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.

Tony Finau leads a field of veterans, rookies, and a former tennis pro at the 3M Open. (Image: Getty)

3M Open Odds: Tony Finau Favored, Stars Sit Out After Scottish Swing

Two-time PGA Tour winner Tony Finau will tee off on Thursday as the clear favorite in the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. DraftKings Sportsbook lists Finau as the +1100 favorite to win the 3M Open, with no other golfer coming in at shorter than +1600. Stars […]

Clayton Kershaw will take the mound to start for the National League in the 2022 All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

National League, Kershaw Slight Favorites in 2022 MLB All-Star Game

A hometown hero will be on the mound as the best players in baseball face off against each other at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. FanDuel Sportsbook lists the National League as a slight -116 favorite over the American League (-102) in the Midsummer […]

Juan Soto won the 2022 Home Run Derby on Monday, though his victory didn’t come without controversy. (Image: Sean M. Haffey/Getty)

Home Run Derby Inconsistencies Cause Controversy for Bettors, Sportsbooks

Washington Nationals star Juan Soto defeated Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez in the final of the 2022 Home Run Derby, finishing off a thrilling contest that entertained most fans while kicking off All-Star Game festivities in Los Angeles. But for those who bet on the competition, the results caused controversy […]

Cameron Smith holds a two-shot lead after 36 holes at the Open Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews. (Image: Getty)

Cameron Smith Leads Open Championship, Favored to Win After Second Round

Cameron Smith shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to snag the lead at the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews. After two rounds, Smith is at 13-under-par. DraftKings lists the 28-year-old Australian as the +165 favorite to win the Open Championship and win his first major title. ‘Impatient’ Smith navigates […]

The Seattle Mariners are on an 11-game winning streak, while the Baltimore Orioles have won 10 straight. Both teams are now back in playoff contention. (Image: Steph Chambers/Getty)

Mariners, Orioles Claw Back into Playoff Race with Long Winning Streaks

Two weeks ago, neither the Seattle Mariners nor the Baltimore Orioles resembled playoff contenders. Today, both have climbed into the midst of the American League wild card race after improbable winning streaks that are still alive as of Friday. The Mariners have won 11 straight games, while the Orioles have […]

Johnny Gaudreau stunned the hockey world by signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. (Image: Sergei Belski/USA Today Sports)

Columbus Blue Jackets Pick Up Johnny Gaudreau in Stunning Free Agency Move

Coming off the most productive year of his career, winger Johnny Gaudreau could have resigned with the Calgary Flames, or taken his pick of major cities and Stanley Cup contenders in free agency. Instead, he chose to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, stunning the hockey world in […]

Chris Sale impressed in his return to the mound, though the Boston Red Sox still lost on Tuesday night. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Chris Sale Strong in 5-Inning Return to Red Sox Rotation

The Boston Red Sox lost 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, but the team might consider the night a win, as it saw Chris Sale return to the rotation as the team fights for a wild-card position in the American League. Sale went five scoreless innings, allowing […]

Wander Franco will miss up to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured right wrist. (Image: Getty)

MLB Injury Report: Wander Franco Needs Wrist Surgery, Out 5-8 Weeks

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco could miss nearly two months after suffering a wrist injury in Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Franco will undergo surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday, with Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash saying the 21-year-old star will miss five-to-eight weeks. Franco adds […]