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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Huntsville Stars minor league baseball team is holding a gun giveaway at a game and offering free admission to members of the National Rifle Association. The Stars are planning a promotion called "Second Amendment Night" on July 3.

ATLANTA (AP) — Chipper Jones received a long ovation as the Atlanta Braves retired his No. 10 jersey last night. Jones honored before Atlanta's game against Arizona. The former third baseman retired after last season's playoff loss to St. Louis having played his entire 19-year career with the Braves.

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says infielder Ramiro Pena has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a tear in the back of his right shoulder. Pena, a three-year veteran in his first season with Atlanta, will be out until the start of spring training next year. He had surgery Thursday.

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Speedway is the lone Cup venue left for Jeff Gordon to conquer, though tonight will mark just his third start at the track. Gordon's biggest obstacle is clearing three drivers and cracking the top 10 for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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