Plumlee leads unbeaten Duke past Buckeyes
College basketball: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night in Durham, N.C.
Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1). Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 11 apiece.
• Miami upsets Michigan State: Senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points and the Miami Hurricanes beat No. 13 Michigan State 67-59 at Coral Gables, Fla.
• Stanford loses Brown: Junior guard-forward Anthony Brown will miss the rest of the season for Stanford because of a hip injury.
Wizards beat Blazers for first win of season
NBA: The Washington Wizards earned their first victory after starting the season with 12 straight losses, getting 19 points from Jordan Crawford in an 84-82 win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
• Durant hits 37: Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Houston Rockets 120-98 in James Harden’s first game in Oklahoma City since being traded before the season.
Harden scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-for-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked by the Thunder.
• Mavericks will sign Fisher: The short-handed Dallas Mavericks will sign 16-year veteran point guard Derek Fisher today, coach Rick Carlisle said after team’s 101-78 loss to Chicago.
The move is contingent on Fisher passing a physical.
LSU, Miles agree to raise, extension
College football: Les Miles has a new seven-year contract at LSU that also will result in a pay raise for one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Tigers’ football program.
The new contract runs through 2019, which amounts to a two-year extension. A person familiar with the contract said that Miles’ new annual pay would be in the range of $4.3 million.
• Camp finalists announced: Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o are among the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award.
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner and Southern California receiver Marqise Lee are the other finalists.
Stevens arrested for parole violation
Miscellany: Former NFL and Washington Huskies tight end Jerramy Stevens has been arrested for a parole violation in Florida.
According to booking records, Stevens was arrested in Hillsborough County, Fla.
Two weeks ago, Stevens was arrested in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland for investigation of assault following what police said was an argument with U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo.
• Red Wings prospect arrested: Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan faces charges under Michigan’s tougher “super drunk” designation following a traffic stop during which police discovered him clad in a Teletubby costume.
According to a Grand Rapids, Mich., police report, Sheahan twice registered a blood alcohol level of 0.30 percent following his arrest on Oct. 29. The driving limit is 0.08 percent and the benchmark for the “super drunk” designation is 0.17 percent.
Police say he was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby, also known as Tinky Winky, during the stop. The 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins center from St. Catharines, Ontario, played in college at Notre Dame.
Proposal would ban long putters stroke
Golf: Golf’s governing bodies, worried that players will turn to long putters as an advantage instead of a last resort, proposed a new rule that would ban the putting stroke used by three of the last five major champions.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association said the rule would not outlaw belly putter or broom-handle putters, only the way they are currently used. The proposed rule would make it illegal for golfers to anchor the club while making a stroke and not take effect until 2016.
• Former Cougar leads qualifying: Kim Welch, who played collegiately at Washington State, Kathleen Ekey and Moriya Jutanugarn shot 4-under 68s to share the lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament at Daytona Beach, Fla.
The top 20 after the 90-hole event at LPGA International will earn full tour status.