ban Remains

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif remain banned from cricket.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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