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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-RAYS

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.

Aviles homered off Xavier Cedeno (1-0), extending Tampa Bay's losing streak to five games. Michael Brantley had a RBI single and sacrifice fly for the Indians, who also got run-scoring singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.

MLS FINES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee fined the players undisclosed amounts on Thursday.

The infractions occurred in matches played last week -- Perquis (embellishment) against D.C. United; Higuain (simulation) against the Revolution; Rowe (hands to neck) against Columbus; and Phillips (failing to leave the field in timely manner after red card) against the New York Red Bulls.

CAVALIERS-MOZGOV

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful right knee arthroscopic surgery and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.

The Cavaliers say Mozgov had the procedure Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Surgicenter.

Late last month, the team picked up the $5 million option on his contract for next season.

The 7-foot-1 center was acquired in a January trade from Denver in exchange for two first-round draft picks.

Mozgov transformed the Cavs on defense, giving them a rim-protecting big man after Anderson Varejao was lost for the season.

Mozgov, who will turn 29 in mid-July, averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 45 regular-season starts. He became a needed offensive option during the postseason, averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in 20 postseason starts.

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