Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia

Sports Writer  |  BETHEL, CT

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Ed Scimia covers gaming industry matters related to sports betting, and is the author of seven books – including Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide to Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games, Gambling Essentials: The Knowledge You Need to Play Popular Casino Games, and So Bad It’s Good: More than 50 Great Films for Your Bad Movie Night. Ed has previously covered chess for About.com, poker for CardsChat News, and is coach of the Yale University curling team.

Brittney Griner received a nine-year sentence from a Russian judge on Thursday for drug possession and smuggling. (Image: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty)

Russian Court Sentences Brittney Griner to Nine Years in Prison

Brittney Griner is facing nine years in prison after a Russian court convicted the basketball star of drug possession and smuggling on Thursday. Judge Anna Sotnikova announced the sentence, which also included a fine of one million rubles ($16,700). Griner sentence prelude to further negotiation Legal observers expected Griner to […]

The Padres made the biggest deal of the MLB trade deadline by picking up Juan Soto. San Diego also added Josh Bell and Brandon Drury. (Image: Rob Tringali/MLB/Getty)

MLB Trade Deadline: The Five Biggest Moves on a Busy Tuesday for Baseball

Contenders across Major League Baseball made a flurry of moves on Tuesday, as teams raced to beat the MLB trade deadline and fill holes before the final push for the playoffs. One deal in particular dominated the conversation today, but it was far from the only impactful move. Here’s a […]

The San Diego Padres have picked up superstar Juan Soto in a blockbuster trade with the Washington Nationals. (Image: Alex Brandon/AP)

San Diego Padres Acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell from Washington Nationals

The San Diego Padres bolstered their chances of winning a World Series this year by picking up Washington Nationals superstar Juan Soto, according to multiple media reports. The Padres will also acquire first baseman Josh Bell in the deal. Nationals pick up prospect haul In exchange, San Diego is sending […]

Amanda Nunes sounded defeated Julianna Pena at UFC 277 on Saturday to reclaim her women’s bantamweight title. (Image: Carmen Mandato/Getty)

MMA Notebook: Nunes, Moreno Win Titles at UFC 277; MMA Rules Update

Amanda Nunes avenged her surprising loss to Julianna Pena last December with a dominant performance to reclaim her bantamweight title on Saturday night at UFC 277 in Dallas. Nunes (22-5) won a unanimous decision over Pena (12-5), with judges scoring the bout 50-45, 50-44, and 50-43 in her favor. Southpaw […]

Julio Rodriguez will spend a stint on the injured list after injuring his wrist on Saturday in a Seattle Mariners win over the Houston Astros. (Image: Eric Christian Smith/AP)

MLB Injury Report: J-Rod Moves to DL; Trout Optimistic on Back Issues

The Seattle Mariners placed rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez on the 10-day injured list after he suffered a right wrist contusion during a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Rodriguez hurt his wrist when a pitch hit him in the eighth inning of the Saturday game. Seattle planning cautious […]

The Atlanta Braves have joined the ranks of the postseason locks in our latest MLB playoffs tier list. (Image: Todd Kirkland/Getty)

MLB Playoffs Tier List: Atlanta, Milwaukee Rise; Giants, Red Sox Tumble

As we head towards the end of July – and teams near the 100 games played mark – the MLB playoff races are clarifying themselves on an almost daily basis. That makes it time to update our MLB playoffs tier list, where I evaluate who’s in, who’s out, and who […]

The Yankees traded for Kansas City Royals All-Star Andrew Benintendi ahead of the MLB trade deadline. (Image: Ed Zurga/AP)

Yankees Land Benintendi from Royals in First Major Move Ahead of Trade Deadline

The New York Yankees made the first significant addition of MLB trade deadline season on Wednesday night, as they traded for Kansas City Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi. The Yankees sent three minor league pitching prospects – Beck Way, Chandler Champlain, and TJ Sikkema – to Kansas City in exchange for […]

Numerous teams could make runs at trading for Washington Nationals superstar Juan Soto by the trade deadline next week. (Image: Scott Taetsch/Getty)

Juan Soto Trade Rumors: Top Five Destinations for the Nationals Superstar

While dozens of players will move at the upcoming trade deadline, there’s only one name at the center of the MLB trade rumor mill: Juan Soto. And while almost any team could benefit from the outfielder’s bat, not every franchise will be willing to pay the steep price in players […]