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Celebrities open up about Manziel, heros, autographs and American Century Celebrity Golf

Three former football players joined the local Rotary clubs for breakfast on Thursday morning, sharing their honest feelings on many subjects from family to Johnny Manziel. Tahoe Douglas Rotary and South Lake Tahoe Rotary Clubs invited Marshall Faulk, Trent Dilfer and Sterling Sharpe to their joint meeting at MontBleu.

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Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic Brings Out the Stars July 13-14

Event Date: 
July 13, 2014 - 9:00am

NFL Hall of Fame members Marcus Allen and Mike Haynes will join Cy Young winner Vida Blue and other sports stars at the 6th Annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic at Gray's Crossing in Truckee July 13 to 14.

The tournament is held to pay tribute to Hall of Famer and former Oakland Raider and Lake Tahoe resident Gene Upshaw and raise funds for cancer programs and traumatic brain injuries. Upshaw golfed often at the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in South Lake Tahoe before his sudden death from pancreatic cancer in 2008, just 3 days after being diagnosed.

LPGA Great Annika Sorenstam Will Play in South Lake Tahoe's Celebrity Golf Tournament

The competitive landscape of the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe will dramatically alter in 2014 with the addition of LPGA great Annika Sorenstam.

The legendary golf superstar, winner of 89 international tournaments and over $22 million, is among the most successful players in history. A part-time resident of Lake Tahoe and mother of two, Sorenstam will play on even terms with pro athletes in the nationally televised, 54-hole, $600,000 competition at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Celebrities Preparing for Lake Tahoe's American Century Championship Golf Tournament

In just two months the world of celebrity golf will take over South Lake Tahoe when the 25th Anniversary of the American Century Championship is played at Edgewood Tahoe.

Last week, two participants, former NFL Quarterback Trent Dilfer and Iraq war veteran Chad Pfeifer spoke recently with the media about the July 15-20 event.

NFL, MLB Greats and Winter Olympic Stars Tee it Up for 6th Annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf CLassic

Gene Upshaw’s legacy has reached far beyond his stellar NFL playing career and his years as the leader of the NFL Players Association. It has touched a community in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe where a state of the art cancer center bears his name.

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Gene Upshaw Fund Sends 16 Year Old Cancer Victim to Superbowl

The Super Bowl is later this week but there's already been multiple winners. Megan and Gary Kasden of Incline Village, NV, the winners of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Fund Super Bowl Raffle, are paying their good fortune forward.

Survivor of 1985 Lake Tahoe Gambling Trip Tragedy is Focus of CNN Special

It started off as any week at Caesars Tahoe leading up to the Super Bowl. Decorations, parties, betting and hype. Only this year was different. It is January of 1985 and the Super Bowl was being held fairly close to Lake Tahoe at Stanford in Palo Alto. Due to the proximity, a group of VIPs was invited to Caesars Tahoe for a few days of pre-Super Bowl fun before flying to the game with a casino host.

Heavenly to Unveil Innovative DJ Cat This Week in South Lake Tahoe

Something new will be hitting the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Friday, and its not something to ski or board on.

Aaron Hagar, son of legendary musician Sammy Hagar and owner of Rat Runners Garage, has teamed with Heavenly to create a state of the art mobile DJ on what used to be a grooming machine.

Incline Village Resident Wins Trip to Super Bowl

Sometimes surprises come at the right time. Megan Kasden spoke through tears this week when she answered the phone and found out she had won the Gene Upshaw Memorial Fund Super Bowl raffle. The prize is an all-expense paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLVIII at the Met Life Stadium. The raffle raised $30,000 for traumatic brain injury research and programs and services for cancer patients and families at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. The same center where Kasden’s husband, Gary had just completed a long series of chemotherapy treatments.

Terry Bradshaw Brings His Variety Show to Lake Tahoe December 13

Event Date: 
December 13, 2013 - 9:00pm

Many know Hall of Fame Steelers Quarterback Terry Bradshaw as just that, a superstar football player. Others know Bradshaw for his entertaining commentary on football games from his commentator seat. While yet another group will know him from his acting in such movies as Cannonball Run and Hooper, television shows Las Vegas and Malcolm in the Middle and from singing with his daughter, country singer Rachel Bradshaw.

