• Chase Elliott climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race in Concord, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Earnhardt forced to make hard decisions for JR Motorsports

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tried for five years to push Josh Berry’s career forward. He got him one Xfinity Series start this year driving for JR Motorsports, and was ecstatic when Berry turned it into a seventh-place finish last month at Richmond.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter drives his car into the garage of the FIFA headquarters on his way to work in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Blatter was questioned by Swiss investigators on Friday about why FIFA paid 2 million Swiss francs (about $2 million) to UEFA President Michel Platini in 2011 for work supposedly carried out at least nine years earlier. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Adidas, Kia decline to call for immediate Blatter exit

    ZURICH (AP) — Clinging to power after rebuffing resignation demands, Sepp Blatter received some respite Saturday when two sponsors declined to join four other FIFA corporate backers in demanding the president of world soccer’s governing body goes before the emergency election in February.