REALITY BITES

Uruguay's Suarez Banned for Biting

Uruguay star Luis Suarez has been banned the World Cup and professional soccer by FIFA for four months, will have to miss nine international matches, and will pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss Francs. Suarez bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match Tuesday. As a result of the punishment, Suarez will not be able to play against Colombia on Saturday. He will be able to appeal the ban. Suarez was given a 10-match ban last year for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and in 2010 was banned for seven games for biting an opponent's shoulder during a match.