Win an All Expenses Paid Trip to Super Bowl XLVIII

Just 300 tickets are being sold for a chance at winning an all-expenses paid trip for 2 to Superbowl XLVIII. Excellent odds to win this football lover's dream valued at over $7,500!

The top prize was donated by the National Football League. All funds raised for the raffle will go to support the Gene Upshaw Memorial Fund.Only 300 tickets at $100 each will be sold.

Normal winter predicted for Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada

Farmer's Almanac released it's 2014 edition recently and it calls for a cool winter with "near normal precipitation." With the recent fires in Yosemite and the rest of California, many feel that anything above the precipitation of the last 2 years would be very welcome.

Fantasy Football: A Woman in a Man’s World

Tension is high. Palms are sweaty. Beer is in the cooler and everyone in the room is armed with printed materials and pens. Weeks of studying, plotting and planning has all been in preparation for this one big moment. A barren banner spread along one wall with 8 empty columns is about to be marked upon over the next 4 hours.

The headers on each column are now filled in with the names Cheeseheads, Rabid, Go Deep, Rebel Dogs, Midgets Punching Clowns, Wide Right, Tahokies and East Coast Connection.

This folks is the beginning of a Fantasy Football Draft.

Political satirist lowers the boom in Tahoe's Crown Room

Super Bowl Sunday was followed by a morose Monday in San Francisco when the city's resident political satirist spoke on a telephone."People are nursing psychic hangovers because they won five Su...

The kiss that made the world cringe

It's the Super Bowl commercial no one seemed to like, but it's the one everyone is talking about. Supermodel Bar Refaeli made out with a computer nerd for, and the world threw up a litt...

Kaepernick vows to take 49ers back to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Still steaming over the Super Bowl loss, Colin Kaepernick packed up his belongings in the 49ers locker room and made plans with teammates to work out this offseason.They won't...

Modero podiums at Squaw slalom

The giant slalom season kicked off on Super Bowl weekend for the 12 and under Far West boys at Squaw Valley. The competition level jumped up a notch when the Rocky Mountain Division of Vail Moun...

Fans bet record $98.9M in Nevada on Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday.Unaudited tallies show 183 sports books made $7.2 million on...

Cause of Super Bowl power outage remains unclear

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As the Superdome's energy provider and stadium management try to determine what caused a 34-minute power outage at Sunday's Super Bowl, local officials are hoping the incident...

Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS - A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ende...

CHP urges safe Super Bowl driving

The California Highway Patrol is urging drivers to designate a sober driver when celebrating the Super Bowl this Sunday."Make the responsible decision to designate a driver who can provide a safe r...

Super Bowl larger than sport of football

The popular AMC TV series "The Walking Dead" returns with new shows on Feb. 10, in case you hadn't heard. But in reality it returns on Feb. 4 - the Monday after the Super Bowl. That's when you s...

Sierra Resort offers $49 Super Bowl Sunday lift tickets

The closest major Lake Tahoe resort to the Bay Area, Sierra-at-Tahoe will celebrate the San Francisco 49ers football team by offering Super Bowl Sunday special $49 tickets. Sierra Resort will recognize guests dressed in 49er jerseys, jackets, and hoodies by offering them a discounted full-day lift ticket.

Team flag waves as 49ers arrive for Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh stepped to the podium, smirked a bit, and greeted his first news conference as a Super Bowl coach."We're super happy to be here," he said Sunday night as his NFC ch...

49ers favored by Vegas books to win Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sports books in Las Vegas made the San Francisco 49ers a favorite in the Super Bowl over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night based on the team's solid record and popularity with s...

49ers head to Super Bowl

ATLANTA - Make way Joe Montana and Steve Young. Colin Kaepernick is leading a brash new group of 49ers to the Super Bowl.Frank Gore scored a pair of second-half touchdowns and San Francisco, aft...

Hedging a Super Bowl bet is one thing, but what about hedgehog cheerleaders?

Post-holiday depression got you down? Looking for some excitement in your life? I have three words, my friends: Puppy hot tub.Yep, Puppy Bowl IX on Animal Planet is a mere two weeks off, and there'...

