Tom Gamble has left the 49ers' front office and returned to his NFL roots with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he began his career as a personnel evaluator in 1988.

Gamble, 49, who spent the past eight seasons with the 49ers, will be the Eagles' vice president of player personnel under general manager Howie Roseman. Two years ago, the 49ers promoted Gamble from director of pro personnel to director of player personnel under G.M. Trent Baalke.

Gamble's father, Harry, was the Eagles' president from 1986-95.

Miscellany

South African media are reporting that Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder at his home. Johannesburg police confirmed a woman in her 20s was killed but would not identify the man being held in custody. An officer said the suspect is 26 years old.

  • A tearful Felix Hernandez signed a contract with Seattle that made him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball. The $175 million pact covered the final two years of his existing deal and added five additional years. It's fully guaranteed and has a full no-trade clause, the first one ever given by the Mariners.

  • USC fired baseball coach Frank Cruz for violating NCAA rules regarding limits on practice time and organized team activities. Associate head coach Dan Hubbs was promoted to head coach.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a header for host Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the first leg of their final-16 Champions League series. He scored off Angel di Maria's cross to tie it in the 30th minute.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.