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Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. Kirsten and Art also talk about the business of sports, such as the proposal to build a new arena in Seattle. Other issues they've discussed include head injuries in sports and the crackdown on domestic violence. Thiel offers a unique and informed perspective to KNKX listeners. His philosophy for his commentary on KNKX is to give the casual sports fan "enough information to be interesting at a party." You can hear Sports with Art Thiel every Friday on Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45 and on All Things Considered at 4:44 only on KNKX.

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Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. Kirsten and Art also talk about the business of sports, such as the proposal to build a new arena in Seattle. Other issues they've discussed include head injuries in sports and the crackdown on domestic violence. Thiel offers a unique and informed perspective to KNKX listeners. His philosophy for his commentary on KNKX is to give the casual sports fan "enough information to be interesting at a party." You can hear Sports with Art Thiel every Friday on Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45 and on All Things Considered at 4:44 only on KNKX.

    Thiel on bitterness in baseball after Astros scandal: 'I've never seen anything like this'

    Thiel on bitterness in baseball after Astros scandal: 'I've never seen anything like this'

    As spring training gets underway for the Mariners and other teams in Major League Baseball, a lot of anger is being directed at the Houston Astros. They were found to have cheated by using technology to steal pitching signs. This happened throughout the 2017 season, when they won the World Series, and in the 2018 season. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the fallout from the scandal with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

    • 4 min
    Seattle's newest professional football team makes home debut this weekend

    Seattle's newest professional football team makes home debut this weekend

    The Seattle Dragons, the Northwest’s new professional football team in the revamped XFL league, makes a home debut Saturday at CenturyLink field. Sports commentator Art Thiel breaks down what to expect from this new organization.

    • 4 min
    Marco Gonzales contract extension start of slow turnaround for Mariners

    Marco Gonzales contract extension start of slow turnaround for Mariners

    The Mariners' pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week. This comes after the team's No. 1 starting pitcher, Marco Gonzales, agreed to a four-year, $30 million contract extension. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick it's the start of a slow turnaround.

    • 4 min
    Why the Super Bowl might sting for Seahawks fans

    Why the Super Bowl might sting for Seahawks fans

    The Super Bowl happens Sunday in Miami between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It will prominently feature two former Seahawks players. And that's not the only thing that may sting for Seahawks fans, as they lament what might have been. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

    • 4 min
    Thiel: 'Whole lot more' to cheating scandal that has engulfed Mariners' division rival

    Thiel: 'Whole lot more' to cheating scandal that has engulfed Mariners' division rival

    In a new development in the cheating scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles City Council has passed a measure asking the league to award the Dodgers the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles. LA lost the World Series in 2017 to the Houston Astros, who were found to have cheated by using technology to steal pitching signs. The Boston Red Sox also are being investigated for this; the Dodgers lost the title to them in 2018. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says the council's

    • 4 min
    Thiel: Local professional athletes deserve credit for more progressive tentative WNBA contract

    Thiel: Local professional athletes deserve credit for more progressive tentative WNBA contract

    "It's a deal that represents moving forward both from a WNBA perspective, but also in general, for women in sports and society." That's how Seattle Storm veteran Sue Bird described, in an interview with The Seattle Times, the tentative labor agreement reached this week between the WNBA and its players union. Bird is a member of the Players Association executive committee. The eight-year contract still needs approval from the league's board of governors, but KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told

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