After the WNBA announcement of the postponed games for the evening, the Washington Mystics in Palmetto, Florida, each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake. Photo: by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks' boycott of their playoff game over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prompted the NBA to postpone all games scheduled for Wednesday night and triggered a wave action in other sports.

The big picture: Quick to follow suit were the Women's National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer matches. In baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers called off their game against the Cincinnati Reds, the Seattle Mariners voted against playing the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game was also postponed.

An empty court and bench following the scheduled start time of the Milwaukee Bucks-Orlando Magic game at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images
The words "Justice Equality Now" on the jumbotron at the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. Photo: Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Los Angeles F.C. players pose after their game against Real Salt Lake was postponed at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday. Photo: Chris Gardner/Getty Images

Go deeper: Read more about the day the sports stopped in Thursday's Axios Sports newsletter.

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In photos: Protests erupt across U.S. after Breonna Taylor decision

Protesters rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23 after the grand jury decision. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of protesters rallied into the night across the U.S. in response to a grand jury's decision not to charge the three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with murder or manslaughter.

Why it matters: The decision to indict only former officer Brett Hankison for wanton endangerment for firing shots into neighboring apartments, rather than on charges directly related to Taylor's death has triggered huge nationwide protests against racism and police brutality on a scale not seen since summer demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

In photos: Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court

The late Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose for two days. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at 87, will lie in repose on Wednesday and Thursday outside the Supreme Court for Americans to pay their respects.

What's happening: The eight justices and former Justice Anthony Kennedy wore masks to attend a private ceremony. Some of Ginsburg's former clerks were pallbearers and carried her casket to the court's Great Hall.

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Targeting a new generation of bettors

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As sports betting comes out of the shadows and the pool of potential bettors increases, companies are experimenting with ways to target general sports fans.

Why it matters: While some aspects of betting remain complex and require time and research, the basic concept of making predictions is understood by everybody.

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