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Luis Suarez gets nine-game suspension for biting
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 outrage in the sports world and ultimately did nothing to satisfy officials at FIFA, soccer's governing body, who on Thursday hit Suarez with a nine-game ban, shutting him out for the rest of the World Cup. "Such behavior cannot be tolerated on any football pitch and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup, when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field," said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the disciplinary committee for...

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