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New pro cycling league race coming to Atlanta

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Credit: National Cycling League

A new professional cycling league is trying to revolutionize the sport with co-ed teams and closed-circuit course races through major cities, including Atlanta, Axios' Deirdre Funcheon reports.

What's happening: The National Cycling League announced on Tuesday its inaugural race will take place in Miami Beach on April 8.

Thomas Wheatley
Jan 18, 2023 - Sports

Josef Martínez joins Inter Miami, ends Atlanta United career

A view of Josef Martinez giving a thumbs up the players on the field at a soccer game

Josef Martínez reacts during the final of the Campeones Cup between Club America and Atlanta United in August 2019. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Atlanta United Wednesday announced that Josef Martínez, the star forward who scored 111 goals in six seasons and at one point seemed content to end his playing days here, was leaving to join Inter Miami.

Why it matters: Nicknamed "El Rey" (The King), Martínez was practically royalty here for his lethal scoring ability, dedication to the team and swagger that launched him on to billboards and magazine covers.

UGA crushes TCU 65-7 in National Championship

Stetson Bennett celebrates a touchdown pass

Stetson Bennett celebrates after a touchdown pass late at the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Well, that was exciting.

Driving the news: For those who turned it off and went to bed, Georgia defeated — and we mean really defeated — TCU 65 to 7 Monday night to claim the school's second-straight national championship.

Emma Hurt
Jan 4, 2023 - Sports

When the wrong Scott Stallings got invited to the Masters

Scott Stallings qualified for the Masters this April for the third time ever. Photo: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

A man named Scott Stallings received an invitation to play in the 2023 Masters in Augusta.

Why it matters: It wasn’t PGA Tour pro Scott Stallings. It was an Atlanta realtor (and amateur golfer) with the same name.

Thomas Wheatley
Dec 20, 2022 - Sports

How to Fake It: UGA and Ohio State's Peach Bowl showdown

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Stetson Bennett leads the Bulldogs against the Buckeyes in the quest for their second NCAA championship. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

If you're like us, there's a chance you’ll find yourself watching the Peach Bowl with family and friends on Dec. 31.

  • For those who know nothing about the College Football Playoff bowl game, here's how to fake it.
Ross Terrell
Dec 5, 2022 - Sports

No. 1 Georgia has a New Year's Eve date with Ohio State

confetti falls around the Georgia Bulldogs as they hold up the SEC championship trophy

The Georgia Bulldogs celebrate their SEC Championship Saturday. Photo: Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Georgia is the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff and two wins away from a second straight national title.

State of play: The Bulldogs have a New Year’s Eve date with fourth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Game time is set for 8pm at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Thomas Wheatley
Nov 30, 2022 - Sports

Atlanta United welcomes new president and CEO Garth Lagerwey

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Garth Lagerwey, left, and Steve Cannon, the CEO of AMB Sports and Entertainment, at Tuesday's press conference. Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta United

As soccer fans across the city pack bars and record numbers of viewers tune in to the World Cup, Atlanta United is bringing on a new top executive to steer an organization that's lost its footing in recent seasons.

Yes, but: Don't expect any changes overnight from the team's new president and CEO, Garth Lagerwey — the second in the organization's history.

Eat Their Lunch: Chicago Bears

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"Stop that quarterback Justin Fields! He's got a Pepsi!" Photo: Brian Cassella via Getty Images

The Falcons host the Chicago Bears this weekend for what should be an exciting matchup between two proud and scrappy cities with middling football teams.

  • And so, Axios Chicago's Justin Kaufmann volunteered to give some menu suggestions if you're hosting any Bears fans on Sunday.
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