• Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

    Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal  At least 18 states are poised to introduce bills this year to regulate sports betting, according to a new report. Of those, the report by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming suggests 12 have a good chance of enacting legislation. “I believe if the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision that […]

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  • Cold returns for Winter Games in mountainous PyeongChang

    Cold returns for Winter Games in mountainous PyeongChang

    By Foster Klug, AP PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The cold is back for the Winter Games. After two straight balmy Olympics where some might have wondered if it was even winter, let alone the world’s pre-eminent freeze-dependent sporting event, athletes and visitors alike will finally experience a serious chill in their bones during the games […]

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  • Genoa trail provides plenty of recreation sans snow

    Genoa trail provides plenty of recreation sans snow

    By Kathryn Reed GENOA – Layers were coming off relatively quickly – it was that warm. The ground was barren, even the higher elevations didn’t have much white stuff. It’s not supposed to still be hiking season. Five us and that dog named AJ ushered out 2017 with a hike instead of a snowshoe. And […]

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  • Injury keeps Ganong out of 2018 Olympics

    Injury keeps Ganong out of 2018 Olympics

    While the U.S. Olympic Team is still not solidified, one Lake Tahoe area skier is definitely not going — Travis Ganong. The 29-year-old ski racer from Truckee tore his ACL in a race this season. At the 2014 Games Ganong barely missed the podium. He placed fifth place in downhill and 23rd in super G. […]

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  • Tahoe woman earns Ironman recognition

    Tahoe woman earns Ironman recognition

    A Lake Tahoe woman has been named an Ironman All World Athlete for 2017. Judy Anderson of Carnelian Bay earned the honor in the women’s 50-54 age bracket. The designation is earned by competing in multiple events and earning age group ranking points during the 2017 season. Racers were rewarded for their top three performances […]

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  • Amateur Tahoe curlers being led by Olympian

    Amateur Tahoe curlers being led by Olympian

    By Terra Breeden Even though there isn’t any snow on the ground, winter sports are still thriving in South Lake Tahoe. Curling, a team sport played on ice, is sliding into popularity with the club Lake Tahoe Epic Curling leading the movement. “It’s like shuffleboard or chess on ice. There’s a lot of strategy involved,” […]

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  • Mountain lion sightings continue in ZC area

    Mountain lion sightings continue in ZC area

    We live in Elks Point and I walk my dog every morning up to the bike path and then to Nevada Beach or Round Hill Pines Beach. Friday morning my dog ran over the path and up the hill, which she usually does to chase squirrels. But as I looked up to where she had […]

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  • Squaw’s Bennett headed to Winter Olympics

    Squaw’s Bennett headed to Winter Olympics

    By U.S. Ski & Snowboard For the second-straight day, Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley) led the way for the U.S. Ski Team, finishing 17th on the famed Lauberhorn downhill course at Wengen, Switzerland, on Saturday. For any fans that arrived, or tuned in late, they missed the show as Switzerland’s Beat Fuez came out of the […]

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  • New fantasy sports game revives sports betting concerns

    New fantasy sports game revives sports betting concerns

    By Philip Marcelo, AP BOSTON — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users home in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. The “Showdown” variant offered by […]

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  • Rail jam at Sierra in honor of fallen snowboarder

    Rail jam at Sierra in honor of fallen snowboarder

    Sierra-at-Tahoe is dedicating an event in memory of local snowboarder Natasha “Tash” Sagucka. The USASA Jammin’ 4 Tash event will take place Jan. 20 on Broadway Trail. Additionally, Sagucka will be commemorated each year on the last USASA Rail Jam event at Sierra. Sagucka competed in USASA events for seven years, from 2000-07. As a […]

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