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The Mid-Morning Dump: First World Cup Weekend

Lots of World Cup action to round up.

MAILBAG The Ames Tribune’s Dylan Montz fielded a host of mailbag questions.

KANER Nothing is official yet, but Steve Prohm looks set to hire Dayton’s James Kane as his replacement for Neill Berry.

CAP CITY The Cap City League kicked off last night, and Terrence Lewis, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Tyrese Haliburton all put on a show.

HAT TRICK HERO Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, as Portugal and Spain played to a thrilling 3-3 draw that is being compared to some of the greatest matches in World Cup history. Here are the highlights:

UNDERDOGS In it’s first ever World Cup appearance, Iceland played Lionel Messi and Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

NEYGOAT Neymar and Brazil also played Switzerland to a 1-1 draw amid some questions as to why refrees were allowing Switzerland to esssentially “Hack-a-Shaq” the third best player in the world without penalty. We did get an incredible goal from Coutinho.

RECAP Here’s the rest of what you need to know about the opening weekend of the World Cup.

CUBS-CARDINALS St. Louis barely avoided being swept by the Cubs at home, taking the last game of the series on Sunday on the backs of Yadier Molina and Jack Flaherty.