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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

February 4, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

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

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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

SPORTS BETTING-LEAGUE ROYALTIES

America’s major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year as a number of states are considering granting them fees from sports bets. UPCOMING: 1,350 words, photos by 10 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ SUPER BOWL-ARREST: Boston police say they arrested one person during postgame celebrations after the New England Patriots 13-3 Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams — a man from Los Angeles. SENT.

_ BORDER-FRESHMAN CONGRESSWOMAN: U.S. Rep. Xochitl (ZOH’-cheel) Torres Small of New Mexico says she doesn’t mind not getting as much attention as other freshmen in Congress because she has other goals. Since winning a closely watched election, Torres Small has been overshadowed in media by the likes of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Boston. SENT.

SPORTS:

ON FOOTBALL-PATRIOTS PAIN

There’s something surgical about the Patriots’ dynasty that has made the rest of the NFL reel for nearly two decades. They are 6-3 in Super Bowls in Bill Belichick’s reign and with Tom Brady doing the clutch work. Yet the overall points for those games, dating back to 2002, stand at 215 for New England, 201 for the opposition. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL-CHAMPION PATRIOTS

Julian Edelman and the New England Patriots are looking forward to a parade back home, but only after relishing their 13-3 Super Bowl 53 win over the Rams with one final news conference in Atlanta on Monday. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by noon.

DOLPHINS-FLORES

Hours after his team won the Super Bowl, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is expected to fly to Miami to finalize a deal to become the Dolphins’ head coach. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: Developing.

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