August 28, 2014 6:15 AM EDT

DIED

John G. Sperling, 93, founder of the University of Phoenix. His for-profit college model made him a fortune, ranking him among Forbes’ 400 richest Americans in 2006.

SOLD

For $3.2 million on eBay, a copy of Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman first appeared. It sold for a mere 10¢ in 1938 and is deemed to be in nearly mint condition.

FINED

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, $12,000 by the NFL after flashing his middle finger at the opposing Washington Redskins during a preseason game.

ELIMINATED

From the Little League World Series, Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, the team of 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, who throws 70 m.p.h. and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. South Korea won.

BARRED

U.S. diplomats, from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser. The State Department said public office cannot be used for private gain, “no matter how worthy the cause.”

This appears in the September 08, 2014 issue of TIME.

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