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I was frozen out at Real, says Khedira

MADRID: Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has accused the La Liga club of freezing him out by dropping him from the team after talks on a contract extension broke down even though he was fit to play.Germany international Khedira, who joined Real from VfB Stuttgart in 2010, will leave Real for free at the end of the season, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Juventus, reportedly keen to sign him.The 28-year-old has barely featured since the turn of the year, with Real citing a series ofRead More

Nadal’s slump could open way for Djokovic

PARIS: For years and years — a full decade, in fact — Rafael Nadal ruled the French Open the way no one had ever dominated any Grand Slam tournament, winning 66 of 67 matches and collecting nine championships, including the last five in a row.This year, his far-poorer-than-usual results on red clay and acknowledged crisis of confidence are generating talk that his reign at Roland Garros might be about to end.When the season’s second major tournament begins on Sunday, the lefty from Spain will not be the favourite, despite whatRead More

Pakistanis buy Dubai property worth $379m in three months

KARACHI: Pakistanis remained in pursuit of real estate in Dubai in the first quarter of 2015 as third biggest amount of foreign property transactions $379 million came from Pakistani nationals.Pakistanis purchased properties worth over $4.3 billion (16bn dirhams) in 2013 and 2014 in Dubai.Read: Pakistanis bought property worth 16bn dirhams in DubaiAccording to data released by Dubai Land Department in April 2015, Pakistani nationals made transactions worth $379m (1.392 billion dirhams) during the first quarter of 2015.In terms of investor numbers, however, Pakistanis stood second with a total of 953Read More