Sports briefs: Ball State knocks off No. 23 Toledo
College football • Jahwan Edwards scored untouched on a 15-yard run with 1:43 left to propel Ball State to a 34-27 victory over No. 23 Toledo on Tuesday night in Toledo, Ohio, ending the Rockets' eight-game winning streak. Edwards' run capped an 86-yard drive after Ball State's beleaguered defense had stopped the Rockets (8-2, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) a yard short on David Fluellen's run on fourth-and-2 at the Cardinals 15.
Keith Wenning completed 29 of 42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted three times for Ball State (7-3, 4-2).
Fluellen ran for at least 200 yards for the third game this season, carrying 34 times for 200 yards and a touchdown.
Toledo jumped into the Top 25 this week for the first time since 2001.
Federer wins first match at ATP Finals
Tennis • Roger Federer opened his quest for a seventh season-ending ATP Finals title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Janko Tipsarevic on Tuesday in London in his opening Group B match.
Federer lost only eight points on his serve under the roof of the O2 Arena while converting four of his nine break points in the event that features the top eight players in the world.
In the other Group B match, David Ferrer beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Federer and Ferrer will meet Thursday.
Mets OF Duda
has wrist surgery
BASEBALL • Even in the offseason, the New York Mets get hurt. Outfielder Lucas Duda broke his right wrist while moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern California. The team says he had surgery Monday and is expected to be ready for spring training in February.
The 26-year-old slumped to a .239 average with 15 homers and 57 RBIs in 459 plate appearances this year, down from a .292 average with 10 homers and 50 RBIs in 347 plate appearances in 2011.
From wire reports