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