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  • Ross Fletcher helps preview World Cup

    The World Cup is on Q13 Fox, and former Sounders FC analyst Ross Fletcher is in Russia for the event. Before he left, he caught up with our Michelle Ludtka to give his take on the tournament as a whole, including which teams to watch and the best matchups.

  • Commentary: M’s fans have always been here, they just needed a little reciprocation from the team

    A tip of the cap to the electric atmosphere at Safeco Field this weekend: The largest weekend crowds since 2007. There was a playoff feel – one that’s been somewhat foreign to all of us for a pretty long time.

  • Derek Berg previews Sahalee Players Championship, recaps U.S. Open

    Sahalee Country Club assistant pro Derek Berg joined Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine on “Q It Up Sports” Sunday night to recap a memorable weekend at the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, and to preview the upcoming Sahalee Players Championship from July 2-4 in Sammamish. The Sahalee Players Championship is considered one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the world, and previous competitors include current PGA Tour pros like Dustin Johnson, Kyle Stanley, Xander Schauffle and Kevin Chappel. […]

  • Seattle U athletic director Shaney Fink in-studio on “Q It Up Sports”

    Seattle U athletic director Shaney Fink joined Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine on “Q It Up Sports” Sunday night to discuss the Redhawks most successful athletic year since transitioning back to Division I. More than a record $600,000 was raised at the annual Red Tie Celebration, likely due to the momentum of the athletic program, based on the success of many teams this season. Interview above.

  • Storm guard Jewell Loyd in-studio on “Q It Up Sports”

    Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd joined Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio Sunday night following the Storm’s close loss to Atlanta. It was the first of five straight home games at KeyArena which continues this week with games on Tuesday and Friday night. On Friday, the first 3,000 fans will receive Jewell Loyd bobbleheads. Loyd discussed everything from new head coach Dan Hughes to her relationship with former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, and how he’s become a mentor for […]

  • Commentary: Once a beneficiary of time and circumstance, Earl Thomas could become a casualty of the same

    At least Earl didn’t keep us suspense, confirming today that he won’t be attending Seahawks mini camp or any team activities until his contract situation is resolved. In a message posted on social media, Earl said in part, quote “I want everyone, especially the 12s, to know that I want to remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career but I also believe that based on my production over the last eight years that I have earned the right […]

  • Commentary: Mariners thriving in the face of adversity? “Good.”

    Scott Servais nailed it. You may question a lineup move or an in-game decision, but he got this one right: “Good” was – and is – the perfect Mariners motto this season. It hasn’t been widely publicized since February because Servais wasn’t too keen on talking about “Good,” the simple word he presented to the team on the first day of Spring Training, or explaining its meaning to those outside the clubhouse – especially the media. In a way, that […]

  • Local raceway owner and former driver to be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

    Steve Beitler doesn’t remember the first time he was at Skagit Speedway. But he’s got a pretty good excuse. “I went to my first race at four or five months old,” Beitler said. Call it an auspicious start for the current track owner, who’s being inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame this week. Recalled Beitler: “I got a call a couple days before Xmas Eve, and they said ‘You’ve made the cut, you’re going into the Hall […]

  • Sounders FC defender Kelvin Leerdam in-studio on “Q It Up Sports”

    Sounders defender Kelvin Leerdam joined Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio on Sunday night, following the Rave Green’s 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake. Leerdam addresses some consternation by fans as the Sounders look to rebound from a start that sees them toward the bottom of the Western Conference. He also reveals which team he’ll be rooting for in the World Cup. Interview above.

  • Commentary: Don’t be surprised if UW softball “unicorns” bring home a national title

    I need to apologize for not returning emails. You see, this is my inbox (143,000 unread emails). Somewhere in there, there’s probably a unique story idea that I haven’t seen. Fortunately, UW softball coach Heather Tarr and her staff are more discerning than I. Because one email in particular helped the Huskies reach another College World Series. According to a story on, freshman phenom pitcher Gabbie Plain sent an email, expressing as much interest in UW’s psychology department as […]