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Suarez ruling soon?

The Court of Arbitration for Sport could rule on Luis Suarez’s appeal against his biting ban before the Spanish league season starts. The CAS said Friday that Suarez, the Uruguay federation and Barcelona have filed a request for a fast-track appeal against FIFA’s ban for nine competitive international matches and four months from all soccer. “It is likely that a final award will be rendered well before the end of August,” the court said. The Spanish league season begins the weekend of Aug. 23-24. Sanctions imposed on Suarez also included a fine of $112,000 for biting the shoulder of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. – AP

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