Sports With Art Thiel Kirsten Kendrick's Q. & A. with Seattle PI Sport Columnist Art Thiel is every Friday during M.E. at 5:30am and 7:30am and again that same day on ATC at 4:45pm. It also airs on Saturdays during Weekend Edition at 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.
Sports With Art Thiel

Sports With Art Thiel

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Kirsten Kendrick's Q. & A. with Seattle PI Sport Columnist Art Thiel is every Friday during M.E. at 5:30am and 7:30am and again that same day on ATC at 4:45pm. It also airs on Saturdays during Weekend Edition at 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.

Most Recent Episodes

How Russell Wilson's new contract helps secure his place in Seattle sports history

We're taking a closer look at what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's new $140 million, four-year contract means for the team and the city of Seattle. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the importance of securing Wilson and, in turn, securing his place in Seattle sports history.

How Russell Wilson's new contract helps secure his place in Seattle sports history

'This is just magic.' The Mariners have the best record in baseball

The Mariners return home to T-Mobile Park this weekend with the best record in Major League Baseball: 13-2. They're hosting the Houston Astros after sweeping the Kansas City Royals this week. The team won Thursday 7-6 in 10 innings. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the team's unexpected and record-breaking start.

'The cards are mostly held by the Seahawks.' Thiel weighs in on Wilson's contract deadline.

We've been hearing this week about Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson giving the team a deadline of April 15 for a contract extension. He's about to enter the last year of his current deal. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the factors that might make Wilson stay or go.

'The cards are mostly held by the Seahawks.' Thiel weighs in on Wilson's contract deadline.

After Ichiro's exit, lots of questions as Mariners prepare for home opener

The Mariners are 2-0 after opening their regular season against the Oakland A's in Tokyo, Japan. In the second game on Thursday, the Mariners — and a sold-out crowd — honored Ichiro Suzuki as he retired from professional baseball. But Ichiro may not be the only fan favorite leaving the Mariners this season. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about all the changes going on with the team.

After Ichiro's exit, lots of questions as Mariners prepare for home opener

College admissions scandal impacts Pac-12 Conference

The FBI investigation into a college admissions scandal has drawn in three Pac-12 Conference schools. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick it seems to be the start of the erosion of college credibility.

Still driving: What UW men need to do to make the NCAA tournament

The University of Washington men's basketball team hosts Oregon on Saturday night in the final game of the regular season. The Huskies are still hoping to get to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked to Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about why it's more of an uphill climb now.

Remaking Key Arena: Lift the roof and start digging

Officials involved in the remaking of Seattle's Key Arena held their first public discussion about the project this week. Sports commentator Art Thiel was there, and learned how they plan to transform the arena into a premier hockey, basketball and concert venue. He talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Thiel: Sounders poised for more success in 2019

The Seattle Sounders play their final preseason match Saturday afternoon in San Jose, California. The team begins its regular season next Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at CenturyLink Field against a new expansion team, FC Cincinnati. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about how the Sounders look this year.

Standout seniors, effective coaching have UW men's basketball poised for NCAA tournament

The University of Washington men's basketball team appears poised to make it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the team's winning season so far.

Standout seniors, effective coaching have UW men's basketball poised for NCAA tournament

Seattle Storm, commentator Art Thiel among honorees at Sports Star of the Year awards

The best players and moments in Washington sports from 2018 were honored Thursday night in Seattle. The annual Sports Star of the Year awards were presented. Among the winners: KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel. He received the Keith Jackson Award for excellence in communicating the sports stories of our state. Thiel talked with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the awards. He also offered some interesting facts about sports fans in Washington.

Seattle Storm, commentator Art Thiel among honorees at Sports Star of the Year awards

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