SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn't need much convincing. Not to mention he is already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal.
OAKLAND (AP) - Al Attles made all eight of his field-goal tries for 17 points for the Philadelphia Warriors during Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game on March 2, 1962. Attles coached Rick Barry the day he scored 64 against Portland on March 26, 1974.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Matt Holliday figures to balance the New York Yankees' lineup while not adding a lengthy payroll commitment to a team trying to get under the luxury-tax threshold within the next two years.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil - wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz.