She approved the sale of alcoholic beverages inside stadiums, the most contentious issue because such sales have been illegal in Brazil but were demanded by FIFA.
GOLF: With his game in need of a tune-up after missing three straight cuts, defending U.S. Open champ Rory McIlroy added this week's St. Jude Classic to his schedule.
He is among 29 Open qualifiers in Memphis, even though no one has won a PGA Tour event, and the U.S. Open is the following week.
COLLEGES:Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he wouldn't mind playing nine Southeastern Conference games every season, now that Texas A&M and Missouri have expanded the SEC to 14 members.
The SEC has adopted a 6-1-1 schedule with teams playing six division games, one cross-division game, and one traditional rival.
University of the Sciences men's tennis star Alvaro Vargas was named to Capital One Academic All-America Division II third team.
Haverford College's Josie Ferri (Pennsbury), a four-time all-Centennial Conference women's lacrosse selection, has been named the conference nominee for the NCAA's Woman of the Year award.
Former Wilmington College infielder Matt Umba (Gloucester Catholic) signed with the Roswell Invaders of the independent Pecos League.
Umba was a first-team American Baseball Coaches Association all-region pick in 2011 after hitting .368.
NOTEWORTHY: Longtime horseman and former racing official Austin E. "Ned" Galentine passed away on May 30, two weeks before his 81st birthday, after a short stay at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.
As a driver, he won 793 races.
Following his retirement from training and driving in 1981, Mr. Galentine became a racing official and eventually Presiding Judge at Delaware and Maryland race tracks - Dover Downs, Brandywine, Harrington Raceway, and Ocean Downs.
Martha Karolyi said she would like to continue as U.S. women's gymnastics national team coordinator rather than step down after the London Olympics as she once planned. Karolyi, who has been in the job since 2001, turns 70 on Aug. 29.
- Staff and wire reports