Heather Mitts scored off Mia Hamm's corner kick in the 73rd minute to give the U.S. women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Canada last night in Nashville.

The goal, Mitts's first in international play, helped the United States improve to 3-0-1 on its six-game exhibition tour leading up to the Athens Olympics.

"I am usually at the top of the box on corner kicks, but the [coaches] moved me closer to the net just prior to the kick," Mitts said. "Fortunately, the ball landed right in front of the net and it was a pretty easy kick from right there."

The United States outshot Canada 20-8.

* CYCLISTS TO COMPETE: Five cyclists linked to a drug-use investigation will be allowed to compete at the Athens Olympics unless further information implicates them, the Australian Olympic Committee said.

The AOC said an inquiry by former judge Robert Anderson into allegations raised in a drugs case involving former world champion Mark French was continuing and it would reconsider its position if new information came out.

AOC President John Coates issued a statement saying he had accepted that the preliminary report from Anderson, which was handed in late Friday, clearing the five riders of doping allegations.

Cycling Australia (CA) on Friday included the five -- former world champions Graeme Brown, Jobie Dajka, Sean Eadie, Shane Kelly and Brett Lancaster -- in its 25-rider list of Olympic nominations.

The investigation found "there is no present evidence to support Mark French's allegations against the other five cyclists that he named," Coates said.

Anderson investigated the five riders after allegations were raised last month in French's Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) drugs hearing. French was found guilty of two charges involving trafficking of glucocorticosteroid and equine growth hormone.

The Australian Olympic Committee later gave French a lifetime Games ban and added it would not approve any Athens cycling nomination unless it was satisfied the rider was clean.

* FLAME SPOTTING: The Olympic flame traveled through Moscow, with Russian sports stars Elena Dementieva, Pavel Bure and Maria Butyrskaya among the torchbearers in a relay that ended with a concert in Red Square.

Russian Olympic Committee Chairman Leonid Tyagachev opened the relay with a jog of 320 yards. He then passed the flame to Pyotr Bolotnikov, the 1960 Olympic gold medalist in the 10,000 meters.

In all, 120 people carried the flame on a winding, 23.5-mile route from the Poklonnaya Gora park west of the city center to Red Square.