Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

RAPE ALLEGATION-FOOTBALL PLAYERS

A New York woman who pleaded guilty to making up false rape allegations against two college football players in Connecticut is expected to be sentenced to one year in prison Thursday. Police say Nikki Yovino made up the claims because she worried her consensual encounter with the two Sacred Heart University players would damage her relationship with another student. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— COLD CASE HOMICIDE: Three Connecticut men have been convicted for their roles in the 2009 shooting death of a suspected drug dealer in Hartford. SENT: 130 words.

— HAWK INJURED: Connecticut environmental officials say a red-tailed hawk was injured by a metal pellet. Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police say the young hawk was found near at a house in Meriden near Interstate 691. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

INDIANS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox wrap up a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

GIANTS-METS

Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants against Jacob deGrom and the Mets in the series finale in New York. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m.

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