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Data: Two Circles; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Only 53% of the major sports events originally scheduled for 2020 are likely to take place this year, according to new projections from sports marketing agency Two Circles.

By month: Here's the percentage of originally scheduled events that took place (January–March) or are projected to take place (April–December).

  • January: 4,006 of 4,006 (100%)
  • February: 3,626 of 3,739 (97%)
  • March: 1,870 of 5,584 (33.5%)
  • April: 49 of 4,726 (1%)
  • May: 55 of 3,420 (1.6%)
  • June: 55 of 2,959 (1.9%)
  • July: 120 of 3,545 (3.4%)
  • August: 276 of 3,555 (7.8%)
  • September: 5,467 of 4,255 (128.5%)
  • October: 5,090 of 5,957 (85.4%)
  • November: 2,735 of 4,188 (65.3%)
  • December: 3,077 of 3,870 (79.5%)

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Sep 4, 2019 - Sports

The NFL's slow embrace of sports betting

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The NFL is embracing sports betting this season in ways that it never would before the Supreme Court legalized the activity across the nation in 2018.

Why it matters: Last September, the NFL called for Congress to step in and regulate legalized sports betting. This September, the NFL is opening its season with a full-fledged casino partner (Caesars) and an official data distributor (Sportradar) for the first time ever.

Sports bettors may be a driving force behind the stock market surge

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Professional investors have largely abandoned the stock market amid the coronavirus pandemic, but sports bettors and bored millennials have jumped into the retail stock trading market with both feet.

Why it matters: They may be a driving force pushing U.S. stocks to their recent highs — and potentially driving them further.

Dec 15, 2020 - Economy & Business

Sports podcast company Blue Wire raises $5 million Series A

Photo of Blue Wire CEO Kevin Jones, Photo credit: Olivia May

Blue Wire, a sports podcast company, has raised $5 million in its series A round, founder Kevin Jones tell Axios.

Why it matters: The company, which focuses on long-form sports narrative podcasts and conversational podcasts, now hosts more than 140 podcasts with over 20 million downloads for the year. It has $1.5 million in 2020 revenue via sponsorship partnerships via brands like Chevy and Visa.