Chevron, IHS Markit rise; Invesco Mortgage, Milestone fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: IHS Markit Ltd., up $12.90 to $58.30. The financial data provider beat Wall Street's f...

AP Source: Pitino will return for 8th season with Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Friday. The person spoke t...

UCF AD Danny White signs 5-year deal that tops $1M annually

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF athletic director Danny White has signed a five-year contract that will pay him more than $1 million annually. White's base salary will start at $1.081 milli...

Big Ten tourney challenge gives Pitino, Gophers last chance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All those late-game lapses over the past month pushed Minnesota way off the NCAA Tournament bubble, forcing the Gophers to win five games in five days this week just to get in. ...

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___ Dow drops 7.8% as free-fall in oil, virus fears slam markets NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 7.8%, its steepest drop since the financial c...

USC invests in supporting Helton rather than replacing him

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Bohn took over as athletic director at Southern California on Nov. 7. His first major assignment was to assess the state of the football program and determine whether Clay Helt...

Clippers sign free-agent center Joakim Noah

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have signed free-agent center Joakim Noah, giving them an aggressive, physical presence with playoff experience. The 35-year-old two-time All-Star pla...

Yelich will be paid deferred money by Brewers until 2042

Milwaukee will be paying Christian Yelich until 2042, when the All-Star outfielder is 50 years old. Yelich's $215 million, nine-year contract with the team calls for Brewers to defer...

Aon plans takeover of Willis Towers in $30B all-stock deal

Aon is buying rival benefits and risk consultant Willis Towers Watson in an all-stock deal valued at around $30 billion. Aon said Monday that it will give Willis Towers stock owners ...

Peralta gets $1.17M signing bonus in $15.5M Brewers deal

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee pitcher Freddy Peralta gets a signing bonus of $1,174,800 as part of his $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Brewers, a deal with two club options that could be worth $...

White Sox announce $70M, 5-year deal with Yoán Moncada

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox announced their $70 million, five-year contract with Yoán Moncada on Friday, He gets a $4 million signing bonus, payable in equal installment...

Texas surging and turning the conversation about Smart

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Longhorns have gone from unwatchable to unbeatable. In the process, they are slowing turning the conversation about coach Shaka Smart, whose five-year ...

Yelich stays quiet amid reports of new contract with Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers. While Yelich is brushing off questions about his new deal, his te...

New Rangers corners with 3B Frazier, Bird competing at 1B

Todd Frazier and Greg Bird are at opposite corners for the Texas Rangers, and at different stages in their careers. Frazier clearly wasn't the top choice at third base for the Range...

Leganés denied request to sign a player out of window

MADRID (AP) — A request by Spanish club Leganés to replace a player signed recently by Barcelona was denied Thursday by the country's soccer federation. The Spanish league and the fe...