Washington junior lineman Siosifa Tufunga made his first career start against Arizona State on Saturday night, replacing the injured Dexter Charles at left guard. Tufunga talked about that and more after Wednesday's practice:
Washington starting quarterback Cyler Miles, out last week with a concussion, will "definitely be ready to go" in his return to Colorado on Saturday, offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith said Wednesday.
First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.
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Tony Parker made a clutch shot in the fourth quarter. Manu Ginobili had a big game, and Tim Duncan contributed a double-double. San Antonio’s efficient performance on opening night in the league looked familiar, as the defending champions beat visiting Dallas 101-100.
After Tuesday's practice Washington defensive coaches are still somewhat at loss to explain Saturday's bizarre weather conditions at Husky Stadium during a 24-10 loss to No. 14 Arizona State. They're also preparing for a potentially dangerous opponent in Colorado.