BERLIN -- Bayer Leverkusen reclaimed fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 with at relegation-threatened Nuremberg and Stuttgart eased its relegation fears with a 3-1 win over Schalke on Sunday. Matt Flynn Jersey . In Nuremberg, Emir Spahic opened the scoring with Leverkusens first shot on target in the 16th, only for Marvin Plattenhardt to equalize eight minutes later with a direct free kick from 25 metres (yards). Omer Toprak set up Sebastian Boenisch for Leverkusens second goal in the 48th and Heung-min Son ran the length of the pitch after a Nuremberg corner for Spahic to seal the win with 10 minutes remaining. "He never scored a goal in top-flight football before so congratulations to him," Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller said. There was still time for Roberto Hilbert to add another in the 87th, as Leverkusen reclaimed the last Champions League qualification spot from Wolfsburg, which had provisionally gone ahead on Saturday. "Borussia Dortmund next week will be another calibre," Voeller said after the sides second consecutive win under interim coach Sascha Lewandowski. "Then well see if weve really turned the corner." The result left Nuremberg second from bottom, one point above Eintracht Braunschweig, with three games to play. The bottom two are automatically relegated. "We simply dont have the quality at the moment to win matches like this," Nuremberg goalkeeper Raphael Schaefer said after his sides eighth defeat from nine games. "In the end we didnt even believe in ourselves anymore." Martin Harnik scored twice for Stuttgart to move four points clear of Hamburger SV in the relegation play-off place. "We took a step today but there are still steps to be taken," said Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens, who previously had two stints in charge at Schalke. Harnik opened the scoring with a header from Daniel Didavis well-delivered free kick in the 23rd. Cacau should have made it 2-0 in the 37th but he was unable to direct Ibrahima Traores cross on target with the goal at his mercy. But he did score in the 54th, with a header inside the far post following another good cross from Traore. Five minutes later, Gotoku Sakai breezed past Kaan Ayhan to set up Harnik for Stuttgarts third. Adam Szalai pulled back what proved to a consolation in the 69th. Adrian Amos Jersey .com) - Blake Griffin led five Clippers in double figures with 24 points and the LA Clippers got back on track with a 101-97 win over the Utah Jazz. Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey . Vonn punctuated her near-perfect season in perfect fashion Friday, earning her fourth overall World Cup title with a dominating giant slalom victory.TORONTO -- Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts. Moores multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004 was settled shortly before the scheduled Sept. 8 start of the trial. It brings "mixed emotions," Moore said in a statement, recalling both the difficult years for his family and the "compassion and encouragement" he received along the way. "The injuries I sustained in my rookie year, the years I spent trying to return to my NHL career, and dealing with the loss of my career and the ensuing legal case, have been long and trying experiences," Moore wrote. "While nothing replaces the loss of ones dream, I am happy my family will no longer be burdened by an unresolved legal case, and I am grateful to be able to move forward." The terms of the settlement are confidential. Bertuzzis lawyer confirmed the settlement two weeks ago, but Moores lawyer, Tim Danson, said its his opinion that there was no "binding and enforceable settlement until the language of the settlement documents was agreed to by all parties," which he said happened Thursday. Moore, now 35, wrote that he looks forward to continuing to bring attention to the prevention and treatment of concussions and other head and neck injuries in sport through The Steve Moore Foundation. "While my own hockey career was cut short, my love for the game has never diminished," he wrote. The notorious hit happened on March 8, 2004. Bertuzzi, then playing for the Vancouver Canucks, hit Moore from behind, sending the hapless Colorado Avalanche rookie crashing face-first to the ice and leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae. In an interview earlier this year, he told The Canadian Press he still suffers from headaches and low energy. The lawsuit, he said, was not so much about the money as being compensated for the loss of his dreams. "I lost my entire career in my rookie year," he said att the time. A. J. Hawk Jersey. "I think any player put in that situation would do the same thing. I cant recover anything else. I cant recover my career, the experience of living out my dream from the time I was two and half years old of playing in the NHL." Moore had alleged in his lawsuit that the Canucks had put a bounty on his head following his check that left their captain, Markus Naslund, injured. Major retaliation was expected after Moore flattened Naslund with an open ice hit that put Vancouvers scoring star out with a concussion but was deemed legal by the NHL. When the teams next met on March 3, with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in the house, there were no incidents. The fireworks came in their March 8 game, a 9-2 Colorado win. Moore squared off against Matt Cooke in the first period, a fight that was considered a draw. It appeared that was the end of it. But things got nasty in the third period. Moore was challenged again. He turned away. Bertuzzi skated up behind him, tugged on his jersey, then punched him from behind and fell on top of him as other players piled on. Moore lay motionless on the ice in a pool of blood before being stretchered off and taken to hospital. Bertuzzi was suspended for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs, which cost him about $502,000, and he didnt play during the 2004-05 lockout season. But he was reinstated in 2005-06 and has since continued his career, most recently with Detroit. Bertuzzi also pleaded guilty to criminal assault causing bodily harm for the hit and was sentenced in December 2004 to one year probation and 80 hours of community service. What followed was about 10 years of legal wrangling. Moore attempted to file a lawsuit against Bertuzzi in Denver in February 2005, but the judge ruled it would be better handled in Canada. He ultimately succeeded in filing his lawsuit against Bertuzzi, the Canucks and then-parent company Orca Bay a year later. Even after filing suit, the case continued to be marred by various delays, eventually scheduled for trial more than 10 years after the incident. -- With files from Bill Beacon in Montreal ' ' '
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