Sports briefs: Suarez’s penalty for biting opponent still has teeth

First Published Aug 14 2014 10:49PM      Last Updated Aug 14 2014 10:49 pm

SOCCER • Luis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday that the Uruguay forward deserves his four-month ban from playing official matches for both his club and his country. CAS did, however, clear Suarez to start training with his club. Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during Uruguay’s 1-0 win at the World Cup on June 24. He denied it at first, but later recanted.

Robredo serves up win over Djokovic

TENNIS • Tommy Robredo knows a memorable match when he wins one. He did it again Thursday, beating top-ranked Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open. The 16th-seeded Spaniard beat a top-ranked player for the second time in his career. The first time, he edged Lleyton Hewitt in the 2003 French Open.

Bonuchi’s drug use effects a 2-year ban

DIVING • Swimming’s governing body says it has banned American diver David Bonuchi for two years for taking a banned stimulant at the 2013 world championships. FINA says it "discovered that during the period" of the event in Barcelona, Spain, Bonuchi "used a prohibited substance amphetamine."





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