BASEBALL: The Mariners traded INF Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the Mets for OF Jay Bruce, RHP Anthony Swarzak, OF prospect Jarred Kelenic and minor-league pitchers Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista, according to reports. The Mets will also receive $20 million. ... The Pirates acquired minor-league RHP Wilkin Ramos as the player to be named from last week’s trade of RHP Tanner Anderson to the A’s.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Darriel Mack shrugged off two early turnovers to rush for three second-half TDs and rally No. 8 UCF to a 56-41 victory over Memphis in the AAC championship game in Orlando, Fla. The Knights (12-0) won their second straight league title and extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 25 games. ... Ryan Willis threw TD passes to four receivers in the first half and Virginia Tech extended its nation’s-best bowl streak to 26 years with a 41-20 victory over Marshall in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies (6-6) paid the Thundering Herd $300,000 to play the game and agreed to future scheduling considerations. ... David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two TDs and No. 24 Iowa State (8-4) barely survived an upset by non-scholarship FCS school Drake, winning 27-24 in Ames, Iowa. ... Reggie Gallaspy Jr. ran for 220 yards and two scores to set a program single-season TD record with 19, helping North Carolina State (9-3) rout East Carolina 58-3 in Raleigh. ... Cameron Scarlett scored twice and Paulson Adebo intercepted two passes as Stanford (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) defeated California 23-13 in Berkeley. ... Deebo Samuel caught two TD passes and recovered a bad snap on a punt in the end zone for another score as South Carolina (7-5) beat visiting Akron 28-3.
GOLF: Defending champion Cameron Smith shot a 5-under 67 to increase his lead to three strokes over fellow Aussie Marc Leishman after three rounds of the Australian PGA Championship in Gold Coast. ... Kurt Kitayama and Justin Harding were tied for the lead at 16 under and held a three-shot edge heading into the final round of the Mauritius Open in Beau Champ. Ernie Els was 10 shots back.
SOCCER: Plans to complete the violencedelayed Copa Libertadores final in Madrid were thrown into disarray when River Plate refused to accept the game against Boca Juniors being moved to Spain from Argentina.