The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s announcement that he will retire from racing at the end of the season (all times local): 4:55 p.m. NASCAR's chairman and CEO is praising Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s passion for the sport, saying it will "leave an impact on NASCAR that will be felt over its entire history.

South Carolina man not competent to be tried in wife's death

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina judge says an 82-year-old man is not competent for trial for the stabbing death of his wife. Defense attorney Lauren Williams told The Post and Courier of Charleston ( a judge this week ruled that Lester Chung of Goose Creek is mentally incompetent. Williams says Chung suffered a traumatic brain injury after his arrest.

Buster Posey placed on seven-day concussion disabled list

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms Tuesday, a day after he was struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona's Taijuan Walker. While manager Bruce Bochy said following Monday's 4-1 victory that Posey was doing fine, the Giants planned to check in with him overnight and re-evaluate him Tuesday.