San Jose State coach Dick Tomey named junior Jordan LaSecla as his starting quarterback for Saturday's game at Stanford.

LaSecla took over for starter Kyle Reed at the end of the first quarter in the Spartans' 24-14 loss to Utah on Saturday. He completed 21 of 33 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown.

"For a guy who has played one football game in entirety he did a good job," Tomey said of LaSecla.

LaSecla and Reed, who started eight games last season, were locked in a duel through fall camp. Reed, a senior, also played at McClymonds High and Cal.

  • Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley participated in USC's light practice but didn't do any throwing drills while resting his sore shoulder. Safety Taylor Mays skipped practice to rest his right knee. Coach Pete Carroll said Barkley "will be OK" for Saturday's game at Washington, while Mays' sprain is mild.

  • Utah starting running back Matt Asiata is questionable for this week's game at Oregon. He banged up the shoulder late in the Utes' 24-14 win at San Jose State on Saturday.

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    While Miami coach Erik Spoelstra's staff will return intact, all will operate at salaries significantly lower than last season. Seeking to avoid the type of layoffs that cost the business side of the team's operation 20 jobs in May, Heat president Pat Riley asked those on the basketball side to voluntarily accept pay cuts ranging from 2 percent to 20 percent.

  • No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin was cleared to work out with the Los Angeles Clippers after hurting his shoulder during the summer league July 16. Griffin was given no limitations.

  • Dallas re-signed restricted free-agent forward James Singleton but won't invite guard Greg Buckner back.

  • Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead world champion Spain over Lithuania 84-70 in the second round of the European championship in Lodz, Poland.

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    Detroit signed contract extensions with Deanna Nolan, Katie Smith and Plenette Pierson. The team withheld financial terms.

  • Just before the start of the playoffs, Seattle signed coach Brian Agler to a two-year contract extension.

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    Minnesota invited forward Petr Sykora to training camp for a tryout. Sykora, 32, has played for 14 seasons and had 46 points for Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh last year.

  • Florida signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, 28, to a one-year deal. He had five goals and 25 assists for Carolina last season.

    Motor sports

    Michael Waltrip Racing hired Pat Tryson as the crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. next season. Tryson will leave Kurt Busch's team. He's been with Busch at Penske Racing since 2007.

  • Formula One will to return to Montreal next year. The sport's governing body and Grand Prix F1 du Canada Inc. settled a financial dispute that led to the cancellation of the 2009 Canadian Grand Prix.

    Boxing

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is being sued by a Las Vegas bank for $167,000 unpaid on a car loan. JP Morgan Chase Bank's lawsuit claims Mayweather bought a Mercedes Maybach 57S in February 2007 but stopped making payments a year later.

    Track and field

    Jamaicans Yohan Blake, Lansford Spence, Marvin Anderson and Allodin Fothergill, who had acknowledged using a banned substance, were suspended for three months.

    Cycling

    Lars Boom won the 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, finishing 25 minutes ahead of the pack in a 104-mile leg. Also, Alejandro Valverde retained the overall lead.