Happy Fourth of July! … The Cape Fear Christian Academy middle school baseball team will be recognized as regular-season champions of the Mid-Carolina Conference when the Carolina Mudcats host Fayetteville on Thursday at 7 p.m. … Venus Williams played in her 24th tournament at Wimbledon, falling by scores of 6-4 and 6-3 to Elina Svitolina in the first round on Monday. … Atlanta won its ninth straight game, 4-2, at Cleveland on Monday night as Michael Harris II hit two home runs for the Braves. Atlanta has the largest lead in any division race with a 9-game cushion in the National League East. Gavin Williams (Cape Fear High School, East Carolina) was dealt his first MLB loss for the Guardians. … The Los Angeles Angels visit San Diego today (TBS, 6:40 p.m.). … Joey Chestnutt goes for his 16th championship in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island today (ESPN2, noon). … Florida plans a renovation of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, its football facility, that is estimated to cost $400 million.