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COLLEGESACC suspends officials in wild Miami win

The ACC yesterday suspended the officiating crew that oversaw the wild finish to the Miami-Duke game. The on-field officials, as well as the replay official and communicator, were suspended for two games. An ACC official confirmed, per NCAA rules, that the score is final. The league listed four errors made by the officials on the Hurricanes' eight-lateral kickoff return for a touchdown as time expired Saturday night, culminating in Miami's 30-27 win in Durham, North Carolina. Most importantly, the ACC said the replay official missed the call of Mark Walton's knee being down before releasing the ball on one of the laterals. "If called, this would have ended the game," the ACC's announcement said.

Virginia Tech coach Beamer to retire

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer will step down after the season. Beamer, 69, is the winningest active major college football coach with 277 victories.


Gordon wins for berth in championship race

Jeff Gordon earned an automatic berth in NASCAR's championship race -- where he'll try to win a fifth title in his final season -- with his first victory of his retirement season at Martinsville Speedway. Matt Kenseth intentionally wrecked Joey Logano -- payback from an incident three races ago -- to take the race leader out with 47 laps remaining. Logano had the dominant car, and Kenseth, who was in an earlier wreck with Brad Keselowski, came back on the track 10 laps down and drove Logano into the wall.

GOLFThomas wins his first in Malaysia

Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for his first PGA Tour title. The 22-year-old scored a one-stroke victory over Adam Scott, who shot 63. Thomas shot a 66 for a 26-under 262 total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

TENNISFederer breaks losing streak against Nadal

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal to win the Swiss Indoors in Basel, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, and end a five-match losing streak against Nadal . . . Agnieszka Radwanska beat Petra Kvitova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, for the title in the WTA Finals in Singapore.

SOCCERRed Bulls beat D.C. in semifinal opener

Dax McCarty scored in the 72nd minute and the New York Red Bulls beat host D.C. United, 1-0, in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. -- AP

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