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szabados becomes 1st female goalie with shutout in men's pro game

Shannon Szabados, an Olympic and world champion for Canada, became the first female goalie to register a shutout in a men's pro game, making 33 saves for Columbus of the Southern Professional League in a 3-0 win over Huntsville on Saturday night.

Szabados, 29, is playing in her second full season with Columbus, one of nine teams in the minor league based in the southeastern United States. Her career record with the Cottonmouths is 18-16-4, with a 3.29 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. She backstopped Canada to Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014, and the 2012 world championship.

She is the second female goalie from Canada to make history in the men's game. Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in the NHL when she was in net for the Lightning in a preseason game Sept. 23, 1992, and she is the first woman to appear in a regular-season pro game, in 1992 with Atlanta of the now-defunct International League.

More hockey: Denmark got its first regulation win in the history of the world junior championship, 2-1 Sunday over Switzerland, which played with a shortened bench in Helsinki due to three player suspensions levied for behavior in its opening loss to Sweden. Also, Slovakia beat Belarus 4-2.

baseball

Playoff hero 'Hendu' dies

Dave Henderson, a former major-league outfielder who hit one of the most famous home runs in postseason history, died after having a massive heart attack. He was 57.

He died at a hospital in Seattle, said the Mariners, one of five teams for which Mr. Henderson played in his 14 seasons. He had a kidney transplant in October.

Mr. Henderson, nicknamed "Hendu," was best known for his home run in the 1986 American League Championship Series for the Red Sox. With Boston one strike from elimination in Game 5, he hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning against the Angels to send the series back to Boston. The Red Sox won Games 6 and 7 to make the World Series.

His greatest success came with the A's from 1988-91, a stretch in which they went to the World Series three times.

ET CETERA

drugs: Forty percent of drug test violations in Russia have come in youth sports, the former head of the scandal-hit Russian Anti-Doping Agency said. Ramil Khabriev made the claim as Russia bids to clean up its act after a stream of damaging allegations, including state-sponsored doping, were made in a World Anti-Doping Agency report.

Times staff, wires

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