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  • A fictitious look at Opening Day for Diamondbacks, Madison Bumgarner

    There was no Opening Day for the Arizona Diamondbacks but that didn't stop Dan Bickley from picturing what it could have been.
  • Finding the silver linings in a sports world without sports

    Sure, the coronavirus has shut down the sports world. But that doesn't mean there aren't silver linings that can lead to bright spots down the road.
  • Cardinals’ terrific offseason creates newfound momentum for 2020 season

    After the 2019 season left fans reasons to be optimistic fo 2020, the Arizona Cardinals had one of the best offseasons in the NFL.
  • New Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins becomes latest Valley sports star

    DeAndre Hopkins is Arizona’s newest sports star and the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver should have a huge impact right away.
  • Tom Brady joining Bruce Arians headlines tremendous NFL offseason

    The NFL offseason has been exhilarating for football fans, with tons of notable movement and big names going to new teams.
  • Cardinals GM Steve Keim atones for past blunders with Hopkins trade

    Dan Bickley writes that Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim has atoned for his past mistakes in the Valley after trading for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
  • Coronavirus concerns latest example of sports world being disrupted

    Concerns over the coronavirus essentially shutting down sports in the United States brings us another moment as sports fans where the real world interferes.
  • Houston Astros represent last straw in cheating history of MLB

    The Houston Astros are the latest example of cheating in Major League Baseball. They are also the last straw in the history of MLB cheating.
  • Charles Barkley to sell MVP trophy to build affordable housing in hometown

    Charles Barkley plans to sell his personal memorabilia, including the 1992-93 MVP trophy he won with the Suns, to raise money for housing in his hometown.
  • Suns’ closing stretch of season crucial for developing long-term culture

    The Phoenix Suns are effectively out of the playoff race but that shouldn't diminish how important the rest of the season is for the team.
  • Latest twist in another ragged Phoenix Suns season is hard to comprehend

    The latest twist in another ragged season for the Phoenix Suns is hard to comprehend. It speaks to a stunning lack of concentration, effort and focus.
  • Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury takes growing confidence into year 2

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is feeling good about his future as the play-caller heads into his second season at the helm.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s rodeo life can’t buck Diamondbacks

    We can marvel that Madison Bumgarner is country tough. We hope he’s smart enough to shelve this hobby until his new contract expires.
  • Fascinating NBA All-Star Game spotlighted big problem for Suns

    The All-Star Game was riveting television and also showed a serious problem the Suns have when it comes to star power beyond Devin Booker.
  • Sports should improve our moral compass, not the other way around

    In times like these, we need sport to shine. We need sports to set examples and illuminate the path. To stand above the lying and the cheating.
  • Devin Booker being an All-Star helps bring needed relief to Suns

    With Devin Booker being named an All-Star to represent the Phoenix Suns, it's the right step forward for the franchise and its star.
  • Possible changes to MLB postseason are hit and miss

    There is a lot to digest with the reported changes Major League Baseball is considering to the format of the postseason. Dan Bickley gives his thoughts.
  • When is Suns GM James Jones going to take his big swing?

    Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones has a track record for a certain type of move, and he's remained patient while making them.
  • Bickley: Welcome to Saturday at the Open, where fans crave anarchy

    The 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open doesn't have tricky conditions. No water in sight. No, fans are the hazards of the hole.
  • Devin Booker not making All-Star team has long-term ramifications

    Devin Booker not making the cut for the All-Star reserves in the West is another indication that he is toiling in obscurity with the Suns.
Dan Bickley bio
Dan Bickley is the most influential sports media member in Arizona sports history, having spent over 20 years as the award-winning lead sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com and almost two decades as a Valley sports radio talk show host. In spring 2018, Bickley made the decision to leave the newspaper to join the Arizona Sports team as host of the entertaining and informative midday show Bickley and Marotta, as well as bring his opinionated and provocative column exclusively to ArizonaSports.com.
Bickley’s journalism career began in his hometown of Chicago, where he was part of a star-studded staff at the Chicago Sun-Times. He chronicled Michael Jordan’s six NBA championships; covered the Olympics in eight different countries and attended 14 Super Bowls; spent three weeks in an Indianapolis courthouse writing about Mike Tyson’s rape trial; and once left his laptop in an Edmonton bar after the Blackhawks reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
He has won multiple awards, written two books, formed a rock band, fathered three children, and once turned down an offer to work at the New York Times.  His passions include sports, music, the alphabet, good beer and great radio. After joining Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, he couldn’t be happier