Body Check

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A maneuver in which an ice hockey player bumps or slams an opponent with either his hip or shoulder (the only legal moves) to block the opponent’s progress or throw him off-balance
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Despite his efforts, there were more ugly stuff two minutes later when Reivers centre Graham Shiel was deservedly sinbinned for a cynical late body-check on Craig.
Furious Leeds boss Simon Grayson had to be held back by officials after pounds 8m-rated teenage midfielder Delph was left dazed by an off-the-ball body-check from the Toon jailbird.
Paul McIntyre was eventually forced to body-check Rougier to stop him, and got booked for his troubles.
Leeds' disciplinary problems will be intensified if Smith, already serving a five-match ban, is punished further for a body-check on Graeme Le Saux last November, and Viduka was hit with a ban for elbowing Martin Keown last weekend.
Just before the break a Messi run just outside the Bayern box was stopped by a body-check, but he still managed to poke the ball to Henry, who curled it home.
Ricardo Scimeca, who was also given a yellow card, for a body-check on Mendieta, curled a 25-yard free-kick around the Boro wall, but Schwarzer was alert to the danger - as he was to be all night.
PAUL Lambert last night played down the blatant body-check by Craig Moore that left the Celtic skipper clutching his throat in agony.