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James Briggs
May 24, 2023 - Sports

Indiana sports betting hits ceiling as Ohio ascends

Data: Legal Sports Report; Table: Axios Visuals
Data: Legal Sports Report; Table: Axios Visuals

Indiana's golden era for sports betting appears to be over.

Why it matters: Indiana smashed revenue expectations during its first four years of legal sports gambling, but competition from neighbors is loosening the state's grip on a lucrative business.

Everett Cook
May 18, 2023 - Sports

Fever relying on Aliyah Boston to not be the WNBA's worst team

Aliyah Boston holds a basketball while looking to the left, evading a Chicago Sky defender.

Aliyah Boston handles the ball during the preseason game against the Chicago Sky. Photo: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

The super team era has officially hit the WNBA, which kicks off its 27th season Friday with four games.

  • A crazy offseason full of former MVPs and All-Stars joining forces sets the table for what could be an epic summer of basketball.

Colts bet their future on Anthony Richardson

Anthony Richardson poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who holds a Richardson Indianapolis Colts jersey, at the NFL Draft.

Anthony Richardson (left), pictured with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as their franchise quarterback. Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images

The Colts have bet their future on a phenomenal athlete β€” and inexperienced quarterback.

Driving the news: Indianapolis on Thursday selected Anthony Richardson of Florida with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft.

James Briggs
Apr 25, 2023 - Sports

Remembering an Indianapolis baseball legend

A 2013 photo of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson in an Indianapolis Clowns jersey.

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, the first woman player in the Negro baseball league, pitched for the Indianapolis Clowns. Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Indianapolis produced a baseball legend β€” but she's better known outside the city that made her famous.

Details: Mamie "Peanut" Johnson played for the Indianapolis Clowns 1953-55.

James Briggs
Apr 7, 2023 - Sports

Indianapolis Indians players to watch

A photo of Luis Ortiz throwing a pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates during a March spring training game in Tampa, Florida.

Luis Ortiz pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates during a March spring training game in Tampa, Florida. Ortiz joined the Indianapolis Indians to start the regular season. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Indians are back β€” and there's a good chance you don't know who any of the players are.

Why it matters: The Indians are a popular summertime attraction whether you like baseball or not. But the games can be more fun when you know what (and who) to look for.

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