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  • Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches by FIFA for biting incident

    Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches by FIFA for biting incident
    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from all soccer-related activity by FIFA on Thursday for allegedly biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match on Tuesday. FIFA confirmed the...
  • Luis Suarez faces FIFA disciplinary proceedings for alleged bite

    Luis Suarez faces FIFA disciplinary proceedings for alleged bite
    FIFA confirmed Tuesday night that disciplinary proceedings had begun against Luis Suarez of Uruguay, who is accused of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in a crucial World Cup group game. “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee is...
  • Luis Suarez's bite seen round the world could be costly for Uruguay

    Luis Suarez's bite seen round the world could be costly for Uruguay
    Uruguay superstar Luis Suarez was embroiled in another biting controversy Tuesday when he appeared to sink his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in a World Cup group game. Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense,...
  • FIFA statement on Suarez suspension

    FIFA statement on Suarez suspension
    Statement on Luis Suarez issued by soccer's world governing body FIFA on Thursday. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup match...
  • Luis Suarez gets nine-game suspension for biting

    After leaning over and biting an opponent on the shoulder during a World Cup game this week, Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez offered a simple explanation. "These situations happen on the pitch," he said. That statement failed to quell immediate...
  • World Cup's brave new world

    World Cup's brave new world
    The game wasn't pretty, but in this World Cup tipped upside down, it makes sense that a loss equaled a win for a U.S. team that now advances to the knockout stage. By staying close to Germany in a rain-soaked 1-0 defeat, the Americans sneaked through...
  • Uruguay's Suarez gets nine-match ban for biting

    Uruguay's Suarez gets nine-match ban for biting
    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was banned for nine matches by FIFA on Thursday after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Suarez was also suspended from any soccer-related activity for four months and fined 100,000 Swiss...
  • Previewing Saturday's World Cup games

    KNOCKOUT STAGE SATURDAY'S GAMES: BRAZIL VS. CHILE Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: Channel 7, Univision The buzz: Brazil played its best match of the tournament its last time out, dismantling Cameroon in the group-play final behind...
  • Luis Suarez bite victim calls ban 'excessive'

    Luis Suarez bite victim calls ban 'excessive'
    Luis Suarez flew home to Uruguay on Friday after being thrown out of the World Cup and banned from soccer for four months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, who criticized the punishment as “excessive." Liverpool striker Suarez was...
  • Uruguay coach blasts Suarez ban

    Uruguay coach blasts Suarez ban
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez accused FIFA of an indiscriminate use of power by imposing an “excessive” punishment on striker Luis Suarez and he said he would resign from positions he holds within world soccer's governing body....
  • After the first round, time for group therapy in Brazil

    After the first round, time for group therapy in Brazil
    The first round of a World Cup is a lot like a circus: There are clowns and high-wire acts, wild animals and magicians. And with 48 games in 14 days, it's hard to watch everything. So as the tournament paused Friday to bid arrivederci to Italy and the...