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U.S. ONE WIN FROM CUP SLOT

Soccer

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - The U.S. men moved within a win of their sixth straight World Cup appearance, beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Wednesday on Ricardo Clark's goal in the 62nd minute.

The United States (5-2-1) moved into first in North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying with 16 points, two ahead of Honduras, which hosts the Americans on Oct. 14.

England clinched a Cup berth, routing visiting Croatia 5-1. Spain locked up its group, 3-0 over visiting Estonia. Diego Maradona's Argentina fell out of the top four in its South American group, losing 1-0 to Paraguay, which clinched a berth. Other qualifiers, Portugal beat Hungary 1-0, and Italy beat Bulgaria 2-0.

BASKETBALL

Iverson says God picks Grizzlies for him

Posting on his Twitter account that "God Chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career," point guard Allen Iverson, 34, is joining the Grizzlies.

Memphis' Commercial Appeal reported on its Web site that the free agent is accepting a one-year offer starting at $3.5 million. The Grizzlies confirmed an agreement in principle.

More NBA: Heat guard Dwyane Wade said he won't sign a long-term extension and will revisit his future as a free agent in 2010. ... The Hornets agreed to trade reserve guard Antonio Daniels and a 2014 second-round draft pick to the Timberwolves for forward Darius Sangaila and guard Bobby Brown, the Associated Press reported.

ET CETERA

Track: Former world and Olympic champion Stacy Dragila, 38, of California has decided to retire after 14 years.

Times wires

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