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Inside: The Week in Sports


Oleg Maskaev winsa title, extends the dominance of fighters from the former USSR
• Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson: head to (talking) head


Time for the RedSox to convert their young closer to a starter
• Another rookie could lay claim to the best ERA
• Why the Dodgers are on a tear


Former U.S. coachBruce Arena takes over the Red Bulls, believing he can transform the haplessteam into a model MLS franchise


Photograph by Laura Rauch/AP


Behind on two of three scorecards after the ninth round, Oleg Maskaev (right)came on strong to batter Hasim Rahman, dropping him twice in the 12th beforereferee Jay Nady stopped the bout, making Maskaev the new WBC heavyweightchampion (page 125).