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FILe - In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, goalkeeper Shannon Szabados of Canada skates off the ice after the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Switzerland at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. After winning gold with the Canadian Olympic women's hockey team, Szabados signed on with a men's minor league team in Georgia. What she and other gifted athletes really need is more leagues of their own. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

FILe - In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, goalkeeper Shannon Szabados of Canada skates off the ice after the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Switzerland at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. After winning gold with the Canadian Olympic women's hockey team, Szabados signed on with a men's minor league team in Georgia. What she and other gifted athletes really need is more leagues of their own. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

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