What Did I Miss?

A recap of yesterday's sporting news

Harry Kane celebrates a goal in the World Cup on Monday. Photo by Getty Images.

There was big news from all over the sports world on Monday. We had three matches in the FIFA World Cup, Sweden beat South Korea 1-0, Belgium beat Panama 3-0, but the most exciting match was between England and Tunisia. Somehow, the match was tied 1-1 headed into the final minutes of play. The English had a chance from a corner kick, and Harry Kane put it away on the deflection, giving England a 2-1 victory.

The Cleveland Indians took care of business against the Chicago White Sox yesterday, by a final score of 6-2. Trevor Bauer earned the win with 7 innings pitched, not allowing any runs, and striking out 8 batters. Jason Kipnis went 3-4 on the day with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. The Indians are now 38-33 on the season.

Looking over at the National Hockey League, the former head coach of the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, Barry Trotz, has resigned. Trotz and the Capitals were negotiating a new contract, but couldn’t agree to terms that would make both sides happy. Trotz is now a “free-agent” of sorts, and if he wants to coach next season, he’ll certainly have a number of offers on the table.

The Top Play of the Day comes from Houston, where the Astros have now won 12 games in a row. In the bottom of the 9th, the Astros were trailing the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. The Astros had the bases loaded with 1 out, and Alex Bregman at the dish. Bregman was 0-4 in the game leading up to this moment.

In today’s action, the World Cup continues with matches between Colombia-Japan, Poland-Senegal, and Egypt-Russia. The Cleveland Indians continue their series with the Chicago White Sox, while the Cincinnati Reds are back at home for a two-game series with the Detroit Tigers.