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 at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Mark Pratt is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@ap.org.

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TOP STORY

SEX ABUSE-RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop has planned a day of prayer and penance because of the clerical sex abuse scandal. Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin says the event will be held Friday because these are "difficult and dark days." By Jennifer McDermott. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF

— BUS DETOURS: The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will detour 19 bus routes in Providence this weekend because of a road race. SENT.

SPORTS

METS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the New York Mets, with Hector Velazquez facing Noah Syndergaard. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

PATRIOTS-JAGUARS

Tashaun Gipson remembers his first game against Tom Brady five years ago as vividly as his last one eight months ago. They had similar endings. Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds to stun Gipson and the Cleveland Browns in 2013. The three-time league MVP tossed two scores in the final 9 minutes to defeat Gipson and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship game in January. The Jaguars next opportunity comes Sunday against the Patriots (1-0), a rematch of the conference title game. And there's no doubt the Jaguars (1-0) have had it circled on the calendar for some time. SENT: 800 words.

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