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August 22, 1995|From Staff and Wire Reports

Bob Arum, promoter for George Foreman, proposed that Foreman and Mike Tyson meet in what he believes would be "the biggest fight by far of all time" with a neutral party handling the money. The winner, Arum said, could earn $80 million. . . . Triple jump champion Jonathan Edwards, making his first appearance at home since breaking the world record Aug. 7 in Sweden with a jump of 60 feet one-quarter inch, won at 57-4 3/4 at Gateshead, England, as Britain beat the United States in a dual meet, 203-182.

Thankful that football fans had left the Georgia Dome before tons of roof and water came crashing down early Sunday, engineers and officials worried about making repairs before the Atlanta Falcons' season opener Sept. 3. The dome, which will house basketball, gymnastics and handball during the 1996 Olympics, was damaged by rain and wind shortly after the Falcons had defeated Cleveland in an NFL exhibition.

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