San Jose State defensive back Damon Ogburn Jr. and linebacker Christian Tago appear ready to return to the lineup for Saturday's game at Stanford.

"They look good," Spartans coach Ron Caragher said.

Both players missed San Jose State's season-opening victory over Sacramento State with hamstring injuries, but both took the bulk of first-team repetitions at Wednesday's practice.

Caragher is reluctant to speak about injuries and never places timetables on when a player will return, so it had been unclear how long either player would be sidelined.

"I never want to label or limit something," Caragher said.

  • Cal place-kicker Vincenzo D'Amato was one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award.

  • Brittany Howard and Raquel Williams both had 11 kills, leading the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team (2-0) to a 25-14, 25-11, 25-14 sweep of visiting Pacific (3-2).

  • Cal women's gymnastics coach Justin Howell added former Iowa standout Jessa Hansen as an assistant.

  • Saint Mary's cross country and track and field coach Marty Kinsey signed a new contract through the 2016-17 season. Kinsey is entering his fourth year at Saint Mary's.

  • Lindsey Scott-Anderson was named Saint Mary's assistant rowing coach, head coach Anna Cohen said. Scott-Anderson had been a volunteer assistant at Cal.

    49ers

    Three 49ers legends -- running back Roger Craig and wide receivers Dwight Clark and John Taylor -- will be at Rocco's Pizzeria in Walnut Creek on Saturday between 3-5 p.m. to sign autographs and set the stage for the NFL season. The 49ers host Green Bay on Sunday. Rocco's is located at 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road, in the Encina Grande shopping center. For more information, call 925-947-6105.

    Motor sports

    The FIA World Touring Car Championship Series returns for the second straight year to Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Yvan Muller holds a dominating points lead. Sonoma is the series' only stop in North America, and the 12-turn, 2.50-mile course will host two 30-minute races Sunday.

    Wire services contributed to this report.