Braves shut Beachy down for season
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that the Braves have shut pitcher Brandon Beachy down for the remainder of the season.
Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012 and returned to the Braves mid-season, where he went 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA before experiencing discomfort in his surgically-repaired elbow in late August. A subsequent MRI showed no structural damage to the elbow, and Beachy was scheduled to resume throwing activities early last week, but was unable to do so due to recurring inflammation in the elbow, manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Journal-Constitution.
Beachy had hoped to return to the squad and pitch in some capacity, whether starting our out of the bullpen, for the National League East-champion Braves as they entered the playoffs.
Locals fare well in martial arts
MUNCIE — Several local competitors took top honors at the Muncie Mayhem Martial Arts Tournament over the weekend.
Competing for Donnie Michaels Karate, Eric Swain took first place in each of the demonstration, weapons, chanbara, kata and fighting disciplines of the 7-8 Intermediate division.
Drew Swain finished first in weapons, chanbara, kata and fighting in the 9-10 Advanced division. Sydney Murphy took first in demonstration, kata and fighting in the 13-17 Advanced Girls division. And Connor Swain took top honors in weapons in the 6-Under division.
Competing fro San Lum Kung-Fu Academy, Michelle Kirby took top honors in kenjutsu and kata in the Black Belt Women’s division. Eric Binder was tops in kenjutsu and kata in the 7-8 Novice Boys Division, and Susan Jones placed first in kata in the Women’s Intermediate division.
A full rundown of results can be found on the scoreboard on this page.
Ex-NFL player commits suicide
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Former San Diego Chargers and University of Georgia defensive back Paul Oliver committed suicide at his Atlanta-area home, a medical examiner said Wednesday.