Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is out indefinitely after injuring his left knee during the No. 10 Beavers' victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Backup Cody Vaz will start for the undefeated Beavers when they play a nonconference game against BYU this weekend.
Mannion had his knee in a brace and watched from the sidelines at practice Monday. Coach Mike Riley said an MRI has indicated the 6-foot-5, 212-pound sophomore from Pleasanton will require surgery.
The specific nature of Mannion's injury was not released. There was no timetable for the surgery or his return.
Mannion threw for 270 yards and a touchdown in Oregon State's 19-6 victory over the Cougars. He apparently injured the knee on a handoff but did not leave the game.
Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola said "it's as certain as certain can be" that the former Penn State assistant football coach will speak to Judge John Cleland and assert his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Los Angeles Galaxy captain Landon Donovan was named to the U.S. national team in advance of two World Cup qualifiers. The Americans play Antigua & Barbuda in Antigua on Friday and Guatemala on Oct. 16 in Kansas City, Kan.
Donovan suffered a knee injury late in the Galaxy's match with Real Salt Lake on Saturday, but U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann said Donovan improved so quickly over the weekend that he canceled an MRI exam and instead flew to Miami to join a three-day training camp.
Funny Car racer Mike Neff earned his fourth win of the season at the rain-delayed NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa., and closed in on series leader Jack Beckman.
Khalild alBalooshi earned his first career Top Fuel victory, and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also won at the fourth of six playoff events. Because of rain, the Pro Stock Motorcycle final round between Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec was postponed until the Las Vegas event starting Oct. 25.
Usain Bolt said he will aim for a three-peat of Olympic sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, rather than trying out a new event.
The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.