← Previous Story Gyor wants new right back – Dalby or Bulatovic? Next Story → Enid Tahirovic: “I refused PSG” gajichonrubiakarabaticLNHprosttej The betting scandal that shook French scandal is having its final epilogue. Nikola Karabatic has been given the maximum suspension the regulations allow. That means he will be sidelined for 6 matches if the suspension is confirmed, in case the announced appeal of the suspension does not go through for Karabatic and his club Aix. He can continue playing as long as the appeal is underway.Six games suspension was also given to Mladen Bojinovic, Dragan Gajic, Samuel Honrubia, Luka Karabatic, Primoz Prost and Issam Tej, all found guilty of “behaviour which does not conform with the principles and rules of handball and a manifest infringement of the values held by the LNH”.
NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news… Germany’s Jerome Boateng, left, and France’s Antoine Griezman. Source: Matt DunhamWorld CupGermany beat a surprisingly meek French team 1-0 in the tournament’s first quarter-final. Mats Hummels stole in for a 12th minute header that settled the tie as Didier Deschamps men failed to fire. Not a case of Évier de Cuisine in Rio.FIFA’s official player rankings for the tournament continue to spark debate as David Luiz is declared the World Cup’s best player. Lionel Messi is down in 11th place.HomeRebels goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran set the tone for Cork and Kerry’s spicy Munster SFC final encounter by likening the county’s rivalry to that of Glasgow’s ‘Old Firm’.Another week, another GAA county boss stepping down. Louth are the latest team on the look-out for a new Bainisteoir.TheScore.ie rugby columnist Adrian Flavin told us why Simon Easterby would be a good fit as Ireland forwards coach.Irish football star and wonder-goal scorer Stephanie Roche told us all about her exciting move to a professional French team.AwayWe start off with an Irish connection as former Leinster rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll checked out the Men’s semi-final action at Wimbledon in the company of wife Amy Huberman, golfer Justin Rose, actor Bradley Cooper and a man worth $63bn. Awkward silence and no Cliff Richard in sight. Source: PA Wire/Press Association ImagesMeanwhile at SW19, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer put the young pups in their place to reach the Men’s Singles final.Susie Wolff became Formula One’s first female driver in 22 years when she hit the Silverstone track for a practice run this afternoon. Unfortunately for the Scot, her session came to a crashing halt after 24 minutes.The best thing we sharedIs it really 16 years since Dennis Bergkamp scored this peachy peach against Argentina? Sadly, yes.https://vine.co/v/MwU5t37gLQiOn the recordWe put children out on the field sometimes, we feel it’s okay to shout at them, we lower their self-esteem and we don’t realise that when we shout at a child you’re actually too late because he or she has already made the mistake and you can’t do anything about it.”– GAA president Liam O’Neill on pushy parents and over-zealous under-age coaches.Where we were todayMikey Stafford was at the Maracana in Rio to see Germany beat France. He also spotted this neat tee-up newspaoer piece for Brazil v Colombia. The Fixture ListThe last of the two World Cup semi-finalists will be revealed as Argentina take on Belgium [5pm kick-off] and Holland do battle with Costa Rica from 9pm.Two big, big SHC qualifiers on Saturday as Clare face off against vanquished Leinster semi finalists Wexford [3:30pm] and Tipperary meeting Galway in Semple Stadium from 7pm.It is Round 2A of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers with Limerick versus Antrim [2pm] the pick of the ties. Tipperary welcome Longford [4:45pm] and Wicklow entertain Sligo [5pm] in the others clashes.Eugenie Bouchard takes on Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon Women’s Singles final. Source: Mikey Stafford/Twitter Showbiz, Baby!After USA goalkeeper Tim Howard became a Twitter star, Wicklow GAA fans started a hashtag ode to their own Bob Lambert. Here he is preventing that famous Fr. Ted kick up/in the arse. Source: @jumbosheerin‘All Germany need now is for Carsten Jancker to overhead one off the crossbar.’ Like this from the cover of today’s @JornalOGlobo Will Brazil’s fear of James Rodriguez be realised? #BRAvsCOL pic.twitter.com/0TFsOJJQkE— Mikey Stafford (@me_stafford) July 4, 2014