August 21, 2014

THE WEEK

A ST. LOUIS SUBURB ERUPTED

Roger Federer

The No. 3 tennis player won his third tournament of the year in Cincinnati

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Rafael Nadal

The defending U.S. Open champion withdrew from the tournament due to an injury

‘My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.’

MICHELE ROBERTS, newly elected head of the NBA players’ union, to players wondering if she could wrangle with the male-dominated league as its first female union chief

$245,340

The average cost for a middle-income American family to raise a child born in 2013 until her 18th birthday

100,000

Number of elephants killed by poachers in Africa from 2010 to 2012. Poaching now accounts for approximately 65% of elephant deaths, up from 25% a decade ago

‘We have to make sure that we don’t burn down our own house.’

RON JOHNSON, Missouri state highway patrol captain, trying to calm tensions in Ferguson after the police shooting of an unarmed teenager sparked a series of protests

‘When you hold negotiations with a terror organization, you get more terror.’

NAFTALI BENNETT, Israel’s Minister of Economy, on the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza following the collapse of talks in Egypt and a nearly weeklong cease-fire

‘THIS FARCE OF A PROSECUTION WILL BE REVEALED FOR WHAT IT IS.’

RICK PERRY, Texas governor, who was indicted by a grand jury in his home state on charges that he abused the powers of his office

1,000

Weight, in pounds, of an alligator captured in Alabama, the heaviest ever caught in the state

‘Throwing 70 miles an hour. That’s throwing like a girl.’

MO’NE DAVIS, 13-year-old pitcher for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, on her talents on the mound. She threw a complete-game shutout in her first Little League World Series game

Sources: New York Times (2); AP (2); Politico; ESPN; CBS News

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This appears in the September 01, 2014 issue of TIME.

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