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Ex-Canucks owner must testify about infamous Bertuzzi hit on Moore, court says

TORONTO - The former owner of the Vancouver Canucks will have to testify live via video conferencing about the infamous on-ice attack from behind that ended the pro career of rookie hockey player Steve Moore a decade ago, an Ontario court decided on Monday. In his 23-page decision, Master Ronald Dash ruled John McCaw Jr. has relevant evidence to offer when Moore's lawsuit gets to trial, slated to start in September.

Moore still seeks resolution 10 years after Bertuzzi attack ended his NHL career

The on-ice attack that ended his NHL career still haunts Steve Moore 10 years later. The former Colorado Avalanche forward says memories flood back on each anniversary of March 8, 2004, when he suffered a concussion and three fractured vertebrae after he was punched from behind and jumped on by Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks. He says he still suffers from headaches and bouts of low energy from the injuries. And his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Bertuzzi and the Canucks is still waiting to be heard after numerous postponements.

Court considers ordering ex-Canucks owner to testify in Moore-Bertuzzi suit

TORONTO - The former owner of the Vancouver Canucks should be forced to answer, in front of a jury, if he approved a career-ending sucker punch on Steve Moore, a lawyer for the former NHL player argued in court Thursday. It's now 10 years after Todd Bertuzzi's infamous hit, and Moore's multi-million-dollar lawsuit is finally approaching a trial. Moore's lawyer, Tim Danson, is asking the Ontario Superior Court to compel John McCaw Jr., who is based in Seattle, to testify in Toronto.

Olympics: Twenty years on, Kerrigan-Harding still mesmerize

Twenty years on, the shocking assault on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan that was later tied to cohorts of her rival and 1994 US Olympic teammate Tonya Harding, maintains the power to mesmerize. The attack, in which gold medal contender Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg leaving a practice session at the US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, occurred on January 6 of 1994.

NHL: Bruins Thornton slapped with 15-game ban

Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton was slapped with a 15-game ban Saturday for a vicious attack on Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik during a December 7 game at TD Garden arena. The 42-year-old Thornton kicked the skates out from under Orpik, knocking him to the ice then punched him twice in the head. Penguins defenceman Orpik was stretchered off the ice and taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He was treated and released that same night.

NHL: Bruins Thornton slapped with 15-game ban

Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton has been slapped with a 15-game ban for a vicious sucker-punch attack on Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik during a December 7 game at TD Garden arena. The 42-year-old Thornton kicked the skates out from under Orpik knocking him to the ice then punched him twice in the head. Penguins defenceman Orpik was stretchered off the ice and taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He was treated and released that same night.

Prime Minister Harper says authorities have not kept hockey violence in check

BALI, Indonesia - Stephen Harper has dropped his prime ministerial gloves and put on his hockey historian's helmet to wade in on the subject of violence in Canada's most popular sport. And he did so from a beach-front hotel in Bali, Indonesia, of all places. The prime minister, who has a book coming out next month on the early history of professional hockey, prefaced his unsolicited comments Tuesday on his role as an author, not as a politician.

Chinese woman accused of gouging out nephew's eyes

The blinded boy, Guo Bin, was found covered in blood in the northern province of Shanxi after he went missing while playing outside on Aug. 24.

RugbyU: Senatore gets nine-week ban for biting

Argentina forward Leonardo Senatore was handed a nine-week ban on Thursday for biting South African lock Eben Etzebeth on the arm, a SANZAR statement said. The incident occurred midway through the second half of a Rugby Championship Test last Saturday, which the Springboks won 22-17 in Mendoza. England-based Senatore will miss home and away matches against Australia and New Zealand in the southern hemisphere competition this season. No. 8 Senatore, 27, who made his Test debut five years ago, also misses three matches for English Premiership club Worcester Warriors.

NBC plans Hillary Clinton miniseries, part of TV event strategy

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC plans to air a four-hour miniseries starring Diane Lane as former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, part of the broadcast TV network's strategy to improve its ratings by luring viewers to one-time event programming. The part of Bill Clinton has not been cast, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said on Saturday at a meeting of the Television Critics Association.
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