ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves are ready to put their suitcases away and take their first look at the lineup they envisioned before the season. General manager Frank Wren says Jason Heyward is expected to be activated from the disabled list for Friday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters has undergone the second major elbow operation of his career and will miss the rest of the season. The Braves say the left-hander had Tommy John surgery Thursday to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle on Thursday saying that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb says she feels "in danger" of racing Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway against another NASCAR driver who was arrested for stealing her team trailer this week. Cobb reported she had a trailer and its contents taken from her shop Saturday. Fellow NASCAR driver Mike Harmon says he turned himself into the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
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