Stanford guard David Yankey and linebacker Trent Murphy were named first team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America.

Yankey earned unanimous status, having been named to every major All-America team. The senior was a consensus selection last season at tackle.

Cardinal kick returner Ty Montgomery, linebacker Shayne Skov and safety Ed Reynolds made second team.

  • Berkeley High's Michael Lazarus made an oral commitment to Fresno State. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Lazarus said Fresno State showed lots of interest since offering him a scholarship May 7. "They've never stopped calling me and they've been checking in with my mom," said Lazarus, who added the fact Fresno isn't too far from home was a factor. He's ranked as a three-star (out of five) inside linebacker by rivals.com.

    Golf

    Cal junior and Torrey Pines High alum Michael Kim turned pro and accepted a sponsor's exemption to the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Jan. 23-26. "I'm excited to take the next step," Kim, 20, told the Union-Tribune San Diego. On Tuesday, he tied for 56th in the Web.com Tour's qualifying tournament in La Quinta, earning partial exempt status in 2014.

    Soccer

    Mia Hamm and San Jose's Brandi Chastain highlight U.S. Soccer's all-time women's national team Best XI. Others with Bay Area ties are Stanford alum Julie Foudy and Cal grads Joy Fawcett Biefeld and Alex Morgan.


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    Staff writers Phil Jensen and Elliott Almond contributed to this report.