Salvadoran play­ers banned af­ter bit­ing in­ci­dents

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Henry Romero re­ceived a six-game ban and Dar­win Ceren for three on Satur­day for “anti-sport­ing” be­hav­ior in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match in which they bit US play­ers.

Los Cus­catle­cos de­fender Romero bit Jozy Alti­dore on the back in El Sal­vador’s 2-0 Gold Cup quar­ter-fi­nal loss to the United States and also grabbed the US for­ward’s nip­ple and twisted it. Mid­fielder Ceren, who plays for Ma­jor League Soc­cer’s San Jose Earth­quakes, bit Omar Gon­za­lez dur­ing the con­test.

CONCACAF’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee an­nounced the sanc­tions shortly be­fore the United States’ semi-fi­nal clash against Costa Rica kicked off on Satur­day in Dal­las. CONCACAF, which did not spec­ify the bit­ing in­ci­dents in their an­nounce­ment, said the sus­pen­sions would af­fect only “of­fi­cial matches. El Sal­vador have al­ready been elim­i­nated from 2018 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing.

—AP

SOUTH­PORT: Jor­dan Spi­eth of the United States plays a shot on the 1st hole dur­ing the fi­nal round of the Bri­tish Open Golf Cham­pi­onship, at Royal Birk­dale, South­port, Eng­land, yes­ter­day.

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