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Naples’ mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona

The mayor of Naples started the formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. 2 hours ago

Boston College men’s basketball team puts a scare into No. 3 Villanova before succumbing

The Eagles had a 9-point second-half lead before the Wildcats took over.

Patriots

Former Patriots assistant coach Markus Paul dies

Paul, 54, was taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team’s facility.

Red Sox claim righthander Joel Payamps off waivers from Arizona

The Red Sox on Wednesday claimed 26-year-old righthander Joel Payamps on waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appeared in two major league games last season.

Sports Log

Alabama football coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will take over for the quarantining 69-year-old coach when the No. 1 Crimson Tide face No. 22 Auburn Saturday.

Patriots

Cam Newton likes what he sees from latest generation of mobile QBs, including Kyler Murray

With multiple young, mobile quarterbacks on New England’s schedule this season, Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says he roots for their success except in games when he’s playing against them.

Patriots notebook

Patriots’ Julian Edelman still not ready to practice

Edelman, who is rehabbing from a knee procedure, was eligible to return last Sunday against the Texans and remains eligible to return this Sunday against the Cardinals.

NFL

Taking a closer look at the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day matchups

Despite Washington and Dallas both being 3-7, the winner will be in first place in the NFC East for at least a few days, longer if Philadelphia loses this weekend.