University of Arizona junior running back Ka’Deem Carey was named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year preseason watch list Friday.
Carey, who was a 2012 Walter Camp All-American last season, has also been named to the Maxwell Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award (for running backs) lists.
Carey was one of nine Pac-12 players named to the Walter Camp preseason list. He rushed for a nation-best and school-record 1,929 yards last season.
Track and field
Lalang fifth, Barrett first in Monaco
UA senior-to-be Lawi Lalang took fifth in the 5K at the Monaco Diamond League meet in Fontvieille, Monaco, on Friday. Lalang’s time of 13 minutes 0.95 seconds was the fastest ever run by a collegiate male.
Former Wildcat Brigetta Barrett, competing for Nike, won the high jump at the event with a mark of 6 feet 7 inches.
FIFA sets 2014 World Cup ticket pricesrong>
SAO PAULO – Tickets for next year’s World Cup will range from $990 to as little as $15 for some Brazilians eligible for discount rates. The prices were announced Friday by soccer’s world governing body, FIFA. The $15 tickets will be available to Brazilian students, Brazilians over 60 and members of some social programs.
• Tito Vilanova is stepping down as Barcelona’s coach following a recurrence of throat cancer, just a month before Lionel Messi and his teammates begin the defense of their Spanish league title.
NASCAR gets rid of aerial cameras
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems Friday, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
• Florida International football coach Ron Turner is apologizing for the conduct of some players who used a public outdoor shower after a beach w orkout Friday and disrobed in public. The incident took place on Crandon Park Beach in Key Biscayne, Fla., about 20 miles east of FIU’s main campus. Miami-Dade police say they were called to investigate reports that a group of players were unclothed in view of other beachgoers.
• Top-seeded Roger Federer struggled for a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 victory Friday over Florian Mayer and a place in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
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