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.

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back Tournament due to a reported nine players testing positive for COVID-19. (Image: Getty)

Nashville SC Becomes Second Team to Drop Out of MLS is Back Tournament

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back Tournament on Thursday, reducing the event’s field to 24 teams. Nashville SC followed FC Dallas in leaving the tournament, with both clubs dropping out due to a high number of positive COVID-19 tests among players and staff members. Nashville Reports Nine Positive […]

Some WNBA players staying at The Lodge at IMG Academy have reported substandard conditions. (Image: IMG Academy)

Housing Concerns, Kelly Loeffler Comments Among Issues Surrounding WNBA Bubble

Efforts to start the WNBA season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida hit some snags this week as some players complained of substandard housing conditions and meals after arriving at the complex. While player experiences varied depending on where they were staying, some reported rodent traps and faulty plumbing […]

The Ryder Cup is moving back to 2021, which in turn will push the next Presidents Cup to 2022. (Image: Christian Petersen/Getty)

Ryder Cup Postponed Until 2021, Presidents Cup Pushed Back Until 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the two biggest team competitions in golf, as both the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup are moving back by a full year. The PGA of America, PGA Tour, and Ryder Cup Europe jointly announced Wednesday that they will postpone the 43rd Ryder Cup until […]

The Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the opening game of the 2020 MLB season. (Image: Jim McIssac/Getty)

Major League Baseball Releases 2020 Schedule, Opening Night Odds Posted

Major League Baseball unveiled its 2020 schedule on Monday night, revealing a campaign that begins with a two-game Opening Night slate on July 23. The 2020 schedule kicks off with the Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees, after which, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on their traditional rivals, […]

Jorge Masvidal is stepping in to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 251. (Image: Steven Flynn/USA Today Sports)

UFC Notebook: Usman vs. Masvidal Booked for UFC 251 Main Event

Jorge Masvidal will step in to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship in the main event of UFC 251, the promotion announced late Sunday night. A series of events over the weekend led to the fight, which will headline the first UFC card at the so-called “Fight Island” facility […]

Magnus Carlsen defeated Anish Giri in straight sets to win the Chessable Masters final. (Image: Lennart Ootes/FIDE)

Magnus Carlsen Sweeps Anish Giri to Win Chessable Masters

Magnus Carlsen completed a dominating run through the Chessable Masters on Saturday, defeating Anish Giri in straight sets to win his second title on the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. Carlsen orchestrated a brilliancy in Game 1 of Saturday’s match, then hung on to take the decisive set 2.5-1.5. Carlsen Survives […]

Kevin Harvick picked up his fourth win of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. (Image: Jenna Watson/IndyStar)

Harvick Outduels Hamlin, Survives Overtime to Win at the Brickyard

Kevin Harvick held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap overtime session to win the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Harvick picked up his fourth win of the NASCAR Cup Series season, tying him with Denny Hamlin for the most victories this season. Tire Trouble […]

French Open organizers say that they may sell up to 60 percent of the seats at Roland Garros this year. (Image: Susan Mullane/USA Today Sports)

French Open Breaks from US Open, Will Allow Fans Inside Roland Garros

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced Thursday that the French Open would invite up to 60 percent of the normal capacity of fans when the tournament takes place beginning on Sept. 27. Organizers plan to implement different social distancing protocols on the main court and outer courts at Roland […]

The New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are among eight NBA teams who could participate in a second bubble in Chicago. (Image: Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty)

Double Dribble: NBA Considering Second Bubble for Non-Playoff Teams

The eight teams that didn’t qualify to play in the NBA’s Orlando restart might instead head to a second bubble site in Chicago, according to a report by ESPN. While the 22 teams fighting for playoff spots will start their seeding games in late July, the NBA is targeting September […]

Anish Giri (pictured) will take on Magnus Carlsen in the finals of the Chessable Masters. (Image: Maria Emelianova/FIDE)

Chessable Masters: Magnus Carlsen Meets Anish Giri in Fans’ Dream Final

Anish Giri needed blitz tiebreakers to get past Ian Nepomniachtchi in their third set of games on Thursday and reach the finals of the Chessable Masters online chess tournament. Giri advances to face off against World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final, which begins on Friday. Giri Overcomes Game […]

The NFL plans to reduce the 2020 preseason to two games, pending approval from the NFLPA. (Image: Justin Edmonds/Getty)

NFL Cutting 2020 Preseason to Two Games

The NFL has decided to shorten its preseason to just two games in 2020, a concession to the realities of returning to play during the COVID-19 pandemic. The news follows the NFL’s previous decision to cancel the Aug. 8 Hall of Fame Game. Players Gain Extra Time to Prepare for […]

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are aiming to fight on Dec. 19 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (Image: Getty)

Promoters Targeting December for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder Trilogy Fight

The highly anticipated third fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Deontay Wilder could happen earlier than expected, as both camps have confirmed Dec. 19 as a potential date for the bout. According to Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, one of Fury’s promoters, both camps are looking at […]

Wimbledon benefited from pandemic insurance in 2020, but likely won’t be able to secure the same coverage next year. (Image: Getty)

Wimbledon, Major Sporting Events Can’t Secure Pandemic Insurance for 2021

Insurance companies could pay out more than $100 billion in claims related to COVID-19 event cancellations this year, a situation that has made those firms reluctant to offer pandemic insurance going forward. According to a Reuters report, insurers are either dropping communicable disease coverage entirely or are making it so […]

Some Las Vegas bettors took advantage of incorrect starting times on some Asian baseball games Sunday, including an NC Dinos game in the KBO League. (Image: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

Las Vegas Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, Score Big on Asian Baseball

On Sunday, a bettor at the Bellagio in Las Vegas cashed a 10-leg parlay on Korean and Chinese baseball games, winning $137.107.38 off a $250 bet. By Tuesday, it was apparent that the big winner was just the biggest beneficiary of a flaw in how BetMGM had listed Asian baseball […]