Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Former MU Player Golden Gets $1 Million Bonus

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Former MU Player Golden Gets $1 Million Bonus

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Ex-MU player Golden gets $1 million bonus

New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden (Affton, Mizzou) got his Christmas present a day early Tuesday when he learned that a league review of the Giants game against the Washington Redskins credited him with an extra half sack that triggered a $1 million bonus in his contract. By changing Golden's sack of Dwayne Haskins from a half sack to a full sack, Golden's sacks total grew from 9.5 to 10, which triggered the award.

Golden, playing on a one-year contract for $3.75 million before the bonus, figures to get a hefty contract as free agent in the offseason. He's been the Giants' best pass rusher, leading the team in sacks (10), tackles for loss (17) and quarterback hits (27). He had 12.5 sacks for Arizona in 2016 but an injured knee limited his effectiveness the last two seasons, when he combined for 2.5 sacks. The bonus was first reported by ESPN. (Staff report)

Canada beats U.S. in world juniors: Arizona Coyotes forward Barrett Hayton scored twice to help Canada beat the United States 6-4 on Thursday night in their Group B opener at the world junior hockey championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Alexis Lafreniere gave Canada a 5-4 lead with 3:11 left, just 7 seconds after Shane Pinto tied it for the U.S.

Connor McMichael, Nolan Foote and Ty Dellandrea also scored for Canada, and Nico Daws made 28 saves. Lafreniere, the projected No. 1 pick in the June NHL draft, added three assists.

Pinto scored twice, and Nick Robertson and Arthur Kaliyev added goals for the Americans. Spencer Knight made 26 saves.

In the other Group B game, the host Czech Republic beat Russia 4-3.

Jan Jenik had a goal and an assist for the Czech Republic. Simon Kubicek, Jan Mysak and Matej Blumel also scored and Lukas Dostal made 33 saves. Yego Zamula scored twice for Russia. …

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