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Sports With Art Thiel

KNKX Public Radio

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.

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.

Location:

Tacoma, WA

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@KPLU

Language:

English

Contact:

12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

Thiel: Seahawks will get money's worth with Jamal Adams, now highest-paid safety in NFL history

8/20/2021
The Seattle Seahawks play their second exhibition game of the season Saturday night. They host the Denver Broncos at Lumen Field. Strong safety Jamal Adams will be on the field, now that he's signed a new contract with the team. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:58

Thiel: As Seahawks begin preseason, action on Jamal Adams contract should happen 'soon'

8/13/2021
The Seattle Seahawks play the first of three NFL preseason games on Saturday night. They will be in Las Vegas to take on the Raiders. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked to Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what fans can expect.

Duration:00:04:03

Thiel: Mariners 'incrementally better' after trade deadline, but that's not good enough

8/6/2021
The Seattle Mariners are playing the Yankees in New York this weekend. The Mariners acquired a few new players ahead of the trade deadline, and the team is still in wild-card playoff contention. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about it all with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:59

After going 12-4 in 2020, a lot of expectations as Seattle Seahawks begin training camp

7/30/2021
The Seattle Seahawks started training camp this week without much drama but with a lot of expectations for a team that won 12 games last season. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:02

Seattle Kraken taking shape: Expansion draft yields 30 players for new NHL team

7/23/2021
Expect more personnel moves from the Seattle Kraken soon, as the team continues to build its roster. The Kraken added 30 players this week in the National Hockey League's expansion draft. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel was at the draft party at Gas Works Park and talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:11

Relief pitchers among the reasons for Mariners better-than-expected start in 2021. Will it last?

7/16/2021
The Seattle Mariners begin the second half of their season with a weekend series against the Angels in Anaheim, Calif. So far, the Mariners have done better than expected – but will it continue? KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:11

Listen: Sounders are off to a record-breaking start despite missing key players

7/9/2021
The Sounders are 8-0-5, and after their 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Wednesday night, they set the record for longest unbeaten streak to begin a season in MLS history. Given their long injury list, KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel says the feat is incredible.

Duration:00:02:58

Thiel: New NIL rules for student athletes signal end to amateurism in college sports

7/2/2021
It's a new day for college sports. This week, student athletes were granted the right to earn money from their names, images and likenesses. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick this spells the end of amateurism in college sports.

Duration:00:04:12

Thiel: Second time may be the charm for Seattle Kraken's first-ever head coach

6/25/2021
Fans of Seattle's new professional hockey team, the Kraken, are getting to know their first head coach. Dave Hakstol was announced as the leader of the expansion franchise this week. It's only his second head coaching job in the National Hockey League. We learn more about him – and what's next for the team – in this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:10

Thiel: It may take a while for Seahawks fans to get over Russell Wilson trade tension

6/18/2021
Seattle Seahawks players have left team headquarters in Renton. They spent the past two weeks on the practice field. And, off the field, quarterback Russell Wilson tried to put an offseason controversy behind him. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:09

Thiel: Mariners' top prospect Kelenic will be back, has 'all attributes to be a star'

6/11/2021
The Mariners' top prospect Jarred Kelenic is once again playing in Triple-A Tacoma. He was sent down this week after going hitless in his last 39 plate appearances for a batting average of .096. Here is some perspective from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel in his conversation this week with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:11

Increase in injuries across Major League Baseball in 2021 – especially for the Mariners

6/4/2021
The Seattle Mariners have led Major League Baseball in the number of players injured this season. Injuries are up all across baseball this year. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:05

Young talent on display as Seattle Sounders have their best start in team history

5/28/2021
The Seattle Sounders host Austin FC Sunday night at Lumen Field. With a 5-0-2 record, the Sounders are enjoying their best start ever. They're also at the top of Major League Soccer's overall standings. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:45

The Mariners' batting woes aren't unique this season, just more severe

5/21/2021
The Seattle Mariners find themselves with a losing record heading into a West Coast road trip and find themselves to continue to struggle mightily at the on the offensive side of things. I spoke to KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel about why they are having such a hard time at bat.

Duration:00:03:51

Defending champs Seattle Storm begin 2021 season with rematch of 2020 WNBA Finals

5/14/2021
The Seattle Storm begin their 2021 season Saturday afternoon at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. They're playing the Las Vegas Aces - the team they beat in the finals last year to win their fourth WNBA championship. We learn more about the Storm's season from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:18

No-hitter is no surprise: Mariners' bats are at the bottom in Major League Baseball

5/7/2021
The Seattle Mariners are on the road for their next five games. They're in second place in the American League West, despite being on the losing end of a no-hitter on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. The M's bats are a problem right now. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:17

Seahawks' Pete Carroll on QB rumors: 'We knew the truth; we weren't trading Russell Wilson'

4/30/2021
The NFL draft is underway. The Seattle Seahawks have three picks this year - the fewest in franchise history. We did hear from Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll this week. But the main topic wasn't the draft: It was quarterback Russell Wilson. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:03:54

Seattle Sounders off to a strong start in 2021

4/23/2021
The Seattle Sounders are on the road for their second Major League Soccer match this season. They play Los Angeles FC Saturday afternoon. The Sounders won their first match last week at Lumen Field. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. The Sounders have two MLS Cup titles. They made it to the championship match last year - for the fourth time in five seasons - but lost to the Columbus Crew 3-0. Last week's 4-0 win over Minnesota was...

Duration:00:04:11

Seahawks' latest acquisition: He used to cause headaches for the team; now he's a teammate

4/16/2021
The Seattle Seahawks continue to make moves ahead of the NFL draft later this month. The latest acquisition happened this week with the signing of defensive end Aldon Smith. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Duration:00:04:14

Thiel: 'Only thing missing is time' for Gonzaga to eventually win national championship

4/9/2021
The Gonzaga men's basketball team came close this week to being the first undefeated national champions since 1976. But they lost to Baylor in the title game. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick have a look at the history of this successful program and what's in store for its future.

Duration:00:04:19