Ortiz and Sandoval homer, Red Sox top Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval homered in the third inning off Pirates right-hander Ryan Beckman to erase a deficit and lift the Boston Red Sox over Pittsburgh 5-1 Thursday. Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched 2 1-3 hitless innings but left two runners on base who scored on Ortiz’s three-run drive. Burnett[…]

AP sources: All-Pro DeMarco Murray to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. Two people familiar with the deal said All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Both sources spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Murray hadn’t officially signed the contract. Wearing a[…]

AP Source: All-Pro back DeMarco Murray visiting Eagles

A person familiar with the meeting says All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray will visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the Eagles haven’t announced the visit. Philadelphia agreed to a three-year contract with running back Ryan Mathews earlier in the day, according[…]

Brooks scores 31 points, Bulls beat 76ers in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Brooks scored seven of his season-high 31 points in overtime to help the short-handed Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 104-95 on Wednesday night. Pau Gasol had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and Nikola Mirotic finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls. They snapped a three-game skid without[…]