Stanford senior guard David Yankey and junior kick returner Ty Montgomery were named first-team All-America by USA Today on Wednesday.

Cardinal running back Tyler Gaffney and linebacker Trent Murphy, both seniors, were named to the second team.

Yankey was a consensus All-American in 2012 and becomes the 10th Stanford player to be named first-team All-America in two seasons.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and running backs Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona and Andre Williams of Boston College were the first-team backfield. Arizona State lineman Will Sutton and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr were first-team defense.

  • Cal's Steve Birnbaum, Ryan Neil and Alex Sundly and Stanford's JJ Koval are among 50 seniors invited to Major League Soccer's player combine ahead of the Jan. 16 draft. Bellarmine High-San Jose grad Mackenzie Pridham of Cal Poly also was invited to the combine Jan. 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • New coach Steve Swanson has called in four Bay Area players to his first training camp with the U.S. under-23 women's national soccer team that begins Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. The players are Santa Clara's Morgan Marlborough, Stanford's Chioma Ubogagu and Courtney Verloo and Menlo Park's Abby Dahlkemper of UCLA.

  • Stanford was named host site for the 2015 NCAA championships in men's volleyball and women's water polo. Stanford Golf Course will host the 2014 NCAA West Regional Championships for men's and women's cross country on Nov. 14. The NCAA awarded Cal the 2016 men's water polo championship and a 2015 women's gymnastics regional. Last weekend Stanford hosted the men's water polo finals and will host a regional women's basketball championship in March.

    Motor sports

    Juan Pablo Montoya will visit Sonoma Raceway for a one-day test Monday in preparation for his return to open-wheel racing in 2014. The Formula One and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran will compete for Team Penske in the IndyCar Series next year. The Grand Prix of Sonoma is Aug. 24.

    Horse racing

    The final week of Golden Gate Fields' fall meet features eight-race cards Thursday and Friday, 10 races Saturday and nine races Sunday. First post Saturday is 12:15 p.m. First post the other three days is 12:45 p.m.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.

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