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Art Thiel


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Art:

Mariners’ Edgar Martinez finally voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

For Seattle, landmark sports decisions often take forever. But the wait for Edgar's Hall of Fame entry was ridiculous. → Read More

Thiel: 'Didn't Seem There Was Ever A Doubt' For Storm's Third WNBA Title

Seattle Storm fans will gather at Seattle Center this Sunday to honor the team. They won their third WNBA title this week, defeating the Washington Mystics → Read More

King Felix Demoted: Mariners Move Former Ace To Reliever Role

For the first time since he was drafted by the Mariners in 2005, former American League Cy Young award winner Felix Hernandez has been demoted from the → Read More

Seahawks Training Camp Opens Amid Much Change

Training camp is now underway for the Seattle Seahawks. There are a lot of changes this year. And there may be more as the team works to try to keep free → Read More

Mariners' 'boys club' needs to take its apology further

Following harassment allegations, will the Seattle team's management face a public reckoning in its fight for tax dollars? → Read More

Meet the Special Olympian crushing flag football — one-handed

The region's largest sporting event in 25 years, The Special Olympics, begins Sunday. → Read More

'Great Trade' By Mariners Proves They're Gunning For Playoffs In 2018

It’s quite a surprise for Mariners fans for the team to be close to first place in the American League West at this time of year. KNKX sports commentator → Read More

The NFL missed the whole meaning of protest

The Seattle Seahawks management has its own approach: letting go of two of the most outspoken players. → Read More

Ichiro gracefully exits the field. Now what?

An aging sports hero gets a role in the Seattle Mariners' front office. But will it work for this superstar? → Read More

Thiel: After 0-3 Start, Sounders Need To 'Grow Up' And Get Energized

After back-to-back appearances in the Major League Soccer championship match, the Seattle Sounders are 0-3 this season. They have yet to score a goal but → Read More

Seattle Sports Shuffle: Who's Returning And Who's Leaving

UPDATED at 1:13 p.m. with details about Richard Sherman's release from the Seahawks. Richard Sherman is now officially a free agent . The Seahawks released → Read More

Longest Playoff Drought And Aging Veterans Add Urgency To Mariners 2018 Season

Spring training games get underway Friday for the Mariners in Arizona. The team is hoping this will be the year they end the longest active postseason → Read More

NHL gives Seattle a real shot at a team

Talk about a power play: About 24 hours after the city signed a deal to develop privately an arena worthy of the NHL, hockey league owners at a meeting in Florida on Thursday voted 31-0 to allow Seattle to begin … Continue reading → → Read More

Clash Of The QBs Sunday: Red Hot Russell Wilson Vs. Rookie Phenom Deshaun Watson

Football fans are going to see two very good quarterbacks compete on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson, host the → Read More

Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered

This week, President Trump refused to let up on his rebuke of the NFL for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem. His response to these on → Read More

UW And WSU Football: Will We See Two Undefeated Teams In The Apple Cup?

We’re almost to the halfway point for college football. Both teams in Washington are undefeated and highly ranked. A lot of fans are already looking ahead → Read More

Strong Hitting Not Enough To Offset Injuries & Errors For Mariners In 2017

The Mariners play their final series of the season this weekend against the Angels in California. The team has now gone 16 consecutive years without a → Read More

It's Not Just The Seahawks: Why NFL Offensive Lines Are Struggling

The Seahawks take their 1-1 record to Tennessee on Sunday to play the Titans. The offensive line is once again a problem for the Hawks this season. But → Read More

After MOU And Murray Resignation, Questions Remain About KeyArena Remodel

This week’s resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has a lot of people wondering about the fate of the proposed remodel of KeyArena. The news of the latest → Read More

Irony In Activism: Seahawks' Michael Bennett Experiences What He's Been Protesting

The Seahawks open their regular season on the road Sunday afternoon. They play the Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel said → Read More