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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • UCLA's Marcus Rios recognized for key interception by Coach Jim Mora

    Marcus Rios saved the Bruins on Saturday, intercepting a pass on the two-yard line with 51 seconds left to preserve a 36-34 victory over California. But even if the game had ended differently, and the sophomore cornerback had given up that deep pass...

    College football: Play it forward

    College football: Play it forward
    Five things to watch this week in college football: 1: Oregon at California on Friday may look like a walkover en route to a national playoff berth, but that's what we thought in 2010. Oregon narrowly survived a 15-13 win in Berkeley. Cal is 2-3 in Pac-...

    For the record

    Ukrainian soccer: In the Oct. 12 Sports section, an article about the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on soccer incorrectly stated that businessman Rinat Akhmetov has been "linked to organized crime." Akhmetov has never been charged with any crime, and...

    What we learned in UCLA's win over California

    UCLA had its season saved on a last-minute interception from Marcus Rios, a defensive back who almost died from a fungal infection two years ago. That’s a heck of a sentence, and Rios is a heck of a story. That was not a heck of a game, however....