All summer long, Mountain Dew will Kickstart your morning with the top stories in sports. Here are the biggest headlines for June 18, 2013.

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Australia Qualifies for World Cup
Tim Cahill of the Socceroos celebrates with fans after cecoming the third country to qualify for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


What people are talking about this morning:

Boston didn't need overtime in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals in a 2-0 win over the Blackhawks, which gives the Bruins a 2-1 lead in the series. (

Alabama landed its 13th commitment of the 2014 class, center J.C. Hassenauer out of Minnesota. (99.1 WDGM)

Mississippi State stays undefeated in the College World Series with a 5-4 comeback win over Indiana. (The Clarion-Ledger)

Three Atlanta radio hosts were fired after an offensive radio bit which made made a joke about former NFL player Steve Gleason's ALS. (Deadspin)

Max Scherzer became the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 since Rogers Clemens began the 1997 season 11-0. (CBS Sports)


Get started on tonight:

It's do or die time for the Miami Heat as it returns to South Beach for game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs have a chance to close out the franchise's 5th championship tonight at 8:00pm CT. (

One of the two College World Series favorites will be sent home without a single victory today. North Carolina and LSU play at 2pm CT on ESPN in an elimination game. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

USA continues its World Cup Qualifying against a depleted Honduras squad with a chance to build its lead in the CONCACAF table. That game will air on ESPN at 7:30pm CT. (


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