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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots come close, but Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prevailed in Foxboro on Sunday night.  The Boston Red Sox will host the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball's one-game wild card playoff.  The Providence City Council is considering firing the city clerk after the release of an independent investigation.

>>Patriots Lose To Tampa Bay In Tom Brady's Return

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football, 19-to-17.  A missed 56-yard field goal attempt by Nick Folk allowed the Bucs to escape Gillette Stadium with the win.  Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady set the record for all-time passing yards in the NFL.  Current Pats QB Mac Jones had two touchdown passes last night.  New England is now 1-and-3.  The Patriots are at the Houston Texans next week.

>>Girl Playing Quarterback For Pee Wee Team Given Pats Tickets

(Westerly, RI)  --  A girl who is a starting quarterback for a Pee Wee football team in Westerly was surprised with tickets to Sunday night's Patriots game.  The Westerly Sun reports ten-year-old Tessa Bliven received six tickets to the game as part of the Dunkin' Donuts Local Heroes program.  Bliven told WJAR-TV in an interview last month that she wants to make it to the NFL.

>>Red Sox Versus Bronx Bombers In Wild Card Game

(Boston, MA)  --  The Red Sox and the Yankees are playing each other in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.  Boston swept the Washington Nationals in DC this weekend, finishing with a 7-to-5 win on Sunday.  The winner of the AL Wild Card Game will face the Tampa Bay Rays in the division series.

>>Providence City Council Considering Firing Clerk

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence City Council is holding a hearing this upcoming Thursday to consider the firing of the city clerk.  This comes after an independent report commissioned by the council which determined Shawn Selleck created a toxic work environment.  Selleck was briefly placed on administrative leave over the summer as a result of an internal investigation by the city.

>>Two Critically Injured In Providence Shooting

(Providence, RI)  --  Two men are in critical hospital condition after a shooting in Providence on Sunday morning.  Authorities say someone fired several shots at the 22-year-old and 29-year-old sitting in a vehicle on Glasgow Street in the Wanskuck neighborhood.  The victims were reportedly taken to Rhode Island Hospital.  No arrests have been made.

>>Cranston Bank Robbery Suspect Caught

(Cranston, RI)  --  A suspect in the robbery of two banks in Cranston was arrested on Friday.  The Cranston Police Department says its new license plate-reading surveillance tech led them to Edward Diamante of Woonsocket.  Diamante reportedly led police on a chase that ended with him crashing on Reservoir Road in Johnston.

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