New Birmingham Legion Football Club head coach Tom Soehn calls for fanbase to be team’s 12th man

General Manager Jay Heaps with new head coach Tom Soehn. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Members of the Magic City Brigade, the supporters group for the Birmingham Legion Football Club, were smiling from ear to ear during the announcement of Tom Soehn, as the first head coach for the Legion.

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Viral video of truck nearly running over cyclists shocks Birmingham. Here are helpful cycling tips to stay safe.

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Cyclists rolling out of Railroad Park on a either a 30 or 60-mile route.

Let’s be upfront about this. Riding a bike in Birmingham can sometimes be  very dangerous and that is just plain wrong.

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Meet Micah Morgan, the Birmingham ultra runner who conquered the world’s hardest race. PLUS, try her 2 fave bakeries for carbo-loading.

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Micah Morgan and crew at the Badwater 135. Photo via Cadence Run Coaching

The Badwater 135 is a grueling 135-mile (217-kilometer) ultramarathon from Death Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney in California. From July 23-25, 2018, Birmingham’s own Micah Morgan came and conquered the race. Clocking in at 30 hours and nine minutes, she finished third in the female division and ninth overall. Learn how she trained, and find out where she fuels up in the ‘Ham. (Hint: think cupcakes.)

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Birmingham soccer community rejoicing return of hometown hero Chandler Hoffman as first Legion player

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Photo from Birmingham Legion Facebook page.

Birmingham Legion F.C. rocked the local  Magic City soccer community on Monday with the announcement that their first player to join the USL team will be hometown hero Chandler Hoffman.

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10 sports analytics insights from ESPN’s Ben Alamar at Sloss Sport 2018

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ESPN’s Ben Alamar speaks at Sloss Sport 2018. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

How does big data change the way we watch, play, coach and work in sports? Ben Alamar, ESPN director of sports analytics, addressed that question Thursday during  his keynote speech at Sloss Sport 2018, hosted by Knight Eady at Regions Field on Thursday. Part of Birmingham Innovation Week, the inaugural conference welcomed 200 attendees from across the Southeast.

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Surprise! Birmingham ranked 4th nationally in TV viewership on the opening day of the World Cup.

American Outlaws at the U.S. v Haiti Women’s Friendly at Legion Field. Photo by Pat Byington.

According to the Washington Post, the Birmingham metro media market ranked 4th nationally in TV viewership for the opening World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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This story featuring Sheffield’s Tonya Cohen is all you need to know about Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

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Tonya Cohen teaches dance and lives an active lifestyle. Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center made all the difference in her partial knee-replacement surgery. Photo submitted.

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8 World Cup predictions from local soccer experts, including the Birmingham Legion

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Photo of the American Outlaws section at the U.S. vs Haiti Women’s friendly 2015 at Legion Field

In just a few hours, the productivity of the entire world is about to decrease for an entire month. It is not because of war, famine or a breakdown in the global economic system.  Today, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia begins.

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5 reasons you need to get your ticket today for the 46th Annual Southern League All-Star Game at Regions Field

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Birmingham Barons Southern League All-Star Eloy Jimenez. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Barons.

If you love baseball, the upcoming 46th Annual Southern League All-Star game hosted by the Birmingham Barons is a modern day “Field of Dreams.”

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Birmingham to join the Alliance of American Football. Can you name the 6 previous Magic City pro football teams over the past 40 years?

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Legion Field – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

According to ESPN, Birmingham will be the seventh city with a team in the new Alliance of American Football. The Magic City joins San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

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The ultimate fan guide to the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club

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2018 US Women’s Open Championship. Photo via golfdigest.

The 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship is in full swing as golfers prepare for their third day of competition. Here’s everything you need to know about the event this weekend. Continue reading “The ultimate fan guide to the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club”

The sun came out just in time for the Birmingham Barons 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic  (photo gallery)

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Right to left – Photo of Philadelphia Stars and Stockholm Valve & Fittings baseball teams, Henry Elmore sitting with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Senator Doug Jones at the Rickwood Classic. Photo by Adele Stockham Culp.

Yesterday, tropical depression Alberto moved out of Birmingham just in time to give baseball lovers a chance to enjoy the 2018 edition of the Birmingham Barons 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic.

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5 things you need to know about United Ability’s abiliTEE Golf Classic on June 14 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

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Golf-lovers unite! If you love and play golf and want to “give back” to a life-changing organization in our community, this year join United Ability at their annual abiliTEE Golf Classic on June 14th, at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley Golf Course.

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