The NFL announced Thursday that kickoff times for Sunday late-afternoon doubleheader games on CBS and FOX will be pushed back from 4:15 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

For now, only one game on the Browns’ schedule is affected by the change. Kickoff for the Browns’ game Dec. 2 at the Oakland Raiders will be moved from 4:15 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. The game is set to be televised on CBS.

The NFL stated it made the change to reduce instances in which the telecasts of 1 p.m. games overlap with those of 4:15 p.m. games. The league said research from the 2009-11 seasons shows that 44 games required part of the audience to be switched to a mandatory doubleheader-game kickoff. With a 4:25 p.m. kickoff time, that number would have been reduced by 66 percent to only 15 games, according to the NFL.

— Nate Ulrich

Swimming

Firestone graduate and two-time Olympian Mark Gangloff did not start his heat in the 200-meter breast stroke at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., Thursday.

Gangloff, who finished fifth in the 100-meter breast stroke, is scheduled to compete in the 200-meter individual medley today.

Green graduate and University of Toledo swimmer Laura Lindsay will compete in the women’s 200-meter breast stroke today.

— Staff report