Art Thiel

Art Thiel: Shelton was a genuine ‘presence’ for Sonics

Wally Walker and Jack Sikma remember Lonnie Shelton, who died Sunday at age 62.


Art Thiel: 6 Seahawks in NFL’s top 100 leads to overhaul

Seattle’s highest-rated player, No. 11 Russell Wilson, was sufficiently needy to require new coaches.


Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer (left) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talks following a news conference discussing the awarding of the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament to North America on June 13, 2018, in Seattle. The men’s soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, where the 2018 tournaments starts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Art Thiel: Seattle bids to get slice of World Cup action

The work starts now for Seattle to be one of 10 U.S. cities to host matches in the 2026 World Cup.


Art Thiel: There’s a difference between dissent and disloyalty

NFL players who protest are breaking no laws. They act not out of fear, but of out of conviction and reason.

Art Thiel: Newest Seahawk honest about past problems

Brandon Marshall doesn’t run from his past and Seattle can’t afford more personnel whiffs.

Art Thiel: NFL shoves protests during anthem behind closed doors

The new policy announced by the league on Wednesday is a compromise that pleases no one.

Art Thiel: Seahawks’ offseason likely won’t impress Wilson

Seattle did little to improve the passing game as the quarterback’s contract year gets closer.

Art Thiel: Hard to say what’s on Earl Thomas’ mind

The Seahawks safety wasn’t traded during the draft and hasn’t received a contract extension.

Art Thiel: Seahawks have many holes, few resources

Heading into the draft, Seattle has a bigger question mark than at any point in the Carroll/Schneider era.

Art Thiel: Should Seahawks make QB Jackson their top pick?

With Russell Wilson’s contract up after the 2019 season, it’s a move that makes sense in a lot of ways

Art Thiel: Leiweke hire a big score for NHL team in Seattle

The former Seahawks and Sounders CEO was named the CEO and president of the prospective NHL team.

Thiel: Mariners will need some luck to end playoff drought

Seattle was cautious in the offseason, but that can’t happen in July if the team’s contending

Art Thiel: For Sherman, 3 minutes of free agency was plenty

It’s easy for some fans to villainize the cornerback for leaving, but in fact, the team left him.

Art Thiel: Seahawks free agency pivots around Thomas

Seattle’s decision on whether to keep its star safety will signal the team’s plans for the season.

Art Thiel: M’s go back to the future with Ichiro signing

Seattle’s addition of the aging former superstar shows just how inflexible the current roster is.

Art Thiel: Robinson joins long tradition at Washingon

The former Huskies star reveals he was offered $100k to play football at Washington.

Art Thiel: UW is a nice story, but Pac-12 is embarrassing

The fact that the conference may have just two NCAA Tournament teams is a really bad look.

Art Thiel: M’s may be set up to make big moves at deadline

Seattle didn’t do much to upgrade its rotation this offseason, but the real season starts in July.

Art Thiel: Dickerson down low has Huskies climbing high

The junior forward’s low-post game has surprising Washington soaring in Pac-12 play.

Art Thiel: Hard to see what some voters don’t see in Edgar

The Mariners icon fought vision problems to become one of the best hitters in baseball.