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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

January 29, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

CONNECTICUT CASINOS

The chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are scheduled to update Connecticut lawmakers on the status of a long-delayed border casino project. UPCOMING: Story expected by 3:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEEN STABBED: Authorities are investigating the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old man near a Massachusetts college campus. SENT.

_ STUDENTS MISTREATED: School officials say they have placed personnel on leave amid an investigation into allegations that elementary school students were mistreated in Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS:

JETS-BRUINS

The Winnipeg Jets visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

SUPER BOWL-RB REUNION

Sony Michel was a freshman and Todd Gurley a junior when the pair shared the backfield together at the University of Georgia. Gurley left for the NFL after the season and was drafted in the first round by the Rams. Michel followed in his footsteps and was selected in the first round by the Patriots three years later. Now the former Bulldogs teammates will be on opposite sides when they meet in the Super Bowl. By Charles Odum. Upcoming: 700 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-TOM AND JULIAN

Teammates have called their relationship a “bromance.” And Tom Brady himself openly uses the word love to describe the bond between himself and Julian Edelman, a receiver that he’s come to depend on during his career. For good reason. There are just two receivers in NFL postseason history with over 100 catches – Jerry Rice with 151 and Edelman with 105. That link has only been strengthened off the field in the past year as Brady and Edelman prepare to play in their fourth Super Bowl together. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-EXPOS TIES

The Montreal Expos would be thrilled with this Super Bowl. And those who used to be part of the defunct baseball franchise’s evaluation process certainly are, even all these years later. Gone from the game for nearly 15 years, the former club has ties to both quarterbacks in Sunday’s NFL championship game. SENT: 950 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-TAYLOR-FLORES

Quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor isn’t allowed to talk about what will happen next week after the Los Angeles Rams’ trip to the Super Bowl is over and the Cincinnati Bengals hire their next head coach. Brian Flores, the New England Patriots’ unofficial defensive coordinator, says it would be disrespectful for him to discuss what’s going on with his own career until next week, when the Miami Dolphins make their own head coaching hire. SENT: 700 word.

YOUNGER AND CHEAPER-SUPER BOWL CUTS

A word of warning to all those soon-to-be Super Bowl champions in New England or Los Angeles: Don’t get too comfortable. You might be looking for a job fairly soon. The NFL’s inexorable trend of going younger and cheaper does not bypass the best teams in the league. In fact, it may help them stay as good as they are. SENT: 910 words.

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