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Bengals 2015 Regular Season Schedule Released

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals’ 2015 regular-season schedule was released today by the National Football League. Cincinnati, bidding for a fifth consecutive trip to the playoffs, is scheduled for four national prime-time games, tying a franchise record set previously in 1990 and 2007. Two of those contests will be at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals will host Cleveland in an NFL Network game on Thurs., Nov. 5, and Houston will visit PBS the next week, for an ESPN contest on Mon., Nov. 16. The prime-time road games on the schedule are also in consecutive weeks, with Cincinnati to play at San Francisco on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Dec. 20 and at Denver on ESPN on Mon., Dec. 28.
Among the four prime-time games, only the Sunday night contest at San Francisco is subject to possible flex scheduling by the NFL.
Including preseason, the Bengals will play a total of five prime-time games in 2015. The club visits Tampa Bay on Aug. 24 in an ESPN preseason contest. The total of five prime-time games including preseason also ties a franchise record. In 2007, Cincinnati also had one in preseason and four in the regular season.
The Bengals will open the regular season on the road for the sixth straight year, visiting Oakland at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sun., Sept. 13. It will be only the third Bengals season opener on the West Coast, joining a 1968 game at San Diego (first game in Bengals history) and a 1992 contest at Seattle.
Cincinnati’s home opener will be on Sun., Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. vs. San Diego.
“I say every year that we already have known all our home and road opponents for the year, but the four national games do stick out,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “It’s a compliment to our franchise, a challenge for the team, and exciting for our fans to have the two home games in November. The other thing you look at as a coach is closing the season against Baltimore, when you expect there could be a lot at stake.”
TV broadcasts of the Bengals’ four games on cable -- one in preseason and three in regular season -- will also be simulcast in Cincinnati by a local non-cable station, yet to be determined.
During a maximum of two weeks for the six-week period of Weeks 5-10, the NFL may choose to flex a Sunday afternoon game to Sunday night, with the originally scheduled Sunday night game moving to Sunday afternoon.
During Weeks 11-17, all Sunday games are subject to possible flex among the three standard kickoff times -- early afternoon, late afternoon and night.

CINCINNATI BENGALS 2015 SCHEDULE
All times are Eastern; home games in CAPS
An asterisk (*) denotes a game subject to possible flex scheduling.
REGULAR SEASON (day, date, opponent, time)
Sun., Sept. 13: at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 20: SAN DIEGO, 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 27: at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 4: KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 11: SEATTLE, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 18: at Buffalo, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 25: (BYE WEEK)
Sun., Nov. 1: at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.*
Thurs., Nov. 5: CLEVELAND, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
Mon., Nov. 16: HOUSTON, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sun., Nov. 22: at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.*
Sun., Nov. 29: ST. LOUIS, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 6: at Cleveland, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 13: PITTSBURGH, 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 20: at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)*
Mon., Dec. 28: at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun., Jan. 3: BALTIMORE, 1 p.m.*
Bengals 2015 Regular Season Schedule Released

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INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT (AP) -- Victor Martinez drove in three runs, taking advantage after Cleveland pitched around Miguel Cabrera and helping Alfredo Simon and the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 4-1 Saturday.

Cabrera drew four walks in a game for the first time in his career, three of them intentional. Earlier this season, the two-time AL MVP went 11 for 14 with six RBIs in a three-game series at Cleveland.

With Cabrera batting third, Martinez was in position to do damage hitting cleanup.

Simon (4-0) gave up one run in 6 2/3 innings. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save.

Ian Kinsler drove in the other run for the Tigers and Rajai Davis stole three bases.

Michael Brantley had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in Cleveland's run.

T.J. House (0-3) gave up three runs in three innings. He started in place of Trevor Bauer, who was scratched because of an illness.

CUBS-REDS PPD

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Steady rain prompted the Reds to postpone their game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, disappointing a big crowd that had bought tickets to see a reunion of Cincinnati's 1990 World Series championship team.

The teams waited 4 hours, 13 minutes before it was called off. No makeup was scheduled.

In addition to Saturday's rainout, the Reds have had three of their seven home games delayed by rain. They've also had three extra-inning games at home, including a 7-3 loss to the Cubs in 11 innings on Friday night.

It was Chicago's second postponement of the season. A game against St. Louis on April 7 was called off and hasn't been rescheduled.

UNION-CREW

Finlay scores twice; Crew power past Union 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ethan Finlay had two goals and an assist, Justin Meram and Kei Kamara each added a goal, and the Columbus Crew beat the Philadelphia Union 4-1 on Saturday night.

Kamara, Finlay and Meram each scored in the first half to help the Crew (3-2-2) build a 3-0 lead. Finlay added an insurance goal on a breakaway in the 73rd minute.

Kamara, in his 200th career MLS game, opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he settled Finlay's cross with a chest trap and blasted a left-footed shot into the net. It was his fifth goal of the season, tying him with Octavio Rivero for the league lead.

Finlay finished Waylon Francis' cross with one touch in the 32nd minute and Meram drove 40 yards by himself to score in the 44th.

Eric Ayuk scored on a header for the Union (1-5-3) in the 64th minute. The Crew had gone 272 minutes without allowing a goal.

JAMES-FULL-COURT SHOT

BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James looked more like a quarterback than a basketball player, nailing a full-court shot Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.

A shirtless James, wearing gray shorts, made a one-handed throw from the baseline in front of Cleveland's bench. The ball sailed through the basket at the opposite end.

Video of the shot was taken by James' longtime personal trainer, Mike Mancias. It surfaced on Twitter shortly after the end of Cleveland's practice before Sunday's scheduled Game 4 against the Celtics.

Cleveland leads the series, 3-0.

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