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.

Magnus Carlsen moved into the Skilling Open semfinals after turning back a strong challenge by Anish Giri. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Skilling Open Semifinals: Carlsen Battles Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura Faces So

Hikaru Nakamura came back from down a set, and then again down a game in blitz tiebreakers to get past Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and advance to the semifinals of the Skilling Open online chess tournament. Nakamura moved on to face fellow American Wesley So, while World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will […]

Deshaun Watson will lead the favored Houston Texans when they visit the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. (Image: Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

Underdog Lions Host Texans in Thanksgiving Day NFL Opener

In any normal year, few NFL fans would be interested in a Thanksgiving matchup featuring a 3-7 team hitting the road to take on a 4-6 host. But in 2020, a game between the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans might just provide the best available Turkey Day football. The […]

Inter Milan will host Real Madrid in a must-win Champions League matchup on Wednesday. (Image: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty

Real Madrid, Inter Milan Fighting for Champions League Survival on Wednesday

If the Champions League group stage ended today, neither Real Madrid nor Inter Milan would go through to the knockout rounds. That makes Wednesday’s clash between the two European giants critical for both sides as they play catchup in Group C. Inter hosts Wednesday’s match, one of eight Champions League […]

PSG will host RB Leipzig in a critical Champions League group stage matchup on Tuesday. (Image: Getty)

Champions League Odds: Desperate PSG Needs a Win at Home vs. RB Leipzig

Paris Saint-Germain reached the final of the 2019-20 Champions League and came into this season’s tournament among the favorites to lift the trophy. But a slow start sees PSG out of qualifying position and needing a win against RB Leipzig on Tuesday to climb back into contention for the knockout […]

Deiveson Figueiredo (left) defends his flyweight title against Alex Perez (right) at UFC 255. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

UFC 255 Live Results and Scoring: Figueiredo vs. Perez, Shevchenko vs. Maia

Both flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will put their titles on the line at UFC 255 on Saturday night from the Apex facility in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view main card includes five fights in total, and begins at 10 pm Eastern. If you’re not planning […]

Deiveson Figueiredo (pictured) will defend his flyweight title vs. Alex Perez at UFC 255 on Saturday. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa/Getty)

UFC 255 Odds: Figueiredo, Shevchenko Favored to Defend Titles in Las Vegas

Deiveson Figueiredo will try to solidify his hold over the UFC’s flyweight division when he defends his title against Alex Perez in the main event of UFC 255 on Saturday at the company’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. Figueiredo (19-1) won the vacant flyweight championship when he choked out Joseph […]

The New England Revolution will host the Montreal Impact in a play-in game as the MLS Cup Playoffs begin on Friday. (Image: Christopher Hanewinckel/USA Today Sports)

MLS Cup Playoffs: New England, Nashville Favored at Home for Play-In Round

The single-elimination MLS Cup Playoffs will kick off on Friday as the bottom-four qualifiers in the Eastern Conference will face off in a play-in round to get into the main knockout bracket. The New England Revolution will play host to the Montreal Impact, while Nashville SC will take on expansion […]

Pete Rose says he still bets on baseball to this day, though he now does so legally at casinos. (Image: Ron Vesely/MLB/Getty)

Pete Rose Admits He Still Bets on Baseball, 31 Years After MLB Ban

Former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose is still seeking reinstatement from Major League Baseball, which banned him from the sport in 1989 for betting on games in which he played and managed. Now, Rose says he still enjoys betting on baseball, though the circumstances of those wagers have […]