BRAZIL WINS BID: The country with the most World Cup titles will finally get another chance to win one at home.
Brazil, which has won a record five World Cups, was awarded the right to host 2014 tournament Tuesday by FIFA's executive committee. The South American country hosted the competition once before, losing to Uruguay in the 1950 final.
The unanimous vote came on the same day the 2011 Women's World Cup was awarded to Germany. Germany, the host of the 2006 men's World Cup, beat out Canada.Brazil was the only candidate for the 2014 World Cup because the rotation system meant it had to be played in South America. Colombia had said it would bid, but pulled out in April.
BEIJING BOUND:Russell Jr., Williams make Olympics
CHICAGO (AP) Bantamweight Gary Russell Jr. and featherweight Raynell Williams qualified for the Olympics with convincing victories and built on the U.S. team's momentum at the World Boxing Championships on Tuesday.
Russell Jr. outpointed fellow 2005 world bronze medalist Ali Hallab of France 22-14 in the round of 16, while Williams was leading 23-3 when his bout with Armenia's Azat Hovhannisyan was stopped in the third round.
"It feels wonderful," Williams said. "The only thing I've got to go for is that gold."No U.S. boxer has won a gold medal at the worlds since 1999, but the Americans are now 18-3 and in good position to end the drought.
REID SON TAKEN IN: The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was taken into custody again Tuesday after failing a drug test, prosecutors said.Garrett Reid was handcuffed and taken to the Montgomery County Prison on Tuesday after surrendering at a probation office.
NEW CONSTITUTION: NHL players ratified a new constitution that significantly alters the way the union is governed, completing a lengthy review process that started with the dispute over the hiring of former executive director Ted Saskin.
The constitution, approved through a secret ballot and announced Tuesday, eliminates the National Hockey League Players' Association's executive committee, which was comprised of a president and six vice presidents.In its place, the 30 club-player representatives will serve as equal voting members of an executive board.
GUILTY IN SHOOTING: A former Duquesne University student pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that she helped her armed friends get into a school dance the night five basketball players were shot and wounded. Brittany Jones, 20, was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation. A judge also ordered Jones to stay off the university's campus and away from anyone with a gun. Jones was the last of four defendants to plead guilty in the September 2006 shooting.
SPY PROBE CONTINUES: McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa met Tuesday with an Italian prosecutor investigating the Ferrari spy scandal. De La Rosa spoke to Modena prosecutor Giuseppe Tibis about the alleged e-mails containing secret engineering details that the McLaren drivers could access, according to the ANSA news agency. McLaren driver Fernando Alonso met with prosecutors Oct. 9. Neither driver is under criminal investigation.