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Being a Patriots fan is hard on the body and mind (and there is actual science on this)

If only Hater Nation knew the stresses of rooting for one of football’s most dominant teams.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin012519PatriotsPractice_Spt19-26316.jpg Rest assured, sleep will be hard to come by for Patriots players on Super Bowl Eve

Most teams encourage players to follow nutrition plans and good habits, but how can players possibly sleep well the night before a big game?

Limiting opioid prescriptions will do little to reduce overdose deaths, study says

Mathematical models cast doubt on whether restricting painkiller prescriptions remains the answer to an epidemic now dominated by heroin and illicit fentanyl.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/aac7cdcf-d9df-48ca-84f2-7553f8059f7c.jpg Elizabeth Warren apologizes in private to Cherokee Nation officials

The US senator apologized for how her DNA test caused “confusion” about the tribe’s right to determine its membership, a spokeswoman said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_bernie_bloomberg_biden_composite.jpg Question for Democrats: Are some candidates too old?

A growing movement of older Americans bristles at the notion that gray hair is a deficit.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren apologizes in private to Cherokee Nation officials

Senator Elizabeth Warren

By Elizabeth Goodwin and Jess Bidgood

The US senator apologized for how her DNA test caused “confusion” about the tribe’s right to determine its membership, a spokeswoman said.

Being a Patriots fan is hard on the body and mind (and there is actual science on this)

By Beth Teitell

If only Hater Nation knew the stresses of rooting for one of football’s most dominant teams.

Virginia governor says he wasn’t in yearbook photo, refuses to resign

This image shows Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook.

By Kim Chipman and Sarah Kopit

Governor Ralph Northam, Democrat of Virginia, says he has no memory of appearing in an offensive photograph and won’t resign.

The World

Belarusian model says she turned info on Trump over to Russian tycoon

Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich, also known on social media as Nastya Rybka, talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

By Nataliya Vasilyeva

A Belarusian model claims to have delivered information on US-Russia ties to Oleg Deripaska, Russian billionaire businessman. The oligarch however, disputes this claim.

Struggle for control of Venezuela will return back to the streets

President Nicolas Maduro spoke Friday at the Bolivarian National Guard Command. Many fear that violence will break out this weekend between opposition protestors and Maduro’s security forces.

By Scott Smith

Opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro are each calling for their followers to take to the streets this weekend.

Fears grow: 1/3 of UK firms consider move abroad over Brexit

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka

Nearly a third of U.K. firms may shift their operations abroad because of Britain’s looming departure from the European Union, a survey of 1,200 company directors suggested Friday, as the political stalemate over a Brexit deal heightened jitters among businesses.

Editorial & Opinion

Letters

When they talk of wind turbine ills, Falmouth residents are not just making it up

01/23/2019 Falmouth MA - A women walks along Westmoreland Drive in Falmouth, in the shadow of one of the cities wind turbines. Opponents of the town of Falmouth's wind turbines,have complained, that they are eyesores, and even cause neighbors physical harm. .Jonathan Wiggs/Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

“How many times do the afflicted residents of Falmouth have to fight for the acknowledgement that they experienced health effects from the turbines?”

Letters

Still waiting, impatiently, for safe injection sites

Boston, MA--4/30/2018-- A visitor to the Harvard School of Public Health's mock safe injection site checks out the items on the demonstration table set up underneath a tent on the quad near the medical school in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 01nestorSafeInject Reporter:

Mayor Walsh says not yet, the US attorney says not on my watch, but readers say the time is now for safe consumption sites.

Metro

Limiting opioid prescriptions will do little to reduce overdose deaths, study says

A display of the fentanyl and meth seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend in Arizona.

By Felice J. Freyer

Mathematical models cast doubt on whether restricting painkiller prescriptions remains the answer to an epidemic now dominated by heroin and illicit fentanyl.

Kevin Cullen

On the menu at Toby Keith’s in Foxborough: pulled pork, fried Twinkies and wiseguys

People waited in line to get into Toby Keith’s at Patriots Place in 2016.

By Kevin Cullen

The suddenly closed Patriot Place restaurant was the brainchild of a Mafia informant turned not-so legitimate businessman, according to reports.

Question for Democrats: Are some candidates too old?

Senator Bernie Sanders  (left), former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (center), and former vice president Joe Biden are in their mid to late 70s.

By Robert Weisman

A growing movement of older Americans bristles at the notion that gray hair is a deficit.

