The national coordinator of NCAA football officials says the decision to uphold the ruling on the field for the last play of the Stanford-Notre Dame game was correct.

Field officials ruled Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor's progress had been stopped before he reached the ball across the goal line for what would have been a potential tying touchdown on fourth-and-goal in overtime.

Replay officials reviewed the play and the call was confirmed, giving Notre Dame a 20-13 win Saturday.

National coordinator of officials Rogers Redding told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday there was nothing unusual about the way officials on the field or in the replay booth handled the decisive play.

He also says that from the replay he saw, he "would have to let that call stand."

  • Penn State will not renew the contract of athletic director Tim Curley, who has been on leave since being charged last year with perjury and failing to report a child sex abuse allegation against former football assistant Jerry Sandusky.

    Cycling

    The IOC will wait for cycling's governing body to act on Lance Armstrong's doping case before it considers taking away his Olympic bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games. The Olympic body also will look into removing Levi Leipheimer's bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Games after his admission of doping, IOC vice president Thomas Bach told the AP.

    Bach said the IOC will wait for the International Cycling Union, or UCI, to determine whether Armstrong should have been banned before the Sydney Olympics and Leipheimer suspended before the Beijing Games.

    Motor sports

    Starting next season, the top 35 cars in NASCAR owners' points will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the Sprint Cup field. NASCAR will use a 36-6-1 format in which the fastest 36 cars make the race on speed. The next six highest ranking cars in owners points not already qualified then earn a starting spot, followed by the most recent eligible past champion driver.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh as part of the planned rehabilitation program to get NASCAR's most popular driver back in a car. Hendrick Motorsports confirmed that Earnhardt met with Dr. Micky Collins, the clinical and executive director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

  • Ferrari extended Brazilian Felipe Massa's Formula One contract for one more season. Massa, 31, hasn't won a race since a life-threatening accident at the Hungarian GP in 2009. He is ninth in the drivers' standings.

    NBA

    Dallas guard Delonte West has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton said coach Rick Carlisle didn't indicate how long the suspension would be. She declined to provide further details.

  • Former Warrior Nate Robinson scored 24 points and Richard Hamilton added 23 to lead host Chicago to a 100-94 preseason victory over Milwaukee. Robinson started in place of Kirk Hinrich, who sat out with a sore right thumb.

    Soccer

    Spain's 24-game winning streak in qualifiers ended when Olivier Giroud scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, giving France a 1-1 tie in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

    Also, Germany wasted a four-goal lead at home in a 4-4 tie against Sweden, and Jamaica beat Antigua and Barbuda 4-1. Canada was eliminated with an 8-1 rout at Honduras.