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body check

In ice hockey, a form of contact in which one player hits ("checks") another with his body. That was a heck of a body check! Great job keeping their players out of our end.
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Johnson struck the opener after just three minutes, but was forced from the pitch midway through the second half following an outrageous body-check that sent the England striker sprawling.
Hodgson was livid after Amkar Perm defender Dmitry Belorukov executed a cynical body-check that left Johnson sprawled on the pitch in the second half of the 3-1 Europa League play-off victory.
It is a non-checking sport (not noncontact) which means that unlike ice hockey you are not allowed to initially body-check an opponent.
Johnson returns for tomorrow's Premier League clash with former club Everton after a cynical body-check on European duty against Amkar Perm last month left him with a dislocated collarbone.
Johnson returns for tomorrow's clash with former club Everton after recovering from a cynical body-check on European duty against Amkar Perm.
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.
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.
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.
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.LEICESTER: Walker, Curtis, Howey, Thatcher, Rogers, Izzet, Nalis (Deane 72), Scimeca, Gillespie, Scowcroft, Dickov (Hignett 80).
PAUL Lambert last night played down the blatant body-check by Craig Moore that left the Celtic skipper clutching his throat in agony.
And we sucked in one last blast of oxygen, clattered into them like Chopper Harris when he dropped into the non-Leagues, took out the goalie with a Norman Hunter body-check, wellied one in, ran off the pitch with the scorer aloft into the nearest bar, leaving the Japanese lads somewhat bemused.
"From what I have heard and seen they (Kenya) will play very many body-checks and physical tussle.
I'm talking about the incident where David Luiz body-checked Kevin Mirallas just inside his own half.