Business & Tech

Boston virtual currency thief gets 10-year prison term in California

Joel Ortiz (second from right) pleaded guilty to stealing $5 million in cryptocurrency.

By Hiawatha Bray

Joel Ortiz, a former Boston high school valedictorian, was charged with stealing $5 million in cryptocurrencies.

Apple says it has fixed FaceTime security bug

By Jack Nicas and Brian X. Chen

Apple’s response came nearly two weeks since the company was alerted to the flaw by a concerned customer.

Developer revises plans for Dot Block project

By Tim Logan

A Dorchester development proposal now calls for more housing, smaller units, and less parking.

Obituaries

Jean Guillou, organ maestro who broke traditions, dies at 88

Jean Guillou, posed at the pipe organ of the Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, saw it as his life’s mission to emancipate the organ from the bonds of the church, his biographer said.

By Michael Cooper

Mr. Guillou’s modern-sounding compositions, unusual transcriptions, and idiosyncratic performances were preserved on more than 100 recordings.

Margo Rodriguez, half an innovative mambo duo, dies at 89

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Margo was half of the husband-and-wife team Augie and Margo, who danced the mambo on television and before presidents.

Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley dies at 93

Mr. Bradley performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony in Nashville in 2007.

By Bill Friskics-Warren

Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on hundreds of hit country records including “Crazy,” ‘‘King of the Road” and “Crying” and helped create “The Nashville Sound” with his brother Owen, has died at the age of 93.

Sports

The Celtics are still the leaders to retain Kyrie Irving, but there’s reason for concern

01-28-19: Boston, MA: The Celtics Kyrie Irving (right) who sat out the game with an injury give some advice to teammate Terry Rozier (left) on the bench in the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics hosted the Brooklyn Nets in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Irving addressed all the speculation about his future on Friday, but left things open-ended.

Saturday’s Globe sports section front page

Here’s a look at the front page of Saturday’s Boston Globe sports section.

Patriots notebook

Dont’a Hightower back at final practice for Patriots on Friday

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower answers questions during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game at State Farm Arena, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

By Jim McBride

The linebacker was a full participant after missing Thursday’s practice because of an illness.

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Celtics notebook

Kadeem Allen finds himself in play in New York

By Adam Himmelsbach

Celtics 113, Knicks 99

Knicks fans burst out in ‘We want Kyrie!’ chant

By Adam Himmelsbach

CHAD FINN | UNCONVENTIONAL PREVIEW

Patriots will have enough of a finishing kick to win this one

By Chad Finn

super Bowl Insider | Patriots roundtable

6 questions about Patriots-Rams, answered by our football writers

By Jim Hoban and Rachel G. Bowers

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | LOWELL 63, NORTH ANDOVER 46

Lowell rebounds from slow start to top North Andover

By Karl Capen

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | MANSFIELD 63, ATTLEBORO 57

In a must-win Hockomock matchup, Mansfield boys stop Attleboro

By Jake Levin

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Peabody girls’ basketball hits its stride

By Greg Levinsky

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | DUXBURY 45, HINGHAM 37

Sam Brennan, Duxbury girls make their point against Hingham

By Trevor Hass

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

Luciano Kodheli finds welcome mat rolled out in Braintree

By Brandon Chase

Good Life

TECH NOMAD

On an Internet of nefarious bots, these just want to help

David Marcus, vice president of messaging at Facebook introduces new features for the social media giant's Messenger app, at the annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco, April 12, 2016. Facebook is opening Messenger up so that any outside company Ñ from ApplebeeÕs to Zara Ñ could create a bot capable of interacting with people through the chat program. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The term “bot” rings pejorative, and conjures up associations of large-scale operations of deception and fraud. Well, not to be that guy, but I’m here to say #notallbots deserve these attacks.

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

Sandra Oh’s SAG speech was a master class in intersectionality

Sandra Oh accepted the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series onstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Sandra Oh didn’t just thank her fellow actors. The actress showed us what it means when we hold space for one another.

Music Review

Mena, BSO offer boisterous and beautiful Janacek

Soloist Julian Rachlin joined conductor Juanjo Mena and the BSO for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor Thursday evening at Symphony Hall.

By Zoë Madonna

The program also included works by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

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By Lillian Brown

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Sex Education’ will return for a second season

By Matthew Gilbert

love letters

We had one incredible date and then . . . nothing

By Meredith Goldstein