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Scott Gray’s Sports Commentary: Popping Off on Papi

It appears even Major League Baseball has had it’s fill of David Ortiz’ self coronated role of the “speak for all players” elder statesman.


Kevin Streelman (Jim rogash/Getty Images)

Scott Gray Sports Commentary: The Proper Perspective

Just ask Kevin Streelman, the winner of the 63rd Travelers Championship. He’ll tell you winning is easy, it’s just a matter of perspective.


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Sports Commentary 6/19/14: Bubba Will Always Come To Cromwell



The Travelers Championship. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Scott Gray’s Sports Commentary: The Hearts of a True Winner

A few hours after his runner up finish in the U.S. Open Erik Compton sat in a packed interview room at the TPC River Highlands talking about his experience at the Open, his expectations for the Travelers Championship and the life and responsibilities of a two time heart transplant recipient.


Tony Gwynn, 1988 (Rick Stewart/Getty Images Sport Classic)

Sports Commentary 6/17/14: The Signature on the Glove

Just last month I was packing away some of the mementos of Abby’s youth and I lingered, lost in several minutes of memories, over the glove we bought when she started Little League baseball.


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Sports Commentary 6/16/14 Inspiring the Galleries

The second major of the golf season is in the books, Martin Kaymer with a runaway win at the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Number 2. Now the preparations can begin for the Open Championship, teeing off a month from tomorrow at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.


CC Sabathia (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 6/13/14: From the Observation Deck…

Just a few observations from the sports world this morning, the first one from my “I told you so” file…


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 16: Uruguayan forward Juan Alberto Schiaffino (C) kicks the ball past Brazilian goalkeeper Moacyr Barbosa to tie the score at 1 during the World Cup final round soccer match between Uruguay and Brazil 16 July 1950 in Rio de Janeiro. Uruguay upset Brazil 2-1 to win its second World title after winning the first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay.

Sports Commentary: The Word For The Day

Two of the biggest events in all of sports get underway today…


20. New York Knicks (35-45)

Sports Commentary 6/11/14 You Don’t Say

Forget Pictures, sometimes silence is worth a thousand words. There was a lot of loud silence in the sports world yesterday.


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Sports Commentary 6/10/14 World Cup Ready… Or Not

Ready or not, here comes the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil. The U.S. team arrived yesterday, at an airport that is about one third operational, before needing a military, police and private security escort to safely check in at their hotel.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–06/10/2014