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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.

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