Nevada tries to 'Kap-italize' on famous alum

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada athletic officials are trying to capitalize on "Kap" mania.Ex-Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick has the San Francisco 49ers one win away from their first Super Bowl si...

Nevada tries to 'Kap-italize' on famous alum

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada athletic officials are trying to capitalize on "Kap" mania.Ex-Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick has the San Francisco 49ers one win away from their first Super Bowl si...

Raffle benefits cancer center; winner goes to Super Bowl

Saunders: Tampa vs. Charlotte

Tampa, Fla., was like the Republican National Convention delegation - older, more experienced, less excitable. Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl; the city had lots of space and nothing to prove. Ther...

Flag football finals

The 2012 adult flag football season ended in a flourish on Wednesday with Fat Kids on Swings emerging as champions with a 32-6 victory over TSE. The Super Bowl Champions defeated Steamers in the se...

Korbel Toasts American Century Championship with contest to benefit Lake Tahoe Community College

Putting a cork in it could land one lucky celebrity golfer a quarter of a million dollars and a local college foundation a bundle of cash during the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe.

Enter for a chance to win a round of golf at Lake Tahoe with a celebrity at American Century Championship

With the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe South around the corner, you can now enter for a chance to play a round with a celebrity at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course as part of the July 17-22 festivities.

Winners will be picked July 1 by Edgwood Tahoe. The Grand Prize winner will receive two player spots in the Tuesday Celeb-Am on July 17, a Player Gift Bag for both players and accommodations at a South Lake Tahoe resort and casino property, Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17.

Tickets on sale April 1 for American Century Championship at Edgewood Lake Tahoe

Where else have you seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Ray Romano in the same place? No where but the American Century Championship on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Column: Getting Clear on The Life You Want

(Editor's note: Today is the second in a regular feature to South Tahoe Now by South Lake Tahoe-based Certified Wellness Coach and Advanced Integrative Therapist Krista Kline. Visit her website at

You can have the life you want. Seriously. You heard me. You can absolutely have the life you want. But you’re going to need to do some work. Are you ready?

Kudos & Kindness: Kudos for Christmas Cheer Super Bowl fundraiser

Kudos to the Flight Deck owners Tom and Diane Miller and their staff for having a fundraiser for Christmas Cheer on Feb. 5 in conjunction with their Super Bowl Party. In attendance were approximate...

Fans bet $94M on Super Bowl at Nevada casinos

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Sports fans bet $93.9 million at Nevada casinos on Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, the most wagered in the past decade.The...

Giants top Pats for 2nd Super Bowl in 4 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tom Brady let his final pass fly toward the scrum of players in the end zone, hoping for an incredible finish.Uh-uh, Tom. Not in this city, and not in this game.Indianapolis is...

DUI patrol stepped up on Sunday

The Avoid the 6 El Dorado County DUI Campaign is reminding football fans watching this year’s Super Bowl game with friends and family to make the right decision before kickoff and game plan in a designated sober driver. Law Enforcement joins with the national “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” message from the National Football League (NFL), the California office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition.

Where to catch the big game Sunday

Businesses around the South Shore celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with events, drink and food specials and atmosphere that just screams "Touchdown." Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.WHERE: Turn 3 ADDR...

Prop bets make Super Bowl wagers interesting

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - For many Nevada sports books, the Super Bowl is the biggest day of the year. So how do you make it more interesting than betting one team against another? How about ga...

Patriots and Giants face off in Super Bowl XLVI

Belichick, Brady, give Pats best shot at NFL titleRarely is Bill Belichick outcoached. Tom Brady almost never gets outplayed.The brilliant coach on the sideline and his cerebral leader on the fi...

K’s Kitchen: Drumsticks for the Super Bowl

Reasons to skip the Super Bowl

Washoe County plans DUI checkpoint on Super Bowl

Super opportunity starts Sunday for Reno's Whitney Myer

Touching down for a new season immediately after the Super Bowl is a high-profile singing competition that will give a Reno artist national exposure.Whitney Myer will appear on NBC's "The Voice,...

Where are you going to be spending the Super Bowl?

Officers to increase DUI patrol on Super Bowl Sunday

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