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.
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 18, 2018
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.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 19, 2018
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.