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.

The United States comes into the Tokyo Olympics as the clear favorite in women’s water polo. (Image: USA Water Polo)

Tokyo Olympics: Can Anyone Stop Team USA in Women’s Water Polo?

The United States is enjoying an unprecedented reign of dominance in women’s water polo over the past seven years. Now, the team will try to cap that run with a third straight Olympic gold medal at the Summer Games in Tokyo. Team USA has won six straight World Championships and […]

Denes Varga will lead Hungary as it tries to win the gold medal in men’s water polo at the Tokyo Olympics. (Image: SIPA USA)

Tokyo Olympics: No Shortage of Contenders for Gold in Men’s Water Polo

Hungary will attempt to collect its 10th gold medal in men’s water polo, but will face plenty of competition in the pool at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hungary last won gold in 2008, the last of three consecutive Olympic victories for the country’s water polo team. Varga leads Hungary into […]

The US women’s soccer team suffered a stunning 3-0 loss to Sweden in its Olympic opener, but remains the favorite to win gold in Tokyo. (Image: Ricardo Mazalan/AP)

USA Still Favorites for Women’s Soccer Gold After Opening Loss to Sweden

Sweden ended a 44-match unbeaten streak for the United States in women’s soccer on Wednesday, defeating the Americans 3-0 in their opening match at the Tokyo Olympics. Stina Blackstenius scored twice and Lina Hurtig also netted a goal in a dominant win for the Swedes. Sweden continues to vex USWNT […]

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics say that a last-minute cancellation is still possible, if unlikely, as the Games are set to hold an opening ceremony on Friday. (Image: Reuters)

Cancellation Still on the Table for Tokyo Olympics as COVID Worries Mount

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee isn’t ruling out the possibility of a last-minute cancellation as the number of COVID-19 cases among athletes and other personnel continues to rise ahead of the Summer Games. Assuming the current schedule remains in place, the opening ceremony will kick off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics […]

England dropped all COVID restrictions on Monday, but users at prediction markets like Smarkets are betting that at least some regulations will return this year. (Image: Henry Nicholls/Reuters)

Betting Markets Predict New COVID Restrictions in England Before End of 2021

On Monday, England lifted nearly all of its COVID restrictions, an event some in the British media dubbed “Freedom Day.” But prediction markets are skeptical that the looser guidelines will last for long. Under the new rules, nightclubs, sporting events, and other venues can function at full capacity in England, […]

Challenges have become a key aspect of the NBA Top Shot collecting experience, even more so during the 2021 playoffs. (Image: NBATopShot.com)

NBA Top Shot Blankets Playoffs with Packs, Moments, Challenges

The NBA playoffs have produced a laundry list of upsets, buzzer-beaters, and memorable moments leading up to the Finals. That’s given NBA Top Shot plenty of material to work with throughout the playoffs, and more than a few opportunities to try out some new ideas as the NFT platform continues […]

Islam Makhachev (pictured) will try to continue his rise up the UFC lightweight ranks when he battles Thiago Moises on Saturday. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

UFC on ESPN 26: Can Thiago Moises Stop the Rise of Islam Makhachev?

Islam Makhachev is riding a seven-fight winning streak and has positioned himself as the heir apparent to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s line of Russian lightweight champions. But Thiago Moises will try to slow down his ascent on Saturday when the two face off in the main event of UFC on ESPN 26. […]

Buster Olney reported that Aaron Judge is among three Yankees players in COVID-19 protocols, while three others have already tested positive for the coronavirus. (Image: Bob Levey/Getty)

Yankees COVID-19 Outbreak Postpones Thursday Night Game vs. Red Sox

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox both arrived at Yankee Stadium on Thursday expecting to kick off the second half of the 2021 MLB season. Instead, a COVID-19 outbreak gave the game a distinctly 2020 feel. MLB officials postponed the Thursday night game after multiple Yankees tested […]