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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According to the referee, one of the Deer Park players ran across him and body-checked him, causing a clash of heads.
Steve Reilly body-checked Martin Johnston in the box and Mark Booth (right) slammed home the resultant spot-kick.
Ten minutes later, Goytre led after home centre back Rob Jones was adjudged to have body-checked a Goytre forward, and Richard Ryan converted the penalty.
"We didn't find them, but we found a game, and the game served us as a daddy of sorts." Wideman offers tales of his very first shot at the hoop; of tending his dying grandmother; of body-checks from neighborhood stars-- a web of memories that could easily be discounted if they did not illuminate so much of what it means to grow up black and male in America.
Efan Ekoku equalised on 57 minutes from the spot, after Allan Nielsen had body-checked David Johnson in the area.
Mr Freeman, a referee for 46 years, claimed he was kicked, punched, body-checked and spat at during the game.
Patrice Evra looked to be body-checked in the 86th-minute but French referee Stephane Lannoy refused to be swayed by United's claims.
"But if it was ayellow card then it should have been his second because just before that he body-checked me.
It happened because four of the Swedish ice hockey players body-checked me at high speed into Pancho.'
Fans (and volunteers) had their bags put through airport style security machines and many were body-checked.
Simon Brown was body-checked by Darlington skipper Craig Liddle and Foster made no mistake from the spot.
First, Barmby raced down the left, cut into the box and was body-checked by Mowbray.