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.

NFL owners approved a new catch rule that would have allowed plays like Calvin Johnson’s 2010 catch against the Bears to stand. (Image: Tom Cruze/AP)

NFL Owners Unanimously Approve New Simplified Catch Rule

All 32 NFL owners voted unanimously on Tuesday at to make changes to the league’s catch rule in hopes of simplifying the concept for players, officials, and fans. The change comes following a smattering of high-profile controversies that have cropped up over the last few seasons. Commissioner Roger Goodell had […]

The Los Angeles Rams have signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, a move that could give them one of the league’s best defensive lines. (Image: Bob Leverone/AP)

Ndamukong Suh Signs One-Year, $14 Million Contract with LA Rams

The Los Angeles Rams have beefed up their defensive line by signing Ndamukong Suh to a one-year contract worth $14 million. Suh may have been the most prominent free agent still available on the NFL market. The five-time Pro Bowl selection has 51.5 sacks and 289 tackles in his eight-year […]

UConn is still undefeated this season, and will look to move past Duke on their way to the Final Four. (Image: Cloe Poisson)

UConn Expected to Keep Marching Toward NCAA Women’s Final Four

The undefeated UConn Huskies (34-0) enter the Sweet 16 as heavy favorites to win the Albany region of the Women’s NCAA Tournament and continue their quest to claim the school’s 12th national championship. The Duke Blue Devils (24-8) are the next team looking to end the Huskies’ perfect season. Duke is […]

Gennady Golovkin accused Canelo Alvarez of cheating, but GGG says he still plans to be in the ring for their May 5 fight. (Image: Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

GGG Calls Canelo Alvarez a Cheater, But Says Fight Is Still On

Gennady Golovkin made it clear to reporters that he thinks Saul “Canelo” Alverez is a cheater, but GGG says he still plans on fighting Alverez in their highly anticipated rematch on May 5. The comments from GGG stem from Alvarez’s positive test for clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing drug. Those tests, which […]

Central Michigan shocked Ohio State to become one of two No. 11 seeds (along with Buffalo) to reach the Sweet 16. (Image: Paul Vernon/AP)

Cinderella Stories Flavor Sweet 16 in Women’s NCAA Tournament

The top two seeds in each region of the Women’s NCAA Tournament reached the Sweet 16 with no trouble over the past week, but that didn’t mean there weren’t a few surprises during the first two rounds of the women’s edition of March Madness. As has been the case in […]

Canada is out of the women’s curling competition following a disappointing 4-5 record during round-robin play. (Image: The Globe and Mail)

No Canadian Sweep in Curling as Women Miss Medal Round

Canada could still earn a second gold medal in curling thanks to the strong performance of the country’s men’s team, but the Canadian women have been eliminated in a shocking result that few saw coming going into the Winter Olympics. Canada is traditionally the strongest curling nation in the world, […]

OAR mixed doubles curler Alexander Krushelnitsky is suspected of doping, which could cause his team to forfeit their bronze medals. (Image: AP/Aaron Favila)

Russian Curler Could Lose Bronze Medal After Doping Allegations

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offense by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an offense that could lead to the loss of medals and further consequences for other athletes from Russia. Krushelnitsky won the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling along with his wife, Anastasia […]